Just a stone’s throw away from our care home sits The Swan. Winners of the Great Food Awards 2015 – This stylish thatched 17th Century Inn in the heart of the village, combines great pub food with the finest wines and beers. They have crafted a menu to appeal to those who enjoy the modern British favourites as well as foodies who prefer a bit of flair! www.swanbraybrooke.co.uk – Bookings are advised on: 01858 462754
For those who are interested in the history of Braybrooke the village includes a Castle, exquisite chapel and church. Services are held alternately in the Church and the nearby Baptist Chapel. The ancient Bridge in Braybrooke can be found in the heart of the village resting over the river Jordan.
The picturesque village of Braybrooke sits on the border of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.
The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside with stunning views in all directions across the rolling fields. Braybrooke is located just 3 miles away from the town of Market Harborough.
There are regular events at the village hall such as themed nights and comedy evenings. The village has its own cricket club and summer fetes, held yearly in the grounds opposite the Swan Inn.
The most significant building in modern Braybrooke is the Church, dedicated to All Saints. This lies on the central village cross-roads and a key feature is the magnificent elongated spire which was built in the late 14th century or early 15th century? The oldest surviving parts of the church, the moulded south doorway and the eastern bay of the nave, are thought to date from the 13th century
Braybrooke Castle is today no more than a large area of extensive earthworks on the east side of the village. The castle was actually a fortified manor house associated, in the main, with two families – Latimer and Griffin. All that is visible today is the platform on which the manor house stood and the remains of both large and small fish ponds which served the manor? The castle was in good repair in the 16th Century because Sir Thomas Griffin entertained Queen Elizabeth I there in August 1564. King James I also came to visit in 1605. In the early 17th Century, the castle appears to have been used a Dower House for the Griffin Family, who then lived at Dingley Hall. The farm house, which was built on the site of the castle after 1633, was occupied until the early 1900’s. It was sustainably demolished in 1960 leaving the ruins that survives today.
Bus Services: There are 2 local bus services from Braybrooke, which run regularly to nearing towns Market Harborough, Desborough, Rothwell and Kettering.
Nearest stations are Kettering and Market Harborough where trains run frequently to Kettering Leicester and Market Harborough and direct to London.