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’; ‘Proper Fishcakes’; ‘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: Mon-Thurs 12.00-14.30 (incl. Bar Menu), Fri 12.00-21.00, Sat 10.00-21.00, Sun 10.00-17.00; mains about £14 to £25; plus Breakfast Sat & Sun 9.00-12.00 (Full English £9.50); Sun L mains about £12 to £17
- Dinner: Mon-Thurs 17.00-21.00, Fri 12.00-21.00, Sat 10.00-21.00; mains about £12 to £17
- Seats: 95, plus 30 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list travels the world, kicking off at around the £20 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Nottingham Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating