Set within the magnificent Hambleton Peninsular, The Finch’s Arms is a beautiful and atmospheric restaurant that also offers luxurious bed and breakfast facilities, private dining and function rooms that are perfect for weddings and special celebrations. Named ‘Dining Pub of the Year’ 2002 as well as being Michelin listed and collecting a vast array of local awards, diners who are looking for something a little bit special will not be disappointed.
Surrounded by the Rutland Water Reservoir on three sides, The Finch’s Arms boasts impressive views of the water and the village of Hambleton whilst still maintain good transport connections via the A1 and the A606. Housed within an atmospheric 17th century public house with beautiful exposed beams, cask ales and roaring log fires. A beautiful and mood-lit restaurant to the rear overlooks Rutland Water and in the summer season, a fantastic terrace allows for peaceful, open air enjoyment of the top-class modern British cuisine. A friendly and warm welcome is given to all and the venue suitable for families, muddy ramblers returning from a hike in the beautiful countryside and couples looking for a romantic meal off the beaten track.
Mark Gough, previously the Head Chef at Hart’s restaurant in Nottingham, ensures that The Finch’s Arms consistently serves up an imaginative selection of modern British dishes, created using only the finest local produce. With his previous experience and expertise, Mark always surprises and delights diners with his experimental, yet classic, food. Must-try dishes include sirloin of beef with wild mushrooms and creamy mashed potato; fresh water crayfish risotto; and loin of lamb with buttered cabbage and potato rosti. For those looking for a light bite or snack, the bar menu offers a wide selection of smaller sharing dishes including baby chorizo and crusty bread, parma ham with olive tapenade and peppered sirloin and mushrooms and the set menus are incredible value for money.
If you are looking for a truly spectacular meal out then look no further than The Finch’s Arms in Hambleton. With beautiful local produce menus at fantastic prices, stunning views of Rutland Water and a child-friendly, gluten-friendly, allergy-friendly menu, there is something for everyone at this stunning hotel and restaurant. Diners are also encouraged to keep an eye out for the fabulous themed evenings with Game Nights being extremely popular with locals and visitors to the area alike.