History of The Greyhound Coaching Inn
The history of The Greyhound Coaching Inn reflects the ups and downs of Lutterworth itself. Historically, Lutterworth sits at the centre of England and almost always has been at the centre of the road network. Today, the M1, M6 and A14 are all within 6 miles. In Georgian times Lutterworth was on the principal coach routes and back to Roman times the Fosse Way and Ermine Street passed near-by.
During its Georgian heyday, Lutterworth flourished and on the main road through the town 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.
Renovation and Restoration
The 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 18th century style, offering accommodation and dining in welcoming and traditional comfort.
Today, The Greyhound is the only coaching inn still dedicated to its original purpose - that of providing genuine hospitality to both the local dwellers and the weary travellers!
We offer everything from accommodation and dining to conferences and meetings, parties and celebrations. We also provide various events throughout the year.