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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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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 216
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 14
    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
Absolute Gem!

Simply beautiful. Perfect friendly service with a sense of humour! Beautiful food and stunning presentation. Couldn't ask for anything better. Will 100% be returning and recommending to friends&family. Thankyou for a night to remember :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Heather R
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Simply beautiful. Perfect friendly service with a sense of humour! Beautiful food and stunning presentation. Couldn't ask for anything better. Will 100% be returning and recommending to friends&family. Thankyou for a night to remember :)

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

As someone who is lactose intolerant, eating out can be a huge pain in the backside. Generally speaking, restaurants are awful at catering for people like myself and generally take the approach of just removing parts of meals and charging the same price. Desserts especially rarely come without dairy so I never get to eat any. Hammer and Pincers was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A quaint restaurant with food to die for. Not a typical 'pub grub' place at all and reasonably priced for the quality.

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Nottingham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a true gem of a place this is. My friend and I visited recently and the food and service were simply sublime. From the fantastic array of Gins behind the bar, to the complimentary sorbet, the visit was absolutely delightful. This has got to be the best out of town restaurant in the East Midlands, not only due to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife and I agreed that this was one of the best meals we have ever had when we visited recently. Each of the 6 different courses we chose were beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. The service was attentive and the extra apple sorbet a nice touch. There were so many other delicious sounding options on the menu that we... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Its been a while since my last visit, but the food remains top notch. The Roast Beef fillet was one of the best main courses that I have had dining out. The service was both courteous and attentive. I would recommend to anyone to try this restaurant.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The food here is presented excellently and it really does taste as good as it looks...I've visited twice in the last month and intend to go again to try out the 8 course taster menu. This is a real gem of a restaurant and the staff couldn't have done any more to look after us and make us feel welcome... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Treated to a meal out. Opted for early service 3 course menu. Got to say staff spot on and good venue. Lovely food but just when I start to enjoy it its gone, portions are small but still give it 5/5. I loved the chicken and sea bass. Would return

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Six of us ate here on Friday and the food was fantastic at the early evening menu too.The complimentary sorbet was a surprise and my friends and I have enjoyed all three courses. We booked again in June and looking forward to tasty well presented courses. Thanks to the chef and the staff.

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kent
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I've had lovely Sunday lunches here before and so we booked for a family celebration. The food was lovely....we were not asked to choose before..... everyone loved their choices. The service was spot on...not too quick, not too slow and really friendly. The pub was happy for us to provide our own cake and served it perfectly. A really lovely... More 

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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: English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?