ABOUT The Otter

The Otter is an authentic, modern country pub serving a delightful range of pub dishes and some truly great beers, wines, gins and real ales.

The fantastic chefs at The Otter have carefully crafted a selection of menus to suit every occasion at any time of the day. From brunch through to dinner, we have a dish for you with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options available also.


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.


There are plenty of exciting things to visit in Kegworth, before or after your visit to The Otter.

Love the outdoors? Make sure to visit The Attenborough Nature Reserve. Established in 1966 and opened by Sir David Attenborough, this much loved, nationally important site is best known for its birds with over 250 species reported, but also provides a home for hundreds of species of plants. The reserve attracts around 500,000 visitors each year and holds a special place in the hearts of many.

Why not also visit Whatton House Gardens? Whatton House is a late Georgian mansion, built in 1802 by Edward Dawson. Boasting a timeless 15 acre garden, visitors are struct by the beauty of its form and the vibrancy of the flowers and plants.  Take in the sights nearby Kegworth, then head to The Otter for a pint or delicious dish.