Martin’s Arms | Pub in Nottinghamshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Martin’s Arms - Pub in Nottinghamshire

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School Lane Colston Bassett, Nottingham, NG12 3FD, Nottinghamshire
England, United Kingdom

Lynne Strafford Bryan & Salvatore Inguanta
+44 (0)1949 81361(landline)

Whether you opt for a ploughman’s with Colston Bassett stilton or the full Sunday roast, you’re in for a treat. They’re child-friendly, too

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An Elizabethan farmhouse that became an ale house around 1700, and an inn 100 years later. Today it is a deeply civilised pub. The front room exudes country-house charm – fresh flowers, scatter cushions on sofas and settles, crackling logs in Jacobean fireplaces – and you can order a splendid ploughman's with Colston Bassett stilton from the dairy up the road (do visit). In the restaurant, menus change daily, while highlights include pan-fried scallops with Stafford black pudding; locally shot game with seasonal vegetables; delicious Sunday roast beef. Polish off with treacle sponge and butterscotch sauce with brandy butter ice cream. Behind the bar is an impressive range of well-kept real ales, with 60 Corney & Barrow wines (including sparkling and champagne). Outside, a large and attractive beer garden overlooks pretty parkland.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Lynne Strafford Bryan & Salvatore Inguanta:

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Lynne Strafford Bryan & Salvatore Inguanta:

  • During the winter months, warm yourself by one of three open fires.
  • Our large beer garden is adjacent to the old market cross, which is owned by the National Trust and great fun to dance around at New Year!
  • Colston Bassett dairy has produced exquisite Stilton Cheese since 1913, you can still buy some from the dairy shop.
  • Enjoy Sunday Lunch in our elegant restaurant, surround by period furnishings and portraits.
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"Think of an idyllic English pub in a quintessential English village with roaring log fires in winter and a large beer garden with croquet and beautiful parkland views in summer - then look no further than Martin's Arms. A varied menu, changed regularly, reflects local passions of huntin', shootin' and fishin' - and having renowned cheese makers in the area is a real bonus. Heavenly."

Mandy - Sawday's Inspector , United Kingdom

January 2019
"Excellent food with fabulous combinations of flavours and ingredients. Desserts are the best we have tasted in comparable restaurants. Dining room has a welcoming atmosphere and fresh flowers complement the superb decor. One of our favourite places to celebrate special occasions."

Jeanne - Derby, United Kingdom

August 2017
"Top marks. Fantastic location, great garden and wonderful menu/ food."
June 2014

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Lunch from £8. Bar meals from £9.50. Dinner from £23. Sunday lunch 2-3 courses, £25 & £29.


3pm-6pm Mon-Sat. 5pm-7pm Sun.


School Lane Colston Bassett, Nottingham, NG12 3FD, Nottinghamshire


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