Previous guests of Sherwood Castle Holiday Forest have recommended the following tea rooms, restaurants and pubs as being good value. Each is within easy driving distance.
The Rose Cottage
(5 min – Easy walk of less than 1 mile)
Address : Old Rufford Road, Newark, NG22 9DD
Tel : 01623 822 386
Web : Rose Cottage
The closest pub! A short walk – turn right on exiting the Park and meander along Rufford Lane turning left at end of road and the pub is at next intersection on right.
Friendly service in beautiful surroundings, with a classic coffee menu and a fantastic range of draught lagers, bottled ciders, ales and a fine selection of wines & an extensive gin & whisky menu.
Can take a dog to the bar area or outside.
Rufford Park Golf Club
(3 min – 0.5 miles drive)
Can walk in 10 minutes
Address : Rufford Lane, Rufford, Newark, Notts NG22 9DG
Tel : 01623 825 253
Web : www.ruffordpark.co.uk
Visitors can take in spectacular views while enjoying fresh local food by resident chefs. Sunday carvery – booking recommended.
Old Red Lion at Wellow
(4 min – 2 miles drive)
Address : Eakring Road, Wellow, Notts NG22 0EG
Tel: 01623 861 000
Good beer and great value family food – Children welcome so somewhere to take the kids!
Thaymar Shop & Tea Room
(10 min – 13 miles drive)
Address : Haughton Park Farm, Near Bothamsall, Retford,Notts DN22 8DB
Tel: 01623 862 632
Wide of variety of Thaymar locally made ice cream to try, as well as good quality locally sourced food in the restaurant, and shop.
Newfield Ice Cream Parlour & Cafe
(15 min – 10 miles drive)
Address : Caunton Road, Hockerton, Southwell, Notts NG25 0PN
Tel : 01636 636 600
Web : newfieldicecream
Superb family restaurant, fresh ice cream made on site, outside seating and play area.
From Breakfasts to Brunches and Snacks to Specials, our team of dedicated chefs have formed a varied and creative menu with the aim to accommodate all tastes, ages and dietary requirements.
Lord Savile’s Kitchen
(15 min walk – entrance opposite our Park by the ford)
Address : Rufford Abbey Country Park, Ollerton, NG22 9DF
Tel : 01623 821 350
Web : Lord Savile’s Kitchen
This delicious restaurant is housed in the restored Victorian kitchen of the Abbey’s remaining Jacobean wing.
Great range of food and Carvery lunch in historic restored kitchen within grounds of Rufford Abbey Country Park where there is a large lake, remains of 12th century abbey, meadow and gardens with some gift shops
Greendale Oak Inn
(12 min – 8 miles drive)
Address : The Greendale Road, Budby Road, Cuckney, Mansfield NG20 9NQ
Tel : 01623 844 441
Web : http://www.greendaleoak.co.uk
The Greendale Oak has recently undergone major refurbishment to recapture its stunning charm and character.
Set in the middle of the Welbeck Estate and a stones throw from Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest, we are surrounded by idyllic countryside with picture perfect views and engulfed by history.
The Greendale Oak offers a relaxed, traditional village pub with a wide range of products from a selection of Cask Ales, plus a menu of typically modern English style food incorporating wonderful local produce.
(20 min – 8 miles drive)
Address : Main Street, Caunton, Newark, NG23 6AB
Tel: 01636 636 793
Web : www.wigandmitre.com
Caunton Beck is a reassuringly civilised fine dining pub-restaurant with continuous service from 8 am until around midnight every day, each week, all year.
Reg Taylors Tea Rooms, Swan Sanctuary & Garden Centre
(16 min – 11 miles drive)
Address : Hill Farm Nurseries, Normanton, Southwell, NG25 0PR
Tel: 01636 813 184
Web : Swan Sanctuary & Tea Rooms
A really lovely and peaceful 9 acre swan sanctuary with very good tea rooms / restaurant. For those that also like garden centres, Reg Taylor’s is family run and one of the Country’s principal Garden Centres with a fabulous stock of shrubs, flowers and trees.
The Maypole at Wellow
(7 min – 1.5 miles drive)
Address : Newark Road Wellow Nottinghamshire NG22 0EA
Tel: 03331 231 776
Web : Maypole Inn
Modern, bright and airy restaurant provides spacious and relaxing surroundings.
The Crew Yard Bistro & Antiques Emporium
(7 min – 5 miles drive)
Address : The Crew Yard Café & Bistro, Budby Antiques, Budby, NG22 9EXR
Tel: 01623 822 252
Web : Crew Yard Café Bistro & Antiques
A friendly, family run Antique & Vintage Emporium with a café/bistro. Browse around curios, paintings, vintage, retro and up-cycled furniture, and then visit the Crew Yard for lunch amongst architectural salvaged items, or indoors.
Ollerton Watermill Teashop
(6 min – 2 miles drive)
Address : Ollerton Watermill, Market Place, Ollerton NG22 9AA
Tel: 01623 822 469
Web : Ollerton Watermill Teashop
18th century watermill and teashop. Delightful village setting on the edge of Sherwood Forest. Specialises in home cooked produce of the highest quality. Winner of the Best afternoon Tea Award.
Tuxford Windmill & Tea Room
(16 min – 8 miles drive)
Address : Tuxford Windmill, Retford Road, Tuxford, NG22 0NW
Tel : 01777 871 202
Web : The Tuxford Windmill
Tea room with working windmill. Guided tours of windmill are also available and shop for purchasing flour from the mill.
Open Thursday to Sunday from 10:00am to 16:00pm
Launay’s Restaurant & Bar
(7 min – 3.5 miles drive)
Address : 8 Church St, Edwinstowe, Mansfield NG21 9QA
Tel : 01623 822 266
Web : http://www.launaysrestaurant.co.uk
“A true gem among local restaurants.” Serving a seasonal menu fusing traditional English and French cuisine with modern dishes from Europe and beyond, Launay’s has a meal to suit all tastes and appetites.
The Big Fish Restaurant
(4 min – 2 miles drive)
Address : Old Rufford Rd, Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DT On Ollerton roundabout (opposite McDonalds)
Tel: 01623 822 122
Web : www.bigfishrestaurant.co.uk
Family meals & take away
(7 min – 4 miles drive)
Address : Worksop Road, Ollerton, NG21 9DR
Tel : 01623 272 055
Web : www.alderspubollerton.co.uk
The Alders is a new Marston’s carvery pub restaurant in Ollerton. Family friendly, the pub boasts a varied menu, including a daily carvery as well as curry and children’s menu.
(5 min – 2 miles drive)
Address : Main Street, Ollerton, Notts NG22 9AD
Tel : 01623 822 202
Web : http://www.bella-vita.co.uk
New and popular Italian restaurant run by Antonio and Amadeus, at the site of a former public house, with views and sounds of the river outside the dining room.
The Dovecote Inn
(13 min – 7 miles drive)
Address : Cross Hill, Laxton, Newark NG22 0SX
Tel : 01777 871 586
Web : The Dovecote Inn
Country pub renowned for excellent food, and wines with an exciting menu of traditional home cooked pub food.