One of my favourite things to do is to explore on a nice walk and to have something super tasty to eat. Having brunch fits this winning combination and is just the best!
The word brunch was apparently coined in an article for ‘Hunters Weekly’ by a British writer called Guy Beringer in 1895. He wrote “Brunch: A Plea,” that a late social breakfast on Sunday, “Would make life brighter for Saturday night carousers” his suggestion was that Brunch was the perfect meal for Sunday, when people woke up late, possibly with a hangover and combined breakfast and Lunch together!
It’s not very often I wake up with a hangover these days but brunch is still a definite favourite meal of mine! Here are our top places for the best brunch in our nook of Leicestershire
Enjoy visiting and exploring my favourite spots.
Emily Jane x
The Malt Mill Coffee Shop and Bakery, 6 Malt Mill Bank, Barwell, LE9 8GS
Our top spot has to go to The Malt Mill in Barwell, a superb independent gem of a place and dog-friendly too. One of our closest brunch spots, they source and use the best local ingredients including the most amazing coffee from St Martins Roasters, their menu is absolutely delicious. Chris would happily eat the Old Blighty every day and I love the Avo Smash, yum yum! If you’re staying at Mallory Meadows why not earn your brunch by following our Walk here.
Sutton Wharf, Wharf Lane, Sutton Cheney, CV13 0AL
Another fab Brunch stop with a great view over the Ashby Canal is Sutton Wharf. They have indoor and outdoor seating, are pet-friendly and have a super tasty menu with top-quality ingredients. Follow our walk here to explore and take in Bosworth Battle Field or just head straight for the wharf and enjoy a leisurely brunch by the water.
The Royal Arms, Main Street, Sutton Cheney, CV13 0AG
If you’re celebrating and looking for a fancy brunch head over to The Royal Arms for a ‘Vintage Champagne Breakfast’, yes I know it’s not officially marketed as brunch but they do serve from 8-11 so it’s still brunch times… ish. The menu is delicious, and I’ve been lucky enough to be taken for a Champagne breakfast, it was just delicious and a real special treat.
The Royal Arms is Located in the pretty and historic village of Sutton Cheney which is close to the site of the famous Battle of Bosworth, Henry VII Campsite was apparently located in the parish too. Once you’ve enjoyed your brunch I would highly recommend heading over to the Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park to explore at your leisure.
The Old Post Office, Bradgate Road, Newtown Linford, LE6 0HB
The Old Post Office tea room is wonderfully quaint and charming offering high-quality local food. With indoor and outdoor seating in a very pretty outside area in the courtyard making it fab if you’ve got your 4-legged friend with you.
This lovely independent tea room is just a stone’s throw away from the Newtown Linford Carpark offering the perfect place to brunch before you spend the afternoon exploring. Bradgate Park is an 800-year-old deer park with amazing landscapes and views, it also has the ruins of Bradgate House the family home of Lady Jane Grey – The Nine Days Queen.
Everards Beer Hall, Cooper Way, Everards Meadows, Leicester, LE19 2AN
It’s positioned on the edge of Everards Meadows, a 70-acre green space full of wildlife, it’s a great place to explore by bike (Bike hire is available) or on foot and also connects to the Grand Union Canal and the river Soar. We walked down to the locks on the canal last year and popped into Kings Lock tea room you can find our blog about it here.
If you’re in need of a bit of retail therapy, head over the road to Fosse Park home to one of the biggest out-of-town shopping parks in Britain with a great selection of shops and places to eat and drink.
Liberteas Coffee Shop, 62 Main Street, Newbold Verdon, LE9 9NP
This lovely coffee shop in our local village of Newbold Verdon is a great choice for a super brunch. Liberteas offers tasty good-value food served with a smile and is only a 10-minute drive from Mallory Meadows. They have indoor tables and a lovely courtyard area if you enjoy sitting outside. If you wanted to explore and work up an appetite before your brunch you could follow our pub walk here and head into the village and enjoy your refreshments before your walk back. They are dog-friendly too.
All this talk of food has made me super hungry, so I’m off to plan my next brunch adventure.
If you’re planning a trip to our nook of Leicestershire and looking for somewhere to stay, take a look at our website Mallory Meadows Boutique Cabins and Roundhouses.
*Always check opening times before you set off or make contact to book a table.