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British Bird Fair 2019 16-18th August, Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton, ... Described as the birdwatcher's Glastonbury. Approx 2 miles from Lakeside B&B Rutland Water. Vetruvian Triathlon Rutland Water 1 mile from Lakeside B&B Rutland Water is the Playground of the East Midlands with Water Sports, Nature Reserves, Outdoor Adventure Centre, Cycling & Walking Family Activities Anglian Water Airflo International Fly Fishing Competition 2019. Lexus Fly Fishing, Sierra pairs, Bob Church on the doorstep, look out of the window and there's your fishing!  
The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Dates for Next Year: 5-8th  September 2019. Approx 7 miles from Lakeside B&B Rutland Water.

Rutland Food Festival. Normanton Church Weddings 

Dambuster Triathlon Rutland Water 1 mile from Rutland B&B Lakeside. Cycling and walking Festivals. Sailing, Fly Fishing, Windsurfing, Walking, all on our doorstep Walks around Rutland Water,   Walking Tours, Bird Watching . Rutland Day. Rutland Food Fair Seasonal specials: Fly Fishing Tuition and Courses, expert guiding, trips held on site in our own award winning flyfishing service . Winter bank fly fishing. Winter Bird Watching. Cycle, Sail, Birdwatch.
Award winning Rutland Water Fly Fishing on one of the World's finest trout lakes, Rutland Water. We offer all inclusive fishing adventures for individuals, couple, groups, corporate team building, click here for more details.

For cyclists and walkers the Rutland Water cycle path [18 or 26 mile circuits] passes our garden. Cycle Hire at Whitwell 1 mile from the B&B, mention us, 10% discount for Lakeside B&B residents.

Birdwatching on the SSSI Rutland Water is world class, Ospreys are a common sight from the B&B from April till September.

Water sports are well catered for at Whitwell, with sailing and windsurfing and there's the sailing club at Edith Weston on the south shore.

or visit beautiful Eyebrook Reservoir 10 miles away, in a lovely quiet, peaceful valley. Great Fishing see

For general holidays, we are in the middle of one of the most beautiful areas of England, the ancient county of Rutland is famous for it's rolling countryside, timeless villages with thatched cottages, village greens and traditional pubs. Visit the towns of Oakham and Uppingham, and the picturesque unspoilt villages of Hambleton, Wing, Exton, Braunston etc. and Stamford, a lovely old market town, is only a few miles away.

Rutland is REAL ENGLAND a secret gem, the Cotswolds without the crowds, see

This is a purely objective, personal view, the places we like and hope you like too.


Admiral Hornblower, Oakham    Busy Pub with food. Main Street Oakham  on form  (Nov 2018) recommended

Barnsdale Country Club               Hotel, Bar, restaurant and time share resort. Closest to the Lodge, 200yds. 01572 757901  walkable

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel                 Quality Hotel, excellent food, slightly higher price than standard pubs.Walkable  01572 724678 recommended4

Berkeley Arms Wymondham    the full package, service, welcome, beer, amazing food  recommended 6 miles 59 Main Street  Wymondham  LE14 2AG   01572 787587

Blue Ball                                            Braunston Good food in the oldest pub in Rutland, lovely ambiance. recommended 4 miles

Don Paddy's, Uppingham           Bistro atmosphere in Market square, pavement café feel.  recommended

Exeter Arms and White Hart,      Lyddington Both excellent eating pubs in this picture postcard village.

Finches, Hambleton                    Wonderful Location outside terrace, good menu, often busy with private parties  01572 756575 recommended

Fox & Hounds, Exton                     Newly reburbished upmarket gastro restaurant in a picturesque village just 1 mile away. Great food, and comfy lounge. 01572 812403   2 miles

Fox & Hounds, Knossington          Excellent food & friendly atmosphere, fabulous  recommended check opening hours. 01664 452129  6 Somerby Road, Knossington Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8LY

Fox       North Luffenham                  01780 720991 1 Pinfold Ln, North Luffenham, Oakham LE15 8LE  recommended

Grainstore, Oakham                        Micro brewery, award winning beers, music occasionally. Boozing shed atmosphere, busy, fun.

