The Otter

(83 Reviews)
London Road Kegworth, Derby, East Midlands, DE74 2EY
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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00
Friday: 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Otter
(based on 83 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (15)
  • al fresco (13)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (15)
  • child friendly (19)
  • dinner (57)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (14)
  • lunch (56)
  • luxury (3)
  • private dining (20)
  • romantic (18)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (30)
  • views (43)
  • By Mrs Elizabeth D from Loughborough
    23 October 2020

    Excellent food and friendly staff. Felt Covid-safe and enjoyed every minute! Thank you The Otter.

  • By David E from Shepshed
    4 May 2019

    Our dining experience was only fair. Two of our party had steak and ale pie and the meat was a little tough. Two others had lasagne and gammon respectively and enjoyed them. I had fish and chips and the fish was more batter than fish. Several of us wanted crumble bur we were told it had been the subject of complaints so was not available. It is hard to imagine how a good crumble can be difficult to make. I make them quite often.

  • By Lisa R from Nottm
    1 May 2019

    Excellent & friendly service

  • By Sue M from Leicester
    2 May 2018

    Excellent service and food

  • By Robert B from Nottingham
    17 November 2017

    Excellent food, value and service.

  • By Chris N from The Otter @ Kegworth
    22 September 2017


  • By Andree B from Hathern
    26 August 2017

    Excellent, especially the staff. They were very patient, helpful and tried their best to please us.

  • By John C from loughborough
    19 August 2017

    We have a granddaughter visit us from Newark once or twice a month and we give her the choice of where to eat locally. Whist there are at least 12 good eateries that my wife and I use regularly, she usually chooses to eat at The Otter. The views over the river are lovely and the atmosphere is good. The food is of a high quality. On two occasions when I had to mention some small food issue, they were dealt with quickly and adequately.

  • By Eddie W from melton
    19 August 2017

    the table we had on this occasion was sited in a bay window , which gave lovely views of the river

  • By Wendy C from Nottingham
    19 July 2017

    We dined yesterday, the food was top quality the waitress was very helpful and attentive. I took 2 friends who had not been before they were well impressed. The setting is beautiful, overlooking the River Soar and open fields.

Restaurant Location Map
The Otter
London Road Kegworth, Derby, East Midlands, DE74 2EY

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