The Horse Shepshed
The Horse Shepshed has the rustic charm of a country pub but offers a creative, modern menu. Thanks to its picturesque setting in rural Leicestershire and its reputation for superb food, this eatery draws in discerning diners from both nearby and further afield. The relaxed bar area, with its wood-burning stove, was the perfect setting for my aperitif. Moving through to the cosy restaurant, I enjoyed a sensational starter of blackened mackerel with pickled cucumber salad, beetroot Carpaccio and fresh horseradish. My main course of pan-roasted chicken breast with chorizo Dauphinoise, wild garlic and spinach purée was equally sophisticated and delicious. Other offerings such as the signature pizzas – stone-baked in a traditional pizza oven – and Sunday lunch prove very popular. Book yourself in to visit soon, as this lovely hidden gem won’t stay secret for long.