Harden's survey result
This “very smart and much-renovated old coaching inn” sits on the village green of one of the settlements bordering Rutland Water, and serves “high quality” fare in a cosy traditional setting.
In a “pretty village setting in Rutland”, this vine-covered 17th century coaching inn has been “delightfully refurbished with foxes everywhere” (and four luxe boutique rooms); “tables are set well apart for privacy” and “food is always excellent” in the dining room, though it’s also “simply a great pub” with its own, more snacky menu.
“Fire, candlelight, and the charm of a fine old building” are a highlight at this “romantic” inn, by Rutland Water, but its fairly traditional cooking is also consistently highly rated.
The entire building has benefited from a major refurbishment and now offers four boutique hotel standard rooms. All rooms are ensuite, and are individually decorated and come with broadband internet, Netflix, digital free view, complimentary toiletries in the bathrooms and free parking.
Dining at the Fox and Hounds is a treat. Our kitchen is headed up by Omar Palazzolo (Nobu, Tom's Kitchen, The Arts Club), with some exceptional seasonal menus. The bar menu offers a quirky take on the British classics, from share platters to sandwiches. For more formal dining, the restaurant and deck offers Modern European inspired dishes. On Sundays, a traditional menu is served from noon.
Located 2 hours from London and 40 minutes from both Leicester and Nottingham, Rutland is England’s smallest county. Expect rolling English countryside, with Rutland Water only a mile from the hotel. Famed for its wildlife and leisure activities, including miles of walking and cycling paths, sailing and fishing to name but a few. Explore other local attractions — Burghley House, Barnsdale Gardens, Rockingham Speedway and Belvoir Castle. Local towns such as Oakham, Stamford and Uppingham offer a variety of unique shops, and no trip would be complete with a famous Pork pie in Melton Mowbray.
|Wine per bottle||£21.00|
19 The Green, Exton, LE15 8AP
|Number of Diners:|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑3:30 pm|