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Tollemache Arms

48 Main Street | Buckminster, Grantham NG33 5SA, England
01476 860477
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Ranked #33 of 121 Restaurants in Grantham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Tollemache Arms is situated 4 miles off the A1 in the beautiful village of Buckminster, between Colsterworth and Melton Mowbray on the B676.The bar is open to everyone, their muddy feet and their dogs! Tasty bar nibbles such as home roasted mixed nuts, olives, pickled eggs and much more are prepared by the Chef and a selection of draught beers and local ales are changed regularly - all to be enjoyed in front of a cosy fire during the cold winter months! The dining room offers intimacy and the menu offers pub classics or sandwiches at lunchtime as well as bar snacks and other dishes to push your palate. The library is ideal for coffee mornings, meetings and an area for the children, with toys available. It is also popular during the evenings for pre-dinner/party drinks and after dinner coffees. We have a large garden with plenty of space for eating outside and can cater for private parties, weddings, christenings or any other events, either within the pub or in a marquee outside in the garden.The Tollemache Arms offers a relaxed, cosy atmosphere with friendly chat and we look forward to welcoming you on your visit.
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We arrived for lunch two minutes before end of service......no problem to the really kind manager and chef......really nice glass of wine and lovely food.....tomato and goat cheese tatin was delicious. So often people don't go out of their way to accommodate latecomers......it was so nice to be made welcome. And the prices are excellent!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I met a girlfriend for a catch up lunch at The Tollemache Arms, as it was about equidistant for both of us. I had heard good reports, and passed it many times to and from Melton, so was looking forward to it. I arrived early, and was one of two customers. Lovely barmaid/waitress made me a cold lager shandy, and... More

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Birmingham ,England
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wherever we go we can always be sure of the food and drink at a Wetherspoons pub. Some look down their noses at them because they aren't "trendy". Well in most cases we find "trendy" equals "expensive for what you get". The steaks we had at the Tollemache in Grantham included a glass of wine at a total cost of... More

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Potton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A bank holiday Monday lunch to say goodbye after a delightful stay at my mother and father-in-law's to celebrate the life of my wife's late uncle took a surreal turn. This establishment is local to them and everyone was filled with a feeling of goodwill and wanting the establishment to do well for itself. A near full car park and... More

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TolleBuckminster, Owner at Tollemache Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I was under no illusion when you left on Bank Holiday Monday that I would find a review on here sooner or later. I was surprised about how much more you were unhappy about in the review than when you left on Monday You were correct in stating that we were very busy that lunchtime,... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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230 reviews 230 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I've dined at the Tollye many times. Most of the time the food is good, but it can be a bit inconsistent. It is absolutely fantastic value for money - especially their special nights, e.g. curry night, steak night etc.

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TolleBuckminster, Owner at Tollemache Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, but similar to the previous review i think you dined at a different Tollemache Arms as i don't offer either special evenings.I hope you are able to find the correct establishment and offer them the same review Kind regards More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We go out here for a curry on a Thursday or pre drinks ( Prosecco is very good ), before going on else where. They always make us feel welcome and to honest nothing is too much trouble. The young assistant manager is very friendly and helpful. Any problems ( coke flat once ) and it's sorted without question. The... More

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TolleBuckminster, Owner at Tollemache Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review. Unfortunately I don't think the review is about our pub as we don't offer a curry night on a Thursday. We hope you can make it ours soon though! Kind regards Matt More

Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Had a girls night out at the Tollemache Arms. The atmosphere was great in lovely surroundings. Excellent service, friendly and relaxed. The pies are to die for! I honestly had one of the best fish pies I've ever tasted topped with choux pastry - scrumptious! This was followed by a sharing platter of desserts which are all homemade and absolutely... More

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Had a fantastic evening meal at the Tollemache Arms in Buckminster, highly recommend the Pie nights!

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Grantham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I went for a romantic dinner with my wife. The atmosphere was grood, a beautiful venue and the staff were the perfect balance of helpful and relaxed. The Food is fabulous a great mix of delicious surprises and tasty traditional favourites.

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Nottingham, England
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Visited the Tollemache Arms for the first time yesterday with family. There were 6 adults and one 2 year old in our group and the staff were very attentive, polite and couldn't do enough for us. The food was excellent and the chef even came out to see what I would like him to make my toddler to eat (offered... More

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