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Your guide to the best food & drink independents in Rutland

Rutland is home to some brilliant country pubs, wonderful restaurants and high-quality producers. ‘Multum in parvo’ is the county motto, meaning ‘much in little’, and rural Rutland indeed packs a mighty punch when it comes to food and drink. Led by Rutland editor Anna, Great Food Club will guide you to the very best independent Rutland restaurants, pubs, producers, farm shops and delis, with some fantastic member offers thrown in.

  • FREE to join
  • Be guided to great independents, from street-food stalls to stylish restaurants
  • Up to 25% off with your free membership card

Recommended businesses in Rutland

Here are the food and drink independents we love in this region and their member offers, with more coming soon…

  • B is for Brownie

    The most luxurious, rich, smooth and flavour-packed brownies you could hope to find – made in Rutland with single-origin chocolate…

    20% off all orders. Use the code “GFC” at checkout
  • 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…

    10% off evening dinner
  • Barrowden & Wakerley Community Shop

    A friendly, not-for-profit, rural community shop and café offering a fine selection of locally sourced food and drink…

    Spend £10 in the shop and get a free regular...
  • Bat & Bottle

    Specialist importer of Italian wines with a passion for – and unrivalled knowledge of – its chosen subject…

    Buy six bottles, get the seventh free on Fridays only
  • Castle Cottage Cafe

    Secluded and individual fully licensed town-centre café offering simple and delicious breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas in a charming oasis of calm…

    10% off the total bill
  • Flitteriss Park Farm

    Rutland lamb and pork farmed by James MacCartney on land near Oakham. If you want to support your local farmer then start here…

    10% off locally raised meat
  • 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…

    Offer 1: Two for the price of one on all...
  • 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…

    Free loaf or jute bag when you spend over £10
  • Hambleton Bakery Oakham

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

    Free loaf or jute bag when you spend over £10
  • Hambleton Hall

    One of the most special places to eat and stay in Britain, combining luxury with spectacular cooking…

    Room upgrade and complimentary glass of Champagne
  • Helen Buff Handmade Chocolates

    Bespoke chocolates handmade in Rutland using high-quality Belgian chocolate and an array of moulds, to produce unique designs…

    Free 75g bag of handmade buttons with every order over...
  • Jackson Stops

    Classic country pub offering well-cooked, locally-sourced food and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in comfortable surroundings…

    10% off food from Monday to Friday
  • 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. Here’s why…

    10% off the total food bill (any menu or smokehouse...
  • Lake Isle

    Double AA Rosette restaurant in the lovely Rutland town of Uppingham with an excellent reputation for lovingly prepared seasonal food and fantastic wine…

    Currently no offers
  • 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…

    A free gift with every purchase over £10
  • Mill Street Kitchen

    A restaurant and bar serving British dishes with a modern twist, offering good quality and variety in the heart of Oakham…

    Free bottle of house red or white for tables of...
  • Northfield Farm Shop

    Specialising in rare-breed, high-welfare meat raised on site, Northfield Farm also sells award-winning pies and local produce…

    Free bottle of locally produced Jollydale Cyder when you spend...
  • Otters Smokehouse and Deli

    Fish smoked traditionally over whole logs – plus a delicious selection of cheese – are specialities at this family-run Rutland deli…

    Currently no offers
  • Rutland Cake Company

    An Oakham-based cake maker but also a café open for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and of course, cake…

    Currently no offers
  • Rutland Cookery School

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

    Get a half-day course half price when booked with a...
  • Sloeberry Spirits

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

    10% off all online orders using the promotional code GF2014
  • Stoney Ford Brew Co

    A small-batch brewery inspired by the town of Stamford, producing beers made with English-only hops and East Anglian malt…

    Currently no offers
  • The Black Bull

    A welcoming and cosy thatched village pub where the food is home cooked, the ingredients are locally sourced from high quality suppliers, and the beer’s good…

    25% off the main lunchtime menu and 10% off the...
  • The Fox & Hounds Hotel

    This pub overlooking Exton village green is one of the most handsome in the region, and the service, food and drink live up to its looks…

    10% off the food at any time. Not available in...
  • The Marquess of Exeter

    Situated in one of Rutland’s prettiest villages, the Marquess is a rustic village pub crossed with a sophisticated hotel-restaurant, and it cooks the classics with skill…

    A complimentary glass of wine for anyone ordering two or...
  • The Olive Branch

    The Good Pub Guide 2014’s choice for overall UK Pub of the Year, the relaxed yet polished Olive Branch is consistently excellent…

    Great Food Club Friday! Cocktails, five-course 'Gourmet Menu' dinner with...
  • The Rutland Charcuterie Company

    Excellent quality, award-wining salamis and air-dried meats, including classy coppa and brilliant bresaola…

    10% off all products
  • The Wheatsheaf

    From the outside it looks like your typical village pub – and you get a nice village pub vibe on the inside too – but it’s not till the food arrives that you realise you’re somewhere special…

    Currently no offers
  • The White Lion

    A cosy, relaxed village pub in a beautiful setting, serving honest, locally sourced pub food…

    A free starter, dessert or glass of house wine (choice...
  • The Wicked Witch

    Quirkily-styled village restaurant, which has gained a reputation for good quality, inventive cooking via its interesting menus and talented head chef…

    Currently no offers
  • Under Fine Wraps

    Beautiful wicker and leather-strapped hampers made in Rutland, containing very carefully selected food and drink…

    Sign up on the Under Fine Wraps website to the...
  • Vivia Crump’s Chutney

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

    10% off online purchases of £12 or more – please...
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