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Showing 1 - 30 of 644 locations within 500mi from Oakham

  • Sarpech

    Sarpech in Oakham is a stylish Indian restaurant and wine bar. It’s a welcoming and comfortable space where you can enjoy fantastic drinks, excellent Indian food and top-class service…

  • The Larder

    The Larder in Oakham was our Café of the Year 2019/20. Its local-sourcing policy and outstandingly varied and interesting menu ensure it stands out…

  • Orbis of Oakham

    Orbis in Oakham serves global food in the form of small plates and sharing dishes. There’s a great range of cocktails, too…

  • Otters Deli

    This deli on Oakham’s High Street was opened in the summer of 2011 by Leo Sugden and his family, who have a great passion for food…

  • Fika

    Fika in Oakham is independent and very good. Try the Swedish buns called Semla – they are so, so good…

  • Hitchen’s Barn

    Hitchen’s Barn in Oakham was our Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year 2020/21. It offers skilful cooking and a lovely setting…

  • Leeson’s Family Butchers

    Family-run butchers in Oakham selling award-winning pork pies, and fresh and cooked meats sourced from trusted free-range suppliers…

  • Hambleton Bakery | Oakham

    Crowned Britain’s Best Bakery by ITV1, Hambleton Bakery traditionally produces mouthwatering breads and pastries in its woodfired oven…

  • Lotus Bakery

    A classically trained pâtissier who creates modern, elegant pastries and desserts and sells them at Rutland and Northamptonshire farmers’ markets and food festivals…

  • Lily & Honey Bakery

    Lily & Honey Bakery in Oakham offers sourdough loaves and other treats baked freshly on the premises each day by owners Robert and Nicolle Bradbury…

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    The Admiral Hornblower

    Step inside this 17th-century listed building and tuck into something delicious and if you fancy staying over, you’re in luck…

  • Grainstore Brewery Tap

    Upstairs is an award-winning brewery, downstairs is a traditional pub serving at least 10 magnificent beers. You can smell the hops. UK Own Brew Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide 2014…

  • Rutland Cookery School

    Launched in Oakham by acclaimed chef Robin Stewart, this cookery school offers a full range of workshops from bread-making to sushi to knife skills…

  • Bat & Bottle

    This much-loved Rutland wine merchant specialises in Italian wines made by small, high-quality, independent growers…

  • Vivia Crump’s Chutney

    Small-batch chutneys made in Rutland, packed with inspiring flavours and textures – perfect partners to a whole host of dishes…

  • Two Chimps Coffee

    This Oakham-based coffee roastery specialises in unusual and delicious coffee subscriptions that are tailored to your taste…

  • The Finch’s Arms

    The Finch’s Arms is an 18th-century pub with rooms, located on the Hambleton Peninsula. Enjoy stunning views over Rutland Water and once you’ve finished your meal, why not enjoy a stroll?…

  • Hambleton Hall

    Hambleton Hall on the banks of Rutland Water is one of the most special places to eat and stay in Britain, combining luxury with Michelin-starred cooking…

  • Barnsdale Lodge

    This Rutland hotel/restaurant is all about comfort, good customer service and local sourcing. It’s TV presenter Julia Bradbury’s favourite local eatery…

  • Hoggy’s Grill

    Have your barbecues never quite cut the mustard? Take a class with former England cricketer, Matthew Hoggard and learn how to grill like a pro…

  • Hambletons

    Hambletons of Rutland is a farm, bakery, butchery and deli, creating enticing and award-winning food…

  • Gates Farm Shop

    Gates Farm Shop in Cold Overton, Leicestershire, offers excellent-quality produce – much sourced locally – delivering a true foodie experience…

  • Sloeberry Spirits

    Maker of award-winning Melton Mowbray Sloe Gin, Wild Damson Whisky, Blackberry Vodka and other fine tipples…

  • Northfield Farm

    Northfield Farm in Rutland has been farming rare and traditional breeds of British beef and lamb for two generations. It produces seriously good meat…

  • June’s Farm

    June’s Farm in Whitwell is a micro-farm on six acres near Rutland Water. All of June’s meat boxes contain antibiotic-free, slow-grown pork, beef or lamb…

  • Hambleton Bakery | Exton

    Crowned Britain’s Best Bakery by ITV1, Hambleton Bakery traditionally produces a mouthwatering array of breads and pastries in its woodfired oven…

  • The White Lion

    The White Lion in Whissendine is a relaxed, cosy pub in a beautiful village setting. It’s the sort of traditional hostelry where you can really kick back…

  • 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…

  • Whissendine Windmill

    Built in 1809, miller Nigel Moon bought Whissendine Windmill in 1995 – he is welcoming and enthusiastic to visitors…

  • Launde Farm Foods

    A producer of high quality grass-fed lamb – reared slowly near Launde Abbey in east Leicestershire…