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The Hearty Goodfellow

At a glance

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

Close to the picturesque centre of Southwell, a stone’s throw from the Minster and racecourse. Inside, a warm and caring welcome embraces one and all, including children and dogs. Settle back with a pint of Hearty Blonde, the house beer, or try a Fiery Fox cider for a change. Light bites include a posh fish-finger sandwich; for a ‘Hearty’ alternative, look to the home-made beef and ale pie in shortcrust pastry; or the burger with garlic sauce. Children eat proper food too, choosing either from a Little Darlings menu or smaller portions from the main menu. Ales in July and cider in February are celebrated in two annual festivals.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: Mon-Thu 11-3 5-11 (Fri-Sun 11am-mdnt)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Thu 12-2.30, Fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-4
  • Dinner opening: Mon 5-8, Tue-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 12-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales: Welbeck The Hearty Blonde, Tiger, Castle Rock, rotating guest ales
  • Real ciders: Gwynt y Ddraig Fiery Fox

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Jul
  • Cider festival, Feb


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


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


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Newark-on-Trent take A617 towards Mansfield. At lights left to Southwell. Pub on right on A612

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