Tucked away on the beautiful Hambleton Peninsula, The Finch’s Arms is a traditional inn with a modern touch, serving homely British cuisine with some international influences, as well as hand-pulled cask ales and other premium drinks. With stunning views across Rutland Water Nature Reserve, this cosy restaurant and pub on Oakham Road is full of rural English charm. A popular choice among both intrepid Leicester locals and tourists alike, make an advance reservation at The Finch’s Arms, close to the town of Oakham, to grab one of the best tables.
Combining traditional features like wood-beam ceilings and stone tiles with modern decor, The Finch’s Arms on Oakham’s Hambleton Peninsula in the Leicester area is the perfect setting for relaxing and dining on some hearty cuisine after a day spent exploring its surrounding countryside. Priding themselves on creating each dish with the freshest, locally-sourced produce, The Finch’s Arms menu changes daily to make the best use of seasonal ingredients. You can expect to find classic British dishes though, as well as some international ones like chicken and chorizo terrine wrapped in parma ham, seared fillet of beef with wasabi dressing, and moules marinière with crusty bread for starters.
Some main course dishes o offer at The Finch’s Arms include local partridge breast with blacksticks blue salad and sauteed potatoes, and the grilled fillet of cod with smoked bacon, creamed peas and fondant potato. Vegetarians are well catered for too with options like pan-fried halloumi with saffron shallots and tomato salsa. With its beautiful location tucked away on the Hambleton Peninsula down Oakham Road, The Finch’s Arms attracts both locals and visitors to the Leicester area looking to indulge in the quality food, drink and views.
Excellent food, service was good, beer and wine was also excellent. Was pricey but I think worth it. Little details made it worth while for sure. There was only two of use but we were on a table where in another pub they would have put 6 people round. Jut gave a different feel I guess. Would come again, but next time we will visit in the summer when we can look out over the water.
Having not been to the Finch’s Arms before we weren’t sure what to expect. We went there for my duaghter’s 21st birthday so it needed to be special! We were not disappointed! The restaurant itself is lovely; very airy and light and the food was lovely. I look forward to the weather being a little warmer so we can return and sit outside. Appropriate size portions and reasonably priced. The service was really good too; attentive, courteous and quick. We will be returning for either a special occasion or after a bracing walk around the reservoir.
Everything about this place was amazing. Great food and great place.