Great Pubs in Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire – and much more

Great Food Club Digest: Week of June 6, 2023

We are currently counting all the votes for the Great Food Club Awards 2023/4, and we look forward to announcing the shortlist next week.

Cheers to Round Corner Brewing!

We want to extend our hearty congratulations to Round Corner Brewing of Melton Mowbray. They took home an impressive seven medals at the 2023 European Beer Challenge, with their Steeplechase Pale Ale winning a double gold! Want to see the fun you can have with a bike, beautiful countryside, sunshine, and a pint of Round Corner? Check out this brief video.

Excursions & Experiences

The Plough, Hickling, Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire

Our recent visit to The Plough Inn at Hickling, Nottinghamshire, located a short distance from the Leicestershire border, left us impressed. This rustic-looking pub offers an excellent range of beers in a lively, authentic atmosphere. We are eager to return and sample their genuine, wholesome pub food.

Aldwinckles Coffee House, Market Harborough, Leicestershire

If you’re looking for a surefire treat, look no further than Aldwinckles Coffee House in Market Harborough. They’ve recently relaunched their Afternoon Tea Menu, featuring homemade and locally sourced items.

The Pheasant at Keyston, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Our visit to The Pheasant at Keyston near Huntingdon was a memorable one. The Wild Boar Sausages paired perfectly with a pint of the crisp Barnwell Bitter from Digfield Ales.

Member Offer of the Week: Cocoa Amore, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Great Food Club members can enjoy a 10% discount on chocolates bought in-store at Cocoa Amore. Simply show your membership card at the till. For all our member offers, click here.

On the Road

Northfield Farm, Cold Overton, Rutland

In case you didn’t know, Northfield Farm Shop & Butchery of Cold Overton also maintains a stand at London’s Borough Market. You can visit them at their Cold Overton shop and at Borough Market.

The Blonde Beet, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Starting in June, The Blonde Beet in Stamford is launching a returnable cup scheme, part of their ongoing commitment to sustainability.

The Falcon at Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

We enjoyed a delicious lunch of Korean Fried Chicken and a pint of Oakham Ales’ JHB at The Falcon in Fotheringhay. The pub’s rich history and Zak’s cooking make it a delightful experience.

The Tap & Run, Upper Broughton, Nottinghamshire

Scheduled to reopen on June 26, 2023, The Tap & Run in Upper Broughton near Melton Mowbray has been completely reinvented following a devastating fire.

The Devonshire Arms, Beeley, Derbyshire

During a recent walk near Chatsworth House, we found The Devonshire Arms in Beeley to be an excellent stop. Their Pub Classics Menu powered us on our way with delightful dishes like Chatsworth Gold Beer-Battered Fish and Chips and Roast Chicken with Peas, Bacon & Mash.

Discover more about these places and many more that we love in Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, and Cambridgeshire.

Tasty Morsels

Check out this 1987 menu from The Roux Brothers’ celebrated Waterside Inn at Bray from our editor Philip’s collection. In other news, Jay Rayner’s guide can help you choose a good restaurant anywhere. Learn how restaurants could help solve the world’s jellyfish problem, and discover why Britain’s curry houses are in decline. Finally, take a peek at the world’s first 3D-printed, cultivated fish fillet.

Stay tuned for more exciting food news, experiences, and offers from the Great Food Club next week.

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