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Hammer and Pincers

5 East Road | Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6ST, England
+44 1509 880735
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“grazing menu” (41 reviews)
“apple sorbet” (10 reviews)
“bread” (38 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 East Road | Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6ST, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having spotted that it has 2 AA rosettes, is only about 40 minutes from home, offers a very good value set lunch menu and it being a glorious day (26'C and blazing sunshine) we decided to take a trip to the Hammer & Pincers in...More

Thank hehound1
Reviewed 5 days ago

If I go to the gallows I now know what I'll request for my final meal, three courses of the Crab Bisque please. Truly one of the most flavoursome I've come across and the side of white crab meat with mango and chill was the...More

Thank Raymondmac71
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is our second visit in the last few weeks and around our 4th in the last 6 months - each time the standard of food has been amazing, the staff have been friendly and attentive & the atmosphere has been relaxed. I literally cannot...More

Thank LouBie_123
Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect evening - fantastic food, great service, brilliant ambiance. I have been here a number of times, but tonight the whole thing was the best it has been. If you want a great dish, try the steak fillet!

1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic evening! Went with friends and we all had such amazing food. There is literally nothing we could fault about our meal here. Three of us had the market special which was venison from Bradgate Park - cooked to perfection and melt in...More

Thank mrs_martin_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service and the flavours were exquisite. The amuse bouche was a cucumber, dill, apple and lime sorbet and every flavour was identifiable. The horseradish ice cream with the mackerel was wonderful, as was the whole meal. We've booked to go again....and we're not easily...More

Thank Gourmet_G_eats_out
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always an absolute pleasure to dine here. Fantastic service, wonderful food, nothing too much trouble... so rare to find a place as consistently good and so laid back but quality shines through in every aspect...

Thank SallyPaul2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in Saturday 30th April with my two boys 19 and 14 when visiting the area. Nice looking country venue in a pretty village location. Not sure what to expect but was treated to the set menu ( 2 courses £23, 3 courses £27). The...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful rural pub, the Hammer and Pincers in the village of Wymeswold (half way between Nottingham and Leicester) which is owned by a chef who was trained at the Savoy and his German wife. A magnificent gourmet meal, that would have met the Savoy's...More

Thank Kyzyk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unasuming village pub on a busy road on the Notts/Leicstershire border. But,what a welcome and meal. !! Better attention than Sat Bains, friendlier than Harts and even better cooking than my favourite, World Service in Nottingham. Yes its that good! No pretense just excellent cooking....More

1  Thank borth-y-gest
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We want to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary with family and friends. We'd like to arrange a lunch for approximately 20 (including 2 children) on a Saturday in October 2016. Do you have a private room/area that could take 20 or so people?
9 May 2016|
Response from hammerpincers | Property representative |
Hi Nananel 12, Thank you for getting in touch regarding holding a party in our restaurant, unfortunately the largest party we can accommodate would be for up to 12 guests Many thanks Danny
Brian W
We're looking to make a booking for aprox 12 people, can you seat this many together. Also one of the party is wheelchair dependant, do you have disabled access and disabled toilets.
25 February 2015|
Response from hammerpincers | Property representative |
Hi Brian, We can do a party of 12 in one area, but our toilets are not suitable for guests in wheel chairs unfortunately Sorry we could not be of further help Danny
James H
How can I reserve a room at the front of the hotel please
3 February 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 East Road | Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Loughborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1509 880735
  • E-mail