The Rutland & Derby
“City centre pub that pleases on many levels” - AA Inspector
Everything here seems carefully considered, and nothing is without some special quality. Handy for city-centre attractions, and not far from the city’s rugby ground, the pub is worth seeking out for a craft ale such as Everards, a glass of wine from the 20 on offer, or a carefully prepared cocktail. Attention to detail is evident too in the food. Ethically sourced ingredients feature in flavoursome dishes such as beef goulash; a duck Scotch egg; and smoked bratwurst in a pretzel bun. Hand-stretched and stone-cooked flatbreads are a speciality: meatball, mozzarella, field mushroom, white sauce and rocket makes a winning combination. Pub meze is also a treat.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Sports TV
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
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About the area
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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