Welcome to the website of the beautiful village of Harby in the Vale of Belvoir.

Harby is a village and civil parish in the English county of Leicestershire. Harby is in the far north-east of the county in the Vale of Belvoir, 9.4 miles (15.1 km) north of the town of Melton Mowbray, and 13.9 miles (22.4 km) west south-west of the town of Grantham. The population at the 2011 census was included in the civil parish of Clawson, Hose and Harby. Although the village is in Leicestershire, the county town of Leicester is 21.4 miles (34.4 km) away; the closest city is Nottingham, 15.7 miles (25.3 km) away. The village is situated on the south side of the Grantham Canal.

What this website provides

The Website provides:

  • What’s on page with details of current and forthcoming events on a shared calendar
  • Organisations in and around Harby. A useful list with contact details.
  • Useful contacts and information
  • Copies of the monthly village magazine, the Harby Journal with an archive back to 2007
  • History page archive with a factfile on historical events in the village and links to further details of these.
  • Photos page with links to the archive of 2000 old photographs section with images of the village and its inhabitants in the past

What’s On

Useful Information


Cropwell Bishop Surgery
The Surgery
Fern Road
Cropwell Bishop
NG12 3BU
0115 896 9991

Long Clawson Sugery
The Sands
Long Clawson
Melton Mowbray
LE14 4PA
01664 822214


Bus services are operated by Centrebus, and Harby is served by bus numbers 23 and 25.




Current Time table:


Shops, Pubs and Restaurants

POST OFFICE, SHOP AND GARAGE. At number 41 at the end of Nether Street, facing up School Lane stands Harby Garage, village shop, Tea Junction Cafe and Post Office. It supplies petrol and other fuels and specialises in car body repairs, 01949 860213. Monday to Friday 7 am to 7 pm, Saturday 7.30 am to 7 pm, Sunday 9 am to 1 pm. The Tea Junction Cafe opening hours – Monday to Friday,8 am to 3 pm. Saturday 8 am to 1 pm. Sunday closed. Telephone 0776 781 2514. The Post Office opening hours are Monday to Friday 9 am to 5.30 pm. Saturday 9 am to 12.30 pm. Sunday closed.

The Nags Head, 20 Main Street, is one of the oldest and most interesting buildings in the village and provides all you would expect from a village pub, 01949 860209. http://www.nagsheadharby.com/

MILK a home delivery service still exists in Harby for milk and other products and can be ordered at http://www.milkandmore.co.uk or call 0345 606 3606.

Other Services


The Library in Melton Mowbray is on 0116 265 6988. http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk.


Here is a link to the rubbish collection calendar for Harby:

Closest recycling and household waste site: