The Reservoir Inn Thornton
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Unfortunately due to a small fire in the kitchen at lunchtime today we are not currently taking bookings at the Reservoir Inn (all staff and customers were safely evacuated).

We will be closed while fire damage is being assessed and will let customers know as soon as we can when the kitchen is operational again. Customers with current bookings will be contacted by a member of our team. In the meantime our sister restaurant The Windmill Inn in Brascote offers you a warm welcome. Visit website | Book a table

Welcome to the Reservoir Inn

The Reservoir Inn - a warm, friendly pub offering something just a little different.

Set in the charming village of Thornton, on the edge of the National Forest and just a stones throw away from the beautiful Thornton Reservoir. Here at The Reservoir Inn we simply love ❤ PIE!

We serve an amazing variety of mouth watering, succulent pies, all handmade, in house, every day to tempt any palette. Choose your pie, choose from either hand cut chips, skinny fries or creamy mashed potato cover with our own stock gravy and if tempted add to taste from our amazing side options

Not a Pie Lover?? That's fine too. Our NOT PIE & Light Bite Menu's offer a fabulous variety of home cooked dishes as an alternative and if still unsure then please do just speak to the team. Our staff will always ensure a warm welcome and deliver the perfect formula to refuel pre or post Reservoir walk.

Originally The Bulls Head and also The Tipsy Fisherman, The Reservoir Inn has been re-branded in line with it's ongoing support of Thornton Reservoir and the many linked activities. Introduced in September 2018 ❤PIE! is put simply, good home cooked food done well at affordable prices that fits with the surrounding countryside and associated activities.



The Reservoir Inn has been awarded five consecutive
Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence (2014-2018)
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Fish & Fizz Fridays

    Fish & Fizz Fridays
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The Reservoir Inn Pie Night, Every Tuesday and Thursday
Pie Nights
Every Tuesday and Thursday night at just £8.00 for wonderful homemade pies served with hand cut chips, fresh vegetables and stock gravy
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Sunday Lunch
Serving 12-4.30pm

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The Thornton Reservoir

We actively promote the reservoir and it's surrounding activities, The Reservoir Inn being the ideal beginning or end point to your picturesque walk or cycle ride.

Local Information Links

The National Forest's guide to Thornton Reservoir.

Thornton Reservoir Fishing Information.

Click here for the Walk 4 Life route.

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