1 Eastgate, Hallaton, LE16 8UB

The Bewicke Arms is one of Hallaton’s oldest and most beloved treasures. Dating back to the 16th century, this beautiful English pub sits at the heart of the village and boasts an attractive exterior, complete with traditional thatched roof. 2019 sees the pub celebrate its 400th anniversary, and the 200th year since it became known as The Bewicke Arms. The team is marking this with themed events throughout the year, so be sure to keep an eye on the website for the latest news.

The Bewicke’s rural setting provides a tranquil backdrop to a tasty lunch or dinner while its proximity to Leicester makes it the ideal afternoon escape. Bring your loved ones and settle in for a delicious meal. In the summer months, why not sit outside and soak up the sunshine? During winter enjoy the warmth of the crackling wood-burning fires while admiring the pub’s tasteful, cosy decor. The pub has installed electric car-charging points outside, so you can charge up your car while you relax with a pint.

The menus at The Bewicke Arms are seasonal and the chefs make it a priority to support local producers, sourcing pork and beef from nearby Waterloo Cottage Farm and lamb from the Beesley family farm. Dishes change regularly in order to incorporate the freshest ingredients possible, and diners are always guaranteed a varied selection of tasty plates, including vegetarian options. To begin with, peruse the list of starters, all of which are guaranteed to whet your appetite and leave you wanting more. Options typically range from classic soup of the day served with warm crusty bread, to a delicate and creamy wild mushroom risotto, and every dish is freshly made to order. When selecting your main you’ll be hardpressed to choose between the likes of a flavoursome fish pie and duo of Welland Valley lamb served with herb-mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a rich jus. For veggies, dishes such as vegetable mille feuille are created with care and creativity – the chefs refuse to compromise on flavour. Finally, kids and grownups alike will love the pub’s tempting array of desserts. You can never go wrong with a sticky toffee pudding, while pear and almond tart, which is served with boozy amaretto ice cream, is a mouth-watering modern creation.

You won’t want to miss The Bewicke Arms’ famous Sunday roasts. Portions are generous and diners can enjoy their favourite meat accompanied by all the classic trimmings. Why not make a night of it and stay in one of the three cosy bedrooms?

For more on The Bewicke Arms, visit their website or follow them on their social media pages. Also, be sure to pick up your FREE copy of our Leicestershire & Rutland Food & Drink Guide here or read a digital copy of the guide here.

Hannah Burton

Hannah is a keen foodie with a passion for travel, books and history. She regularly creeps out the office with her weird crushes (Mr Tumnis and Thomas Cromwell, among others) and is a lover of fun facts, punnery and quizzes.

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