A good gastro pub, where you can also just enjoy a pint of beer in one of their comfortable sofas, while reading the newspapers.
On the food front, from midday, you can enjoy everything from sandwiches such as 'Hot Roast Pork Belly & Chunky Apple Sauce' to Stews, Pies & Roasts as well as their popular Fish & Chips.
More ambitious dishes emerge in the evening with dishes such as 'Crab Thermidor with Toast & Watercress Salad'; 'Warm Poxon's Black Pudding with Crispy Poached Egg & Fruity Brown Sauce' and 'Ham Hock, Leek & Carrot Terrine, Toast & Chutney' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Grilled Fish of the Day'; 'Goats Cheese, Leek, Spinach & Wild Mushroom Tart, New Potatoes & Mixed Salad'; 'Roast Gressingham Duck, Fondant Potato, Spinach & Wild Mushrooms' and 'Grilled Manor Farm Sirloin, Chips in Dripping & Peppercorn Butter' listed among the mains.
Like all the menu, the good brasserie-style desserts change with the seasons, but a Spring version included 'Buttermilk & Yoghurt Pudding, Poached Yorkshire Rhubarb'; 'Eton Mess with Vanilla Shortbread' and 'Warm Pear & Almond Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream'. While those with a more savoury tooth, should enjoy their selection of local cheeses.
The weekend brings breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, plus their popular lunches which were short-listed for National awards.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-18.00 (incl. Bar Menu); mains £8 to £1; plus Breakfast Sat & Sun 9.00-12.00 (Full English £7.95); Sun L mains from £9
- Dinner: all week 18.00-22.00; mains £12.50 to £19.95 plus 'Earlybird' main courses offered from £8.00 between 17.00-21.00 Mon-Thurs & Fri & Sat 17.00-19.00 (excluding football match days)
- Seats: 95, plus 30 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list travels the world, kicking off at £13.50
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Nottingham Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating