Review on Joiners Arms

A modest-looking, eighteenth-century village pub with big ambitions, the Joiners Arms has made the leap from local watering hole to serious dining destination. There's still a bar for those who want a drink, but it's tucked away in one corner on the main beamed room. Most the space is taken up with tables unfussily laid up for those who want to eat; watercolours by a local artist enliven the walls and candles illuminate proceedings in the evening.

The kitchen responds with a sharp menu of modern bistro-style dishes. You might begin with sauté duck livers with smoked bacon and black pudding or scallops on pea and asparagus risotto. Mains are hearty, stomach-filling offerings including rump of lamb, pot-roast pheasant and venison pie with champ and roasted parsnips, although fish is treated with a lighter touch - perhaps turbot with wild mushroom gateau and truffle oil. To finish, look for the soufflés (perhaps blueberry or raspberry) or something like iced tiramisu parfait. The concise wine list has a good spread from the Old and New Worlds.

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Cuisine

Gastro pub

Chef

Tina Major

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sun (1.45pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

Online Booking Availability for Joiners Arms

Facilities at Joiners Arms

  • Alfresco Dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 50 covers

Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby

Address

Joiners Arms
Church Walk
Bruntingthorpe
Leicestershire
LE17 5QH

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