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  The Crown at Old Dalby  For directions click on Go to Google Maps Home 

The Martin`s Arms Colston Bassett  Go to Google Maps Home 

Rose and Crown at Zouche  Go to Google Maps Home 

The Plough at Normanton on Soar   Go to Google Maps Home 

The Crown at Old Dalby is well out in the country and is very much a classic, if unusual pub. The food is excellent, but not cheap.  (Les Routiers recommended) There is good and unusual beer  served straight from the cask.

You can sit out in sheltered corners in the right weather and there is a large garden area. Play boules if you like.

In the winter there are real fires to keep you warm in the lounges and restaurant.

The Martin`s Arms at Colston Bassett is a genuine village pub with good beer and food. (Les Routiers and Good Food guide recommended) Like The Crown at Old Dalby, the food is not cheap. Sit out in the garden in Spring and Summer where the food will be served to you, or sit inside beside the real wood fire.






Don't miss a visit to the Colston Bassett store which is just across the road from the pub. Lots of delicatessen things that are bound to tempt you. While here also visit the Old ruined church.






The Rose and Crown at Zouche is worth a visit for the boat trip on the Soar. Buy a drink at the pub and enquire about sailings. Its all very informal and costs 3.50 per adult.

The Plough at Normanton on Soar is just up the river from the Rose and Crown and offers posher nosh, and it is pleasant in fine weather to sit out overlooking the river and watch the boats plying up and down. However, don`t miss the river trip which only sets out from the Rose and Crown.