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Take home beer

The Geese and Fountain now offer “take home beer”on all our real ales. And it will save you money!

Simply buy one of our reusable glass “growlers” (German beer engineering at is absolute best, much better for the beer – and the environment – than cardboard cartoons or plastic bottles) for £8.

Fill it with your choice of real ale at the bargain price of £5 for a litre of beer, approximately 2 pints. That’s a saving of around 80p per pint. After you’ve used it five times, the growler has paid for itself, and after that you’re saving money every time you take beer home.

Because of the airtight seal, the beer will keep well for a few days (if you can resist the temptation to just drink it when you get home).

Valentine’s Weekend – free prosecco offer!

Are you looking for the perfect Valentine’s weekend treat?

How about a delicious meal for two, bed and breakfast with free prosecco on arrival and home-made chocolates at bedtime? We’ll have a fantastic ‘sharing menu’ with lots of items for two to share, and two of our very special individual bottles of organic Giol prosecco to welcome you on arrival – with our compliments. Then, when dinner is over, we’ll give you some home-made chocolates to take to bed with you.

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Coming up: a beer sale, a quiz, a short closure and more!

Coming up at the Geese and Fountain over the next couple of weeks, we have…

Sunday, January 24 8pm
LIVE MUSIC: When Cousins Marry
A riotous evening of country, bluegrass, Americana and so on, with a distinctive Leicestershire flavour. It’s going to be lots of fun. Don’t miss it.

Monday, February 1st 6pm
BEER SALE! A one-night-only discount night, with all hand pulled real ales just £2 a pint. Help us finish off all the beer ahead of our week of being closed.

Also – QUIZ NIGHT. Register teams from 7.30pm with questions starting at 8.

Don’t forget mondays are PIZZA MONDAYS! All day on Mondays from midday until 9pm we will have the pizza ovens on and a choice of toppings for you to design your own pizza. Cheese and tomato is £9.50, while unlimited toppings can be yours for just £10.50.

February 2nd – 9th: WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A WEEK FOR MINOR REFURBISHMENTS, and a short holiday.

Sunday, February 14th: 8pm
Geese Folk, acoustic night. Come and join in, or just listen.

Thursday, February 25th: 8pm
WINE TASTING – more details to follow very soon.

Cycling friendly Bed and Breakfast accomodation

If you’re planning a visit to the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire or Rutland to ride your bike (and if you’re not, you really should be), then we’d love you to stay with us while you visit. Whether you just want one night’s Bed and Breakfast while you tour your way up or down the eastern counties, or a base for a few days to properly explore the area, we think we have the perfect location for you.

Our pub is always cycling friendly. We have capacity for sixteen bikes to be locked to our bike racks under cover and behind a locked garage door. We make excellent coffee, and we don’t mind filling bidons with water while you refuel. We have free wifi so you can upload your Strava segments at the same time.

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Things that are important to us, part two: the environment

These days everyone claims to be green. Every new business says it is environmentally friendly, and every old business re-designs its logo (hello, BP) to make it look like it cares about the planet without actually having to change any of its harmful practices.

We’re different. We’re determined to do as much as we possibly can to minimise the harmful impact of our business on the planet – both because we love the local environment and we want it to be beautiful for our visitors, and because we want our children, our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren to enjoy the benefits of living on a planet of such varied – but not limitless – resources.

Since taking over the lease on June 1st we have:

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Things that are important to us, part one: Beer!

Back when we opened the Geese and Fountain, we posted a seried of things on facebook about the kind of pub we want the Geese and Fountain to become. We thought the best place to start was with the beer…

We love beer, its traditions, its variety, its natural ingredients and magical brewing process. We love the look of a pint, the smell of a brewery and the taste of a well-kept glass of beer after a hard day’s work. We love light ales, golden ales, ruby ales and dark ales. We love stouts, porters, bitters, IPAs, APAs, milds, wheat beers, saisons, lambics, lagers, pilsners and brown ales. We especially love black IPAs at the moment, but that will probably change at some point.

Beer is, as most people know, a happy accident, discovered by chance and wild fermentation – the precise origins lost in ancient history. At times considered a magical or holy process, brewing turns the most simple of natural ingredients – water, malted barley, hops and yeast – into the headiest mixture of often pure crystal clarity and delightful taste.

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What’s on at The Geese in January?

Events this month at the Geese and Fountain…

Sunday 10th
Geese Folk – acoustic night. Bring an instrument, your voice, or just your ears. Whether you want to join in or not, Geese Folk is a welcoming and inclusive acoustic night for performers of folk, blues, roots, country, Americana, or pretty much any other style you might have in mind. Music gets underway about 8pm.

