About us

The Geese and Fountain is a traditional welcoming village pub in the lovely Leicestershire village of Croxton Kerrial, about five miles west of Grantham and the A1, and nine miles east of Melton Mowbray.

Re-opened in 2015, this village inn has a real fire, and a quiet and welcoming atmosphere. There is no juke box or fruit machine, but an eclectic playlist supplements the hum of conversation. Dogs, children, cyclists and walkers are all very welcome. We are listed in the Good Beer Guide, and were chosen by our local CAMRA branch (Vale of Belvoir) as their “Pub of the Year” for both 2018 and 2019.

Beers from local breweries always occupy the bar. In addition to five handpulls of local real ale, the Geese and Fountain offers two locally brewed lagers (currently Thorbridge Tzara and Round Corner Brewing’s Frisby), one European premium lager (currently the Czech Pilsner, Budweiser Budvar), two kegs of local craft beer, a sparkling medium cider from Thirsty Farmer in Nottinghamshire, and at least three real ciders.

The pub serves breakfast (8.30am until 10.30am), pub classics and bar snacks all day (midday until 9pm) and evening specials and pizzas from 6pm until 9pm, with Sunday lunch being served between midday and 3pm.

There are seven en suite letting rooms for Bed & Breakfast, each with its own individual style. Perfectly situated for visitors to Melton, Grantham, Rutland Water, the Vale of Belvoir, Leicester or Nottingham, or travellers heading up or down the A1, the pub is an ideal destination for cyclists, walkers and bird-watchers.

For some more information, we suggest reading these:

http://www.thegeeseandfountain.co.uk/index.php/2016/01/09/things-that-are-important-to-us-part-one-beer/

http://www.thegeeseandfountain.co.uk/index.php/2016/01/09/things-that-are-important-to-us-part-two-the-environment/

… and to find out more about the local produce we serve, we’d invite you to find out more about our ingredients and suppliers.

Our team

In the kitchen: Kate, Abbie, Jake, Mollie, Jess, Greg, Heather, Jacob, Kaylee, Chance

On the bar: Nick, Sophie, Michael, Millie, Megan, Maia, Jess, Lisa

In the background: Becka, Jenna, Mandy