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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Bright, contemporary cooking in a stylish inn

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

A beautifully revamped inn in a village dating back to the 12th century, Blacksmiths is still a local pub, but with three attractively furnished bedrooms and a restaurant serving divertingly modern food, it's also a destination worth crossing county lines to visit. The interior is rustic and stylish. The pub side is covered by real ales and classy bar food such as rabbit and chorizo pie, but the main menu really impresses with contemporary stuff such as pan-fried scallops with trotter bonbon and burnt apple purée, followed by perfectly pink local venison loin, or wild sea bass with squid ink linguine. A class act.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st week Jan
  • Days closed: Mon
  • Closed for dinner: Sun
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.15

Chef

  • Chef: Liam Philbin

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 5
  • Wines over £30: 6
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Starter from 6.50
  • Main course from12.95
  • Dessert from6.75
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 36
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 36

Getting here

From A1 Blyth junct take A614 to Bawtry. Right on to A361, after Everton turn right to Clayworth

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Retford
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