Mother’s Day is fast approaching (11th March) so now is the time to gather the family and organise a treat for wives and mothers. If you live in Leicestershire, we’ve come up with a few options for all budgets:
Start off with your choice of starter including French Onion Soup or Fried Squid, follow with a main course such as slow-cooked marinated medallions of pork with honey, or pan-fried fillet of salmon. Make sure you leave room for one of their delicious desserts of Crème brûlée or traditional French crêpes.
Head chef Rory McClean has brought the technical flair he gained at Michelin-starred restaurants in London to this beautifully restored rural pub in the village of Shawell. The White Swan combines the welcoming atmosphere of a traditional country inn with refined, imaginative and stunningly presented cuisine.
Situated in the pretty village of Braunston near the historic church, a trickling stream and picture-perfect thatched cottages, you’ll ﬁnd The Old Plough. Inside this cosy local you’ll discover dark beams, horse brasses and a cheerful hubbub rising from the bar. All is not quite as traditional as it seems, as landlord and chef Matt Howard has quite literally travelled the seven seas, honing his culinary skills on cruise ships and in kitchens around the globe.
Choose 2 course for £17.95 or 3 for £20.95 – dishes include: Grilled goat’s cheese on a roasted beetroot & walnut salad to start followed by your choice of topside of roast beef, roast leg of locally reared launde lamb or leg of roast pork all accompanied with freshly cooked vegetables, roast and mashed potatoes, large Yorkshire pudding and rich gravy. Make sure you leave room for dessert: vanilla crème brulee, banana bread & butter pudding or chocolate brownie.
The Falcon Hotel is a stunning 16th Century coaching inn that is the pride of Uppingham’s historic Market Place. Choose lunch, dinner or afternoon tea in this picturesque setting. Uppingham is perfectly situated for access to all major cities in the surrounding area. With close proximity to the A1, A47 and M1, as well as fast rail links within 30 minutes of the Hotel. For more specific information on travel, please contact the reception team. Three courses for just £26.95.
The Vaults is an historic 17th-century inn situated in the heart of the award-winning town of Uppingham, on the bustling Market Place. As you enter the Grade II listed building, the oak-panelled bar makes for a warm welcome thanks to the wide selection of cask ale and lager available, including local brews produced in Rutland.
Hambleton Hall is one of Britain’s finest country house hotels, exuding comfort, style and a sense of history. Its lakeside setting, overlooking Rutland Water, is spectacular and only two and a half hours’ drive north of central London. Hambleton Hall is renowned for its award-winning restaurant: run by Michelin star chef Aaron Patterson, this is a haven for gourmets and wine lovers.
They have a well-deserved reputation for our excellent dining and a real passion for local produce. All our culinary creations are lovingly prepared by our talented team of chefs, with Executive Head Chef David Bukowicki at the helm, using high-quality, seasonal ingredients.
They’re open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner for guests and visitors alike.
Give Mum the royal treatment this Mother’s Day. Relax in their cosy countryside pub, feet by the fire and a glass of wine in hand. Enjoy some family time together and treat Mum to a delicious Sunday lunch (that she didn’t have to cook!).
3 courses £27.50 pp