On the edge of Sherwood Forest in the ancient village of Blidworth, The Black Bull has been an…
The Black Bull
“A beautifully presented and friendly establishment.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Black Bull in the village of Blidworth can trace its history as an ale house back to the 17th century. It is appointed to a high standard in a contemporary manner, but still retains many traditional features. The inn provides a comfortable and friendly environment in which to have a drink; the restaurant provides a wide range of well-cooked, good quality, locally-sourced dishes, and the bedrooms are spacious and encourage a good night's sleep.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 4
- Family bedrooms: 1
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- relationship with another leisure provider
- Free TV
- Open parking
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Afternoon Tea
- Dinner Served
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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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