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Hammer and Pincers

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5 East Road | Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6ST, England
01509 880735
Website
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 206
    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
Lovely meal and lovely place !

Visited Wednesday with my partner for the first time based on word of mouth recommendation and I have to say, what a lovely place this really is. They have a lovely patio behind the pub where you can dine on what was a glorious day when we went. Twinned with amazing service, swift service, lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Jason D
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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311 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Visited Wednesday with my partner for the first time based on word of mouth recommendation and I have to say, what a lovely place this really is. They have a lovely patio behind the pub where you can dine on what was a glorious day when we went. Twinned with amazing service, swift service, lovely menu and beautiful food it... More 

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Nottingham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife and I booked to go to the Hammer and Pincers through their online system and though I am always dubious about these systems we arrived at the restaurant to be greeted by name! The food was lovely and the drinks menu equally matched the food menu, service was excellent, after driving past this restaurant for years, I glad... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We arrived early, around 6pm, not really dressed well for this lovely restaurant, although not scruffy either. We were welcomed and seated and very well looked after. The food was excellent in every way so big compliments to the chef. The waiting staff were lovely too and the bar manager. My only improvement would be to the wine list and... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This lovely venue was pretty central for all of the guests invited to my 60th Birthday Sunday Lunch on 1st March 2015. We were lucky to have a large table slightly away from the main restaurant dinners which allowed us to be merry! The food was excellent quality and value for money. With a wide variety of choice everyone from... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The value and standard was literally the best for miles! Every course from start to finish was above and beyond the expected standard! We will be visiting again 100%

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Colchester
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My husband & I visited for the first time for our wedding anniversary - we had heard some good things and wanted to treat ourselves to the "grazing menu". This did not disappoint - 9 courses including the lovely breads at the start, the apple sorbet with champagne was amazing! We had the "with wine" option and it was so... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Very soon in a meal here you are aware of sampling food from a "serious" chef. Fresh produce, served in fascinating combinations, create delightful plates of inventive cuisine. A light, unusual blend of lemon scented scallops, lobster mousse with pea puree and a scattering of pea shoots set the tone for an excellent Saturday dinner. The green chill vegetable curry... More 

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Belper, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We ate lunch here three years ago on our "first date" and return every year to celebrate, lunch is always excellent here. This time we we treated ourselves to dinner, the grazing menu with accompanying wine selection for dinner seemed very good value for money. We soaked up the decor over a pre dinner glass of champagne before being guided... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Brilliant meal here again. We had the grazing menu with matching wines. Really faultless and inventive across all eight courses. Super service which is an achievement when the place is so busy. We eat out a lot and have been to a fair few Michelin star restaurants in the UK and overseas and this still strikes me as impressive. We... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

A great location to meet up with friends for a chat and catch up over a really good meal. Plenty of parking, easy to find and the building decor and staff welcome were a positive start to the evening. The bar area is small so we went straight to the table and the staff were nicely in the background while... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?