Winner of the Tripadvisor Travellers Choice award 2021, putting the Exeter Arms Barrowden in the top 10% of restaurants World wide!

To make a reservation for inside or the front terrace call during opening times we do not take email bookings, or reservations for the garden.

Eat & Drinkat The Exeter Arms


We take the freshest ingredients and deliver wholesome British country cooking. Local suppliers are at our heart and during the season you’ll find fresh lamb, pheasant and venison from the Burghley Estate and throughout the year dry aged steak from Owen Taylors along with foraged herbs and fruits. Our Inside menu features British pub classics, as well as daily Lunch and Evening Specials, Sunday lunch is a firm favourite with great reviews for a proper Sunday Roast, we regularly offers three roasted meats which every week includes our sumptuous 30 day aged Sirloin of beef served with roasted potatoes, cauliflower cheese, seasonal veg, homemade Yorkshire puddings and pub gravy. A vegetarian option features on all of our menus.

A special feature at the Exeter Arms is our outside kitchen operating on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sunday during the summer – weather dependant. Here you’ll find our famous Asado Argentinian wood fire grill with delicious prawns, roasted chickens with piri piri, jerk or lemon & thyme marinades or find our famous Prime Rib Beef, a four bone rib of beef slow roasted over the fire infused with wood smoke, a thick steak slice is carved off and served with our delicious steak sauce. Halloumi with green beans or roasted vegetables also cooked over the real fire and to finish our lovely ice cream selection, sundaes and fresh fruit platters to finish.

We adapt our menus regularly so the examples given on these pages are not necessarily current but they give you a good idea of what to expect.

Fabulous food in a wonderful setting!

Garden & Barn Terrace Menu
Inside Menu
Sunday Lunch Menu


Great real Ales like the Local Oakham Brewery JHB Pale ale and the Grainstore Breweries Ten Fifty dark ale alongside Shepherd Neames famous Spitfire Ale. Draft Guinness, Ciders and Lagers and a comprehensive wine list. We have a large range of Gins and all the Fever tree mixers why not take a look at our Gin Menu on arrival for some great ideas one favourite is Slingsby Rhubarb Gin served with Fever Tree Ginger Ale, a slice of fresh root ginger and plenty of ice.

Throughout the summer on Wednesdays – Sunday Inclusive (weather dependant) our outside bar offers all we do inside with real ales and lagers fed through underground lines from our cellar so you can enjoy every bit of the sunshine whilst relaxing in probably Rutland’s Best pub garden. And take a look at our events page we have live music some weekends over the summer in the garden. So make a day of it!

Wine List