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The Reservoir Inn

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286 Main Street, Thornton LE67 1AJ, England
+44 1530 382433
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having visited the Reservoir Inn twice before we couldn't wait to go back. We arrived for Sunday lunch and the place was packed. Even though the staff were very busy we were still treated like old friends and the normal brilliant friendly service. The food was awesome and plentiful as always. Considering how busy the restaurant was the food was... More 

Thank Bonnieeardley
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in after a walk round Thornton reservoir on a Sunday and managed to get a table in the bar. They do a very good Ciabatta for £8 which comes with your choice of Sunday roast. Served with a pot of roast potatoes and a pot of gravy. Great value and really good. They also serve Charnwood beers which is... More 

Thank Paul M
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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380 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before I start can I say that the food and service were fine. The meal was lovely and the staff attentive. It all went downhill when we got the bill. They have a lunchtime menu - 1 course £9.00 2 for £12.50 or 3 for £14.50. We decided we didn't want starters and opted for sweets, so we were shown... More 

3 Thank Sue K
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Sunday dinner with family here, all food incredible! Starters, mains and desserts so good! The staff are lovely and so polite. 100% will recommend to others! Can't wait to try the burger evening on Wednesdays!

Thank Bella O
Leicester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Sunday lunch was excellent would defiantly recommend and will defiantly be returning soon. The staff were really friendly and very good with children.The reservoir is an ideal walk to work up an apatite as the portions are generous.

Thank bano075
Leicester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Just needed a simple but tasty lunch snack. Thought that this should be a good choice... and we weren't disappointed! Just a portion of battered cod goujons, plus a garlic ciabatta. Great mix, and the ciabatta was hot, moist (inside) and really crisp (outside). Just right.. Steamin' Billy ale still on top form; Charnwood as a mega-backup. Lovely puddings available... More 

Thank Graham M
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Very first visit this week & cant rate this place enough - food was delicious - Soup was outstanding @ the pies to die for - staff were excellent & attentive & very welcoming - would l recommended this place - absolutely & have already booked the next meal - give it a go - u won't be disappointed

Thank shazhallam
Markfield, England
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Family meal with 10 & 11 ur old. Good menu, great service, delicious food, good value midweek. Charnwood brewery beer topped it off nicely.

Thank nostawnitram
leicester england
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

visited this eatery and can only say how great the food was had roast beef with a terrane starter asked for gravy separate great service from all the staff could not fault in any way. Revisited one week later and can honestly say the service was just has good but this time the meal was not up to same standard... More 

Thank kelvin1949
Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Not so much a film recommendation but a shortlist of plusses for this fabulous gastro pub: Proximity to Thornton Reservoir (for an appetite raising Sunday morning walk) and a refreshing open door policy to mans' best friend. We knew that The Reservoir was listed as a 'dog friendly' pub before we set out for a Sunday walk around Thornton Reservoir... 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
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Main Street, Thornton LE67 1AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Thornton
  • Phone Number: +44 1530 382433
The perfect venue for a pre/post Reservoir walk food stop. The Reservoir Inn serves hearty homemade food in a relaxed informal dining atmosphere.Our bar area is perfect for muddy boots and wet dogs.

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