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Our History

Julie and Neil Smith welcome you to the Hatton Arms, an ancient country inn on the border of Northamptonshire and Rutland, bringing you the best of British home-cooked food using fresh local produce.


You are assured of a warm welcome at the Hatton Arms, a quintessential old English country pub, tucked away on Arnhill Road in the pretty stone village of Gretton. You can find us about 3 miles north of Corby and 5 miles south of Uppingham. Formerly a gatehouse, the Hatton Arms is a true gem over-looking the glorious Welland Valley and Rutland countryside. This traditional freehouse is the second oldest pub in the county, dating back to the early 14th century, and is the oldest domestic building in the village. It has long been at the heart of the community, but is the kind of local's pub that is friendly and welcoming to visitors.

The Hatton Arms was sympathetically renovated in 2004 when a restaurant and terrace were added, both of which enjoy far-reaching   views over the Welland Valley. The old pub still retains all its original character. The heavily beamed and stone-flagged bar is one of the best examples in the area and the cosy lounge with its open fireplace exudes historic charm.

The pub is now known for serving the best of modern British cuisine, real ales and fine wines in relaxed and welcoming surroundings.


Julie and Neil have been running the Hatton Arms since October 2009.  For Julie it was a bit of a home coming. Julie’s father John Hindle ran the Hatton Arms for many years before selling it on in 2004, so for Julie to run the pub she grew up in was a challenge she couldn’t

resist. Ably assisted by her husband Neil, a chef with over 20 years experience, they have created a great pub with excellent food, a wide range of well kept real ales and a bespoke wine list to suit all palettes and wallets.