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At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly

Up to nine real ales are served at this family-friendly pub on the south side of the River Trent, where there’s a beer festival twice a year. Built as a coaching inn during the 17th century, it retains its warm and atmospheric interior. Several hundred water jugs hang from the ceilings, while the walls display an abundance of brewery and railway memorabilia. Food is lovingly prepared by the landlady; main meals focus on pub classics such as home-made steak and kidney pie; ham, eggs and chips; lasagne; curry; steaks; vegetarian dishes, and daily specials. There's also a good choice of baguettes, sandwiches and jackets. Monday night is quiz night; folk music on the first and third Tuesday of every month; curry night on Wednesdays.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11am-11.30pm (Mon 3-11 Fri-Sat 11am-12.30am Sun 11-11)
  • Lunch opening: Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat 12-8, Sun 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Fri 5-8, Sat 12-8

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales: Pedigree & Old Empire, Jennings Cocker Hoop, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Apr & Oct
  • Cider festival, Oct


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant

Getting here

M1 junct 24, A50 signed Stoke & Shardlow. Take slip road signed B6540. At rdbt right, follow Shardlow sign. Left at Cavendish Bridge sign to inn

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