5 Rearsby Road
Mon-Sat 12(6 Mon)-11; Sun 12-3; 7-10.30
Set back off the road up a slope, this is an imposing building. There are two entrances and two bars.
The disabled are only able to enter the pub from the public bar side where there is a ramp entrance - though once inside you are not able to traverse to the lounge due to steps. The lounge is to the left on entrance and the bar open to your right. It is a small corner bar with no room for hanging around, despite stools being present.
Here you will find the usual Marston (W&D) beers plus a guest from the Marston's range - Ugly Sisters this time around. The beers were kept well and served with or without sparkler. Prices are fair for this area - very salubrious.
Eating in the lounge is mainly in low rise booths roughly cut from wood and some of the tables are likewise, just dark varnished tree trunk slices. Some chairs are available also. The walls are covered in horse brasses and local pictures, although there are some 'art' type ones too. Look up high and you will see lots of teapots on the plate shelf.
The public bar is not spit and sawdust, but has carpet in places and tables and chairs (fruit machine). The bar is larger here and less food is served here of an evening, although you can eat in either bar.
The food is standard fayre for a pub, and not at all restaurant like. We were not overly impressed for the area, but the food was good and wholesome and filling at a price that wasn't exorbitant.
No accommodation here but a Little Chef on the A46 does it.
Well worth a visit if you are on the busy A46 to Nottingham or wherever and fancy a stop as it is just 5 minutes off the A46.
Out of interest Thrussington is the birthplace in 1782, of artist, John Ferneley.
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Marston's Ugly Sisters
Three Ways Farm
Melton Road, Queniborough
Leicester, Leics, LE7 3FN
0116 260 0472
From S:£22-£28, D:£22-£25pp