Whilst You’re Here

The Old Pheasant is situated in the picturesque heart of the Rutland countryside, providing the perfect escape for relaxation. We are also only a stones throw away from neighbouring Oakham & Stamford.

Rutland County Museum is a great place to start, displaying the fascinating history of the town together with unusual exhibits including a set of gallows.

Rutland Water is another well known and popular destination. The reservoir is one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe. By surface area it is the largest reservoir in England. There are several cycle and walking paths around the lake with cafes and cycle hire available.

Oakham is a pretty, traditional English market town, bustling with activity and current holder of a coveted Britain in Bloom award. Packed with heritage, there’s plenty to see and do which makes it the ideal destination for a day trip.

A visit to Oakham Castle, by the Market Place, provides the clues to why there is an intriguing collection of over 200 horseshoes hanging from the walls. The architecture of Oakham School is stunning, and a major landmark in the town. Founded in 1584 it is a highly regarded public school which has seen its fair share of famous pupils.

Wander through the Market Place on a Wednesday or Saturday to find a market selling the best local produce, meats, cheeses, bread and eggs. Look out for the unusual stocks and the town pump beneath the Butter Cross.

If possible, coincide your Rutland holiday with the 3rd Saturday of every month when a Farmers’ Market comes to Gaol Street in Oakham. A host of quality produce direct from the farmer assures quality and less food miles for the consumers’ conscience. This is a great addition to a weekend break in Rutland.