The Marquess of Exeter… One of the finest restaurants, pubs and hotels in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire

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2 course lunch for £14.50, add a third course for just £3.

Sample Set Lunch Menu

Join us for small and large plates, mouthwatering mains, tasty burgers and more! Changing daily specials also available.

Sample Menu

Sample Sunday Lunch Menu

Steak Night Menu

Wine List

Children's menu available.

Friday Night Takeaways - take away fish & chips, burger & chips, sausage & chips - and more.  Available 5 til 7pm every Friday.

Opening Times

The Marquess of Exeter is open 7 days a week.

The bar is open all day from 12.00 noon to 11pm each night, except Sundays when we close at 10.30pm.


7.00am - 9am Monday to Friday
8am - 10.00am Saturday & Sunday


12pm-2.30pm Monday to Saturday
12pm-3pm Sunday


6.30pm-9.30pm Monday to Saturday
6.30pm-9pm Sunday

We accept the following major credit cards :-
Visa, Visa Debit, Maestro, MasterCard, Solo

Our bar

Our Bar Menu is available from 12pm-2.30pm Monday through to Saturday.

10am - 11pm Monday to Saturday
10am-10.30pm Sunday

Welcome to The Marquess of Exeter - one of the finest restaurants, pubs and hotels in Rutland.


Set in the heart of the East Midlands in the beautiful Rutland village of Lyddington, close to Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire, the Marquess of Exeter looks forward to welcoming you.

Under the expert guidance of renowned local chef and proprietor, Brian Baker ,The Marquess of Exeter offers delicious, locally-sourced fare in a comfortable, relaxed environment amidst tasteful décor and sympathetically restored original features.

The Marquess is the perfect choice if you are looking for great quality food and drink with friendly service in delightful surroundings. Whether you choose a relaxed meal in our cosy bar or snug, or a meal in our restaurant you can enjoy gastronomic delights aplenty.

Our exceptional selection of wines, real ales, spirits and soft drinks offers locals and visitors alike the perfect excuse to visit for a casual drink.

And our tastefully decorated bedrooms, complete with comfy beds and the latest mod-cons, offer a great nights rest regardless of whether you’re staying on business or for pleasure.

We also offer wonderful bespoke wedding packages and first-rate conference and meeting facilities.

So regardless of whether you want a quick bite to eat, a refreshing drink, an exceptional evening of fabulous food, a beautiful backdrop for meetings and conferences, or a perfect venue for weddings and special occasions… The Marquess of Exeter is the perfect place!

To find out more about The Marquess of Exeter, or to make a reservation, please call 01572 822 477 or click here to send us an email.


"Lovely food. Great Service. Nothing short of excellent.”
Jean Basoesi

“Thank you very much. A lovely restful stay and great service.”
Shirley & Gerry, Waterworth, Leicester

“A wonderful stay and a superb breakfast”
Robert and Lindsey Parkin, Narborough, Leicester

“Wonderful Sunday Lunch”
Mrs Greenier, Stamford

"Excellent food & cheerful service. Lovely place to stay"
John & Susie Batt

"On behalf of Manton Diners I would like to thank you and your team for a very enjoyable evening... The food and service were excellent and appreciated by all".
S.J. Reynolds

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 Yesterday was officially the start of Spring and aren’t we all pleased about that!! We have some fantastic Spring choices of our menu including Local Launde Rack of Lamb with Artichokes and Norfolk Samphire. 

Its Easter this weekend and there are many local events taking place, including the infamous Point to Point held at Dingley Races on Saturday. Easter Sunday we will be offering a delicious set lunch with no doubt a few chocolate treats for our smaller diners.