An Enchanting Great Easton Expedition: Walk, Wonder and a Watering Hole!

Journey through Great Easton’s captivating countryside, marvel at its architectural tapestry and unwind in a stunning pub

Follow Great Easton Heritage Trail

Recently, a major renovation has reimagined the Grade II-listed Sun Inn. Dedicated local artisans diligently relocated the bar, updated the kitchen and retained the charm of its period features. A particularly inventive touch was converting a formerly unused boiler room into the ‘Wine Room’, a private dining space.

Although the pricing is on the higher side of pub dining, the food at The Sun Inn demonstrates value in its quality and flavour. Diners can look forward to delicacies like Thai Green Monkfish & King Prawn Curry, accompanied by Spiced Cashew Crumb, Basmati Rice, and Crispy Chilli Squid. The Halibut with Lime, Chilli & Crayfish Risotto Cake and the Rosemary Lamb Rump are standout dishes, offering an elegant spin on pub grub. Beef enthusiasts should make it a point to try the Great Easton Shin of Beef, a hearty dish with distinct local flavours (see below). And for a lighter option, pizzas from the renowned Gozney wood-fired oven offer a delectable choice.

Beyond its interior, the ‘Olive Garden’ beckons. Formerly a nondescript beer garden, it’s been reimagined into a sunlit Mediterranean-inspired retreat, perfect for outdoor dining.

The Sun Inn places a significant emphasis on sustainability. With their own farm housing rare breeds of cows, sheep, and pigs, the term “field to fork” gains real meaning here. Their Belted Galloway cows, often called the ‘Oreo cow’ because of their distinctive stripe, are celebrated for their high-quality, marbled beef. The philosophy extends beyond meat: local sourcing is prioritised, with many ingredients harvested nearby, like meats from a butcher in Market Harborough or wine from the English vineyard, Coolhurst.

A Taste of England

Harborough District captures the true essence of traditional English food and drink. Here you’ll find beautiful thatched pubs on village greens, olde worlde butchers’ shops and cosy tea rooms galore, alongside a variety of superb restaurants serving modern British cuisine.

Food for Thought

Choose to buy and eat the best local food with provenance and lower food miles so it’s more sustainable, from farm to fork and with the promise of the best of seasonal tastes.

The Home of Veganism

Go for wholesome and plant based alternatives, to embark or fully embrace veganism or maybe just to treat your tastebuds with something different

The World on a Plate

An explosion of food flavours from different corners of the globe bring variety and inspired delicious cuisine