We are lucky to have lots of great restaurants and pubs to eat at here in Rutland and Stamford.  We prefer not to recommend as everyone’s tastes are different but here are a selection of some of the best local places.

Or, go to https://www.discover-rutland.co.uk/food-and-drink


Before setting out to eat we recommend that you call ahead to check that the restaurant or pub is open and serving food. Also many pubs or restaurants are fully booked at weekends and busy times, so please book to avoid disappointment.

If you want a taxi please, please, book one in advance! Weekends are busy we don’t want you to be disappointed. Some numbers for you Wades Cars 07900 820043, Berridge Taxis 01572 756088,  Oakham Taxis 07977 714477  Stamford has a good taxi rank near to The Crown pub, similarly Oakham has one near to the market place.


The White Horse

Empingham village pub and restaurant, on the door step of Rutland Water - it has fine ales and wine with good food.  Walking boots and dogs can frequent the bar area - enjoy cosy log fires in the bar and restaurant in the winter a typical village pub.  Telephone: 01780 460221


The Admiral Hornblower - Oakham

In the heart of Oakham it has been newly acquired and renovated by the owners at The Finchs Arms Hambleton.  Telephone: 01572 723004


The Finch's Arms - Hambleton

The pub and restaurant, serving good food in a relaxed atmosphere

Telephone 01572 756575


The Wheatsheaf Inn – Greetham

A recent addition in the Michelin Pub Guide.  A must try pub.  Fantastic food cooked freshly to order, at a very reasonable price. Good atmosphere in the restaurant and bar area, with friendly staff and proprietors. Children made welcome. Dogs also welcome in the bar area. Telephone 01572 812325



The  Grainstore Brewery Oakham


The Grainstore Brewery is situated close to the railway station in Oakham. The Grainstore offers tours of the brew house and a range of excellent home-brewed beers to sample.  Has live music on occasion  Telephone 01572 770065





Michelin Rated Dining in Rutland:


Hambleton Hall


Stunning food, wine and service with fabulous views across Rutland Water Telephone 01572 756 991


The Olive Branch - Clipsham


Crowned Michelin Pub of the year 2008 and is situated in the small village of Clipsham, just 2 miles from the A1.  Serving traditional and innovative pub food, real ales and fine wines at affordable prices Telephone 01780 41035



Stamford has a wealth of pubs and restaurants – a few as a starter!



The Crown Hotel Stamford



A full of life pub and restaurant in the heart of Stamford their menus offer the best of British and European dishes all cooked to order.Telephone 01780 763136


The George Hotel Stamford


The George of Stamford is a beautiful 16th century old coaching inn with log fires, oak panelled restaurant, a walled monastery garden, a cobbled courtyard decorated with hanging baskets - all in keeping with the style of Stamford. Fantastic traditional cuisine  Telephone 01780 750750