Located in Thurlaston, just 20 minutes drive south-west of Leicester, Poacher’s is beautifully situated opposite a stunning Norman church right in the heart of the village.

We are proud of our Christian ethos which ensures that each child is treated as special and individual. Though our academic results are good we strive to ensure that our children leave us as well-balanced and enthusiastic children.

Thurlaston is a lively and active community enjoying a wide range of activities.

Clump Farm is a family run farm, selling freshly grown produce to the local community of their own doorstep. Fresh produces ranges from potatoes to Turkey's all available to the local residents.[11]

Terrific evening - we thoroughly enjoyed being a part of a special evening to celebrate a unique moment in cricket history.

Tickets are £6 for all adults, but free for Under 18s. Tickets are available on the door or by email at tickets@mailgen.co.uk . Anyone interested in future concerts at Peckleton (LE9 7RA) can sign up to a mailing list at www.mailgen.co.uk/arts.

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Thurlaston's residents enjoy a rural lifestyle with the benefits of city-life nearby.

To all who eat here, it’s always good food and good company Lots of love

Best place to eat(other than Poacher's):Osteria Francesca, Modena, Italy

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Thurlaston is a village and civil parish in Leicestershire, England. It is in the Blaby local government district, just over 6 miles (9.7 km) west of the City of Leicester. The 2001 census stated that the parish had a population of 745,[1] The 2011 census (including Frolesworth) gave the population as 807.[2]

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Thurlaston has a close knit community, collectively involved in such events as the Thurlaston Carnival, along with events ran in the village hall.

Our recently refurbished restaurant and bar area offers a dining experience with a difference serving high quality, locally sourced (where possible) food and a superb selection of international beers, wines and spirits.

Visit Poachers for lunch or dinner and enjoy a great British dining experience.

Thurlaston CE (Aided) Primary School, Desford Road, Thurlaston, Leicester, LE9 7TE. Telephone 01455 888243 - office@thurlaston.leics.sch.uk

Thurlaston in Leicestershire is situated in the middle of England, approximately 8 miles from the city of Leicester.

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"Thurlaston, a parish, with a village and two townships, in Blaby district, Leicester; 3½ miles SSE of Desford r. station, and 6 NE of Hinckley. It has a post-office under Hinckley. Acres, 2,980. Real property, £5,914. Pop., 698. Houses, 148."[3]

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This is one of those gigs you remember in amongst the mass of theatres, tours etc… It’s all about contact with people… thanks for all your hospitality too!

Thank you for a memorable and happy evening. With love

Fab lunch, great time, brill service. Had a great time, see you again soon. Best wishes


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With it's pub, school, café, garden centre, churches and local groups – Thurlaston offers something for everyone.

The Church of All Saints, is Thurlaston's only listed building, and was listed on 7 October 1957[8] Extensive restoration was carried out in the 1840s, mainly repairing the slate roof and renewing the Chancel Arch.

Thurlaston Annual Carnival has been running yearly since 1971, it features music and entertainment with varying themes each year. As of 1984 it became the "Thurlaston Craft Fair and Carnival".[10]

Whilst most traditional broadband (known as ADSL) is delivered via copper telephone lines, superfast fibre broadband uses fibre optic cable as part of the link between the customer and the telephone exchange. Through this people can access download speeds of up to 50Mbps.

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Come and try Carron & Adrian’s pie menu, with the fantastic Tom’s Pies of Devon, served with a choice of different types of mash & different types of gravy, delicious!

Thurlaston Village Hall is the home venue of the Thurlaston Annual General Meeting, where committee members meet to discuss the ongoings of the village. It is a traditional 1920's village hall, with the most significant refurbishments coming in the last 10 years, most notably the extension in 2004 and more recently wash room renovation.[9] It currently holds a variety of events, weekly meetings for classes such as aerobics and ballroom dancing; as well as children's activities.

16th century to the front elevation and 21st century to the rear combine to offer a relaxing mix of old and contemporary styling to create an atmosphere and ambience second to none.

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The concert starts at 4pm. Tea and cakes will be served from 3.30pm (the concert has no interval).

Thanks for being kind and generous to an old friend and a great cricketer Best wishes

On Sunday 1st May the Leicestershire classical guitarist and composer Yvonne Bloor will be performing in the wonderful acoustic setting of Peckleton Church. The programme will comprise works by John Dowland, the Schubert-inspired 'Sonata Romantica' by Manuel Maria Ponce, and Benjamin Britten's 'Nocturnal after John Dowland', which is considered one of the most influential works for classical guitar written in the twentieth century.