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July Country Meeting in Leicestershire

This year the July country meeting is in Leicestershire, with the meeting at Sapcote, near to the Warwickshire border. There will be the usual peals over the weekend, starting on Thursday 12th July.

Some suggestions for eating in the area:

Claybrooke: The Pig in Muck. The only pub in the village, far end of Claybrooke Magna.

Sapcote: The Red Lion have a steak night on Thursday, £6-00. It will be essential to book by Wednesday to avoid disappointment.

Broughton Astley: The White Horse and The Bulls Head serve food. There are also two Indian restaurants, Sunagow is highly recommended (upstairs over gymnasium)

Broughton Astley also has a Chinese and a Cantonese take away.

Market Bosworth: The Red Lion is a good pub serving food. The Blacksmiths if you prefer something up market.

Stoney Stanton: The star Inn, The Blue Bell Inn and The Bulls Head all serve food. Local ringers use the Bulls Head, as a free house it will have four/five real ales on tap.

There is an Indian Restaurant at the far end of the village.

Local Fish & Chip shop on Hinckley Road.

Sharnford; The Countryman. Good wholesome pub food.

The Sharnford Arms. Traditional pub with Chinese restaurant.

Elmsthorpe: The Wentworth Arms. Typical chain pub, serves good food, 2 for 1 menu.

Sapcote: Mill-on-the-Soar; on B4114 just outside Sapcote, the designated accommodation, is also a chain pub. This will be the venue for Friday Evening. Anyone wanting to can book and this is essential if you want to occupy a table of more than four. It does get busy at weekends but providing the weather is fine there is plenty of space outside.

Suggestions for Saturday lunchtime:

The Narborough Arms. Food served

The Red Lion, Sapcote. Cold snacks will be available.

The Countryman, Sharnford. Cold and hot snacks available.

The Bulls Head, Stoney Stanton. Food served.

Friday evening

The venue for Friday evening is The Mill-on-the-Soar, Coventry Road, Broughton Astley, LE9 6QA. See details of the venue under "Accommodation" below.

Tower Tour on Saturday

10:00 - 11:00 Enderby 8 11-2-15
11:00 - 12:00 Whetstone 8 8-0-23
12:00 - 12:45 Narborough 6 20-0-16
14:00 - 15:00 Sharnford 6 10-2-26
14:45 - 16:15 Sapcote 10 9-1-26

Meeting in Sapcote Church at 4:30pm

Tea and light refreshments will be available in the church hall during the afternoon and prior to the meeting which will be held in church.

Evening Venue

The evening venue will be at Stanton Lakes and will take the form of a hog roast, with a vegetarian option also available. The cost of the meal is £15.00 and this can be paid by cash or cheque to the assistant secretary.

Stanton Lakes is bar/restaurant alongside a Jet Ski lake and is situated about half way between the villages of Sapcote and Broughton Astley. See

Stanton Lakes, Broughton Road, Stoney Stanton, LE9 4JA


Accommodation has been arranged at The Mill-on-the-Soar, Coventry Road, Broughton Astley, LE9 6QA. Tel: 01455 282419. Fax: 01455 285937. E-mail

This is a Greene King public house serving the usual pub food with motel rooms alongside. There are 25 rooms and a price of £45-00/double/night bed and breakfast has been negotiated. You will need to mention the SRCY when booking. You can see the rooms at

This motel is within walking distance of Stanton Lakes (1/2 mile).

Note. the mill-on-the-soar is now full - please try one of the places listed below.

Other accommodation is available locally; both Stoney Stanton and Sapcote are within walking distance from Stanton Lakes (Sapcote via a well walked bridle path). Since the National Diving Centre is also situated between Sapcote and Stoney Stanton the local accommodation gets booked up so early booking is advised!

Other places to try:

The Red Lion, Sapcote.
This is now the only pub in the village. They have two twin rooms and one single. Tel: 01455 272341

Willowmead Guest House
36 Stanton Road, Sapcote. Tel: 01455 273545

Fossebrook Bed & Breakfast
Coventry Road Croft, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 3GP Tel: 01455 283517

The Dive Inn, Bed & Breakfast
57 Hinckley Road, Stoney Stanton, LE9 4LL Tel: 01455 273313

These places are within walking distance of Stanton Lakes although the Dive Inn and Fossebrook will both be at least a mile walk. There are several other places locally.

Hinckley, Earl Shilton and Burbage are all about 5 miles away. There is a Premier Inn at Braunstone, Leicester which is on the south side of the city about 1 mile from the M1 and the right side of the city for Sapcote, about 9 miles.

For anyone wanting to camp or caravan there are limited spaces at Stanton Lakes (without hook up). There are caravan sites at Victoria Farm, Highcross Road, Claybrooke Magna, LE17 5AU (3 miles) Tel/Fax 01455 208270 or at Villa Farm, Wolvey, LE10 3HF (8 miles) Tel: 01455 220493.


You can buy meals for the Saturday night dinner online now, or you can pay the Assistant Secretary directly. If you want to pay via PayPal, then selec the number of tickets and clock Buy Now.