Hambleton Hall                               Exquisite food & surroundings, V. Expensive. A real experience

Horse & Jockey, Manton              right on the cycle track, good basic pub food, warm welcome. 01572 737335   recommended

Kings Arms, Wing                            Excellent Gastro Pub recommended

Lord Nelson, Oakham                  in market square Oakham. Quirky Popular, good beer, limited but good menu, recommended

Noel, Whitwell                               decor suspect, Excellent food. Recommended

Oakham Takeaway. Mill street     Good Chinese takeaway.

Olive Branch, clipsham               gastro pub, booking essential, or arrive early to get a bar seat.    

Plough, Greetham                        Excellent beer (Timothy Taylor's Golden Best!) good pub food, proper locals pub. recommended

Red India                                          take your own wine and enjoy the great friendly ambience. Superb food highly recommended

Rutland Chinese , Oakham          Good Chinese Food

Vaults, Uppingham                        Friendly proper Pub in Uppingham Market Square

Red India, Oakham                         Great Indian cuisine recommended, take your own wine.

Wheatsheaf Oakham                   Proper pub, decent grub, good beer. Recommended

Wheatsheaf, Greetham               Excellent food, great beers/ pub recommended  4 miles

Whipper In Oakham                      Good Hotel with Bistro in centre of town

White Horse, Empingham           Pub Food and good beer 01780 460221    2 miles


FLY FISHING Rutland FlyFishing Adventures for total beginners, improvers and guiding for experienced anglers. Individuals, couples, groups and corporate team building days.

Owl & Bird of Prey Centre                          Great fun, Exton. Owls, Eagles, Vultures, Red Indian Camp, axe throwing, Rutland Bowmen.

Barnsdale Gardens                                    The famous gardens, just up the road.  recommended

Bird Centre, Egleton        Main UK bird watching centre.

Cycling, Whitwell                         Good quality bike hire, reasonable prices.

Rokblok, Whitwell                        Climbing Rock & Assault course, brilliant for kids

Sailing, Whitwell              Day hire, dinghies, windsurfing

Walking              19 or 25 miles around the lake.

Fishing                             Say no more!! See Rob! individuals, families, couples, groups and corporate events.

Normanton Church        Museum in ‘sunken’ church in Rutland Water

Museum, Oakham          Great rural history

Rockingham Castle                     Occasional events: Civil War re-enactment, Knights, Medieval, Jousting

Car Racing, Rockingham            USA style stadium, fast, rocar racing ‘Days of Thunder’

Burghley House, Stamford.           Lovely House with deer park & sculpture gardens

Belvoir Castle (pronounced Beaver!) Best Castle in the area


Prestigue Taxis 07740 741548

Rutland Cabs                               01572 757891

Berridge Taxis                                01572 756088


Exton,                                           just up the road. Thatched cottages

Egleton Interesting Saxon Church, site for the British Bird Fair, 2 miles.

Wing, Lyddington, Braunston, Knossington actually there are so many picturesque villages, it’s best to just drive round & see them.


Oakham,                                      Rutland’s Market town

Uppingham,                                 Even smaller very quaint, the shops still close for lunch and have half day closing!!

Stamford,                                     Beautiful ancient town good architecture, great Restaurants, pubs.

Hope you enjoy your stay in England’s smallest county.

In emergency please call for assistance, I’m usually upstairs or down by the lake or phone 07711 182853.

Please ask if there’s anything you need.

Breakfast is between 8.00 and 9.30 am by arrangement

It’s usually a full English breakfast but please let me know if you have any special requests or dietary needs the evening before.

We can offer a Barnsdale Breakfast home smoked Rutland trout & scrambled eggs at a £3.50 premium.

Departure time is 10.30am

Arrival time is after 5.30pm or by arrangement

Rob Waddington

2019 Calendar

Dambuster Duathlon: | Rutland Water |

The Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle RunUppingham Market Place

Brigstock International Horse Trials at Rockingham Castle:

Rockingham Castle |

Rutland Walking Festival:  |

Rutland County Show:  | Burghley on the Hill |

Rutland Open Air Theatre at Tolethorpe Hall:  |

Oakham Festival:  Uppingham feast

Dambuster Triathlon:  | Rutland Water |

CAMRA Beer Festival: Cider Festival Grain Store Oakham

The British Birdwatching Fair – ‘Birdfair’: August 2016|

Grainstore Brewery Beer Festival: |

The Vitruvian:  | Rutland Water |

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials:

Uppingham Fatstock Show:

Rutland Day September 2019