Why geese feature in new pub sign

Published 30 November 2015

Geese feature in pub names around the country - but there's only one pub called 'The Geese and Fountain' which takes its name from the feature that make the village of Croxton Kerrial quaint.

Every morning geese are walked along the main street to their paddock to graze, then return to the safety of the farmyard at night. The Leicestershire village also boasts an ancient water fountain.

When the pub reopened mine hosts Nick Holden and Kate Ahrens decided they should name it after what made the village special - and it has proved a popular choice. "We've had an overwhelmingly positive response," commented Kate. "We base our menu on local food and the name reflects our pride in the local community."

And the name has made quite splash with The Times displaying a double page picture of the geese from the Botterill family walking through the village.

Goose now features on the Christmas menu - served as a starter with a salad of truffles, fennel and blood oranges.

Special Offer: Nick from the Geese and Fountain also offers Bed & Breakfast and will offer a 20% discount. You just need to quote "geese" on the booking form on their website www.thegeeseandfountain.co.uk or over the phone (01476 870350) when booking.

John Franklins farm walk