WELCOME TO The Otter IN Kegworth


A country pub near you oozing rural charm and rustic character.

In the 1800s, nestled in the Derbyshire 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, as well as a delicious vegan menu available 6 days a week.

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 (including our daily specials) 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.

A country pub near you oozing rural charm and rustic character, our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar. Soak up the sun in our pub beer garden, with plenty of seating, shaded tables and outdoor dining available.

Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most. Arriving by car? You’ll find ample car parking space right outside our Derby pub and restaurant.



There’s always a great reason to visit The Otter.

Throughout the week we run Fixed Price Lunch and Dinner menus,
and on a Friday (from 5pm) and Saturday (all day) we’ve our fantastic Weekend Treat Menu!

At The Otter we’re proud to cater for any and all needs, which is why offer a range of menus to suit all dietary requirements, such as our Vegan menu, which is available 6 days a week.

If a pint of hand pulled ale is what you’re craving, then we’re stocked with a great range of beers from Doom Bar to more local cask ales. And, as an added bonus CAMRA members get 20p off their perfectly poured pint… making it taste all the better!

Take a look through our Offers for a full list of delights we can currently tempt you with,
or sign up to our email club to be the first to hear of any future exclusive offers.

We’re always on the lookout for new people to join our Vintage family — check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.



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.

You can even rent a riverboat for the day and glide along the River Soar, soaking up your beautiful surrounding, before joining us for hearty food and refreshing drinks.

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!



There’s more to The Otter than just great food and drink.

Did you know that if you’re a CAMRA member you can enjoy 20p off any pint of cask ale?
And we’re always looking for new people to join our Vintage family - check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Midday-10pm
  • Tuesday Midday-10pm
  • Wednesday Midday-10pm
  • Thursday Midday-10pm
  • Friday Midday-11pm
  • Saturday 11am-11pm
  • Sunday 11am-10pm


Call The Otter on: 01509 672372

Food Service Times

  • Monday Midday-9pm
  • Tuesday Midday-9pm
  • Wednesday Midday-9pm
  • Thursday Midday-9pm
  • Friday Midday-10pm
  • Saturday Midday-10pm
  • Sunday Midday-9pm

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