It may sound strange, offering free soft drinks to members of the Campaign for Real Ale, but we know that with the pub being out in the countryside then for most people it means a drive to get here, and more significantly, a drive home again afterwards. We want all our customers to arrive home safely, so we encourage responsible drinking and we like to take care of ‘designated drivers’ to ensure they don’t miss out on a good evening, just because they have to miss out on the alcohol.
So, with the pub still celebrating being the Vale of Belvoir CAMRA branch ‘Leicestershire Pub of the Year’ for 2017, and with summer just around the corner, we’ve launched a new special offer for CAMRA members, so that those of you unfortunate enough not to live in Croxton Kerrial itself can still enjoy the delights of our fabulous selection of hand-pulled real ales, locally brewed lagers and craft beers, traditional ciders, and organic wines. All you need to do is persuade someone to drive you here – and to help, we’re offering FREE SOFT DRINKS ALL NIGHT to the designated driver for any group of two or more CAMRA members coming to either eat or drink at the Geese and Fountain.
And CAMRA members will continue to receive a 20p discount of every pint of real ale.
Full details of the offer are available below. We look forward to welcoming CAMRA members from near and far over 2017.
CAMRA offer – full details
Around the world with organic wines
With Linda Ward, Vintage Roots UK Sales Manager
Tickets on sale now. £15 per person.
An evening of organic wine tasting with Linda Ward, UK Sales Manager for Vintage Roots, the specialists in organic wines. We’ll have a selection of wines for you to try, including some very special wines not currently available on our wine list.
Bottles will be available to take home at a huge 25% discount, and there’ll be a special dinner menu for those who’d like to eat before or after the wine tasting session.
Please book dinner at the time of reserving your tickets. There will be a 10% discount on food if a table is booked for the same evening, either before (6.00pm) or after (8.30pm) the wine tasting.
Download a poster for the event here.
On Tuesday nights we do something a bit different – in addition to our regular pub classics menu we now offer ‘Take-Away Tuesdays’. Every week it’s a different take-away style special menu, with discounted prices for take-away meals and drinks.
We know there aren’t many take-aways that will deliver out to Croxton Kerrial and the surrounding villages, so being able to get the occasional curry or pizza, and enjoy a beer while you wait for it to be cooked sounds like an ideal evening.
Each week there will be a different special menu:
First Tuesday of each month: Fantastic Fish & Chips
Second Tuesday of each month: Perfect Pizza
Third Tuesday of each month: Champion Chinese
Fourth Tuesday of each month: Irresistible Indian
Fifth Tuesday of each month: Mouth-watering Mexican
With 20% off take-away drinks (and over 100 beers in bottles and cans to choose from) you can now have the perfect night in, as well as the perfect night out.
We’re absolutely thrilled, honoured and delighted to announce that the Geese and Fountain has been awarded ‘Leicestershire Pub of the Year’ by the members of the Vale of Belvoir CAMRA branch.
Having only been open a year and a half, to be awarded the title so soon after opening is a huge honour, and everyone involved with the pub says ‘thank you’ to the CAMRA members who nominated and voted for us, and who help keep the pub running by supporting us all year round. Nick Holden, who opened the pub eighteen months ago with his partner, Kate Ahrens, said this morning, “Without the support of local members of CAMRA we wouldn’t be able to do what we do – and the pub is crucial to the life of our village. We support local breweries, employ local people and provide a social venue for many, many others. To have all that, and the quality of our excellent real ales, recognised by CAMRA, is very rewarding.”
The Vale of Belvoir CAMRA branch membership secretary, Ed Taylor, told members “we are pleased to announce that the Vale of Belvoir CAMRA Leicestershire Pub of the Year 2017 is The Geese & Fountain, Croxton Kerrial. Congratulations to Nick and his team, who were our top Leicestershire pub on every metric. They go through to the Leicestershire Pub of the Year competition, and we wish them well.”
There will be a presentation evening soon, and all our customers, old and new, will be welcome to join us for a night of celebration. And beer!