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Re-opened with revised opening hours: Mon, Closed; Tue-Thurs, 12-10; Fri-Sat, 12-11; Sun, 12-10

Wharf Inn

(formerly George (to 1947))

On A5199

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Fri noon - 2pm, 6pm - 8.30pm
Sat noon - 2pm, 5pm - 8.30pm
Sun noon - 4pm, 5pm - 8pm



About the Pub

The original ironstone building dates from 1814, and the inn was originally the George until 1947 when it became the Wharf. In its former incarnation as the George, it also served as the local coal/coke/lime/salt/and granite merchant! No doubt this was due to its convenient location at the terminus of the short Welford branch of the Leicester arm of the Grand Union Canal. The inn itself is situated at the extreme northerly end of the village right on the border with Leicestershire. Several walks can be started from here - a handy leaflet behind the bar is available. There is a small bottom bar, whilst up a couple of steps is the main bar, with an inglenook separating the drinking area from the restaurant area. Six hand pulls on the bar serve established micros beers, with Oakham Bishops Farewell or Inferno always on. There are 4 guest bedrooms and good value food is served lunchtimes and evenings. A beer festival is held in June. Local CAMRA Rural Pub of the Year 2017, Pub of the Season Summer 2015.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Grainstore Ten Fifty
  • Marston's Pedigree
  • Oakham Bishops Farewell

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Always Oakham.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Usually in June.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    4 rooms.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Can use restaurant.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    3rd Tuesday every month.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Wharf Inn

On A5199

Sat Nav Reference

52.4226, -1.054


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (350m)

Centrebus: 60 (The Square stop)

Limited service.


On A5199 by canal basin

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Wharf Inn - Welford

Wharf Inn

On A5199

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Beer Festivals
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Additional Services
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Function Room
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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