Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day this year is on Sunday, March 11th. To help you celebrate in style, we are extending our menu, and extending our service times. Your family will be able to book a table any time between midday and 7pm, and we’re offering some special treats, including complimentary homemade chocolates for every mum who dines with us that day.

Unlike many places, we do not raise our prices on Mother’s Day, so you can bring the whole family for a very special meal without breaking the bank.

Download our Mother’s Day menu, and call us soon to book a table. Last year, we were fully booked long before the big day, and we don’t want you to miss out.

Six Nations – every game shown live at the Geese and Fountain

Rugby and real ale go together like… well, like Jonny Wilkinson and last-minute drop-goals. There’s simply no better place to enjoy watching the Six Nations than in a pub, in an armchair, by a log fire, with a pint of beer in your hand. Unless maybe you’ve got tickets for the Principality Stadium this Saturday…

The Geese and Fountain will be showing all fifteen games in this year’s Six Nations, live, as they are all being broadcast either by the BBC or ITV. We’ll have the games showing on our TV in the library, where you can settle yourself into an armchair or a sofa, and we can bring you pints of your favourite ale all afternoon. Sounds about perfect, doesn’t it?

The fixtures

Wales v Scotland Principality Stadium (Cardiff) Saturday, February 3 2.15pm BBC

France v Ireland Stade de France (Paris) Saturday, February 3 4.45pm BBC

Italy v England Stadio Olimpico (Rome) Sunday, February 4 3pm ITV

Ireland v Italy Aviva Stadium (Dublin) Saturday, February 10 2.15pm ITV

England v Wales Twickenham (London) Saturday, February 10 4.45pm ITV

Scotland v France Murrayfield (Edinburgh) Sunday, February 11 3pm BBC

 

France v Italy Orange Velodrome (Marseille) Friday, February 23 8pm BBC

Ireland v Wales Aviva Stadium (Dublin) Saturday, February 24 2.15pm ITV

Scotland v England Murrayfield (Edinburgh) Saturday, February 24 4.45pm BBC

Ireland v Scotland Aviva Stadium (Dublin) Saturday, March 10 2.15pm ITV

France v England Stade de France (Paris) Saturday, March 10 4.45pm BBC

Wales v Italy Principality Stadium (Cardiff) Sunday, March 11 3pm BBC

Italy v Scotland Stadio Olimpico (Rome) Saturday, March 17 12.30pm ITV

England v Ireland Twickenham (London) Saturday, March 17 2.45pm ITV

Wales v France Principality Stadium (Cardiff) Saturday, March 17 5pm BBC

Take Away Pizza – Every Night Of The Week

Now every night can be pizza night in the Vale of Belvoir, as the Geese and Fountain brings Take Away Pizza back to the menu. And until the end of March 2018, there’s a great offer on Take Away Pizza: any two pizzas for just £14.

Freshly hand made and stone baked, our pizzas are made in the true Italian style: thin, crispy round the edge but loaded with cheese and a delicious tomato sauce.  

Pizzas are available between 6pm and 9pm Monday to Saturday, and between 5pm and 7pm on Sundays. Sorry, we can’t deliver.

Download our menu, and call us on 01476 870350 to order, or just come down to the pub. Then have a drink while you wait, and take home delicious freshly-baked pizza.

Pizza Take Away Menu 2018

Bed & Breakfast – special offers for 2018

Bed & Breakfast offer 1: Book Saturday, get Friday or Sunday half price

We love our B&B guests at the Geese and Fountain, so often it’s true that people arrive as customers but they leave as friends. We’d like to encourage you to spend a little more time here, so for the next three months, we’re offering a half price second night for any booking of a Saturday night B&B stay. So if you’re coming to attend a nearby wedding, or to visit Belvoir Castle or to watch the waterfowl at Rutland Water, why not make a weekend of things? Don’t just stop for one night and rush off again in the morning. Enjoy a great deal on a second night, and give yourself time to relax and unwind in the beautiful surroundings of the Vale of Belvoir.

Bed & Breakfast offer 2: Book a 3 night weekend, we will buy you dinner on your first night for FREE

Come for a full weekend, for any stay of 3 nights or more that includes a Saturday, and we will buy you dinner on your first night here to say ‘thank you’ for being our guests. Any dishes from the pub menus, including specials, can be ordered, up to a value of £30 per person.To qualify, mention this offer at the time of booking, and book the full B&B stay AND a table for dinner on your first night. We will then pay for your dinner, meaning you only have to pay for your drinks!


