15 tried-and-tested Midlands pub walks

Updated on December 26, 2023

Below are links to 15 tried-and-tested circular pub walks in the Midlands, complete with route maps and full directions. We’ve walked each one ourselves so you can trust the directions. They range from around three miles to nine miles in length. They were written between 2010 and 2012, so some of the pubs/food places mentioned may have changed a bit. If you want to print out these walks, the best method is to take a screengrab when in full-screen mode (that’s because Issuu won’t let people print out individual pages). Alternatively, download the entire publication and then print out the appropriate pages.

1) Braunston in Rutland: The Blue Ball

2) Medbourne & Hallaton, south-east Leicestershire: The Bewicke Arms & Nevill Arms

3) Exton & Greetham, Rutland: The Fox & Hounds, The Wheatsheaf & The Plough

4) Chatsworth & Beeley, Derbyshire: The Old Smithy & The Devonshire Arms

5) Thorpe Satchville & Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire: Grant’s Free House (NB. Grant’s is now called The Stag & Hounds & The Fox in Thorpe Satchville is closed)

6) Woodhouse Eaves & Beacon Hill, Leicestershire: The Curzon Arms

7) Sproxton & Buckminster, Leicestershire: The Tollemache Arms & The Crown  (NB. The Crown is now closed)

8) Breedon on the Hill & Melbourne, Derbyshire: The Three Horseshoes

9) Easton on the Hill, Northamptonshire: The Exeter Arms (NB. The Exeter Arms is now called El Camino)

10) Napton on the Hill & Shuckburgh, Warwickshire: The Folly

11) Naseby & Welford, Leicestershire/Northamptonshire: The Red Lion

12) Tideswell, Derbyshire: The Red Lion

13)  Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir, Leicestershire/Lincolnshire: The Chequers Inn

14) Fotheringhay & Woodnewton, Northamptonshire: The Falcon

15) Clipsham & Pickworth, Rutland: The Olive Branch

The author:

Matt lives in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. He is passionate about the independent food & drink sector and founded Great Food Club in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town.