The Staunton Arms
“Friendly historic pub with a warm welcome” - AA Inspector
STAUNTON IN THE VALE, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
A 200-year-old listed pub in the Vale of Belvoir, The Staunton Arms is a welcoming place, with well-kept cask ales sourced from local and regional breweries. You can eat in the bar or the more formal restaurant, choosing from the same menus. There’s the option of lighter dishes – smoked salmon and scrambled egg on toast, perhaps, while for those with a bigger appetite, the à la carte offers starters such as pan-fried chicken breast, and mains along the lines of the pub’s own beef and ale pie, with mash or hand-cut chips; butternut squash ravioli; or pork tenderloin.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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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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