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.
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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.
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.
The Savile Restaurant At Rufford Country Park
(5 min – 1.5 miles drive)
Can walk there in 20 minutes.
Address : Rufford Abbey Country Park Ollerton Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF
Tel : 01623 821310
Web : Savile Restaurant
The Savile Restaurant – named after Lord Savile and set in the original kitchen of the old country house, serving cooked lunches, salads and afternoon teas. Excellent carvery at lunchtimes but need to book!
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.
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 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.
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
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.
(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.