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Hammer and Pincers

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5 East Road | Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6ST, England
+44 1509 880735
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sister recently treated me to a beautiful 3 course dinner here to celebrate my upcoming big birthday. From the moment we walked in until the moment we left the service was lovely. We were attended to in a friendly and helpful manner by all of the staff without feeling that we couldn't speak privately. The wine was topped up... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth F
Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried the Hammer & Pincers for the first time and had the 10 course grazing menu. The food was lovely and the service was great. The only disappointed we had, was with the beef; it tasted lovely but it was quite tough. Other than that, the wines were lovely and we enjoyed our meal. Reasonably priced too. We shall... More 

Thank Jodiejg
Leicester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My meal for two at the Hammer & Pincers in Wymeswold was as close to perfection as I am ever probably going to be lucky enough to experience. It’s probably the best meal I have ever had and probably also the most expensive inside UK borders. Two bottles of wine didn’t help I suppose… We opted for the grazing menu... More 

Thank couchmagpie
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very, very tasty meal here. A really interesting and well considered menu, lots of choice to suit all tastes. Usually a meat eater, I went for the haddock soufflé to start and it was divine.. the leek puff pastry for main course was great too. My husband had the beetroot starter which was beautifully presented and extremely... More 

Thank Xtine25
Loughborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service, lovely ambience. It has to be a special occasion as it's quite expensive but each mouthful is delicious!

Thank George310862
Hinckley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend & I decided to treated each other to lunch here at the weekend & we were not disappointed, the food was beautifully prepared and the atmosphere was delightfully relaxed with attentive staff. There is so much to say about this restaurant & the food it serves - a list is supplied on your table showing where the produce... More 

Thank Ringey01
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not been here for a while but worth the return visit, the service was very good with attentive staff throughout the evening. The menu is varied, limited and very interesting, but I believe this adds to it being special because what is on offer is first class. Well worth a visit for business or pleasure, won't be leaving it so... More 

Thank Martin C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read the reviews....and was not disappointed. There is a very good set lunch as well as the a la carte menu. The choice of wines is very good, and the selection of gins amazing! The bread is regularly brought to the table, and is so good that you can't refuse. Presentation of every dish was wonderful. Food was... More 

Thank GinneyRose45
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and girlfriend visited the hammer and pincers on Saturday evening, I originally booked a table online for 8.30 pm which of course was fine. I was then emailed a week before my booking to say that the table was ours for the whole evening and could dine earlier if we wished a nice touch. We arrived and had a... More 

Thank Luke R
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really lovely Sunday lunch here today. We'd had some issues last time and had been offered a complimentary return visit and we were very pleased with both food and service. Will definitely be returning. We had starters of duck and pepper salad, and parsnip soup, mains of sirloin and hake, and puddings of chocolate mousse with ice cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 East Road | Wymeswold, Loughborough LE12 6ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Loughborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1509 880735

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