Both offers can be used by solo travellers, couples, or groups up to 4 people. So if you’re thinking of a weekend away, and you’d like to take advantage of either of these offers, please email us or call 01476870350. Again, these offers are only available if you book with us direct, not through online travel agents such as booking.com or expedia.

Both these offers are available until the end of March, subject to availability.

Valentine’s Dinner 2018

This Valentine’s Day (or shortly thereafter) treat your loved one to a romantic candle-lit dinner at the Geese and Fountain. We have a menu designed to tantalise the taste buds, special offers on Prosecco and sparkling wines, and a cocktail menu to round of the evening in style. Our Valentine’s Dinner Menu is available by reservation ONLY on Wednesday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day itself), Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th.

Call now to reserve a table: 01476 870350. 

Also have a look at our special B&B offer for Valentine’s Dinner customers.

Valentine’s Dinner Menu

Bread and olives
* * *
Deep fried Camembert, redcurrant jelly
Oyster Thermidor, samphire
Asparagus, poached egg, hollandaise
Linguini arrabiata, seared scallops (for 2 to share)
Beef carpaccio, mixed leaves
* * *
Confit duck leg with caramelised tangerine sauce, sautéed potato, purple sprouting broccoli
Rack of lamb (for 2 to share), minted potatoes, seasonal vegetables
Chateaubriand (for 2 to share), duck fat chips, onion rings, honey glazed carrots, peppercorn sauce – £6 per person supplement
Lemon sole, beurre blanc, courgette, dauphinoise potatoes
Woodland mushroom risotto, seasonal salad
* * *
Chocolate fondue (for 2 to share)
Passion fruit cheesecake
Crème brûlée, amaretti
Fruited bread and butter pudding, vanilla custard
Cheeseboard – £2 per person supplement

£28.50 per person

Download the menu in PDF format.

Mr and Mrs – couples quiz night – February 24th

Would you know enough about your partner to WIN A MEAL FOR TWO at the Geese and Fountain?

UPDATE: NEW DATE – Saturday, February 24th

Couples are invited to enter the Geese and Fountain MR & MRS competition, with off-the-wall questions and a great prize on offer for the winnings couple. An evening of fun and laughter is on the cards.

Take part or simply enjoy the fun as guests and regulars compete to answer questions about their partners to win the title of ‘Geese and Fountain Mr & Mrs Champion’ and their grand prize of a meal for two.

Couples who would like to enter should contact the pub using our facebook page or by telephone on 01476 870350. If you just want to watch, why not book a table for dinner for earlier in the evening? The fun starts at 8pm.

Burns Supper – January 26th 2018

This year’s annual Geese and Fountain Burns Supper – commemorating the great Scottish poet Rabbie Burns (and providing us all with a cracking excuse to drink whisky and eat delicious food) – will be on Friday 26th January 2018.

Last year’s Burns Supper was great fun, and this year promises to be even more fun – with the great Bill James joining us to provide a bagpipe accompaniment to the proceedings.

Guests will be piped into the pub at 7pm, and will take their seats for dinner to commence with the Selkirk Grace at 7.20pm. After the starters are cleared, the traditional ‘Address to a Haggis’ will be recited as the Haggis is piped from the kitchen and presented to diners. Following the remainder of the meal, guests will enjoy the ‘Toast to His Immortal Memory’, the ‘Toast to the Lassies’ and the ‘Reply to the Toast to the Lassies’. If you’d like to volunteer to recite or perform some of Burns’ work during the evening, please get in touch.

The full menu is below, with classic Scottish dishes including a vegetarian option for every course. Book now.

 

Cock-a-leekie soup

Cullen skink

Woodland mushroom and barley broth

Haggis

Vegetarian Haggis

Gamekeeper’s Pie

All served with buttered neeps and tatties, kale and leeks

Tipsy Laird

Cranachan

Deep Fried Mars Bar

Coffee and a ‘wee dram’

£25 per person, children £15

Arrive at 7pm, to be seated at 7.20pm

Reservations, which are essential, on 01476 870350.

