The Geese and Fountain

1 School Ln, Croxton Kerrial NG32 1QR

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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.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 1 School Ln, Croxton Kerrial NG32 1QR
  • Cross Street: Main Street (A607)
  • Cuisine: Contemporary | English | European | Seafood | Steak | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01476870350
  • Features: Full Bar, Hotel Dining, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Working Fireplace, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Beer Garden | Lunch 12:30 - 17:00  
Inside | Lunch 12:30 - 17:00  
Beer Garden | Dinner 17:30 - 22:00  
Inside | Dinner 17:30 - 22:00  
Beer Garden | Bar 12:00 - 22:00  
Inside | Bar 12:00 - 22:00  
Thursday
Beer Garden | Lunch 12:30 - 17:00  
Inside | Lunch 12:30 - 17:00  
Beer Garden | Dinner 17:30 - 22:00  
Inside | Dinner 17:30 - 22:00  
Beer Garden | Bar 12:00 - 22:00  
Inside | Bar 12:00 - 22:00  
Friday
Beer Garden | Lunch 12:30 - 17:00  
Inside | Lunch 12:30 - 17:00  
Beer Garden | Dinner 17:30 - 22:00  
Inside | Dinner 17:30 - 22:00  
Beer Garden | Bar 12:00 - 22:00  
Inside | Bar 12:00 - 22:00  
Saturday
Inside | Breakfast 9:30 - 12:00  
Beer Garden | Lunch 12:30 - 17:30  
Inside | Lunch 12:30 - 17:30  
Beer Garden | Dinner 17:30 - 22:00  
Inside | Dinner 17:30 - 22:00  
Inside | Bar 11:00 - 22:00  
Beer Garden | Bar 12:00 - 22:00  
Sunday
Beer Garden | Lunch 12:00 - 16:00  
Inside | Lunch 12:00 - 16:00  
Take-away (collection) | Lunch 12:00 - 16:00  
Beer Garden | Bar 12:00 - 16:00  
Inside | Bar 12:00 - 16:00  

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We think it is still a wonderful place to eat and drink. Please book your table in advance if you can. Come to the front door when you arrive, and we’ll explain the new arrangements. There is a one-way system inside the pub, and no service at the bar. Tables are all 2 metres apart, and all drinks and food will be served at your table. Further details are available on our website and our facebook page.
Yes! Just select the 'bar' service option when you are making your reservation, and the system will allocate you a suitable table, and we will know you are just coming for drinks. We'd very much appreciate bookings for drinking at the moment, as it helps us plan and manage our capacity.
Yes! Any table booked on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during August 2020 will receive a 50% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a maximum discount of £10 per person (children included). The total discount received will show on your bill. We will then claim the discount back from the government. It's very simple and does not require you to fill in any forms.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 07, 2020
Tom R.

Excellent


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Christopher S.

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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2020
judith C.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2020
Ray B.

Excellent food and service. Safe areas to eat in.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 0/10
Aug 26, 2020
Kate W.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
Matt B.

All good nice meal good service


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2020
Rebecca p.

Fab meal, polite staff, and will continue to return time and time again


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2020
Ellie J.

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!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Rachel B.

Fabulous!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
Anne K.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2020
Gary V.

First trip to the pub wasn’t disappointed as usual Brilliant Beer and food


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2020
Simon P.

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.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 20, 2020
Charlie S.

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.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 0/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2020
Andrew P.

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


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Neil H.

A relaxing lunch as always!


Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 13, 2020
Maureen M.

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.