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Open all year

Some experts attribute origins as a hosiery factory to this 200-year-old inn, citing as evidence its unusual vaulted brick ceiling, undoubtedly capable of supporting any weighty textile machinery above. Much older is the centurion, perhaps from the nearby Roman-British town of Margidunum, whose ghost you may run into. Normally on duty in the bar is owner Richard Spencer, dispensing his carefully tended Burton, Brakspear and Ringwood real ales, while Vicky, his wife (a dab hand chef) is in the kitchen preparing dishes such as fresh beer-battered or oven-baked haddock; shepherd’s pie; and her very popular steak pies.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-2.15, Sun 12-4
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 6-8.45

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Burton Bitter, Brakspear Bitter, Ringwood Boondoggle, guest ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Newark-on-Trent on A46 follow Mansfield, then Car Colston signs. From rdbt N of Bingham on A46 follow Car Colston sign. Left at next rdbt signed Car Colston

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