New Year’s Eve at the Geese and Fountain

You want New Year’s Eve to be special, you want to create memories that will last throughout 2018. Make new friends, celebrate with old ones. And there’s nowhere better to do that than a village pub.

Celebrate the turn of the year with a fabulous six course dinner, plus canapés and fizz on arrival, and coffee and petit fours to ensure you end the evening with something to keep you awake enough to see in the New Year. 

And whether you join us for dinner or not, party like there’s no tomorrow with our “80s requests” playlist from 9pm until midnight and beyond. Get your requests in early, and play ‘guess the year’ while we play your favourite 80s hits.

Dinner is just £48 per person. And whether you eat with us or not, you’re welcome to see in 2018 with our 1980s ‘request’ playlist, from 9pm until the early hours of January 1st. There will be no door charge, no cover charge, no hidden extras or inflated prices just because it’s New Year’s Eve. Leave all of that stuff behind in the town centre where it belongs. Just come to the pub, make friends and have fun. Sorted.

A limited number of rooms are still available for Bed and Breakfast, bookings to be made by telephone on 01476 870350.

New Year’s Eve Menu
at The Geese & Fountain

Canapés and fizz
*
Trio of vegetable soups
*
Gnocchi, mushrooms and spinach V
Baked eggs with chorizo and cherry tomatoes
Mackerel pâté, caraway crispbread
*
Apple sorbet
*
Slow roasted pork belly, apricot and honey stuffing, celeriac mash
Beef stroganoff, woodland mushrooms, wild rice
Butternut squash and sweet pepper linguine in a lemon and black pepper sauce V
*
2 local cheeses with oatcakes and figs
*
Assiette tout caramel
*
Coffee & petit-fours & brandy

Dinner: £48 per person
Advance bookings only
01476 870350

Join us from 9pm for an 
80s requests playlist until
midnight and into 
the early hours of 2018

Download the menu here

New ‘light lunch menu’ available from today

The Geese and Fountain ‘Light Lunch’ menu is available Monday to Saturday, 12 until 3pm, in addition to our pub classics menu.

Quiche, fries, salad
£9.95

‘All day breakfast’: eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, baked beans, black pudding, toast, bubble and squeak

£9.95

Cheese and pickle platter, salad, bread and oatcakes

£12.95

Butterfly chicken breast burger, gem lettuce, cherry tomatoes, mayo,
in a toasted brioche bun, duck fat chips, salad

£12.95

Add Ancaster smoked bacon for £1

Rutland Charcuterie board, olives, salad, bread and oatcakes

£13.95

Panini

Served on our own toasted ciabatta, with salad and a choice of fries,
Geese & Fountain crisps or a small cup of today’s soup.

The “RMT”: rocket, mozzarella and tomato V
£6.95

The “Branberry”: Brie, cranberry, watercress V
£6.95

The “Brancaster”: Brie, Ancaster smoked bacon, cranberry
£7.95

The “Fish Finger Sandwich”: breadcrumbed haddock goujons, tartar sauce
£7.95

The “Rutland Italian”: Rutland salami, ham, lettuce, tomato, olives, pickles
£8.95

Traditional Cider and Sausage Festival 2017

October is the perfect time of year to celebrate two of the countryside’s greatest things – cider and sausages! We’ll have a huge variety of special ciders and perries from local producers and even a few from further afield, together with a sausage menu of some of our favourite sausages produced by local butchers. Special dishes on the menu including ‘toad in the hole’, sausage casserole and, of course, sausages in buns, sausages on sticks and sausage sandwiches.

The second Geese and Fountain Traditional Cider and Sausage Festival will take place over the last weekend in October 2017. From Thursday 26th October to Sunday 29th October, you can choose from over twenty different traditional ciders and 25 locally produced sausages from the best butchers in the region.

Whether your tastes run to scrumpy and traditional pork sausages, or perry and a touch of venison or beef, you’ll find lots to get excited about.

Cider

Lots of local cider makers will be featured, but so will some of the best specialist cider makers in the UK, including Waulkmill Cider from Scotland, and a keeved sweet cider from Pilton in Somerset. Keeving is a special process whereby the fermentation is deliberately interfered with to leave a much higher residual sweetness in the cider, and is the only way to create a naturally sweet cider without the addition of juice or sugars after fermentation. If you’ve not tried keeved cider before, you need to make a point of having a taste.

