The Forest Lodge sits at the edge of Sherwood Forest, fabled home to the legendary folk hero Robin Hood. This dramatic and mythical landscape is one of England’s largest royal hunting grounds and remains popular with visitors today.
The Thompson family have been running the Forest Lodge for 13 years and offer attentive yet unobtrusive service. Guests are welcome to prop up the bar and sample the range of rotating guest ales or head straight through to the refurbished dining room, which boasts beautiful beams, exposed brickwork and broad wooden tables.
Start with the sumptuous wood pigeon breast, with cherries, radish and bitter chocolate. Follow this with a main of herb and pistachio crusted lamb rump, served with minted peas, mashed potatoes and port reduction, or a pub classic such as the homemade steak and ale pie with thick, hand-cut chips. Gorgeous desserts such as rich chocolate torte with a sticky caramel sauce offer an indulgent end to the dining experience.
The hotel accommodation offers guests the chance to wake to views of the verdant countryside surrounding Edwinstowe. This award-winning inn is popular with passers-by, walkers and those from further afield.