The Geese and Fountain, a traditional village pub in Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire

Welcome to the Geese and Fountain

The Geese and Fountain
1 School Lane, Croxton Kerrial, NG32 1QR
01476 870350

Welcome to the Geese and Fountain, a traditional, friendly village pub on the A607 between Grantham and Melton Mowbray in the village of Croxton Kerrial. We offer a wide selection of locally sourced food and drink, a quiet and welcoming atmosphere, and comfortable accommodation. There is no juke box or fruit machine, but regular live music and a monthly folk club supplement the hum of conversation. We welcome dogs, children, cyclists and walkers, and we’re listed in the 2018 and 2019 editions of both the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and the Good Pub Guide.

We were thrilled to have been awarded the Vale of Belvoir CAMRA Branch ‘Leicestershire Pub of the Year’ title for 2017, and to go one better in 2018, winning the title of ‘Vale of Belvoir CAMRA Branch – Overall Pub Of The Year’. Then in 2019, we retained both titles.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The Geese and Fountain is now OPEN AGAIN, following the government-enforced shutdown, however, we are not yet back to ‘normal’. Please bear in mind that much of the information on this website may not be fully accurate right now. Details of our current opening hours and restrictions in operation are listed on our Staying Safe page, but if you need any more information, please call us on 01476 870350 or contact us.


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Normal Opening Hours

Open all day, seven days a week:

Monday to Saturday: 8.30am – 11pm
Sunday: 8.30am – 9.00pm

8.30am until 10.30am every day (served until midday on Saturdays)

Meals and bar snacks served
Midday until 9pm, Monday to Saturday (dinner 6 until 9)

Traditional Sunday lunch
Midday until 3pm, booking advised

Sunday Suppers
5pm until 7pm

“Fantastic beer & food at a pub you must divert to if you’re travelling… near Grantham.”
Justin Mason, Beer Writer (Get Beer. Drink Beer.)


We serve a wide choice of local ales, lagers and ciders, and an extensive selection of beers in bottles and cans. We have a carefully-selected wine list comprising 100% organic wines from both Europe and the New World.


Our food starts out with top quality and distinctive local ingredients. Farms from Croxton Kerrial itself, and the neighbouring villages, provide beef, pork, hogget, venison, sausages, milk, cream, chicken, turkeys and of course geese. Cheese comes from dairies in the Vale of Belvoir, and vegetables and fruit when in season from farms in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. We strive to present these ingredients in dishes that will satisfy all your senses. We work with some very special suppliers to secure the best in local ingredients. Reservations can be made on 01476 870350.


We have seven en suite B&B rooms, each one with its own individual character. Whether you’re staying for one night as you travel past, or a whole week exploring the Vale or surrounding area, we’d love to look after you.

We hope you find the information you’re looking for on our website. Feel free to contact us if you need something specific.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Geese and Fountain very soon.