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Muddy Eats: The Quorndon Fox

With a generously sized beer garden, an extensive menu for lunch and dinner, I knew I’d picked a winner in the delightful village of Quorn.

LOCATION 

No teeny tiny roads to drive down, the pub is slap bang in the middle of Quorn’s high street and there’s ample parking outside. I snuck out for a last-minute lunch sans the family and the pub was really busy, I can only imagine what it must be like to come here for a Sunday roast.

DECOR/VIBE

The building dates to 1740 and is named after the town’s former name of Quorndon. Inside the décor is a mix of countryside charm (note the red and grey tartan and plaid patterns) with more contemporary touches including fun wall art. Even though it’s spacious, it’s nailed the cosy factor. The pub is run by Myles and his partner Fiona. Myles’s son and Fiona’s daughter also help so it’s a real family-affair.

Inside the lounge area to the left leads you to a spacious garden great in the summer but blimey imagine sweeping the leaves up in the winter! There’s a little snug of a room to the right as you walk in where you can grab a table and there’s larger area towards the back of the pub which comes with a roaring fire – handy to warm your tootsies in the winter.

SCOFF/QUAFF 

The menu is extensive compared to other pubs I’ve visited. Two whole pages of food to ponder over including sandwiches, pizzas, classic pin dishes, steaks and more, I had the soup of the day which was potato, leek and Stilton.

As a starter, it was a good portion and came with fresh bread. I couldn’t decide on the main but craving carbs, I picked the seasonal spring risotto.

Anything that comes with these zesty colours sets me into a spin. The crunch of the beans and the creamy risotto was topped off perfectly with cheese and asparagus spears. I didn’t have room for dessert but if I did, I would have gone for the impressive-sounding Melba Mallow Mess which came with crushed meringue, peach slices, raspberries in sauce, rosehip syrup and marshmallow fluff.

KID-FRIENDLY?
Definitely! I visited during the summer hols and there were lots of families there with toddler and babies. They also have a kid’s menu that comes with dishes like steamed salmon and grilled chicken.

THE MUDDY VERDICT

Good for: Big groups, a weekend family lunch, dinner with elderly parents, pretty much everyone.

Not for: Groups of young ‘uns looking for a lively gig.

The damage: Reasonable. Starters from £3.75, mains from £5.25 for sandwiches. 2 courses £11.50 / 3 courses £14.50 Mon-Fri, 12 – 5pm.

The Quorndon Fox, 46 High Street, Quorn, Loughborough LE12 8DT. 

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