Find a great Pub in your region

Welcome to your ultimate guide to the best independent pubs in Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Derbyshire. Our mission is to help you find your perfect pub experience by showcasing only the best pubs in the region, all listed on merit. Whether you’re looking for a cosy country pub near you or want to explore the area’s culinary scene, our good pub food guide has got you covered. With our extensive knowledge of the region, we’ll help you find the best pub food near you. So, sit back, relax, and let us guide you on your next pub adventure.

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  • The Dead Poet’s Inn, Holbrook

    This is a proper pub without any airs and graces and we love it. Expect a warm welcome and plenty of local ales…

  • The Devonshire Arms

    A former coaching inn located in the quaint village of Baslow offering excellent service, fabulous food, great drinks, tasteful décor, open fires and quality accommodation…

  • The Devonshire in Belper

    The Devonshire in Belper dates back to the 18th century. It’s a strong all-rounder, with a menu that has something for everyone…

  • The Duncombe Arms

    The Duncombe Arms in Ellastone is a friendly village pub offering food more associated with fine dining…

  • The Dyke’s End

    The Dyke’s End at Reach in Cambridgeshire offers candlelight, a glowing fire, scrubbed tables and high quality cooking. It’s what a pub should be!

  • The Elm Tree

    This quirky boozer in a Cambridge backstreet five minutes from Parker’s Piece is a hidden gem – a rare ‘proper’ pub – part of a dying breed…

  • The Elm, Abbots Ripton

    Once a stop off for cattle drovers, this village pub has plenty of charm and continues to attract new fans…

  • The Exeter Arms

    The Exeter Arms in Derby is a proper, traditional pub serving locally brewed real ales and modern, interesting, creative food…

  • The Falcon at Fotheringhay

    A multi-award-winning dining pub in historic Fotheringhay that’s been named the best in Northamptonshire by the Good Food Guide many times…

  • The Falcon at Long Whatton

    A beautiful country pub with rooms, in the idyllic village of Long Whatton. Classic locally sourced dishes, Sunday roasts, cosy fires or long summer evenings in the garden…

  • The Falcon Tavern

    The Falcon in Huntingdon keeps 18 real ales. Expect historic surroundings, excellent ales, and hearty pub grub such as pies and sausages…

  • The Five Horseshoes at Barholm

    There’s no kitchen at The Five Horseshoes in Barholm, Lincs, so we’re not featuring it for its fine dining…

  • The Forge Inn at Glenfield

    The Forge Inn at Glenfield is a village pub that offers top service and a buzzing environment. The food is also consistently good…

  • The Fox and Hounds

    The Fox and Hounds in Tugby, Leicestershire, is a village local serving proper but unpretentious food with a refreshing lightness of touch…

  • The Free Press

    Escape the crowds in Cambridge city centre and duck down a backstreet and you’ll find this charming little pub that’s full of character…

  • The Gate Inn Tansley

    The Gate Inn sits on the edge of the Peak District and serves some of the tastiest roast dinners you’ll have ever eaten…

  • The George at Ashley

    The George at Ashley is an 18th Century Grade II-listed inn with a fantastic selection of dishes made using locally-sourced ingredients…

  • The George, Great Oxendon

    Take a trip to Great Oxendon and pop into The George for a drink, delicious dinner or even a relaxing overnight stay in one of the pretty bedrooms…

  • The George, Great Oxendon

    Beautifully restored 13th century inn. Restaurant focuses on modern pub classics using local suppliers, British farmers and artisan producers…

  • The Green Man at Ropsley

    The Green Man at Ropsley is a good news story. At a time when many village pubs are closing, it’s an award-winner that’s bucking the trend…

  • The Greyhound Hotel, Bar and Restaurant

    Cromford is known to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and this fantastic hotel is steeped in history…

  • The Griffin at Plumtree

    Head to the Griffin for traditional pub dishes or choose something a little bit special from the a la carte menu and relax in the newly-refurbished restaurant…

  • The Griffin Inn

    An special, cosy country pub in a beautiful village setting with a courtyard and handsome landscaped garden…

  • The Griffin Inn, Irnham

    The Griffin is a dashing inn with six en suite rooms and a passion for local food…

  • The Griffin Inn, Swithland

    Beautiful Leicestershire gastropub, lovingly refurbished. Part of the Cat & Wickets pub group owned by former England cricketers Harry Gurney and Stuart Broad…

  • The Hall Croft Tap

    The Hall Croft Tap in Shepshed, Leicestershire, is the latest micropub from the excellent Charnwood Brewery of Loughborough…

  • The Horseshoes, Long Lane

    Exceptional Derbyshire gastropub serving modern British classics. Wonderfully prepared and presented dishes from a Michelin-trained chef…

  • The King’s Arms

    This 17-century country pub and smokehouse is situated between Oakham and Uppingham in pretty Rutland. It’s a little bit special…

  • The King’s Arms, Polebrook

    Good pub food is always on offer at the King’s Arms in Polebrook and you can expect a warm welcome for lunch and dinner…

  • The King’s Head of Stamford

    The King’s Head of Stamford is a small, charming, friendly pub. It’s neat and well-cared-for, offering simple but good pub food…