The Jackson Stops
The charm of a stunning Grade II listed country pub has been combined with exceptional cuisine at this hidden gem in the heart of rural Rutland. Classic flavour combinations are given an update on a menu that expertly showcases locally sourced ingredients and fresh, seasonal produce.
My starter of goat’s cheese cheesecake served with roast fig and beetroot purée was a rich and earthy delight, with the contrasting colours and textures making it look just as good as it tasted. This delicious dish was followed by an equally comforting and flavoursome main course of confit duck leg, chorizo and sausage cassoulet with buttered beans. My dessert of spiced poached pear with berry compote and blackcurrant sorbet was a light and fragrant end to a wonderful feast. Each dish was an expert balance of exciting flavours with hearty, comforting portions.
In winter the cosy bar area, with its quirky decor and warm log fire, is the perfect sanctuary in which to relax and enjoy an aperitif. For summer visitors, the pretty garden is an enticing al fresco dining spot. The restaurant itself consists of four interconnected rooms of varying sizes, all of which makes The Jackson Stops an ideal venue for everything from a romantic meal for two to a group celebration.