Steven's guide to Clipsham and the surrounding area

Steven

Steven's guide to Clipsham and the surrounding area

Food scene
If you're visiting and like great food, you must visit The Olive Branch. Book early to avoid disappointment. Also available for breakfast, but again, this must be booked directly with The Olive Branch in advance.
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The Olive Branch
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If you're visiting and like great food, you must visit The Olive Branch. Book early to avoid disappointment. Also available for breakfast, but again, this must be booked directly with The Olive Branch in advance.
Set in the middle of the countryside and near the beautiful village of Exton, the award-winning Hambleton Bakery is a local secret. Locals often visit first thing at the weekend to purchase an assortment of goodies.
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Hambleton Bakery
2 Cottesmore Rd
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Set in the middle of the countryside and near the beautiful village of Exton, the award-winning Hambleton Bakery is a local secret. Locals often visit first thing at the weekend to purchase an assortment of goodies.
Hambleton Hall offer exceptional wining and dining in our award-winning restaurant. Michelin Star chef, Aaron Patterson and his highly skilled team work with fabulous ingredients, where possible local in origin, to produce dishes with a strong seasonal bias. Michelin-Star since 1982 Hambleton Hall has the longest retained single star in the UK, earned and maintained thanks to Aaron and his team's tireless attention to detail from the stocks that form the base of all sauces to the pastry chefs who bake everything from scratch daily.
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Hambleton Hall
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Hambleton Hall offer exceptional wining and dining in our award-winning restaurant. Michelin Star chef, Aaron Patterson and his highly skilled team work with fabulous ingredients, where possible local in origin, to produce dishes with a strong seasonal bias. Michelin-Star since 1982 Hambleton Hall has the longest retained single star in the UK, earned and maintained thanks to Aaron and his team's tireless attention to detail from the stocks that form the base of all sauces to the pastry chefs who bake everything from scratch daily.
A restaurant in the heart of Oakham from the award winning team. Hitchen's Barn serves Modern British & locally sourced food. Awarded a Bib Gourmand in the 2020 edition of the Michelin guide. Also Find us in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2020. ​Voted Best Sunday Lunch by Rutland Pride Magazine.
Hitchen's Barn
12 Burley Rd
A restaurant in the heart of Oakham from the award winning team. Hitchen's Barn serves Modern British & locally sourced food. Awarded a Bib Gourmand in the 2020 edition of the Michelin guide. Also Find us in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2020. ​Voted Best Sunday Lunch by Rutland Pride Magazine.
If you're in Oakham, Otters is a great place to stop for brunch or pick up some artisan food. They have recently moved so be sure to head to the new premises which is on the main high street.
Otters Fine Foods
19 Mill Street
If you're in Oakham, Otters is a great place to stop for brunch or pick up some artisan food. They have recently moved so be sure to head to the new premises which is on the main high street.
Dog friendly, perfect for relaxed food any time of day. In the evening drinks are served and there's quite a good buzz about the place.
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The Crown Hotel
6 All Saints' Pl
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Dog friendly, perfect for relaxed food any time of day. In the evening drinks are served and there's quite a good buzz about the place.
Afternoon tea, fine-dinning, relaxed dining, champagne bar, fire-side lounges.... The George has something for almost everyone. You don't need to book The Orangery, it's on a first come first serve basis with a ticketing system which is ideal if you're not in a rush.
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The George Hotel of Stamford
71 High Street St Martin's
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Afternoon tea, fine-dinning, relaxed dining, champagne bar, fire-side lounges.... The George has something for almost everyone. You don't need to book The Orangery, it's on a first come first serve basis with a ticketing system which is ideal if you're not in a rush.
Dog friendly, walking through the doors of The Toby Norris takes you back in time. Set over three sprawling floors, it's packed full of charm and character. The pizzas are particularly good.
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Tobie Norris
12 St Paul's St
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Dog friendly, walking through the doors of The Toby Norris takes you back in time. Set over three sprawling floors, it's packed full of charm and character. The pizzas are particularly good.
Dog friendly pub full of charm and character. The pizzas are great.
The Lord Nelson
11 Market Pl
Dog friendly pub full of charm and character. The pizzas are great.
Located in Hambleton the Finch's is the perfect place to sit outside and overlook Rutland water on a lovely sunny day with a drink in hand.
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The Finch's Arms
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Located in Hambleton the Finch's is the perfect place to sit outside and overlook Rutland water on a lovely sunny day with a drink in hand.
A lively pub with a slightly younger crowd. Escape the buzz by venturing upstairs to eat. Great menu and Sunday roasts are very good.
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Paten & Co
