Fox and Hounds
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
6 Somerby Road, Knossington, Oakham, LE15 8LY
Once you have located this delightful 16th-Century hostelry, you'll be back time and time again to enjoy its relaxing charms. Using as much locally sourced produce as possible chef, Robert Bentland, has created a menu of wonderful aromas and delicate flavours which utilises the local and bountiful natural larder. The à la carte menu features starters of succulent tempura king prawns with sweet chilli sauce and a salad combining the rich flavours of chorizo with subtly minted natural yoghurt and crunchy Parmesan croutons. All main courses are ideally complemented by a serving of fresh vegetables and include classic calves liver with crispy bacon, baby onions and sautéed potatoes and the pan-fried fillet of sea bass with roasted aubergines and a lemon and caper dressing - a lighter dish that pays homage to the cuisine of the Med. Concluding your meal presents the decision between dreamy creme brûlée and Stilton with grapes and biscuits. With a daily-changing specials board, roast Sunday lunches, Sunday night steaks and grills and a lunchtime bar menu, The Fox & Hounds caters for your every whim. The real ales must be taken advantage of and an extensive wine list complements the menu. A delightful garden presents the opportunity to dine or drink alfresco as well as hosting pub games and seasonal hog roasts and barbecues. Live music nights, quizzes and a dominoes team keep the traditional pub element of this outstanding restaurant alive.