16 tried-and-tested Midlands pub walks

Published on January 5, 2015

Below are links to 16 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 & The Fox

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

7) Sproxton & Buckminster, Leicestershire: The Tollemache Arms & The Crown

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

9) Easton on the Hill, Northamptonshire: The Exeter Arms

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) Stathern, Leicestershire: The Red Lion

16) Clipsham & Pickworth, Rutland: The Olive Branch

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.