Eating Out

Rutland has arguably some of the finest pub food in the country and we can give you many recommendations. Within a two mile walk or cycle ride are the villages of Exton and Empingham. The Wheatsheaf at Greetham is a little further. All three welcome dogs in the bar and gardens.

White horse – Empingham


Gail, Geoff and the team warmly welcome locals and visitors alike to the White Horse in Empingham. This dog friendly traditional village pub is under new management and serves a wide selection of wines, spirits, cask ales and lagers. The restaurant offers quality traditional pub food where you will find a snack menu or full a la carte menu coupled with a weekly changing specials board. More info

Fox & Hounds – Exton


The Fox and Hounds Hotel is a handsome former 17th Century coaching inn refurbished as a boutique country hotel.

 "Dining at the Fox and Hounds 2 AA Rosette restaurant is a treat. We have recently been awarded a place in the Good Food Guide, (the Waitrose UK's Best Restaurants book)". .More info

The Wheatsheaf – Greetham

GreethamBased in Greetham, The Wheatsheaf is 6 miles from Cuckoo Barn Lodge.

“The Wheatsheaf Inn resembles a traditional English pub and the interior is much the same, but the menus that proprietors Scott and Carol Craddock have produced are nothing short of “gourmet style” food. (Rutland Living)

"The philosophy of The Wheatsheaf is to use fresh seasonal food. Carol will change the menu weekly and makes fresh bread at the pub daily. She uses meats locally sourced and high quality sustainable fresh fish. Seasonal fruit and vegetables are only used here."

Dogs are welcomed in the bar and gardens.” More info