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Leicestershire & Rutland

Click the map for tourism ideas Leicestershire is divided into two regions by the River Soar. In the eastern section there are dairy and livestock-raising uplands, and the western section features farmlands and industries such as coal mining, quarrying, and hosiery manufacture. The county has been the scene of many important battles and Richard III's defeat at Bosworth in 1485 marked the end of the Wars of the Roses. The city of Leicester was founded in Roman times and the vestiges of Roman occupation are evident in the Jewry Wall and Archaeology Museum.
Bakers Arms
Main Street, Thorpe Langton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7TS. Tel: 01858 545201
Close to the border with both Northamptonshire. The Bakers Arms, with it's thatched roof, has gained a superb reputation for food.
Bosworth Hall Hotel
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, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire CV13 0LP. Tel: 01455 291919
Grade II listed William and Mary Mansion, set in eleven acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and parkland. Bosworth Hall has it's own moat and is a top quality hotel with health & leisure facilities.
Cuckoo Inn
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3 Top Street, Wing, Oakham, Leicestershire LE15 8SE. Tel: 01840 737340
Traditionally English 17th Century thatched inn just 1 mile South of Rutland Water.
Nags Head Inn
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4 Diseworth Road, Castle Donington, Leicestershire DE74 2PR. Tel: 01332 850652
Excellent inn on the outskirts of the village and almost adjacent to East Midlands airport, so great for plane spotters ! Most though, would visit for the well kept ales and wonderful food. The Nags Head has a small bar area with a differing range of pictures on the wall reflecting the local attractions such as the airport, the motor racing circuit and wherever the nearest sea is ! There is a room set aside for diners and a boules pitch outside for the sportsmen.
Noel Arms Inn
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Main Street, Whitwell, Leicestershire LE15 8BW. Tel: 01780 460334
Thatched inn close to Rutland Water. The Noel Arms serves excellent food, good ale and has it's own waterfall in the garden.
Old Black Horse
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17 Market Place, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire CV13 0LF. Tel: 01455 290278
18th Century inn overlooking the town square. Wholesome food is accompanied by fine wines and traditional ales.
Old Bulls Head
Main Street, Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire LE12 8RZ. Tel: 01509 890 255
Old Crown
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Cavendish Bridge, Shardlow, Leicestershire DE72 2HL. Tel: 01332 792392
Excellent little 17th Century inn which is filled with all sorts of memorabilia and a very impressive collection of water jugs hanging from the beamed ceiling. Whilst you won't be short of things to look at you'll eventually loose sight of everything as the range and quality of cask ales will tempt you to try more and more ! Located right on the Derbyshire border as the Old Crown is adjacent to the River Trent which is the actual boundary.
Olive Branch
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Main Street, Clipsham, Leicestershire LE15 7SH. Tel: 01780 410355
Rustic village inn located in the tiny County of Rutland close to the Lincolnshire border. The Olive Branch serves excellent food in a friendly atmosphere with a very professional service.
Peacock Inn
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Church Corner, Main Street, Redmile, Leicestershire NG13 0GA. Tel: 01949 842554
Close to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire borders. The Peacock does accommodation and the food is excellent.
Pig In Muck

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Manor Road, Claybrooke Magna, Leicestershire LE17 5AY. Tel:
Good food and excellent ales from their own micro brewery.
Royal Arms

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Main Street, Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire CV13 0AG. Tel: 01445 290 263
Excellent rural inn offering a superb menu and well kept cask ales. The cosy bar opens up into a large country style dining area. Accommodation is in the adjacent converted stable block.
The Bewicke Arms
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1 Easthgate, Hallaton, Leicestershire LE16 8UB. Tel: 01892 555217
Beautiful 400 year old thatched inn located in a rural location where the locals take part in the ancient bottle kicking race on the adjacent village green on Easter Monday. Excellent food and ales.
The Crown Inn
7 Debdale Hill, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 3LF. Tel: 01664 823134
Home cooking is the order of the day. This old farmhouse has gained it's well deserved reputation with it's own bread, ice cream and vinegars and for it's well kept ales.
White Horse Inn
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2 Main Street, Empingham, Oakham, Leicestershire LE15 8PS. Tel: 01780 460221
Village pub very close to Rutland Water, well known for fine food.