Review Summary

10 based on 1 reviews
  • Food

  • Value

  • Ambiance

  • Service

    Excellent ambience and service at Jackson Stops Country Inn, could not fault it. A very pleasant evening.

Closed (except Bank Holidays)
12pm-3pm and 6pm-10:30pm
12pm-3pm and 6pm-10:30pm
12pm-3pm and 6pm-10:30pm
12pm-3pm and 6pm-10:30pm
12pm-3pm and 6pm-10:30pm
12pm-5pm (last orders 4pm)
  • Ranked #6 of 26
  • Avg. main course: £16
  • 7.37 miles from Stamford
  • British

We say…

The Jackson Stops Country Inn is a traditional thatch pub and restaurant in the historic village of Stretton in Rutland, just off the A1. Owned by the Reid family, who also run the Toft Country House Hotel in Bourne, the Jackson Stops boasts a classic yet unique ambience.

Since 2011, Robert & Julia Reid have turned The Jackson Stops into a must visit place to eat, with the talents of Robert Knowles as head chef, who has been with Robert Reid some 32 years! & Bart as sous chef, the food is simply delightful to the palate, as well as the eyes!

This is a beautiful old stone building with plenty of lovely period features in its meandering interior. The black-beamed country bar down on the left has some wall timbering, a cushioned wall pew and an elderly settle on the worn tile and brick floor, and a log fire in one corner. A beer from local Grainstore and a changing guest are on hand pump alongside several good wines by the glass. The largest dining room in the old barn on the right is light and airy with a nice mix of old world charm & modern tables, the present owners have an interesting selection of artwork in this room & the other dining rooms. To the left of the entrance bar is the old bakery, this leads through to 2 further dining rooms both with stripped-stone walls, a tiled or wooden floors, the second of these rooms are ideal for private dining; plain crystal glassware, linen napkins & background music throughout. 

The kitchen staff go that extra mile to create beautiful recipes using freshly sourced local produce. Their hard work has been noted in the Michelin Pub Guide 2013 as well as being named runners-up in the East Midlands Food and Drink Awards. On the menu you will find dishes that honour traditional British cuisine yet add a personal touch. Guests will be eager to try the tasty lamb trio of pan-fried cutlet, baby lamb shoulder pie, and red currant and merlot reduction; or the succulent Burgundy beef pie with chunky home-cooked chips and peas a la Française. Seafood lovers will adore the marinière of monkfish with mussels and tiger prawns served with warm crusty bread; and no diner will be able to resist the devilish “Stretton Mess” – a delicious mishmash of meringue, soft fruit, cream and biscotti.

Featured on Channel 5 for its unusual bar game of Nurdling, this country Inn has a lot to offer. In the winter the bar has a beautiful & efficient log fire, in the summer you can dine “al fresco” in the charming gardens to the front.

At the very heart of village life, the Jackson Stops Country Inn Stretton is more than just your average country pub. At a superb value, it is the perfect place to enjoy fine ale in stunning surroundings before a lovely lunch or dinner with family and friends.

last updated: 28 Mar 2019
Rookery Lane, Stretton, LE15 7RA
01780 410 237