RestaurantsRutlandHambletonLE15

survey result

Summary

£50
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A good, hearty, meat-rich lunch and a pint by an open fire on a cold November day in the middle of Rutland Water: there are worse places to be…”. This “modernised” and extended old inn – “the original bits are by far the best, with open fires in the bar” – has a “brilliant location” with a big garden (and can become “exceptionally busy in the summer months, at which time service gets stretched”). “There are good set lunches and bar fare, but the cooking can be variable, with the occasional strange mix of ingredients leading to a mild note of caution”. “An out of season bar lunch though can be a very pleasant experience.”

Summary

£50
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A good, hearty, meat-rich lunch and a pint by an open fire on a cold November day in the middle of Rutland Water: there are worse places to be…”. This “modernised” and extended old inn – “the original bits are by far the best, with open fires in the bar” – has a “brilliant location” with a big garden (and can become “exceptionally busy in the summer months, at which time service gets stretched”). “There are good set lunches and bar fare, but the cooking can be variable, with the occasional strange mix of ingredients leading to a mild note of caution”. “An out of season bar lunch though can be a very pleasant experience.”

Summary

£47
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “location and impression from outside promise much” at this “busy old inn-with-rooms above the shores of Rutland Water”. It’s “a good watering hole after a stomp round the peninsula” and summer evenings on the terrace can be “a delight”. Familiar criticisms are present: “some dishes wow more than others”, service can be “functional rather than warm” and the whole set-up can seem like “more style than substance”. On the plus-side one regular found standards “on more of an even keel” this year.

Summary

£47
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “terrace overlooking Rutland Water”“a delight on a summer evening” – sets the scene at this atmospheric pub in a super-cute hamlet. When it comes to eating here “it’s ever the curate’s egg”“service has improved but can still be hit and miss” (“particularly in the busy tourist season”), and the food can be “excellent”… but can also be “overdone” or “feature slightly odd ingredient combinations”.

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Restaurant details

Portions
Yes
50
No dress code
60

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £19.50 £23.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.80 £15.50 £4.00 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.95
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Oakham Rd, Hambleton, LE15 8TL
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Opening hours
Monday11 am‑11 pm
Tuesday11 am‑11 pm
Wednesday11 am‑11 pm
Thursday11 am‑11 pm
Friday11 am‑11 pm
Saturday11 am‑11 pm
Sunday11 am‑10:30 pm

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