Stoney Cove is a fabulous hidden little treasure in south Leicestershire.
It is an old quarry which is now filled with water and a prime location for divers who visit from all around the country.
Submerged in the water, divers can discover an old helecoptor, a bus, a plane and much more.
On the edge of the water there is a bar/ restaurant called Nemos which is a nice spot to have a meal. The outdoor seating area is a great spot to sit over looking the waters whilst you enjoy a cool drink.
I was amazed to find this on Qype. I used to go here over 25 years ago.
I didn't dive, but enjoyed sitting in the pub while others did.
Sorry to hear that it has not been kept up to modern standards.
The Stoney Cove comes on two parts - the diving and the dining.
The diving side of the Cove is brilliant. People come from all over the country to dive here as it one of premier sites for diving in the British Isles. They have numerous interesting things to dive for - old helicopter, boats, plane cockpit etc.
The cove itself was once a quarry, filled in when the quarry closed down, and some of the buildings are submerged also.
They have a brand new building which houses the dive shop, training pool and corporate rooms and is very impressive
All in all well worth the effort to come for a dive.
Now, to the pub and 'restaurant'.
The Cove (or Nemo's) must be in the top 100 best sited pubs in the country but it is not up to the standard it deserves to be. The building is old and shabby, the decor of the pub has not been changed for over 20 years. The old nightclub underneath ceased years ago. Unfortunately the owners just seem to not be bothered with the pub side of it and have not invested into it at all which is a great shame. With the diving facilities there it could be the complete deal and renowned around the country.
Apparently it is up for sale and yours for only £7 million!
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