Secret Diner Review: The Old Barn at Glooston

Published on August 17, 2014

By Kathryn Whitehead

Today we visited to the Old Barn Inn at Glooston, Leicestershire – a rare Sunday off from our hospitality jobs. I can certainly say that it did not disappoint! We usually visit pubs mid-week and decide if they will meet the rare Sunday off criteria. Today I took a risk which certainly paid off!

The Sunday menu was not complicated, just a great compilation of good, wholesome Sunday fayre. However, we had antipasti to start – a selection of smoked meats, cheeses and pickles, presented beautifully. I then had beautiful roast turkey (my other half had the lamb), fresh vegetables cooked perfectly, including red cabbage and cauliflower cheese topped off with a home-made Yorkshire. For my dessert I went for strawberry dumplings  (I was determined to find room).

At approximately £50 for two for three courses and drinks, I left feeling not only full and happy but as though the meal had been well worth the money.

I look forward to my mid-week visit!

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.