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Flying Childers Melton Mowbray

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Named after the undefeated 18th Century thoroughbred racehorse, The Flying Childers combines a convivial village pub atmosphere with a contemporary restaurant menu. We are located in Kirby Bellars, a stone's throw from Melton Mowbray. Our family-friendly pub is decorated and furnished in the modern vintage style. Bare brick and dark wood tables sit happily alongside whitewashed walls, ornate mirrors, and stylish lightshades. Outside, you'll find a heated patio and plenty of seating. Rotisserie chicken takes centre stage on the menu, but we do a wide range of alternatives. Much-loved British classics go wonderfully well with warming puddings. We specialise in meals that perfectly suit each diner. Craft a starter platter by selecting a combination of starters that speak to you. You can make many of our mains your own by dressing them up or pairing them down. The same goes for your little monkeys.
PRICE RANGE
US$5-US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
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All reviews rotisserie chicken pudding pie the pub pleasant atmosphere sunday lunch be visiting again family meal eye kettleby lakes choice of food food was lovely piping hot bridget marstons tenner pubs
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Met my auntie and uncle for lunch and Xmas presents exchange today. Lovely welcoming pub with great food. I'd booked ahead for a table for 4 adults and one small dog and that was fine with them. It makes a change for dogs to be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for quick food with another four hours of driving ahead of us. We ordered a flat white and a capaccino. The americano was served black and both drinks turned up twenty odd minutes before the lasagne and dark brown (overcooked) fish'n chips....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Carmel K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the Flying Childers, on Sunday 11th November 2018. This was for a family meal. On arrival we asked to be seated,to be told that we should take a seat and someone would come and take our order. 25 mins later, and only after...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today. Pub half empty but waited half hour for pudding and gave up, got them to remove them from the bill and left. Couldn’t pay by card as system was eroding with ‘connection failed’, waitress told us it’d been ‘fine all day’, implying a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and the better half went for a sunday meal at short notice Managed to reserve a table day before arriving Once arrived parking was plentiful and clear of any litter First impressions quite good outside We made our way inside to be warmly welcomed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Just had A fantastic Sunday dinner at this pub. Had the roast beef, it literally Melts In Your mouth. The staff were lovely. The waitresses are an asset to the team. So attentive. Has lunch in san Carlo yesterday and the service is so much...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kelly T
Dave T, General Manager at Flying Childers Melton Mowbray, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hey Kelly T Thanks for the great review. I have passed your comments on to the team. Hope to see you again soon Regards Dave

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit as the food is excellent. The discounted weekday evening menu suits any budget. Service needs a couple of tweaks but the place has potential if this could be solved. However we are regulars and this would not stop us returning. Chelsea...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 107shaned
Dave T, General Manager at Flying Childers Melton Mowbray, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hey Shane d Thanks for the great review. I have passed your comments on to the team. Hope to see you again soon Regards Dave

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Booked Sunday lunch waited 45 mins for our dinner. Worst Sunday lunch ever. Watery meat over cooked veg hard roast potatoes. Would not recommend it. Waitress was lovely and said there had been several complaints that day

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Androls22
Dave T, General Manager at Flying Childers Melton Mowbray, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hey Ms Reygan Sorry your meals weren’t quite right today. We have taken your feedback on board and have rectified the issues I hope your free meals on the day go some way as an apology Regards Dave

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

My family and I had lunch today at The Flying Childers. The food was lovely and plentiful and the waitresses showed excellent customer service skills. We were made to feel very welcome and the surroundings were lovely. Will defined my be back again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kelly L
Dave T, General Manager at Flying Childers Melton Mowbray, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hey Kelly L Thanks for the great review. I have passed your comments on to the team. Hope to see you again soon Regards Dave

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

With not arriving till gone 9pm we were unsure whether they would be serving food or not but they were and the staff made sure we got our food and drink fast. It’s typical pub food, tasty and cheap. Would recommend the chocolate orange bread...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LukeEt99
Dave T, General Manager at Flying Childers Melton Mowbray, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Hey Luke T Thanks for the review, I have passed the comments on to the team Hope to see you soon Regards Dave

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No, some outside play equipment and a very small corner in the pub with a couple of games
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