Monday 11th
Pizza Monday – pizzas all day from 12 until 9.

Monday 18th
Games Night. Bring your own, or play one of ours. Pizza Monday – pizzas all day from 12 until 9.

Friday 22nd
Darts – HOME. Come and cheer on the team in their Belvoir League game.

Sunday 24th
LIVE MUSIC: When Cousins Marry. Playing a unique Leicestershire take on bluegrass, country and Americana, the Cousins are a rare breed. That’s probably for the best, but they do know how to have a good time. Come down and join in!

And remember… the first Monday each month is the Monthly Monday Awesome Quiz Night. Next one is Monday, February 1st. Register for the quiz from 7.30pm.

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Yuletide Gourmand – special accommodation offer

If you like the sound of a seven course Christmas extravaganza of tastes, each course paired perfectly with accompanying wines or beers – and, we have to ask, who wouldn’t like the sound of that? – but you’re worried about getting home afterwards, then worry no more.

The Geese and Fountain Gourmand Accommodation offer is now available: a double room for only £20 when you book the Yuletide Gourmand menu with either beer or wine pairing for two people.

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CAMRA members special winter B&B offer

Come for the beer, stay for the breakfast!

We’re keen on our real ale at the Geese and Fountain. Always offering five of the best local real ales, as well as at least three locally brewed traditional ciders, and an array of craft beers, lagers and ciders on keg, in bottles and in cans, beer matters a great deal to us. We received lots of support from local CAMRA members and branches as we were putting our ideas together for the kind of pub we wanted the Geese and Fountain to become.

As long-time supporters of CAMRA we know that members have done a lot to keep real ale, and traditional local pubs, alive. We’d like to say thank you.

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Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat…

Kate, Nick, Ollie and all the team are very excited to announce the December / Christmas menus for the first ever Christmas at the Geese and Fountain. These will be available throughout December 2015 as follows.

Winter party menu – £22.95 per person

A three course selection of dishes that evoke Christmas in all your senses – from parsnip and apple soup, roast turkey breast or chestnut, mushroom and shallot tart, to the home-made (of course) Christmas pudding or poached pears served with quince, and sloe gin ice cream. Available to pre-booked parties of 6 or more, for lunch times and evenings on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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Christmas a la carte menu

Gerald Botterill’s Croxton Kerrial free range geese make their first appearance on a G&F menu, along with butternut squash risotto, roast turkey leg with pigs in blankets, sea bream and root vegetable tagliatelle, Redhill Farm ribeye pork steak, Christmas pudding, poached pears and tarte tatin served with Al’s Apple and Cider ice cream. Three courses plus petit fours and cheese if desired. Available lunch times and evenings on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations are recommended but may not always be necessary.

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Yuletide gourmand menu

We are delighted to offer a seven course menu featuring all the highlights of a traditional Christmas with some special Croxton Kerrial additions. Every course from the amuse bouche to the petit fours brings a contrasting taste to the table, with every detail home made and chosen to enhance the experience of enjoying great food in a relaxed and friendly environment. The gourmand menu is available evenings only on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout December, at £42 per person for seven courses, or £65 per person to include specially selected wine or beer pairings for each course. This gives a rare chance to sample some of our wines not normally available by the glass, or to enjoy some of the speciality beers you may not be familiar with. Reservations are recommended but may not always be necessary.

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 Sunday lunches

Our traditional Sunday lunch menu will continue throughout the month, with a choice of roasts including a vegetarian option served midday until 3pm every Sunday. Reservations are recommended but may not always be necessary.

Monday and Tuesday light lunches

Our light lunch menu, including sandwiches, soup and ploughman’s, will continue to be offered on Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes, so if you’re looking for a lighter bite, we will be happy to see you then.

Tuesday night is curry night

Our very popular curry nights will continue through December, with guest chef Clive Rudkin. £8.95 per person for chicken or vegetarian curry, lentil dhal, rice, naan, poppadum, onion bhaji and pickles.

Introducing… Monday night pizza!

As we will not be able to offer pizza during our Christmas menu period, we are launching a special ‘pizza night’ every Monday during December. Eat in or take away, with an expanded range of pizzas, including a ‘design your own’ option.

Bar snacks

And finally, our bar snacks menu will be up on the blackboard on Sunday evenings. Just the thing if you’ve been over-indulging all weekend!

We hope these choices offer something for everyone, and we look forward to celebrating Christmas with you all.