Restaurant Bar 1650

“Roadside hotel with stylish restaurant” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BARNBY MOOR, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Official Rating
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Awards
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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open

Our Inspector's view

This hotel offers beauty therapies aplenty, and lots of room for functions. There's a bistro in the St Leger bar, but the main event is the oak-panelled Restaurant Bar 1650, with its art deco style in the bar area and modern chandeliers to add a touch of glamour.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Restaurant Bar 1650
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa, BARNBY MOOR, Retford, DN22 8QS
Phone : 01777 705121

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 25
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 18
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

About the area

Discover Nottinghamshire

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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