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The Otter

London Road, Kegworth, Derby, DE74 2EY +44 1509428784

(((() British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Excellent Sunday lunch. Good value. Not too noisy. Will try mid week meal next time

Ann Beaveridge 27 September 2016
from Coalville

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On the banks of the River Soar, The Otter in Kegworth is a fine sight, with its old world-style white and cream timber design. Boasting well-loved British pub cuisine, to be enjoyed from the cosy log-fire or outside in the al fresco garden, it has great countryside views. With stylish art adorning the walls and colourful cushions and curtains, The Otter has a warm and homely feel.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Otter menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Otter ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

In the peaceful country village of Kegworth, The Otter is merely 8 minutes’ from Loughborough.

The Otter

London Road, Kegworth, Derby, DE74 2EY

Contact +44 1509672372
Reservations +44 1509428784

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Customer reviews for The Otter

4.3 (((() (based on 48 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (33)
  • lunch (33)
  • views (28)
  • value (16)
  • child friendly (14)
  • private dining (14)
  • romantic (14)
  • afternoon tea (13)
  • al fresco (10)
  • business (9)
  • large parties (9)
  • breakfast (4)
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  • ((((( by from Sheffield

    Lovely cosy restaurant, open fire, lovely food, great service

  • (**** by from Leicestershire

    The food was terrible. We had sunday dinner for 6 people. The roast potatoes and parsnips were under cooked and the food very bland.
    The floor was not clean and vegetables were not brought to the table until i asked for them.
    The only positive was that the waitress was friendly

  • ((((* by from Derbyshire

    Very nice meal for myself, my wife and daughter. Melanie served us throughout and she was delightful.

  • ((((* by from Ashby de la zouch


  • ((((( by from Coalville

    Excellent Sunday lunch. Good value. Not too noisy. Will try mid week meal next time

  • ((((( by from Kegworth

    The food and ambiance were excellent along with the staff, especially Sally who permanently had a smile on her face, although she didn't know who sang "Brown sugar ". Apart from that I have no problem in recommending the Otter to anyone who wants a friendly drink or good food in a lovely setting.

  • ((*** by from Loughborough

    The table was in an excellent spot and the service very efficient. We chose the lamb which was unfortunately quite tough. One of us couldn't eat much of it and mentioned it to waitress who took the price of her sweet off the bill. We did think the lamb would have been carved thinly but it was more like steak. If that is how it is normally served then we think it should have been explained more fully. It wasn't a cheap meal and even the two didn't enjoy the meal as we thought we should have done.

  • ((((( by from Sheffield

    Myself and family absolutely love this restaurant, we always have dinner the night before we fly from East Midlands, as we stay in a hotel. The food is always excellent and the staff are alway so polite and helpful. This time my daughter had just had braces fitted and the waitress went out of her way to suggest softer food for her to eat and actually got the chef to cook her sausage and mash which wasn't actually on the Sunday menu. The thing that was really outstanding this time was that when we asked for them to phone for a taxi for us, there was a 45 minute wait so the manager actually took us to the hotel himself to save us from waiting, now I think that is going more than the extra mile I think that that was excellent. I highly recommend the otter to anyone wanting a 5 star experience.

  • ((((( by from Derby

    Lovely historic pub, food was worth the price and views out the back were lovely. Although as it was a hot day windows doors had been left open and there were quite a few bugs about so a discrete bug zapper somewhere could be useful :)
    Only downside is by a busy main road which we could hear from where we were sitting.

  • ((((* by from Pickering

    Nice restaurant, food always good and staff very helpful and polite. Visit here quite often as my son lives near.

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