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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; Thoresby 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 (Saturday 11.30-11 Sunday 12-9)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 11.30-3, Sunday all day
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 5.30-11, Saturday 6-11, Sunday all day

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Main course from8.95
  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets

Getting here

Exit A1 at Tuxford through Egmanton to Laxton

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