The Tollemache Arms

Set in the idyllic countryside on the Lincolnshire Leicestershire border, the Tollemache Arms is an attractive stone built 19th century country pub in the beautiful village of Buckminster located between Colsterworth and Melton Mowbray on the B676 just 4 miles from the A1.

Within easy reach of the market towns of Stamford, Melton Mowbray and Grantham, the picturesque countryside of the Vale of Belvoir and England’s smallest county Rutland, the Tollemache Arms provides an ideal base to explore the local area with country houses, fishing, walks, cycling routes and even a gliding club are nearby.

The Tollemache Arms offer a warm welcoming and relaxed family friendly experience. Choose from our traditional pub classics, sandwiches and bar snacks served in the cosy surroundings of our bar to an a la carte dining experience in our main restaurant. Both serve freshly prepared food using locally sourced seasonal produce prepared daily by our Chefs.

The Tollemache Arms has a large garden with plenty of space for al fresco dining and can cater for private parties, group parties, buffets, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, christenings or any other events, either within the main building or in a marquee outside in the garden with bespoke menus to suit the occasion.

There are also four hotel rooms for those who would like to stay and enjoy the countryside.

Bookings now being taken for valentines's week. Starting Tuesday 13th 2024. Buy a starter and a main course from the main menu and receive a free dessert and glass of prosecco. Book early.

Local Area

The Tollemache Arms is situated 4 miles off the A1, between Colsterworth and Melton Mowbray on the B676, in the beautiful village of Buckminster.

Buckminster has a tree-lined main street and lies just half-a-mile from the Lincolnshire border. The Church of St John the Baptist acts as a landmark, visible, high on the Leicestershire Wolds, for miles around. Locally there are shoots and Eventing at the Buckminster Park estate and great trout lake with day tickets available. For the more adventurous there is the Buckminster Gliding Club! Many properties in the local area and Grantham are owned by the Buckminster Estate, who are linked with the Tollemache family who live in Buckminster Park: the former home of the Earl of Dysart. They have connections with Helmingham Hall in Suffolk.

Nearby is Nottingham, Melton Mowbray (well known for its world famous Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese), Grantham, Oakham, Leicester and Loughborough and are all conveniently situated within 20-mile radius of the village.

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The Bar

The bar is open to everyone including children, dogs and their muddy feet and offers a relaxed family friendly atmosphere to enjoy a drink or sample the range of food on offer.

In the bar you will find a comprehensive selection of draught beers, locally brewed guest ales and bottles beers to suit a variety of tastes.

Home-made tasty nibbles such as mixed nuts, marinated olives, sundried tomatoes with feta cheese, bread platter with balsamic vinegar and oils and much more are prepared by the Chefs daily.

For the larger appetite, classic pub food, sandwiches and salads are available daily together with freshly ground speciality coffee, including Americano, espresso, cappuccino, latte and mocha together with a range of teas to enjoy with your feet up or ‘to go’ if you are in a hurry.

Food and drink can be enjoyed in front of a cosy fire during the winter
months or al fresco on our lawns during the summer months.

Perfect for

  • A quick lunchtime coffee with the girls
  • Post fishing session to warm back up
  • Some peace and quiet while the kids are playing in the garden.
  • Getting on your soapbox about today's events!
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The Restaurant

The main restaurant offers a perfect venue to sample our range of a la carte dishes prepared daily by our Chefs using the best quality fresh produce and ingredients served by our friendly and attentive waiting staff.

There are a variety of quality wines available that have been carefully selected with the philosophy to provide a diverse range of choice with emphasise being on quality and value for money.

Indulge yourself in one of our delicious desserts made daily in our own kitchen for your enjoyment.

To finish the dining experience there is an extensive range of specialised coffees including liqueur coffees together with a selection of cognacs and whiskeys and also an array of ports and dessert wines.

Now serving Sunday Lunches 12:00-7:00pm (reservation preferred).

Perfect for: 

  • A celebration with friends
  • Dining in style with the children
  • A first date to remember
  • Traditional Sunday lunch with the trimmings, but without the washing up
  • Date night without the kids


Adjoining the main restaurant, the library was created to offer a separate relaxing area which has now become popular during the evenings for pre-dinner/party drinks and after-dinner coffees.

The library, being a more intimate and quieter room, is ideal for small private venues such as private dining, business meetings, social gatherings, clubs and other similar functions where food, drinks and specialised coffees can be also be provided if required.

Perfect for:

  • A business meeting to impress
  • A chance to unwind
  • A haven to enjoy a good book
  • Somewhere to catch up on email
  • A place to meet with friends
  • A meeting room for your club or group



The recently refurbished rooms all have new en-suite sanitary ware and underfloor heating, flat screen led smart televisions, tea/coffee making facilities, free high speed broadband and free off road parking.

Photos and full pricing information are now on the website so please click on the "Room Rates" links for pricing details and on the "View Room Gallery" link for some interior photographs of the rooms and en-suite bathrooms.

Full English breakfast or continental breakfast are available.

Stay, dine, drink and fish packages will also be available shortly for exclusive trout fishing in the peaceful surroundings of the Buckminster Estate's own private parkland.

Perfect for

  • That impromptu night out
  • Visiting family
  • Enjoying a local event
  • A good night's sleep
  • Getting away from it all


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Special Events

Every special event deserves a special menu to compliment the occasion and take a look over to the right for the menus for all our up and coming events.

From Valentine’s Night to Mother’s Day, from Christmas to New Year’s Eve, we have a special menu to mark the occasion with festive food and drink to push the palate.

Your Special Event

Should you be interested in the Tollemache Arms hosting your special event, be it large or small, please contact one of the team by telephone or email.
Special Events
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Contact Us

Tollemache Arms
48 Main Street
NG33 5SA

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