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Good pub food and an intriguing past

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Garden
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

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 Marston's, Ringwood and Young's 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 and her very popular steak pies.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2.15, Sunday 12-3.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-8.45

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Saddle Tank, Ringwood Boondoggle, Young's Bitter

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs

Accessibility

  • Ramp access available

Dogs

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

Getting here

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

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