The Queens Head, Nassington – family friendly restaurant quality food in a lovely setting. Slightly more upmarket. Telephone 01780 784006.

The Papermills, Wansford - great family friendly pub with log fires in the winter. Bistro style menu. Fabulous deep filled sandwiches and chips for lunch! Dog Friendly too. Telephone 01780 782328.

The Haycock Hotel, Wansford - Fine dining in an award winning & renowned hotel, contemporary yet classic menu in Bentley’s Restaurant. Telephone 01780 782223.

The White Swan, Woodnewton - always good quality and a cosy pub with a relaxing atmosphere and a vast array of artisan gins. Telephone 01780 470944

The Falcon, Fotheringhay - near the beautiful church and River Nene. Another award winning pub with a lovely garden and conservatory. Telephone 01832 226254.

Loch Fyne, Elton - fresh seafood supplied every other day from the Scottish Loch itself, stunning food! Tele-phone 01832 280298.

Mulberry Cafe, Bosworths Garden Centre, Elton - Food served all day, including breakfast. Fabulous afternoon tea and a walk around the great garden centre a must. Telephone 01832 343104.

Tap and Kitchen, Oundle Wharf - Food freshly prepared in a great setting by the river with plenty of outdoor seating. Nene Valley Brewery Ales on tap and available to buy next door! Telephone 01832 275069

Talbot Hotel, Oundle - many other eateries in Oundle too! Telephone 01832 273621.

The Jackson Stops, Streatham - well worth the drive north up the A1. Telephone 01780 410237.

Award winning, The Olive Branch, Clipsham - Fine food and wine, local ales, all served by knowledgeable staff in a great setting. Stunning! Telephone 01780 410355.

There is a multitude of eating places in Stamford including the famous George Hotel. Also, The William Cecil and The Crown Hotel (great locally reared, 28 day matured Lincoln Red roast beef). The Mad Turk offers fine Turkish cuisine, No 3, The Yard, just off Ironmonger Street and pubs such as the Cozy Club offering amazing tapas and more, the Toby Norris serving real ales and gastro pub food and try the Kings Head, tucked away on Maiden Lane by the church in the centre of Stamford - a very small pub with a lovely courtyard garden, great home cooked food and real local ales. Get there early for lunch before it fills up!

It’s impossible to mention them all but we are happy to recommend many more local eateries and can book a table or taxi on request.

If you don't feel like cooking, Aurthur's mobile fish and chip van parks outside the School in Nassington, 3 miles away, between 6.45 and 8 pm on a Thursday evening. Perfect for supper after a busy day!