A1, Junction Kettering Road; 2 minutes
Mon-Fri 7-9.30am, noon-3pm, 6-9.30pm
Sat-Sun 8-10am, noon-9.30pm
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
A beautiful renovation of an ancient inn that stands a short walk from the middle of glorious Stamford, part of the Burghley estate. Step inside and find varnished wood floors, golden stone walls and fires smouldering. The inventive comfort food that flies from the kitchen is hard to resist, perhaps heavenly bites of deep-fried feta and paprika, pan-seared calves liver with mustard mash and a red wine jus, then spiced apple crumble with English custard. If you’re stopping on the fly, there are scotch eggs at the bar and decent coffee.
The new kitchen garden is a great venue for pizza and film nights – weather permitting – and rugs are provided to keep the cold at bay.
Don’t miss Burghley, one of Britain’s finest Elizabethan houses, just a five-minute stroll away.