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The Berkeley Arms

The Berkeley Arms provides an oasis of calm in the form of a traditional country pub serving outstanding seasonal food and good beer.

The beautiful village of Wymondham deserves a pub as good as this, and the Berkeley Arms is a superb country pub, offering good service and excellent food and drink.

Inside is a quarry-tiled bar area with wooden furniture and cosy fireplace surrounded by comfortable sofas. The ancient wooden beams on the ceiling point to the building’s age – it dates back to the 16th century. In an adjacent room there’s a slightly more formal dining area. There’s also a snug ideal for family groups.

Head chef Neil Hitchen, originally from Uppingham, uses local, seasonal ingredients throughout his cooking, and changes the menu daily. “Villagers bring me all sorts of ingredients,” he says, “from blewit mushrooms to apples to partridge and pheasant from the local shoot. It’s fantastic that everyone gets involved – we’re really grateful.”

Expect starters such as Lincolnshire Poacher soufflé, followed by the likes of rump of lamb served with aubergine and tomato casserole, rounded off by apple and blackberry crumble or a cheeseboard comprising Lincolnshire Poacher, Clawson Stilton and Somerset brie.

The reviewers at wrote: “Excellent – our slow-cooked beef brisket was packed with flavour and was as tender as they come. The beef had been marinated for two days in red wine and aromatics, before being cooked for 12 hours.”

The Berkeley Arms is the perfect place to eat like a king, then doze off on the sofa in front of the fire.

Useful info
59 Main Street, Wymondham, Leicestershire, LE14 2AG
01572 787587

Customer reviews for The Berkeley Arms

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  1. Avatar Anna Armitage says:

    I went with my two teenage sons on a Thursday lunchtime and it was excellent. My ham ploughman’s was packed with flavour and interesting accompaniments, notably the pickled red onion (using Swiss vinegar apparently) and the cauliflower piccalilli. My sons had chicken breast stuffed with morel mushrooms, with wild garlic mash and cabbage. The mash was absolutely superb – I was challenged to try and make it at home as they rated it the best ever…I’m not sure I can, but I wish I could!
    A dark chocolate and peanut butter pudding served with honeycomb ice cream rounded off a fantastic meal.
    Highly recommended.

  2. Avatar Liz says:

    Amazing food, great service. Lovely country pub! Favourite place to go.

  3. Avatar Tony Dale says:

    Never had any reason to be disappointed 10/10. Food great, atmosphere great.

  4. Avatar Peter Atkinson says:

    Neil, Laura and their consistently excellent team are great hosts, the food is up there with the best and better than most every time. It’s my ‘go to’ place for a great evening and never lets you down. Deserves every award that comes their way. Outstanding.

  5. Avatar SR says:

    Well worth a visit

  6. Avatar Gary smith says:

    As always an amazing meal in an informal relaxed atmosphere with seasonal dishes and an interesting wine menu. Different guest beers each time to please everyone and nothing is too much trouble for the helpful staff. From field to fork you can rely on fresh local ingredients to enjoy, from starter to deserts. 5/5

  7. Avatar Jane Carnell says:

    Here you can eat comfortably in an informal setting, knowing you will be able to choose the best quality meat, fish and vegetables cooked imaginatively and presented very attractively. There is always ready advice about the wine to accompany any dish too. A first class pub with numerous well-deserved awards. And the slickest service ever!

  8. Avatar Stuart Jackson says:

    I’ve been here for Sunday lunch and several evening meals and have never been disappointed. Food, service and atmosphere are all top notch.

  9. Avatar Roger Green says:

    Our number one choice whenever we want to eat out. Food is always amazing – love the fish and chips :-). This is a village pub that’s always warm and inviting with great staff. Also, on a plus note our dog is also allowed in (best to let them know beforehand though so they can give you a table in the main bar area). Always recommend to friends and family.

  10. Avatar stacey Brindle says:

    Had a fantastic meal as aways at the Berkeley Arms. The service was excellent and the food was amazing! Loved the atmosphere on a Thursday night. It’s so worth the 20 mins journey from Uppingham, we are always smiling on leaving this gorgeous restaurant.

  11. Avatar David Collins says:

    Wonderful village pub with real fires in the winter and tables outside in the summer. Food, drink and service has always been impeccable. Personal ambience whether a special occasion, dropping in for a bite to eat or a family meal, always welcomed and never disappointed.


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