There are a few things that are more quintessentially English than a great country pub. And today pubs offer much more than a pint and a packet of crisps!
Rural pubs are the heart of the community, providing a focal point for local residents as well as attracting visitors with fantastic Food, great events and a glorious location. We looked at three of the best pubs in Charnwood to see what they had to offer.
Tina & Paul who run The Greyhound know that the key to running a great pub is to make it the most welcoming you possibly can to everyone. With log burners to warm up even the coolest of winter days to award winning gardens that are perfect for enjoying during the summer, theres always a warm welcome as soon as you step through the door. Combine that with some delicious food sometimes featuring game that has been shot by Paul himself! – and The Greyhound is the kind of pub you’ll want to return to again and again.
The Greyhound – www.greyhoundburtononthewolds.co.uk | 01509 880 860
The White Horse in Quorn fully epitomizes the phrase ‘heart of the community’. Nestled right in the village centre of Quorn. The White Horse offers the perfect place for a quiet drink or a more-than-just-pub-grub meal. As well as a delicious main menu, at the weekends they serve proper breakfasts from full fry-ups to pancakes and run Fish Supper Fridays where you can eat in or takeaway!
With regular live music and a function room that can be hired for any occasion, there’s always something going on! The pub has regularly run fundraising events to help those in local communities and have been so successful, they’ve set up The White Horse Wishing Well association to coordinate all of the fundraising activity. With such a strong community spirit, The White Horse is definitely more than just a pub!
The White Horse – www.whitehorsequorn.co.uk | 01509 620 140
After a walk in nearby Swithland woods or Bradgate Park, The Griffin Inn is a welcomed sight! A cosy, traditional but with a twist country pub, The Griffin Inn is the perfect place to stop off for a drink, a hearty meal and a nice sit down. But it doesn’t stop there, Not quite in the mood for a pub visit? Jay, who runs The Griffin Inn is also the brains behind Odd Johns Kitchen – a delicious deli and café located just inside the courtyard of the pub and also, if you’re looking for a gorgeous country wedding venue, then you have to pay a visit to the Old Stables. Jay and his team are always working to provide the best hospitality for their guests whatever the reson is for their visit and that’s reflected in the welcome and the service you’ll find here.
The Griffin Inn – www.griffininnswithland.co.uk | 01509 890 535