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Open all year

Like most of the village of Laxton, the 18th-century Dovecote Inn is Crown Estate property, belonging to the Royal Family. There’s a delightful beer garden with views of the church, while the interior has a bar as well as three cosy wining and dining rooms. The seasonally changing menus and daily changing specials board could include baked goats’ cheese, roasted fig, wild rocket, walnuts and honey dressing; Thoresbury Estate wild venison burger with caramelised onions; home-made steak and ale shortcrust pastry pie; and pear, dark chocolate and marzipan strudel. The gourmet themed nights are extremely popular and booking is essential.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11.30-3 5.30-11 (Sat 11.30-3 6-11 Sun 12-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 11.30-3, Sun all day
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Fri 5.30-11, Sat 6-11, Sun all day

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales: Castle Rock Harvest Pale, Black Sheep Best Bitter, Timothy Taylor Landlord, guest ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Getting here

Exit A1 at Tuxford through Egmanton to Laxton

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Main course from£12.95**Based on the average price of a main course *Based on the average price of a main course
*Based on the average price of a main course
*Based on the average price of a main course
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