Enjoy a fine selection of drinks

The Dirty Duck is a relaxing retreat, quenching the thirst of the Vale of Belvoir and beyond.

See our new Autumn menu here.

Vegan friendly and flexible to your dietary needs.

Book or call us to reserve a table.

Guests can enjoy good fresh food at a reasonable price and a wide array of ales and beers, not to mention our sought after Prosecco on tap.

We are open to everyone, ideal for families, pensioners, bikers, cyclists, horsemen.

Live music updates are on Facebook here.

Our live music schedule can be found on facebook through this link.

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The Dirty Duck Pub is located on Duck Lane in Woolsthorpe in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir. (Sat Navs may take you the “scenic route” or not at all.)

The large Beer Garden looks onto the charming canal with a patio area designed for total relaxation outdoors.

Mingle in the fresh country air with the gazebo and a few corner sofas outside.

The children’s play area has tables nearby where parents can sit and have a drink or have lunch and keep an eye on their children while they enjoy playing in the surrounding area.

We are dog friendly and politely request you keep them on a lead whilst your four legged friends refresh after a long walk.

We are now offering professional catering for venue hire at the Duck Hall adjacent to the Pub. Click here for more information.

The Dirty Duck Pub Team

Archives of the Pub have been found as far back as 1910 called The Rutland Arms.

The Dirty Duck Pub is now under the management of Lynne and Jean Francois Pozzetto who have been in the catering business for over 35 years.

With hospitality experience all over Europe, Jean Francois and Lynne have been busy working in hotels, restaurants and pubs from Switzerland to Ireland and England.

The Dirty Duck staff consist of local young and enthusiastic individuals that are ready to make your visit enjoyable.

It is with great pleasure to train the next generation and have their energy amongst the team.

Why not see for yourself what the Dirty Duck is all about?

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2 weeks ago

The Dirty Duck

If ever there was a pub built to quench the thirst of the boatmen, then it's the Rutland Arms (Dirty Duck), Woolsthorpe by Belvoir.

Only it wasn't.

It was built, as far as I can discover, in 1749, for the Marquis of Granby's Batman - likely Joseph Waight.

There is some doubt about this date.

The building may have been a shooting lodge before becoming a pub when the canal opened in 1797.

The Waight family were the first publicans, who married into the Pearson family, carrying on the trade. The Pearson's were also coal merchants, running three horse-drawn narrowboats, transporting coal from the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire coalfields.

The pub was broken into in 1835. A horse pistol, 15 table cloths, two coats and various articles belonging to Christopher Pick were stolen. Edward Pyzer, 22 was charged with the crime and sentenced to death, commuted to life, and deported to Tasmania.

Bob Taylor took over from the Pearson family in 1971, remaining for 43 years.

Present licensees, Lynne and JF are very supportive of the Grantham Canal Society - we're kind of joined at the hip, with our canal depot behind the pub.

Pictures show the Dirty Duck through the ages.

Tony
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3 weeks ago

The Dirty Duck

We would like to wish all our customers a Happy New Year and Thank you for your support over the last year, hope to see you all again in 2019 😊
Just to let you know we are closing for a few days in January on Monday 7th to Friday11th, we will be open for the weekend. Then we close again on Monday 14th to Friday 18th, just to give all our hard working staff a bit of a break and to get a few jobs done, before getting stuck in to another busy season.
Thank you for your understanding and sorry for any inconvenience
Regards Lynne & Jf

Ps. we will be hoping to add more staff to our existing team of Ducklings from March, if anyone’s interested in a front of house position, part or full time please contact us and ask for Lynne or Jf, tel- 01476 870111
You can still contact us for any future bookings, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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4 weeks ago

The Dirty Duck

New Years Eve
Pyjama Party from 7.30pm.
Live Music with Simon B Shaw
Hot and cold Buffet £15 per person .
Come and welcome the NewYear at the Dirty Duck 🦆 🎶🎉🎈🕺
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