Explore Gilmorton’s Golden Fields: A Historic Ramble with Culinary Delights

Embark on a Scenic Journey through Gilmorton’s Time-Honored Landscape. Experience Award-Winning Dining at The Grey Goose, Savour Classic Pub Fare at The Crown, and Enjoy Artisan Comfort at Mortons Cafe Bistro. History, Hospitality and Flavour Await!

Follow Gilmorton heritage trail 

The Grey Goose in Gilmorton is a family-owned gastropub that clinched the title of ‘Best Restaurant’ in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2023 for Leicestershire & Rutland. This inviting space encourages drinkers and diners to sample an eclectic assortment of seasonally inspired small plates crafted with passion and precision. The Grey Goose channels modern aesthetics within a historical framework, combining exposed brickwork and an inviting open log fire with a state-of-the-art outdoor heated terrace.

Many ingredients are locally sourced, and the menu brims with enticing options. For example, start with an entrée of tempting olives or dive straight into the mains. You’ll find the likes of succulent pork belly with fondant potato and poached pear or roasted aubergine with giant couscous ratatouille. Seafood enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with daily fresh seafood platters, seared scallops or giant king prawns. Meanwhile, plant-based patrons can find delightful dishes such as the vegetable tempura with sweet chilli dipping sauce or the spring green risotto, with the option to enquire ahead for further vegetarian and vegan offerings. Casual diners may opt for the pizza and pasta offerings, like the sumptuous seafood tagliatelle or the delectable chicken, wild mushroom and truffle risotto. The breadth of the menu ensures everyone finds something to enjoy.

The Grey Goose’s congenial atmosphere pairs effortlessly with its elevated culinary creations. Despite its high-end dining experience, it retains a relaxed ambience, perfect for those looking for a comforting drink or a meal in the newly decked garden area.

This pub makes an ideal pit stop on a countryside ramble following Gilmorton Heritage Trail, serving as the perfect place to replenish and relax.

The Crown was once the village school and offers a good pit stop before, during or after a countryside ramble. The spacious, open-plan bar and dining area provides a good setting for groups of family and friends, and you can expect a warm welcome and generous, reasonably priced servings of classic pub fare (including a classic carvery) paired with cask ales, lagers and wines.

Indulge in the traditional carvery: succulent roast meats and vegetarian dishes or delve into dishes like the Classic Burger, Ham & Eggs, Chef’s Lasagne or Fish & Chips. Or try the Boozy Steak & Pedigree Pie, where prime cuts of steak, mushrooms, and ale combine under a feather-light crust. For those with a fiery palate, the Chilli Con Carne combines minced beef, tomatoes, chillies, and red kidney beans in a robust spicy sauce.

Overall, The Crown at Gilmorton is a great place to unwind or recharge your batteries after a long walk, offering hearty British pub cuisine.

Mortons Cafe Bistro offers a superb destination for rest and refreshments. This artisan café-bistro has been lovingly restored from an old pub, with the owners retaining and highlighting original features such as ancient fireplaces, quarry-tiled floors and old brickwork. The interior is adorned with antique farmhouse tables, creating a rustic ambience that complements the bucolic surroundings. Outside, the spacious patio is a delight, with sheltered wooden ‘pods’ and an assortment of tables, chairs, and umbrellas, providing a comfortable setting for alfresco dining. Conceived by Richard Longhill, an expert in corporate events and hospitality, Mortons showcases a wide range of mouthwatering dishes that reflect British countryside cooking. In the mornings, guests might opt for a freshly baked croissant served with salted butter and berry jam or the signature breakfast roll filled with smoked streaky bacon, free-range fried egg, buttered spinach, and Portobello mushroom. Lunch offerings are equally appealing and classy, with choices such as Korean spicy chicken or a wholesome spinach & chickpea dahl.

Mortons Cafe Bistro is a stylish spot that blends relaxation, delicious food, and excellent service. Whether warming by the open log fire or enjoying the spacious patio, Mortons offers a distinctive yet unpretentious experience that complements the natural beauty of Gilmorton’s countryside.

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