The Geese & Fountain
The Geese & Fountain is a traditional village inn with a rustic feel located at Croxton Kerrial on the A607 Melton Mowbray to Grantham road. It’s the sort of welcoming, relaxing place where given half the chance you’ll want to settle in for a few drinks, and if you’re a beer lover you’re in luck because the selection is outstanding. From craft beers and lagers from the likes of BrewDog and Magic Rock to locally brewed cask ales, there’s something here for everyone. Everything on draught is produced locally and the wine list is 100% organic.
The food here is hearty, honest and mainly locally sourced. Chickens are farmed 200 yards away by the Botterill family, who have been raising poultry in Croxton for over 50 years; cream and cheese are from Belvoir Ridge Creamery in Eastwell; bison from Bouverie Lodge in Nether Broughton; hogget from Burgin Lodge in Waltham on the Wolds; and sausages from David Cox Butcher’s in Stathern.
On our visit we enjoyed bangers and mash on a bed of cabbage, plus a chicken and pesto sandwich. Other temptations include scotch eggs, ploughman’s and homemade pies. All ingredients are fresh, well prepared and good quality. We were driving so had coffee, which was also of a decent standard.
The Geese & Fountain is a well-run rural pub that welcomes all-comers. Village pubs like this are getting rarer unfortunately and should not be taken for granted. Visit, support and enjoy!
It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. It also has seven en suite B&B rooms
By Matt Wright, founder & editor-in-chief
10% off the food bill at lunch or dinner, for up to four people per membership card. Please mention you are a Great Food Club member when booking on 01476 870350 and show your membership card before paying.