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Tollemache Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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48 Main Street | Buckminster, Grantham NG33 5SA, England
+44 1476 860477
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Went for a work meal and really enjoyed it. Food was great, good ales and very friendly staff. Only criticism is that the bar area is too brightly lit! Will go back if in the area again.

Thank Nozeyparker
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited the tollemache again after such a good meal last time.I decided to try the Tapas Chorizo,black pudding and poached egg,Mussels in chilli cream and king prawns absolutely fantastic good size portions and well presented, my husband had fish and chips said they were very good we will be back

Thank oscar195117
Grantham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The food is fresh, presented beautifully and above all tastes good. The decor of the pub and restaurant is tasteful, comfortable and cosy in the winter with the fire lit. I was impressed with how polite and courteous the staff were, nothing was too much. Overall a great experience and we will return.

Thank Rebecca B
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a lunchtime pint on a Monday. Everywhere was closed then we drove past and this was open. Turns out they'd opened for a private party but the barmaid let us stop for a pint as long as we kept out of the way and didn't want to eat. The chouce of rwal ales were all in... More 

Thank Roger M
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We arrived late in the evening on a Friday; things were still busy and we had a bit of a wait, but were seated quickly and served drinks. My wife's portion of cod and chips were excellent, though huge. My chicken parmesan (plus a side salad) was excellent in every way, with interesting accompaniments and a flavoursome sauce - again... More 

Thank OscarVII
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My wife decided to give the Tollemache Arms (TA) try for a meal and are we glad we did. The welcome, service and the food was really excellent - the portions were magnificent and you certainly do not leave feeling hungry. My wife had soup with homemade bread and butter, followed by scampi and chips, and a creme brûlée. I... More 

Thank David I
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We decided to go to the tollemache as we had not been for a while the food was excellent I had seafood taggletelli my husband had parmesan chicken fantastic value meals, a good choice menu something for everybody and very reasonably priced, staff very pleasant and good service and Pete is a very good chef his presentation was very good.... More 

Thank oscar195117
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Well recommended. Lovely quiet location, amazing food and helpful staff. Room was immaculate and very reasonably priced also.

Thank Matthew C
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

During a recent stay in Grantham we found ourselves with no where to eat quite late on a Saturday night. We had a quick look on trip advisor and found the Tollemarche arms. A quick phone call booked as a table, however they stopped serving in 30 minutes and we were a good 20 minutes away! There was no spaces... More 

Thank kirstyjjj
Steve T, Joint Owner at Tollemache Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us. You need not have hurried as, if we know guests are running late, we will always keep the kitchen open for them so they can eat. Look forward to your return. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Sometimes I am tempted to have a burger on a bistro pubs menu but these burgers are to be believed. Large, probably over large but what the heck, tasty and reasonably priced. The starters are also worth mentioning, the duck rolls are tasty and plentiful, as is the whitebait. The waitresses were very helpful.

Thank Highbury_lifeYork
Steve T, Joint Owner at Tollemache Arms, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed our food and for taking the time to write a nice review. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in the area. If you need accommodation, we do have four en-suite bedrooms that are as good as our burgers!!! 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Main Street | Buckminster, Grantham NG33 5SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Grantham
  • Phone Number: +44 1476 860477
The Tollemache Arms is situated 4 miles off the A1 in the beautiful village of Buckminster, between Colsterworth and Melton Mowbray on the B676.The bar is open to everyone, their muddy feet and their dogs! Tasty bar nibbles such as home roasted mixed nuts, olives, pickled eggs and much more are prepared by the Chef and a selection of draught beers and local ales are changed regularly - all to be enjoyed in front of a cosy fire during the cold winter months! The dining room offers intimacy and the menu offers pub classics or sandwiches at lunchtime as well as bar snacks and other dishes to push your palate. The library is ideal for coffee mornings, meetings and an area for the children, with toys available. It is also popular during the evenings for pre-dinner/party drinks and after dinner coffees. We have a large garden with plenty of space for eating outside and can cater for private parties, weddings, christenings or any other events, either within the pub or in a marquee outside in the garden.The Tollemache Arms offers a relaxed, cosy atmosphere with friendly chat and we look forward to welcoming you on your visit.

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