A good neighbourhood restaurant, where chef/proprietor Paul Hadfield has satisfied his customers but rather hiding his skills under a bushel, since the late 1980's.
You'll find starters, such as 'Baked Crab Thermidor with steamed Spinach & Garlic Toasts'; 'Pan-fried Pigeon Breast with Shitake Mushrooms, crispy Bacon & Potato Rosti' and 'Home-made Duck Spring Rolls, sautéed Bean Sprouts & Hoi Sin Sauce' listed plus blackboard 'Specials' listed on a blackboard in the bar.
Perhaps follow with 'Roast Rump of Lamb with Chorizo Mash, Wilted Spinach & Roasted Garlic'; 'Baked Salmon Steak on steamed Broccoli, with a Crab & Ginger Crumb & Chablis Butter Sauce' or 'Confit of Duck Leg & pan-roasted Duck Breast, with Roast Parsnips & Black Cherries'.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Passion Fruit & Vanilla Crème Brulée & Brandy Snaps'; 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Cornish Clotted Cream' or 'Profiteroles with Baileys-flavoured Cream and White & Dark Chocolate Sauce'.
Their Sunday lunch is deservedly popular when children's helpings are also offered; and they have a pleasant courtyard, which is used for summer dining.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Fri 12.00-14.00, mains £9.00; Sun 12.00-16.00, set L £17.50 (3 courses) Children £13.50
- Dinner: Mon-Thurs from 18.30, Fri & Sat 19.00; mains £13.75 to £23.95; set D (Sat only) £31 (3 courses)
- Wine: a well-thought-out list has modest mark ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Nearest station: Hinckley
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Car Park opposite
- Closed: D Sun, L Mon; check Christmas opening
- Outside eating