We had the 8 course grazing menu and it was absolutely fantastic, worth every penny and the serving staff were also brilliant.

Situated in the picturesque village of Wymeswold, just 10 minutes outside Loughborough & 20 minutes from the heart of Nottingham or Leicester, Owners Sandra & Danny Jimminson have spent the last 10 years perfecting & refining the Hammer and Pincers into one of the counties leading dining establishments.

Our experienced team

Having trained at the SAVOY hotel in London, then gaining further knowledge working in Provence and St Moritz in Switzerland, they bring over 50 years experience to the table for you to enjoy, whether its the 8 course grazing menu, bringing the highlights of the seasons finest produce, or a light lunch dining from the set lunch menu.

Quality food

Awarded Two rosettes by the AA guide for 4 years running, along with a listing in the prestigious Michelin guide & Harden’s restaurant guide. voted Best Gastropub in the East Midlands by the Metro national Newspaper, Giles Coren from the Times gave us 8.5 out of 10 and placed us in his top ten restaurants of the year.

Fresh, local ingredients

We pride ourselves in sourcing some of the finest local ingredients from Loughborough and the surrounding areas. We are confident we have the best lunch in Leicestershire, Everything is made in house from Ice creams and sorbets to the butter we serve with our daily baked bread selection.