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“That's more like it”
Review of Horse and Jockey

Horse and Jockey
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Manton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Horse and Jockey is an award winning privately owned freehouse located in the idyllic village of Manton on the south shore of Rutland Water.The recently refurbished Horse and Jockey offers all the charm and character of a traditional country inn.The open fires, stone floors and low beams along with good wholesome locally sourced home cooked food and a wide choice of fine wines and real ales will ensure that your visit will be a memorable occasion just waiting to be recaptured.
ravenshead
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“That's more like it”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

After posting a couple of disappointing reviews of pub/restaurants lately it is so nice to be able to praise an establishment again. My wife & I called in here(for the first time) whilst visiting Rutland Water. The weather was great, scenery fantastic, premises, service & food brilliant(Oh! that steak & ale pie).
This place is owner run & it shows - group owned & managed pubs can very rarely match the standards & quality of places like this as they nearly always get their priorities wrong. Well done, we will be calling again soon.

  • Visited August 2013
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Jason A, Owner at Horse and Jockey, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Horse and Jockey. It is always rewarding for my staff and I to receive such comments particularly as they all work so hard to not only meet but to exceed our customers expectations. All comments are fed back to the staff accordingly. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Horse and Jockey in the future.
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English first
Kettering, United Kingdom
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“Lunch”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stopped at this lovely country pub for lunch near to Rutland Water. We ordered 2 cheese and tomato crusty rolls and one brie and cranberry crusty roll with a portion of chips to share. With your roll comes a side salad and homemade coleslaw with is great. This cost about £20 for the three of us plus a round of drinks. The menu is small, but has enough choice horse/jockey theme to the courses offered.

It is quite a busy pub used by locals, passers by and people cycling/walking around Rutland. The pub is presented very well clean tidy with friendly staff who also all look smart in their uniforms.

The only problem encountered (not only by us, but also other customers) was the wasps, we managed to move to an alternative table and was not bothered buy them as much. Some of the other customers moved as well as sat inside as we had two dogs with us we had to stay outside. We didn't ask if they let dogs in but is was a beautiful late summers day and we wanted to make the most of it.

Would I recommend a visit - Yes and would I return -Yes

  • Visited August 2013
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Jason A, Owner at Horse and Jockey, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you kindly for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Horse and Jockey and your kind words. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit with the exception of our little wasp friends. Unfortunately this is something that we have had to deal with all summer and it has not been for the lack of preventative measures we have tried. Locally and indeed nationally there has been an invasion of these little pests this year mainly due to the prolonged hot summer. Whilst we have not had a nest on our premises there have been at least 8 nests removed from private house holds in the village that I am aware. Unfortunately these little pests tend to be attracted to the sugary drinks and sweet food on our patio area. I trust these did not spoil your experience too much and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Horse and Jockey in the future.
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Bungay, United Kingdom
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“Nice stop over”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Very busy, would order a table before visit just in case, Plenty of cycle racks outside and car parking. They have a curry night which is very popular and tasty

Visited August 2013
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Jason A, Owner at Horse and Jockey, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review The Horse and Jockey at Manton. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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“Pit stop for cyclists”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

The Horse and Jockey acted as an excellent pit stop for my wife and I when we spent the day cycling round Rutland Water and the surrounding countryside. We really appreciated the dedicated bike parking and the seats outside which allowed further chance to relax in the sun or shelter in the shade. The seated area is right beside part of the reservoir circular route so it was quite fun to sit and people watch as the variety of experienced and inexperienced riders heaved their way up the incline (it is not a hil - hills are only in your mind). Our thirst was quenched with a pint of Soda Water and Lime at £1.50 each which comes in a lttle on the steep side before buying a proper drink to sit and relax with after our labours. Beer selection was solid and service was unfussy and quick the day of our visit. As vegetarians (of the not eating meat variety) the menu as limited for us but that is the case for most places. We ordered tuna baguettes each and a side order of chunky chips to share. The food came quickly and was fine. Nothing to rave about but the Chunky Chips, apart from having quite a bit of left over fried bits in, were very tasty. As is always a problem in the country the wasp and fly attack when trying to eat outside was a problem for all eating thaat lunchtime but that is just something to deal with. I think we spent just over £20 for out late end of the ride day lunch/early tea including drinks which is ok value.
In summary, we will be back but we visited on a Friday and I imagine on a weekend this place will get pretty mobbed.

  • Visited August 2013
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Busy weekend pub!!!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

This pub is on the cycle routes round Rutland Water and as such is very busy especially during the summer and weekends etc. With this in mind you would think that the service, food, etc would suffer. I think the owners have it spot on. They know that people want a nice sandwich and done chips in the day so obviously have some kind if production line which works quickly as everyone we have eaten at the pub the food has arrived quickly and tasted fantastic!
Always appears busy. It's a little small inside but if its a nice day you will want to sit outside and watch the world go by.
A new car park opposite the pub is a major positive!
Great food, clean, friendly staff, will keep returning!

  • Visited May 2013
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Jason A, Owner at Horse and Jockey, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Horse and Jockey. It is nice. As you experienced we are a very popular pub especially during the summer months and over the years we have tried to taylor our offering to ensure the best possible quality product and service. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back again in the near future.
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