Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Occupying an 18th-century half-timbered coaching inn, this traditional country lodge is within easy reach of Sherwood Forest and Rufford Abbey Country Park. The cosy pub has been sympathetically renovated, with original features including stained glass windows and a wooden staircase still present.
Dukeries Lodge reopened under the Pub People’s Fresh and Local umbrella, with an emphasis on food being freshly prepared using ingredients sourced locally, wherever possible. The kitchen’s huge chargrill offers a varied range of steak dishes, the beef for which is 28-day matured and sourced from a trusted, local supplier. Think heartily portioned dishes of wholetail Whitby scampi, chunky chips and tartare sauce or slow-cooked lamb shank with rich minted gravy and buttery mash, followed by classic syrup sponge with lashings of custard.
Individual yet simply styled en-suite bedrooms boast flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi and handy tea and coffee facilities. Entertainment and activities are enjoyed by guests on a regular basis, Sky Sports is available in the bar and a popular general knowledge quiz is held weekly.