The Dirty Duck has recently been completely refurbished, and reopened on 15th July 2016, after being closed for nearly 2 years.

The bar has been opened up and offers a spacious atmosphere, in a rustic style where you can eat good food at a reasonable price, or sit and have a well-earned beverage, after a long walk or a busy day at work.

There is a large Beer Garden, looking on to the canal, which runs right past the pub, with wooden tables dotted about, between newly planted trees.

There are also a few comfy sofas on the Patio, where you can sit and relax in the sun and enjoy the beautiful views of the local countryside, with Belvoir Castle sitting in the background. The sunsets in the summer are spectacular.

We have a outside bar in this area, with a BBQ as well.


The Pub is Dog Friendly with an area to eat and have your furry friend with you, either inside or out, although we do ask that they’re kept on a lead.

There is also a Children’s play area, and tables nearby where parents can sit and have a drink or have Lunch and keep an eye on their children while they play in safety.

We have been in the catering business for over 35 years, working in Hotels, Restaurants and Pubs in Switzerland, Ireland and England. We live locally in the village of Woolsthorpe by Belvoir and have spent the last 11 years working at Belvoir Castle as well as other local Pubs and Restaurants as freelance Caterers.

Last summer we had Live Music a few times and there was a great atmosphere, so we will continue doing this in the future, especially at weekends.

We attract a lot of Walkers and Cyclists and have provided Racks to park your Bikes securely. We take group bookings and you can pre order your lunch in the morning, before going off on your walk or cycle ride.

Our Head Chef has 25 years experience including International, working in 5 Star Hotels in Spain and South Africa and recently at the Sandringham Estate.

We have built up a great team of young and enthusiastic people, all from the local area. Not all have experience, but they are willing to learn.

So why don’t you come and visit and see for yourself what a great place the Dirty Duck is.