History of The Greyhound

Not unnaturally, the history of The Greyhound Coaching Inn and Hotel reflects the up and downs of Lutterworth itself. Historically, Lutterworth sits at the centre of England and for almost always has been at the centre of the road network, now the M1, M6 and A14 are all within 6 miles.

In Georgian times, it was on the principal coach routes, back to Roman times when the Fosse Way and Ermine Street passed near by. 

Greyhound005During its Georgian heyday, Lutterworth flourished and on the main road through sat the substantial coaching inns of the Denbigh Arms, the Hind Hotel and The Greyhound. Historically, The Greyhound was the poor relation to its bigger and more prosperous sisters down the street.

On the first day of Spring 1989, Robert Eggleston the present owner, bought what was then a ramshackle, condemned coaching inn which still kept a number of horses in the old stables.

Greyhound006Greyhound004The renovation and refurbishment of the facilities was completed within a year and on 2nd April 1990, the new Greyhound opened its doors as a traditional coaching inn and hotel once more. Within that short period, Robert had completely restored the building to its traditional C18th style offering accommodation and dining in welcoming and traditional comfort.

Today The Greyhound is unfortunately now the only coaching inn still dedicated to its original purpose - that of providing genuine hospitality to both the local dwellers and the weary travellers! Greyhound007

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