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 Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. He is passionate about the independent food & drink sector and founded Great Food Club in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town.