The Martin’s Arms
School Lane, Colston Bassett, NG12 3FD
The Martin’s Arms has been central to village life since the 1690s and has weathered the years well, staying true to its roots and maintaining a unique atmosphere. The beautiful gardens and elegant decor afford it a timeless quality, making the bustle of modern life feel a million miles away. Period furnishings and ancient Jacobean fireplaces add to the pervading sense of cosiness and act as a comforting reminder that sometimes things never change, especially in the country. The food served does provide a slight twist on the traditional, with quality, wholesome dishes combining well-loved ingredients with a modern touch. Tempting the palates of discerning diners who appreciate fine cuisine are delightful dishes that rely upon the produce of the parish and local estates, as well as artisan producers. The innovative menu is created on the premises by a talented team of chefs. Throughout the game season diners might savour local venison loin – served with braised suet pudding, pomme purée and blackberry jus – while sitting beside one of three open fires. During summer, relax in the gardens with a glass of Champagne and a perfectly cooked fi llet steak, perhaps followed by a coconut panna cotta. With an ever-expanding range of home-grown produce, The Martin’s Arms takes locally sourced food seriously. The Martin’s Arms is the perfect antidote to an often demanding world – you owe yourself a visit.