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It's all systems go at the Fox and Goose, Illston-on-the-Hill

Everards quintessential village pub in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside is firing on all cylinders after a change in Management. Sue and Stu Caplin, with a little bit of help from some new and old faces, welcome everyone back to the Fox and Goose in sleepy Illston.

Come and sample its wonderful charm, its well-kept real ales and freshly prepared, home cooked traditional pub grub, sourced from local suppliers. It’s a lovely pub, so come and meet us and try some of our delicious food or relax outside with a chilled glass of wine, or a gin and tonic.

Bought from Ruddles in 1978, the walls of the pub are steeped in history and include some wonderful examples of Ed Mclachlan’s work, a well-loved local who produces cartoons for Private Eye and Punch. The pub raises lots of money annually for local charities, mainly from its infamous ‘Onion Sunday’ in September - an event not to be missed!

Dogs and children welcome as well as Shoots, cyclists and ramblers. Sue is happy to cater for the last two groups if you would like to start your walk or cycle route from the pub with a protein packed breakfast or lunch and pre-order a lunch/dinner for your return. She is also happy to cater for Shoots with exclusive use of the dining room and serving hearty casseroles or curries.

Anyone can hire the dining room for private or corporate events. They also plan to start organising events such as ‘Ladies Day’, Cocktail Evenings and even Craft Days. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details.

Open and serving food every day except Monday, with welcoming staff and full of banter, in a beautiful Leicestershire village, you have no excuse not to take a drive out their way and experience for yourself the magic of the Fox and Goose.

Issue 413
June 2019

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