On the bar
Ashover Cider Co Ashover Pippin 6.0%
Bottle Kicking Cross Farm Perry 5.0%
Bottle Kicking Scrummage 6.5%
Bottle Kicking Summer Fruits 4%
Bottle Kicking Cranberry and Lime 5%
Charnwood Bradgate Hunter 6.5%
Charnwood One Third Pear 6.5%
Ciderniks Kingston Black SV 6.5%
Grumpy John’s Cider Medium 6.0%
Hogan’s Lonely Partridge Perry 5.0%
Hogan’s Wild Elder Sparkling 4.0% (keg)
Magpie Dark Cherry Sparkling 4% (keg)
Magpie Nottingham Blend 6.5%
Mahorall Farm Cider 6.7%
Meadows Cider Project Citrus 6.1%
Moles Black Rat Perry 7.5%
Pennard Organic Organic Cider 6.5%
Pilton Keeved Cider 5.0%
Skidbrooke Cyder Farmhouse Dry 6.0%
Spalding Scrumpy 6.5%
Thirsty Farmer Medium 5.5%
Thirsty Farmer Sparkling 5.5% (keg)
Waulkmill Cider Steel Bonnet – Pyder 5.0%
Wharf Cider Wharf Dry 7.0%
Woody’s Cider Traditional Cider 5.6%

In bottles
Addlestone’s Cloudy Cider
Aspall Premier Cru
Bolee d’Armorique Breton Cidre
Brothers Wild Fruit
Brothers Strawberry and Kiwi
Brothers Toffee Apple
Healey’s Cornish Rattler
Riestra Sidra Natural
Weston’s Stowford Press
Weston’s Vintage

Weston’s Stowford Press Low Alcohol

Sausages

This will be a showcase for some of the best sausage makers in the region. Locally farmed meat, hand made sausages, delicious flavours. Come down and pick your favourite.

Sausages available lunch and dinner from Thursday 26th October until Sunday 29th. In a bun, in a casserole, in a toad in the hole, or just ten sausages in a sausage platter. However you like your sausages, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

David Cox, Stathern: Traditional Lincolnshire Sausage
David Cox, Stathern: Gluten-free Lincolnshire Sausage
David Cox, Stathern: Spanish Spiced Sausage
David Cox, Stathern: Toulouse Garlic Sausage
Skinner and Sons, Barrowby: Sweet Chilli Sausage
Skinner and Sons, Barrowby: Honey and Mustard Sausage
Mountains, Boston: Boston Sausage
Mountains, Boston: Pork and Stilton
Mountains, Boston: Pork and Apple
Hartland’s, Cotgrave: Bacon and Maple Syrup Sausage
Northfields Farm, Rutland: Pork, Sage and Red Onion Sausage
Northfields Farm, Rutland: Lamb Merguez
A Arnold, Long Bennington: Traditional Pork Sausage
A Arnold, Long Bennington: Pork and Tomato Sausage
Harkers Farm Shop: Venison and Real Ale Sausage
Harkers Farm Shop: Wild Boar and Orange Sausage
Harkers Farm Shop: Nottinghamshire Sausage
Harkers Farm Shop: Gluten-free Pork Sausage
Ancaster Butchers: Welsh Dragon (spiced pork and leek)
Ancaster Butchers: Red Onion and Black Pepper Sausage
Peterborough Game: Venison and Redcurrant
Peterborough Game: Wild Boar and Apple
Peterborough Game: Beef and Ale
Cauldron Vegetarian Lincolnshire Sausage
Cauldron Mediterranean Vegan Sausage

We do still have some rooms available for that weekend for B&B so if you fancy making a weekend of it, get in touch now to book a room so you can indulge in the stronger ciders without worrying about getting home.

Also bear in mind that Saturday 28th October will be our Family Hallowe’en Party at 4pm so you can bring the whole family down to the pub, and enjoy party games AND cider and sausages all at the same time. Tickets for the Hallowe’en Party are £5 per child. And Sunday 29th we have live music with Steven Faulkner from 5pm, the perfect way to round off a weekend of cider drinking and sausage eating.