The Geese and Fountain is a traditional welcoming village pub in the lovely Leicestershire village of Croxton Kerrial, five miles west of Grantham and the A1, and nine miles east of Melton Mowbray. The pub has a real fire, and a quiet and welcoming atmosphere. There is no juke box or fruit machine, but occasional live music and an eclectic playlist of background music supplement the hum of conversation. Dogs, children, cyclists and walkers are all very welcome. An ever-changing array of locally-produced real ales, craft beers, lagers and ciders have seen the Geese and Fountain included in the 2017 CAMRA Good Beer Guide, after being open less than a year, and every subsequent edition too. The pub was awarded the Vale of Belvoir CAMRA Branch 'Leicestershire Pub of the Year' title for 2017, and went one better in 2018, winning their overall ‘Pub Of The Year’ title, which was retained in 2019. There’s a stunning wine list containing organic and natural wines from all over the world, a ‘gin menu’ featuring 94 spectacular gins, and over 100 different beers in bottles and cans available from the cellar. The pub serves breakfast, lunch, bar snacks and dinner seven days a week (including a fixed price Sunday lunch offering a choice of locally reared meats or vegetarian roasts with all the usual accompaniments and more for £16 for two courses or £20 for three). The home-made ice cream is just fantastic. Italian-style pizza is a house special, and the vast majority of the produce is farmed in the surrounding Vale of Belvoir. There are seven en suite letting rooms for Bed & Breakfast, each with its own individual style. Perfectly situated for visitors to Melton, Grantham, Rutland Water, the Vale of Belvoir, Leicester or Nottingham, or travellers heading up or down the A1, the pub is an ideal destination for cyclists, walkers and bird-watchers, as well as foodies, gin enthusiasts and real ale fanatics.
The ‘Duty Manager’ - sadly we didn’t know his name - was excellent..! Nothing was any bother and he went the extra mile to ensure my partners birthday meal was spot on. Thank you so much! Jo
Excellent - only thing that spoiled it a little was being seated right next to the entrance door (table 6), when the rest of the place was empty - and many of the tables away from the door were still empty when we left.
What an amazing pub ❤️ All of the meals freshly cooked from locally sourced food. Great choice of drinks especially the gin and a fantastic choice of well kept real ale. But what sets this pub apart is the Team, amazing hosts Nick and Kate and everyone else we met were friendly and nothing was too much for them. Would definitely recommend!
Excellent work! Food was amazing quality and arrived very promptly. Beer was excellently kept and great can/bottle list too. COVID measures in place were also excellent and not over the top. Recommended and will definitely be visiting again. :)
We were having the family meal we planned back in March. They enabled us to be socially distanced. We had a marvellously filling Sunday lunch, with all the trimmings. We all had roast meat, which was all locally sourced and well cooked. We managed to squeeze in a dessert as well, and we're not disappointed. Thank you to all the staff for looking after us so well.
Always a pleasure to visit this freindly pub, always doing their best with the covid issues the country is lumbered with, they cleaned all areas before placement, took special care for social distancing and hygiene re covid and will help out in any way they can to ensure a good visit. thanks everyone x
The food was beautiful, hot and plentiful. The waiter was a very pleasant man who didn’t try to rush you to make way for the next customers. Altogether a very nice time. Will definitely be visiting again and would definitely recommend to others
Good meal at a very organised and set out for COVID pub. Very impressed ..we ve passed it many times and decided we needed to visit ...and we will definitely be back.Many thanks.
Excellent food and service. Safe areas to eat in.
We were really happy with our experience. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. The food was delicious and amazing portion sizes. Exellent value for money. I highly recommend.
All good nice meal good service
Fab meal, polite staff, and will continue to return time and time again
We had a lovely meal and evening and the geese and fountain. The food was top quality and lots of it! Lots of it was homemade which was very much appreciated and we loved the little touches of homemade bread before the meal. The staff were lovely and service was great. One criticism was that the service was a little slow and we felt staff could have been out to check incase we needed anything a little more often but we do appreciate all the extra measures which have to be put into place due to COVID which can cause things to be a little slower than usual. Value for money was so good, we benefitted from the welcome back meal and the eat out to help out discount so weren’t expecting great quality food but we were very happily surprised to be served delicious, perfectly cooked home made food! Would absolutely recommend and hope to return soon, keep up the good work! Thanks!
Our fourth visit here and it’s still a great place. It was lovely to sit outside in the shade with delicious food and great beer. We’ll be back soon.
First trip to the pub wasn’t disappointed as usual Brilliant Beer and food
The food was excellent and arrived quickly. Really ten out of ten considering this is also a ‘village’ pub. Even the children’s portions were all freshly cooked. Only down point was we sat outside by ourselves in a courtyard off the car park for social distancing reasons and as we have noisy kids. Not the pubs fault but we miss the ambience of a noisy pub in the afternoon.
A lovely pub with lovely staff. The beer was excellent, and the food was good. In these strange times the staff had made a great job of maintaining ambiance. Our only criticism is that the salad leaves, although fresh, had been dressed too far in advance, becoming wilted.
Lovely, quiet, peaceful atmosphere in bet garden. Food was amazing and value incredible with two combined offers. It took a while for food to be served due to a bottleneck in the kitchen but the garden provided enough entertainment for the hungry kids. Will definitely be going back
A relaxing lunch as always!
Had to wait over half an hour for desserts, and and another 25 minutes for the bill when we asked for it. However, the politeness and courtesy from staff were very good, and we did receive apologies. The inside area is quite tired and could do with a bit of a facelift. Though we do appreciate the difficulties at this time. The food could not be faulted.