7 All Saints' Pl
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A lively pub with a slightly younger crowd. Escape the buzz by venturing upstairs to eat. Great menu and Sunday roasts are very good.
A must for any night out in Stamford. A range of wines available all served in a characterful and intimate setting.
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The Wine Bar Stamford
10 St Paul's St
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A must for any night out in Stamford. A range of wines available all served in a characterful and intimate setting.
If you're looking for Indian cuisine Sarpech won't disappoint.
Sarpech Wine Bar & Restaurant
4 Burley Road
If you're looking for Indian cuisine Sarpech won't disappoint.
Soul food and Sushi restaurant in Stamford
Hoppi Dorri
11 All Saints' Place
Soul food and Sushi restaurant in Stamford
Opened in August 2020, this promises to serve great food. You might need to be a little patient as the restaurants finds its feet during these early days of opening.
The Slanted Door Stamford
43 Saint Mary's Street
Opened in August 2020, this promises to serve great food. You might need to be a little patient as the restaurants finds its feet during these early days of opening.
Good quality Indian cuisine in Stamford
Raj Of India
2 All Saints' Street
Good quality Indian cuisine in Stamford
Family friendly, quirky and serving all day. The tapas menu is good.
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Cosy Club
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Family friendly, quirky and serving all day. The tapas menu is good.
Sightseeing
1 mile from Barnstones, Yew Tree Avenue is well worth a short trip to see this historical place of interest.
Yew Tree Avenue And Wood
1 mile from Barnstones, Yew Tree Avenue is well worth a short trip to see this historical place of interest.
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Oakham
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Just over a ten minute drive from Barnstones south on the A1, Burghley House is a Tudor mansion built by Queen Elizabeth's Lord High Treasurer. Roam around the grounds which you'll share with the deer, visit the gardens, and choose between the garden cafe or Orangery. There's also a cute gift shop worth visiting.
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Burghley House
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Just over a ten minute drive from Barnstones south on the A1, Burghley House is a Tudor mansion built by Queen Elizabeth's Lord High Treasurer. Roam around the grounds which you'll share with the deer, visit the gardens, and choose between the garden cafe or Orangery. There's also a cute gift shop worth visiting.
Rutland Water Park is home to everything from adrenalin-fueled fun to relaxing breaks all set in a bucolic environment of open coutryside and nature reserve.
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Rutland Water
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Rutland Water Park is home to everything from adrenalin-fueled fun to relaxing breaks all set in a bucolic environment of open coutryside and nature reserve.
A good day trip. Be sure to visit the shops, restaurant and balloon bar over the road in the Engine Room.
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Belvoir Castle
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A good day trip. Be sure to visit the shops, restaurant and balloon bar over the road in the Engine Room.
City/town information
Stamford is a picturesque market town perfect for a weekend wander. Full of places to eat with a good mix of independant and chain restaurants. Equally, the high street as something for everyone.
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Stamford
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Stamford is a picturesque market town perfect for a weekend wander. Full of places to eat with a good mix of independant and chain restaurants. Equally, the high street as something for everyone.
15 minutes from Barnstones, Oakham is the capital of Rutland full of independant shops and restaurants. Be sure to check out Cavells if you're looking for some retail therapy.
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Oakham
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15 minutes from Barnstones, Oakham is the capital of Rutland full of independant shops and restaurants. Be sure to check out Cavells if you're looking for some retail therapy.
Famous for the school which has an alumni of the great and good, Uppingham is yet another picturesque Rutland market town and close to Oakham although somewhat smaller and quieter. You'll find antique stores, independants, and a good few pubs and restaurants.
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Uppingham
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Famous for the school which has an alumni of the great and good, Uppingham is yet another picturesque Rutland market town and close to Oakham although somewhat smaller and quieter. You'll find antique stores, independants, and a good few pubs and restaurants.
Another local secret, Hambleton is a peninsula of Rutland water. Home (or second home) to the rich and famous, it's the perfect way to enjoy Rutland water. There are various walks around the peninsula but do look out for the bikes. Choose to take refreshments at The Finches Arms in their gardens overlooking the water, or Hambleton Hall for something special.
Hambleton
Another local secret, Hambleton is a peninsula of Rutland water. Home (or second home) to the rich and famous, it's the perfect way to enjoy Rutland water. There are various walks around the peninsula but do look out for the bikes. Choose to take refreshments at The Finches Arms in their gardens overlooking the water, or Hambleton Hall for something special.