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Dining Out:

The Hunting Lodge

The Hunting Lodge is located at Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, between Loughborough and Leicester. Situated on the east bank of the River Soar, the area attracts a lot of visitors.

Starter dishes are popular and can include something ‘hot and spicy’. Creamy Garlic Mushrooms is often chosen. Halloumi with Chilli (Cypriot Halloumi cheese, chilli, grilled and served with salad and balsamic drizzle) was my choice. With first impressions counting – and this certainly did – it made a great start.

Main courses have splendid choices listed that offer a good number of fish dishes and chicken options, plus impressive, aged steaks and other meats from the grill. Boozy Bullock Pie, Roast Lamb and also Drunken Pork Hock, are favourites, too. All main courses are served with a selection of freshly prepared vegetables and a bowl of chips, plus, if requested, seasonal salad or new potatoes, all with a complimentary top-up service. For me, the “Triple Take” COMBO proved too tempting. This option allows the diner to select 3 different main items. Most definitely a great idea! From the choices available (Steak, Crab Cakes, Chicken, Gammon, Prawns, Pork, Cod and more) I selected Rump Steak, Spicy Crab Cakes and Gammon, for my preferences of any three. Perfectly cooked and all with splendid, complementing flavours, clearly, the chefs know what they are doing – Compliments!

Desserts list Caramel Apple Pudding, plus other favourites, including fabulous ice cream – based options. Rockslide Brownie was my selection (Light-textured brownie, caramel, toasted pecans, toffee ganache, vanilla ice cream, freshly whipped cream).

Wines and drinks offer something for all. Parties, occasions and receptions are regularly planned and accommodated. Live music is a regular feature, throughout the year. Online booking is available and easy, too. Thank you to Jess, for excellent service and very knowledgeable cuisine advice. Staying over could be an idea or even a short break. Individually-designed, beautiful hotel bedrooms offer excellent accommodation, be it four poster, double, twin and all are equipped with modern facilities. Gift vouchers are available – maybe for a romantic surprise? Recommended – and the romantic surprise, too!

As always,


Trevor Langley

The Hunting Lodge

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