Our Leicestershire Beer Garden of the Week tour this week is heading over to Upper Broughton and the Tap & Run.
Fantastic food, a beautiful village setting and it’s even owned by 2 England cricketers. Yes, Tap & Run is owned by Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney and what they’ve created is a fabulous member of the Leicestershire gastropub scene.
Situated on the A606 near Melton Mowbray on the way out to Nottingham, the pub is in the lovely Leicestershire village of Upper Broughton. Previously known as The Golden Fleece, the pub was taken over by The Cat & Wickets (Broad and Gurney’s pub company) in 2018 and given a fabulous makeover.
The garden area is now open for drinks and dining, with reservations required.
Dine from their spring a la carte menu with wonderful locally sourced dishes and pub favourites. How does roasted Scottish scallops, black pudding crumb, baby coriander, pickled celeriac & apple followed by chicken, mushroom & leek pie, creamy mash, buttered local greens & gravy, sound?
Or perhaps burrata with heritage tomatoes followed by half a Norfolk lobster?
They’re also known for their top drawer Sunday lunch and, importantly, they’re family friendly too, with a lovely separate kids “Little Wickets” menu throughout the week.
The food is so good that it led them to win Best Casual Dining Experience at the Leicestershire Tourism Awards.
They’ve worked hard on revamping the garden area for re-opening post-lockdown and it’s a gorgeous setting for afternoon drinks or an evening meal with friends. There are tables with cover as well as patio heaters available, an outdoor bar, and if weather should be poor then you can always choose to have your food to takeaway.
It’s also the perfect spot to start the weekend with live music and 2 for £10 cocktails served from their outside bar every Friday (weather permitting).
Reservations are open now via the Tap & Run website and you can also view the menu in full.
For the latest information follow Tap & Run on Instagram.