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Locally Sourced × Crafted with Love


Located in Thornton, The Bricklayers is a warm, friendly traditional village pub offering thoughtful home cooked food and well kept beers.


Ben and Jan welcome you to our village local, where we aim to serve good food and drink while giving back to our community. Filled with local memorabilia, we are a dog-friendly rural village pub with a friendly atmosphere, providing our locals with a home-from-home vibe.

Our customers range from local professionals and families to young people, walking groups and of course our regulars. We serve home-cooked, traditional, hearty food. From our burgers and Pie Nights to Jan's locally renowned sell-out Sunday Roast (complete with baby bowls and senior’s plates), we cater for the whole family. We also provide a great cask-ale range and premium gin selection, not forgetting our buzzing and jam-packed Friday nights.

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Our Home from Home


01530 230808

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Opening Times

Monday 5pm - Late

{Open 12 Noon - Late on Bank Holiday Mondays}

Tuesday 12 Noon - 3pm, 5pm - Late

Wednesday 12 Noon - 3pm, 5pm - Late

Thursday 12 Noon - 3pm, 5pm - Late

Friday 12 Noon - Late

Saturday 12 Noon - Late

Sunday 12 Noon - Late

Food Service


{Food served 12 Noon - 2pm on Bank Holiday Mondays}

Tuesday 12 Noon - 2pm, 6pm - 8.30pm

Wednesday 12 Noon - 2pm, 6pm - 8.30pm

Thursday 12 Noon - 2pm, 6pm - 8.30pm

Friday 12 Noon - 2pm, 6pm - 8.30pm

Saturday 12 Noon - 2pm, 6pm - 8.30pm

Sunday 12 Noon - 3.30pm

Explore Thornton Reservoir and the beautiful Bricklayers Garden

The Bricklayers Arms now has its own convenient footpath, direct from the large car park, down to the Thornton Reservoir.

The steady incline down to the reservoir path makes for easy access to and from the reservoir whether you are working up an appetite or working off one our delightful meals.

Thornton Reservoir is 150 years old. Built in 1854 and opened to the public in 1997, 75 acres of clear water set in farmland.

This walk follows the paths around the beautiful Thornton reservoir. All the paths are hard surfaces and suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs or small children on bicycles. There is a short stretch of road at the end but there is a pavement to walk on. Dog walkers will need to take leads. This walk is 3 miles long and takes a little over an hour.

Boats are available for hire for fishing. 

Using a short loop path you will come across several excellent woodcarvings made on the tops of cut-down trees. The area abounds with birds and waterfowl. Part of the Leicestershire Round is used and you pass through new plantations of the National Forest. Then it's on across farmland and fields to reach Ratby Burroughs, a wood of two halves linked by a footpath and the new Cycle Trail No 63. The northern section contains a sea of bluebells in the spring and the southern sector was newly planted in 1965 / 66.