The Jackson Stops Country Inn

“Timeless pub with seasonal dishes” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

STRETTON, RUTLAND

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Awards
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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
Forward facing staff have gloves, masks & visors available, as are hand sanitisation points. Cleaning regimes and cross contamination prevention procedures have been ramped up, social distancing is in place

Our View

There can be few pubs in the country that have acquired their name by virtue of a ‘For Sale’ sign. One was planted outside the pub for so long during a change of ownership that the locals dispensed with the old name in favour of the name of the estate agent on the board. Since taking over Robert and Mandy Knowles have certainly made their mark at this long, low, stone-built partly thatched building dating from 1721. Inside, the pub has plenty of offer: stone fireplaces with log fires, quarry-tiled floors, scrubbed wood tables and five intimate dining rooms. In the timeless and beamed snug bar, real ales such as Grainstore Ten Fifty lift the heart, boding well for excellent value dishes like tian of prawn and crayfish; steak, ale and shallot pie with a medley of roast root vegetables; or pan-fried fillet of sea bass with sweet potato risotto and tiger prawns. Try the sticky toffee pudding and butterscotch sauce for afters.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Jackson Stops Country Inn
Rookery Road, STRETTON, LE15 7RA
Phone : 01780 410237

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £1
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of ciders

About the area

Discover Rutland

Measuring less than 20 miles (32.4 km) across, Rutland has a resident population of around 37,000, and apart from Oakham and Uppingham most of its inhabitants live in tiny villages and hamlets like Exton. 

The county’s name possibly derives from the 11th-century word ‘Roteland’, denoting the red colour of the soil in the east of the region; or it could have been part of the estate belonging to an early landowner called Rota. Whatever the origin of the name, one thing is certain, and that is that this tiny county has had a complicated history. The modern bit starts in 1974 when it was dissolved into Leicestershire. After more than 20 years of protest by unrepentant Rutlanders the county was happily reinstated in 1997.

The major tourist draw of Rutland was created in 1975, and is Rutland Water, a body of water which, at 5,000 acres, is the largest man-made reservoir in Europe. As well as a mass of wildlife and water pursuits such as windsurfing and sailing, Rutland Water also has its own church, which is now a museum, sitting on an outcrop that juts out into reservoir.

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