5 of the Best Cosy Pubs in Leicestershire

by | Nov 14, 2023

The Best Cosy Pubs in Leicestershire

You just can’t beat the atmosphere of a cosy country pub! Stepping inside after an outdoor adventure the warmth from a roaring fire makes your chilly cheeks turn rosy and warm. The smell of delicious hot food and a pint of something thirst quenching…. perfection! We think it is one of the best ways to warm up, chat about your adventure or plan your next!

Leicestershire has some amazing places to go exploring, you can find out about our top things to do on our other blog.  We now want to share our favourite cosy pubs in our nook of Leicestershire!

With so many fantastic local places to eat and drink, if you find another local gem please do share the details in the black book in your cabin or roundhouse.

Happy adventuring!

Emily- Jane x

Mallory Meadows Cabins & Roundhouses

The Windmill Inn, Brascote

Our fabulous friends Steve and Sophie over at The Windmill Inn have recently had a refurbishment, and it looks fantastic! They pride themselves on offering a relaxed, informal dining experience with a contemporary global menu in a traditional pub setting! The Windmill is only a short drive away (or for the more adventurous you can choose to follow our walk here) and is the perfect stop-off on the way back to your cabin.

My personal favourite is the Singapore rice with the sticky chilli beef its a treat for the taste buds and will leave you feeling completely satisfied. An insider tip – Pie night is Wednesday evenings, the perfect winter warmer comfort food it’s great value and super tasty.  The Button Mushroom, spinach and stilton is one to make a bee-line for in my opinion and the accompanying gravy…is AMAZING!

You can be assured of a warm welcome and delicious food and it’s pet-friendly if you are travelling with your fluffy friend.  The log burner is a focal point in the bar area.  Often live music can be playing (check their website) relax and enjoy the company.

Booking in advance is always advised, especially at weekends.


Brascote Lane, Brascote, Nr. Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire LE9 9LE   Tel : 01455 824433

The Lancaster Arms – Desford

Located on the outskirts of the village of Desford the Lancaster Arms is another of our favourites. A friendly welcome awaits you in their country pub-style lounge, centred around a real fireplace which is super cosy in the winter.  They have a great menu including special sharing boards, as everything is cooked fresh to order dietary requirements can easily be catered for.

If you are looking for a quirky dining experience, The Lancaster Arms also has Dining Domes.  Your own private heated outside/inside space complete with a Bluetooth speaker for your playlist, cosy furnishings and nighttime mood lighting. These domes are perfect for that special evening, with a great menu and drink list. Visit their website to check them out!


Station Road, Desford, Leicester, LE9 9FP Tel: 01455 824265

The Bulls Head – Leicester Forest West

The Bulls Head or Halfway house as it’s known locally is conveniently located on the A47.  The perfect stop for lunch on your first day en route to check in, or for an evening meal after a day spent exploring the city. My teenagers love the “Classic Hamburger” The Bulls Head is an absolute family pleaser of a place, with classic pub grub done well. They have a dog-friendly bar area, or a more formal dining room, depending on your preference.  Service with a smile, and a warm welcome.


Hinckley Road, Leicester Forest West, LE9 9JE  tel: 01455 822252

Dog and Hedgehog – Dadlington. 

**Currently closed due to Retirement – Hopefully, it will re-open again soon**
Located in the super cute village of Dadlington with its links to the Battle of Bosworth, this 17th Century Inn is located on the village green. The perfect stop-off for walkers and cyclists who might be exploring the canal or battlefield trails. Pet-friendly, Super tasty food with good-sized portions, it’s a super cosy winter pit stop.

They don’t have a website but you can read more about them on Tripadvisor here.

2 The Green, Dadlington, CV13 6JB. Tel: 01455 213151

Hercules Revived – Sutton Cheney

The Hercules Revived is one of those village pubs that cater for everyone. It’s a traditional coaching inn with a warm and cosy vibe, perfect for those winter days when you just want to be wrapped in comfort and delicious food.

Fancy A la carte dining? Perfect- they have very tasteful dining rooms, providing the perfect backdrop for that special occasion. The wine-tasting menu is a treat for anyone looking to excite their taste buds and sample the seasonal best of the best.

Just been for a walk around the Bosworth battlefield with the dog? Absolutely no problem, with its pet-friendly bar, you can enjoy a locally brewed pint and a burger by the open fires to relax.

Ollie and his team have created such a gem in Sutton Cheney.  The food here is brilliant, seasonal, super tasty and very high quality. They also have a superb selection of ales and the wine list is a great tantalising read.

I would definitely recommend a visit to the “Herc” after a stroll around Market Bosworth or Bosworth Battlefield – they are open every day for lunch and dinner.


Main Street, Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire, CV13 0AG.  Tel: 01455 699336

If you fancy visiting one of our recommended Leicestershire cosy pubs and need somewhere to stay, check out Mallory Meadows. Our cute and cosy cabins and roundhouses all with private hot tubs situated in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside offer you the perfect romantic escape.

Find out more in our FREE Mallory Meadows Digital Guide.

If you are looking to visit our wonderful county of Leicestershire
Mallory Meadows Boutique Cabins and Roundhouses can offer you the perfect place to stay.
Check out our cabins and availability here.