- Ranked #151 of 170
- Avg. main course: £13
Perfectly summarizing the term ‘gastropub’ The Staff of Life is located within the small village of Mowsley, half an hour south of Leicester. Although seemingly very rural, there are a multitude of local attractions close by that certainly make this cosy pub worth a visit. Simply 5 minutes away by car lies Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Air Field, which is very popular as a historic attraction due to its vital role during WWII. If aviation history isn’t your cup of tea then the Foxton Locks are also located less than a stone’s throw away from the pub, offering a pleasant canal boat trip and plenty of local wildlife to observe.
The pub has been extensively renovated recently and now the building perfectly fits into its surroundings. With a beer garden outside the front door and extensive parking the pub can cater for any eventuality in terms of the unpredictable British weather! Even during winter when it would be too cold to sit outside anyway, there is a huge wood burning stove which burns constantly throughout the winter months. The interior is designed to update the classic pub design with a focus on the comfortable and cosy theme.
When it comes to the food, the classic pub style has been upgraded and expanded upon. Dishes such as homemade short crust Rabbit, chicken and smoked bacon pie or Pidgeon Wellington served with duck liver parfait and red onion jam, wrapped in fumée bacon and puff pastry can only suggest high class. Having been recommended by the AA and the Good Pub Guide almost a decade, there is no need to look elsewhere for high quality pub food. The Staff Of Life is also proud to offer locally sourced game within 5 miles of the pub itself, which adds a cosy touch to the menu. The scintillatingly good food can be washed down with one of a wide selection of real ales brewed throughout the country.
There is no way that you could possibly visit South Leicestershire without stopping by the cute village of Mowsley to sample the culinary delights of The Staff Of Life. With many family attractions within very short distances there remains no reason for you to eat elsewhere!