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The rutland & derby


A multi-award winning pub & kitchen in the heart of Leicester City Centre

Now serving our unique Germanic inspired winter menu

Call now 0116 262 3299 / Online Reservations

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The rutland & derby


A multi-award winning pub & kitchen in the heart of Leicester City Centre

Now serving our unique Germanic inspired winter menu

Call now 0116 262 3299 / Online Reservations

GReETINGs

The Rutland & Derby is located in Leicester City's Cathedral Quarter and is part of the independent 'Beautiful Pubs' collective.

Located just off the beaten track on Millstone Lane, The R&D is well known as the place meet, eat & drink and be merry.  

As a vibrant city pub we pride ourselves on doing things well from pulling a well-kept pint of local craft beer & mixing original cocktails using artisan spirits to producing delicious quirky pub food using the very best produce & serving it with care & flair.

Cathedral quarter

The R&D is in close walking distance to Leicester's popular Cathedral as well as the new King Richard III Visitor Centre, The Curve theatre & the Leicester Tiger's ground.  Our location makes us the perfect spot for informal business lunches and meetings.

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Food at The rutland & Derby


Proudly serving uncomplicated, ethically sourced, food with real flavour

Food at The rutland & Derby


Proudly serving uncomplicated, ethically sourced, food with real flavour

Here at The R&D we have built a reputation for serving consistently great tasting, innovative pub food.  A major part of this, is the indefatigable energy that our chefs put into the sourcing of high quality produce and ingredients.

Our meats are sourced from no further afield than Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or Lincolnshire by our award winning butchers and are ethically reared and properly hung and our seafood is delivered fresh daily and sourced from MSC, certified sustainable seafood fisheries.

Our commitment to using seasonal British produce with high ethical welfare has previously earned us commendation and accreditation from assured food standards.

Our food menu is developed around our founder Sam's vision of ethically sourced, innovative & cared for pub food & is prepared & served daily by our brigade; Michael, Dan, Andy & Samuel. 

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Craft Beers & Spirits + real ale + Great wines + Original cocktails


Oh, and a selection of Gin's so big it needed it's own cupboard!

Craft Beers & Spirits + real ale + Great wines + Original cocktails


Oh, and a selection of Gin's so big it needed it's own cupboard!

For the love of...

Craft beer, Cider & Real ALEs 

Here at The R&D we have an extensive range of cask ales & ciders, continental lagers and craft brews available from both the pump & the bottle.  

As a proud supporter of the 'There's a Beer for That' campaign our team work hard their beer knowledge and are alway happy recommended something great to accompany your food.   

wine

We're proud to boast a wine list that offers much more than your ubiquitous Pinot Grigio, Chilean Merlot & New Zealand Savuignon Blanc and we work hard with our merchants to bring you bottles not easily found elsewhere and definitely not in your local supermarket. 

COCKTAILS

We're proud to offer some of the best original cocktails in the city, hand crafted in house, changing seasonal & using only the finest spirits.