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Hammer and Pincers

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5 East Road | Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6ST, England
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We weren't quite sure what to expect but a friend had been before and rated it quite highly. We had a set menu which gave us a small but adequate choice of meals. The staff were very friendly and welcoming giving great service. The ambiance was excellent with just enough quirkiness to lift it out of the ordinary. The food... More 

Thank MikeH007
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was fortunately enough to be visiting Loughborough for business and colleagues suggested this location for dinner. The food and atmosphere was pleasant, the bread was delightful and meal was tasty. Sitting outside for dinner was a nice treat too.

Thank memert
Syston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We'd been eyeing a visit to the Hammer and Pincers for some time, but had held off as we felt it might not be suitable for our 9-yr-old (who we take everywhere). With the youngster spending a few days camping with friends of ours, we took full advantage and booked a table on 20th July. We were showed to a... More 

Thank Conorsdad2007
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food....excellent service....Not a cheap meal but worth every penny....nice for a special occasion....save room to sample the mile long gin menu!

Thank Emma254
Newark, UK
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a difference a week makes! Last week we experienced poor service & average food at a nearby Restaurant with similar historic credentials. This week we enjoyed good hospitality from the minute we walked in the door (on spec without a reservation on a Friday evening). Strong management & good service throughout. We only had two courses plus a delightful... More 

Thank XS-Baggage
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tender roast beef, crisp Yorkshire pud, lovely roasties, cauliflower cheese, perfectly cooked carrot and greens and lovely gravy. Washed down with a reasonably priced rose and served with a smile. What's not to like?

Thank Meltonwrite
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meal we had at the Hammer and Pincers, was one of the best we have had for a long time. The staff were attentive and the presentation of the dishes immaculate. The wines available are interesting, with many available by the glass. Source of produce is very important to the restaurant, so much so that there is a list... More 

1 Thank NCDcreative
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table over three months ago to celebrate my sons graduation, seated on a table facing the kitchen and toilet door!. Expressed my dissatisfaction to the front of house manager he offered to move us to the table next to us!!. Food was good but evening spoilt by the table location.

Thank ras365
Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't recommend this restaurant enough, one of the best meals my husband and I have had in a long time, we both had the beef fillet and it was outstanding ! The service was excellent and each course was amazing,can't wait to go back! 😁

Thank Shaz C
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here last year and it was simply brilliant - in fact we are still talking about I as probably the best meal we have ever had. I wasn't a reviewer them but having eaten at 3 Michelin starred restaurants since, only one even came close, and the others were a long way behind - so having reviewed them... More 

Thank sh1pmate

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, British, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 East Road | Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Loughborough
  • Phone Number: 441509880735

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?