Review Summary

8.9 based on 7 reviews
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    Always a pleasure to dine here, good value and pretty delicious food at the Hammer and Pincers.

    Yet again the Hammer & Pincers has excelled in every way. The food was excellent the wine as well. This is a place reasonably close to home and where you can relax and eat well. This is our second visit and took friends along. They also enjoyed and will be revisiting.

    We really enjoyed our meal yesterday lunch. The meal was hot and well cooked. The service was very good and the waitresses always had a smile on their faces and nothing was to much trouble. Would certainly go again.

    Nice setting and some very successful starters and mains, but the fillet steak dish was rather tasteless despite sounding exciting on the page, plus didn't really gel together as a whole dish. While the fish stew was a very small portion with overcooked rubbery octopus; the service from certain members of the teams was also rather off-hand.

    This is a superb gastro pub where a meal is made into something special from the moment you are greeted by friendly staff. My fish and chips were beautifully cooked and presented and the ice creams and sorbets very tasty. It was a very satisfying hour or two.

    Terrific food. Nice choice of starters and mains. Staff very helpful and friendly however slightly overrun which affected the overall service.

    Fab food in relaxed environment. Not the cheapest, but worth every single last penny!

12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 9:30pm
12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 9:30pm
12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 9:30pm
12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 9:30pm
12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 9:30pm
12pm - 4pm
  • Ranked #67 of 205
  • Avg. main course: £19
  • 0.26 miles from Wymeswold
  • British

We say…

Situated on East Road in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, in close proximity to Loughborough and Leicester itself, is the highly acclaimed Hammer and Pincers restaurant. Recognised as one of the finest restaurants in the area, the Hammer and Pincers’ success is no surprise when you consider its owners restaurateur pedigree

Sandra and Danny Jimminson both trained at the Savoy Hotel in London and gained more experience in other high profile venues across London as well as Switzerland and France before settling close to Danny’s childhood home on the border of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. The duo’s combined experience has resulted in the Hammer and Pincers being a highly popular venue with a fantastic ethos that sees almost everything on the menu created in-house using fresh, locally-sourced produce.

The restaurant itself provides a cosy ambience that welcomes guests into the comfortable and relaxing dining areas. Kept light and airy through the use of a fresh cream and soft fern colour scheme and adding rustic and contemporary twists through the use of heavy wooden tables, exposed brickwork and quirky pieces of art, all of which are for sale and provided by the ‘galerie gARTenhaus’ with whom the Hammer and Pincers has collaborated with, the restaurant is the perfect setting for any occasion. With a larger table that is ideal for group bookings, friendly and attentive service and expertly executed modern British cuisine, there is no better place to spend time with friends and family enjoying good food, conversation and laughter.

Danny is a remarkable chef and you will certainly find no better advocate of local fresh produce. Everything on the menu is locally sourced with ingredients ranging from Prestwold pheasant to locally reared fillet steak, and everything is made in-house from the horseradish and ketchup to bread and desserts. You can expect to be enjoying, when seasonally available, dishes such as cod fillet, razor clam, squid, bacon and butterbean cassoulet with a smoked garlic and parsley puree; 28-day aged rib-eye steak from Blackberry Farm at Clipston-on-the-Wolds served with hand-cut, triple cooked chips and a sauce of your choice; and roast lamb rump, Lancashire hot pot, Chantennay carrots,creamed leeks & ruby kale.

The Hammer and Pincers is a truly exceptional restaurant that produces delicious food day in and day out. If you are looking for a cosy venue that doesn’t compromise on flavour, price or presentation then this is your restaurant! Perfect for special occasions, a romantic meal or just a good catch up and a few glasses of wine with friends.

last updated: 11 Dec 2019
5 East Road, Wymeswold, LE12 6ST
01509 880 735