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by Ian Marshall (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer and yogi living in Tepoztlan, Mexico where I'm running www.casadelcorazon.mx with my girlfriend. You can keep up with my other writing on www.bollocks2thewellingtons.com/ or www.spiritualheartjourney.com
Published December 23rd 2012
Hearty Fayre in a converted Farm
In Oadby, in the West of Leicester, is this great gastro-pub which is housed in a converted farm. The building is around 150 years old and the property became a pub after starting to brew locally grown barley for real ale aficionados in the area.

Now it is a beautiful pub with lots of nooks and crannies to hide away in and enjoy some hearty English Fayre. They have a roaring log fire for those winter evenings and a selection of ales on tap from the local Everards brewery and guest beers as well.

It is certainly focussed on food though with many tables booked up when we went the week before Christmas, we were lucky to get an early table.

I had the Gammon which came with a fried egg and a pineapple slice along with chips. My Grandad would have been proud, this was always his favourite dish, particularly when it came with both accoutrements. It was delicious and not too overwhelming a portion either with the grilled pineapple taking away the fattiness of the gammon.

Gammon, Egg, pineapple, chips, Grange Farm, Leicester, gastro, pub
Gammon, Egg and Pineapple


Sophie had the fish cakes which were tasty and came with a moreish lemon and herb creme fraiche.

Fish cakes, Grange Farm, Gastro, pub, Leicester
Fish Cakes


Meanwhile, my Mum and Sister both indulged in a fantastic looking Lamb Shank Pie, complete with Desperate Dan style bone sticking out of the top.

Lamb Shank Pie, Grange Farm, Leicester, Gastro, Pub
Lamb Shank Pie


We didn't really need dessert but at the same time it would be rude not to in the festive period, especially when they bring you round a little blackboard with an extensive selection.

My Sister went for a sumptuous looking chocolate brownie which was gooey and soft, perfect with ice cream.

Chocolate Brownie, Grange Farm, Gastropub, Leicester
Chocolate Brownie


Sophie and I decided to double up and share one set of Giant Profiteroles and one Loganberry and Apple Crumble. This was too much for us to handle - the profiteroles were enormous, you only got two but each was thick and full of a delicious white chocolate fudge filling and covered in a runny chocolate sauce.
The Crumble came with both custard and ice cream and was fantastic and relatively light for a crumble but then it was served in a large dish which was really enough for two in itself.

Giant Profiteroles, Grange Farm, Leciester, Gastropub
Giant Profiteroles


Loganberry and Apple Crumble, Grange Farm, Gastropub, Leicester
Loganberry and Apple Crumble


I like this place and have been here many times for special meals, it is a good honest English Gastro-pub and has a great choice of dishes at reasonable prices.
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Why? Hearty English Fayre
When: Monday to Saturday 12pm to 11pm. Sundays 12pm to 10.30pm
Phone: 01162 715088
Where: Florence Wragg Way, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4RH
Cost: Starters around 3.50, Mains between 7-15, Desserts around 5
Your Comment
Wow - that's how all profiteroles should be served.
by Oxford Explorer (score: 2|655) 2148 days ago
The name turns me off this place a little. But, the deserts look really good.
by Ms. Samantha (score: 2|362) 2148 days ago
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