The Black Bull

“Innovative modern cooking in venerable village inn” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BLIDWORTH, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

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On the edge of Sherwood Forest in the ancient village of Blidworth, The Black Bull has been an ale house and inn since the early 1700s. After a century of brewery ownership, the pub returned to private hands in 2012, since when a sympathetic refurbishment has seen the return of a real ale tap room serving local brews such as Shipstones Original and Navigation Patriot. Like the bedrooms above, the restaurant has won awards for its innovative, locally sourced menu.

The Black Bull
Main Street, BLIDWORTH, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG21 0QH
Phone : 01623 490222

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales
  • Micro Brewery Ale

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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