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Hammer and Pincers

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5 East Road | Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6ST, England
01509 880735
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 240
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always pleased

I have visited the Hammer and Pincers on a number of occasions now after moving to the area and really struggling to find a good restaurant. I have never been disappointed here! The service is very good and the food fantastic. I'm a huge believer in voting with my wallet and never return to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Hammer and Pincers on a number of occasions now after moving to the area and really struggling to find a good restaurant. I have never been disappointed here! The service is very good and the food fantastic. I'm a huge believer in voting with my wallet and never return to a restaurant that even slightly disappoints,... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Just the two of us this time, but it was superb from start to finish. Contemplated going a la carte for this visit, but could't get away from the grazing menu...we don't go often enough to not try the eight courses! Started in the bar with two brilliantly served G&T's (great extensive choice and addition of cinnamon was brilliant!) Panic... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A typical Sunday lunch experience at the higher end of the spectrum. The place is very busy, which means that reservations are essential. It also meant, alas, that when we got there, there was no lamb. However the remaining menu was perfeclty adequate and the food of very good quality. While the service was occasionally disorganized, it was friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I visited today with my parents for Sunday lunch, with a 2.45 table reservation (the earliest the restaurant could accommodate us), having heard/read very good things about the place here and elsewhere. On arrival, the greeting/service was attentive and responsive, with several waitresses and bar staff on duty and assisting us with finding an outside table and welcoming us inside... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went on a Saturday evening and had a really nice table (pre booked). Menu had excellent variety and information on where the produce was sourced locally. There were lots of choices and two or three options for each course which I personally would have loved so I found it hard to choose. Had a vegetarian starter and meat for mains.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It's been a couple of years since I last ate here and my friend and I ate here last night and the food and service really were excellent, not fussy and really welcoming. We ate off the a la carte menu choosing the heritage tomato and mozzarella salad which was delicious and flavoured with a perfect amount of basil. We... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had a great meal, I love trying new places and this is a hidden gem!!! Food very well presented, fresh ingredients, I had the Roast Scallops as a starter which was simply delicious!! My main was the lamb equally Delicious! Would recommend for a romantic meal or a special dinner with the girls!! If you like good food and fine... More 

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Melton Mowbray Leics
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Had an excellent grazing meal here about 6 weeks ago and booked with friends after the test match. My sirloin steak should have been with triple cooked chips. When it arrived the chips were not triple cooked only once. I mentioned it to the waitress and she said anothe portion would be coming out. When they arrived the chips were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Visited one Friday for lunch. Selected the two course lunch menu. Chose from just three mains and desserts. Food only average. I've had much nicer Eton Mess - this was with strawberries. Meal not value for money. Only one other table occupied. Used to be a village pub but now totally refurbished. Glad we hadn't made a special journey.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I was really disappointed with this restaurant. I had high expectations having read reviews on here, although some recent reviews do state that standards have declined. The food was tasty, however portions were tiny and service could be improved. The restaurant was not value for money; when spending this amount there are far nicer places nearby,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 East Road | Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Loughborough
  • Phone Number: 01509 880735

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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