Eating Places in the Bottesford Area

Come and enjoy

By Peggy Topps

The Thatch Restaurant
The Thatch Restaurant
The Fish and Chip Bar
The Fish and Chip Bar
The Baptist Chapel
The Baptist Chapel
The Methodist Chapel
The Methodist Chapel
The Rutland Arms
The Rutland Arms
Paul's Restaurant
Paul's Restaurant
Oriental Kitchen
Oriental Kitchen
The Red Lion
The Red Lion
The Old Forge Tea Rooms
The Old Forge Tea Rooms
Muston Old School
Muston Old School
The Gap Inn
The Gap Inn


The Thatch Restaurant on High Street serves quality meals in lovely surroundings, and they have bed-and-breakfast rooms too.


Danny and his wife have run a very popular fish and chip shop in Queen Street for many years.

ZARO’S (formerly the Malt House Deli)

Zaro’s is a coffee house and takeaway with a genuine Italian flavour. It provides freshly made cobs or jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings – very popular at lunch times.


Enjoy coffee, light meals and takeaway pizzas at this cafe on the High Street


The Chapel is open every Friday morning for anyone wishing to drop in for a cup of tea or coffee, when they have finished their shopping in Queen Street.


Anyone is welcome to drop in at lunchtime on the 1st and 3rd  Wednesday in the month for a  bowl of soup and a home-made sweet plus tea or coffee.

Very popular.


The Rutland Arms is a very popular public house. Meals are served at lunch time and evenings.


In the restaurant attached to the Rutland Arms, quality indian food is served in the restaurant and as takeaways.


Paul’s Restaurant is a high class establishment on Market Street and people come from miles around to enjoy the excellent cuisine.


This is the Chinese takeaway which is situated opposite the cross and stocks.


The Red Lion public house is situated opposite the old Primary School. They serve morning coffee and also meals.


Formerly a cottage, it has now been refurbished and has recently opened as a delightful tea house complete with riverside gardens, very popular with everyone including cylists. It is situated opposite the Church in Muston.


The ladies of Muston serve tea and coffee with cakes and biscuits every Tuesday morning.

You are welcome to go along for a chat.


The Gap Inn is in Muston on the A52 from Grantham to Nottingham. It is presently run by Mitchell and Butler and is popular with families.

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This page was added on 11/07/2007.

Comments about this page

  • Hi, Peggy,
    This is a lovely page. I’ve enjoyed looking at the website. I do have a beautiful picture of the church that I could send to someone with email that can open jpg files. Do you think I could post the photo of the house on old Mill Road (Belvoir Ave.) to see if anyone knows anything of its history? Keep up the good work!

    By Georgia Cavanaugh (08/08/2007)
  • I am coming to Bottesford for a family party on Feb 2nd. Can anyone help me find accommodation in Bottesford or Muston. Any help would be gratefully recieved. Thanks. (I have tried the thatch, but they’re closing for their hols that week.

    By heather butler (10/01/2008)
  • Hi,
    I am looking for any information about my gradmother Annie Topps – who had a sister Katie. Their father was John James Howard Topps. Mother Elizabeth Topps. All born in either Bottesford or Muston.
    Lovely web page – thank you.

    By Dawn Elliott (24/03/2008)
  • I have in my possession a descendant report for Thomas Topps grandfather of John Topps born 1853 died 1905 married Elizabeth Dewey 1887. For more information email

    By Peter Topps (26/03/2008)
  • What a very informative tour of the many eating establishments in Bottesford. It is noted that all the pictures were taken by Peggy Topps, I wonder did she sample the delights at every location, if so it must have taken weeks to get round them and did she have to pay for the privilage of advertising these establishments. Well done Peggy I hope to see more of your lovely photographs in the future…. With a little luck I hope to visit your village in the very near future.

    By Clive Norris. (25/07/2008)
  • Sorry I got that wrong! Market St is a continuation of High St, silly me. Paul’s rest. is in Bugg’s butcher’s shop.
    Say Hi to Peggy Topps, we went to Muston School and Melton Mowbray grammar in the 40s and 50s. I was at the latter with Graham Chapman too.

    By Edward Ward (11/02/2015)

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