The Castle Inn Restaurant in Rutland for a peaceful pizza

On the border of Rutland, Leicestershire and Northampton you will find the peaceful village of Caldecott. Set in the Welland Valley, deep in the open countryside, it is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a quiet day out. Here you will find The Castle Inn Restaurant, serving simple Italian and rustic food, within a large red brick farmhouse. With its multiple chimney stacks and gleaming white facade it looks like a great place to stop for a bite to eat.

Simple rustic food with a panoramic view

Inside, it has a farmhouse feel that is sleek, not cluttered or chintzy, with exposed beams and stone floors. The tables and chairs are bare wood atop sisal matting and framed by low ceilings; decorative touches of wood and metal are kept to a minimum and add a touch of quiet personality. A light and airy summer room stretches across the back of the house and gives a panoramic view of the rolling fields beyond. Simply dressed in wicker and linen, it is a peaceful and elegant room.

A selection of simple rustic starters such as chicken liver and pork pate with apricot compote stand alongside more traditional Italian offerings that include a prosciutto platter of ham, feta, tomato, olives and balsamic with toasted bread or one of the larger sharing antipasto platters. The menu includes a range of pub style dishes such as gammon steak with eggs or Lincolnshire sausage and mash, but the restaurant also has a large stone oven that is used for fresh pizzas and Italian a la carte specials. Pollo alla Castle is a moist chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella, mushroom, tomato, basil and served with rice and chargrilled vegetables or if you prefer something a little more carnivorous then you could choose rib eye steak with red wine sauce, chicken liver and rosemary potatoes. The blackboard features a range of specials and the fresh fish of the day.

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To finish your meal there is a selection of house-made desserts including a rich chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream or for something lighter there is a mixed berry cheesecake or even a fresh fruit salad. You can view the full menu for the Castle Inn Restaurant on the Go dine site and browse through photographs and descriptions too. We also bring you up to date information of the best restaurants in Rutland and the rest of the East Midlands. Booking online with Go dine is simple, completely free of charge and you can earn points towards a free meal.

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