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““Lovely food, lovely staff” ”

The Pug & Greyhound
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Great Glen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$26
Description: The Old Greyhound is a Grade II listed building that has been standing for over 400 years! The building is largely 18th century although parts date back to the early 16th century. The name "The Old Greyhound" came about because the Lords of the Manor from 1553 until 1642 were members of the Nele family, who had three Greyhound heads incorporated into their Coat of Arms. When us little scamps at Pug Pubs got our paws on the pub in early 2015 we brought along a new friend for the Greyhound and introduced the lively little Pug to the name! We are a massive fan of the Great British Pub and rightly so, it's a national institution that deserves treasuring. So whether you're here for drinks, meets, breakfast, lunch, dinner, treats or sleeps - we'll always take good care of you! The Old Greyhound came into prominence in the mid 1700's when it was developed to cater for regular stage coaches and mail coaches that were being introduced all over England. The London Road (which runs in front of the pub), was a very busy road with coaches coming from London to Dunstable, Market Harborough, Leicester, Nottingham and further north. The outbuilding which you are in now were once stables for the horses and a blacksmiths workshop, which were converted into seven bedrooms during the 1990s. During the latter part of the 19th century the blacksmiths were called the Allen brothers, who in the early 20th century moved their forge to High Street. With the arrival of the railways, the use of stage and mail coaches declined. However, the pub has remained a popular establishment for the villagers of Great Glen and beyond.
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Description: The Old Greyhound is a Grade II listed building that has been standing for over 400 years! The building is largely 18th century although parts date back to the early 16th century. The name "The Old Greyhound" came about because the Lords of the Manor from 1553 until 1642 were members of the Nele family, who had three Greyhound heads incorporated into their Coat of Arms. When us little scamps at Pug Pubs got our paws on the pub in early 2015 we brought along a new friend for the Greyhound and introduced the lively little Pug to the name! We are a massive fan of the Great British Pub and rightly so, it's a national institution that deserves treasuring. So whether you're here for drinks, meets, breakfast, lunch, dinner, treats or sleeps - we'll always take good care of you! The Old Greyhound came into prominence in the mid 1700's when it was developed to cater for regular stage coaches and mail coaches that were being introduced all over England. The London Road (which runs in front of the pub), was a very busy road with coaches coming from London to Dunstable, Market Harborough, Leicester, Nottingham and further north. The outbuilding which you are in now were once stables for the horses and a blacksmiths workshop, which were converted into seven bedrooms during the 1990s. During the latter part of the 19th century the blacksmiths were called the Allen brothers, who in the early 20th century moved their forge to High Street. With the arrival of the railways, the use of stage and mail coaches declined. However, the pub has remained a popular establishment for the villagers of Great Glen and beyond.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful pub located in the heart of rural Leicester. Living in the city, we always like to venture out and find ourselves a new pub/restaurant to visit. We were not disappointed. The food was great, and we were pleased to see it arrived on time too, despite the restaurant being relatively busy! All round great evening with lovely staff. We will definitely be returning soon.

Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here on several occasions but sadly tonight the salads and service left us disappointed.
Croutons were stale uncooked bread, which when soaked with extensive (too much) dressing became very soggy.

When we asked for mayonnaise, response from Landlady was “I am too busy”

1  Thank Kirsty P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal here the other night. Excellent food and extensive menu. We will definitely be back.

Thank Kim T
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Decided to go to the pug and greyhound with family after visiting in December for a works meal.
There was a new menu full of a good variety. I went for the 14oz Ribeye steak with peppercorn sauce . What i received was the BEST steak I've ever had . Absolutely cooked to perfection. IT WAS HUGE !! The peppercorn sauce was out of this world. My wife had Lamb Rump which was beautifully presented. Everything was obviously cooked fresh to order . The service was a little slow as it was busy but it was well worth it. Good selection of beers too . Overall fantastic experience!!!!!!

Thank john s
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Booked a table at this restaurant to celebrate my son's birthday. Had we known the staff would be concentrating on a party for 40 in the garden we would have left immediately. The service was slow to say the least not helped by apparently their ordering system crashing. We therefore ate our mediocre food without the drinks we had ordered or the accompanying sauces we had requested. Other diners were also frustrated by this fiasco. The waitress did apologise, but handed us a full price bill! Our evening was completely ruined, we will not be bothering with this place again.

1  Thank Jane H
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