The Otter, a country pub in Derby

We’ve got everything you need from a country pub near you. 

In the 1800s, nestled in the Leicestershire countryside in the charming village of Kegworth, there was an inn known as The Navigation. A succession of inns occupied the site in the following years until The Otter was established in 1996. The Otter is the perfect riverside English country pub, serving up all your traditional favourites.

From delicious sandwiches to light bites, to our fantastic pub classics and fresh roasts on a Sunday, enjoy dining with a picturesque view overlooking the River Soar in those beautiful summer months. When winter arrives, enjoy the charismatic charm of our beautiful interiors and cosy up by our roaring log fires and enjoy all the heart-warming dishes that make The Otter the well-loved country pub that it is. 

If you fancy some quality time with your loved ones, get away from it all and take in the stunning countryside and river views.

Our menus are full of hearty favourites and country pub classics, as well as our seasonal dishes, and we’ll be ready with a well-stocked bar, including cask ales, fine wines and British gin to suit very taste - which will taste all the better when enjoyed either in our beautiful gardens or by our crackling log fires.


Charming country pubs in lovely locations

Located just a 7-minute drive from J24 off the M1, or a 10-minute drive from East Midlands Airport, getting to The Otter couldn’t be easier.  

Our diners and drinkers include locals from both Leicestershire and Loughborough, you’ll find Loughborough University only 5 miles away, which is around 10 minutes in the car. Look out for Donington Park and Motor Circuit just a few miles away, as well Deltaforce Paintballing for those who like a little more adrenaline. Or, you can explore our local beauty spots, the Jacobean Thrumpton Hall a perfect site to visit after a scenic walk by the canal.

Whatever your excursions, The Otter provides carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines for your refreshment — with the company of those you love the most!

Whether you’re out walking your dog or just exploring the local area, there’s always plenty to do around The Otter.