One of the Exceedingly Small group's three pubs, the Bottle & Glass is in the village where Edward I’s wife, Eleanor, died in 1290. With flagged floors and heavy beams, the recently opened microbrewery produces four different ales, along with Black Sheep real ale, and a generous 24 wines by the glass. Starters on the short, seasonal lunch and dinner menu include twice baked soufflé with spinach and roasted red onion; and deep fried whitebait with garlic and herb mayonnaise. Mains typically include grilled cod chermoula with herb tabouleh and houmous; and slow-cooked lamb shank with bubble and squeak, redcurrant and mint sauce. On sunny days stake an early claim for a terrace table.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Closed: false
- Wide selection of Ales
- Micro Brewery Ale
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About the area
Most people associate Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands with the legend of Robin Hood, though the former royal hunting ground of Sherwood Forest has been somewhat tamed since Robin’s outlaw days. Traditionally, the county’s primary industry, alongside agriculture, was coal mining but it is also an oil producing area, and during World War II produced the only oil out of reach of the German U-Boats.
The county is divided between the old coalfields north of the city of Nottingham, the commuter belt of the Wolds to the south, Sherwood Forest and the great country estates known as the ‘Dukeries’. Towns of note are the river port and market town of Newark, which hosts major antiques fairs six times a year, and Southwell, known for the medieval minster with exquisite carvings of Sherwood Forest.
D H Lawrence was a Nottinghamshire man, born in Eastwood, the son of a miner and former schoolteacher. He grew up in poverty, and his book Sons and Lovers reflects the experiences of his early years. Other Nottinghamshire notables include Thomas Cranmer, the first Protestant Archbishop; Jesse Boot, founder of the Boots pharmaceutical company; Henry Ireton, the man who singed Charles I’s death warrant; and Olympic skaters Torvill and Dean.
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