Hammer & Pincers

“Crystal clear flavours and textures.” - AA Inspector



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A charming restaurant-with-rooms, Hammer & Pincers occupies what was once the village forge and the venue retains a rustic charm with exposed beams, midnight blue walls, comfortable leather seats and wood tables. There is an Asian twist to the modern British dishes, which are precisely executed with well-defined flavours and using top-class ingredients. Depending on when you visit, there is a range of menus to choose from, including grazing and set-menu options. Start perhaps with Arabic-spiced fallow deer kofta with red pepper, beetroot, pomegranate and herb labneh. Next could be grilled sea bass fillet with lobster, squid, sesame, lemongrass and kaffir lime. For dessert try warm Manjari 64% chocolate, Armagnac and hazelnut tartlet with iced hazelnut caramel parfait.

Hammer & Pincers
5 East Road, WYMESWOLD, LE12 6ST


  • Seats: 46
  • On-site parking available
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: Sunday, Monday, 25–26 December
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 26
  • Wines over £30: 18
  • Wines by the glass: 16
  • Cuisine style: British, European
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Leicestershire

Leicestershire is divided between the large country estates of its eastern side and the industrial towns of the East Midlands to its west. Coal mining was an important part of the county’s industrial development in the 19th and 20th centuries. This is reflected in its heritage, including a reclaimed mine near Coalville, now divided between a nature reserve and Snibston Discovery Park, where families can learn about the mining industry. Meanwhile, agricultural areas are concentrated around the pleasant market towns of Market Harborough and Market Bosworth.

The county’s administrative centre is the city of Leicester, and other major towns are Loughborough, which includes bell-founding among its many industries, and Melton Mowbray, home of Stilton cheese and a particularly English item, the pork pie. One shop in Leicester has been specialising in this meaty delicacy since 1851. Northeast of Melton Mowbray is the lovely Vale of Belvoir, beneath which are large deposits of coal.

Charnwood Forest, with fewer trees than one would expect, provides a wild and rugged landscape conveniently situated for escape from the city. It lies to the northwest of Leicester extending to Loughborough and Coalville, with some interruptions.

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