Guidebook

Guidebook for Rufford Park Lodge

 EATING OUT

The Rose Cottage Google Map

The Rose Cottage

Old Rufford Road,
Newark-on-Trent,
NG22 9DD
Tel: 01623 822386
Web: rosecottagerufford.co.uk
Within 20 minutes walking distance.
Serves quality traditional food and
has a good selection of wines,
beers and spirits.
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Bella Vita Google Map

Bella Vita

Main Street,
Ollerton,
Newark
NG22 9AD
Tel: 01623 822202
Web: bella-vita.co.uk
Very popular family run riverside
restaurant serving traditional Italian
dishes in a friendly atmosphere.
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Ollerton Watermill Google Map

Ollerton Watermill Tea Shop

Market Place
Ollerton
NG22 9AA
Tel:
Web: plus.google.com
Old Ollerton is definitely worth a visit
especially when the Watermill is open.
The tea room is one of the best in the area.
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Smoke and Ice Google Map

Smoke & Ice

The Old Methodist Church
Edwinstowe
North Nottingham
NG21 9QS
Tel: 
Web: www.smokeandice.co.uk
New family run restaurant and smoke
house with an exciting menu and a
variety of cool desserts and ice cream.
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Launay's Restaurant And Bar Google Map

Launays Restaurant and Bar

8 Church Street,
Edwinstowe,
Ollerton,
NG21 9QA
Tel: 01623 822266
Web: www.launaysrestaurant.co.uk
If you are looking for something out of
the ordinary you should find something
here to intrigue you. Try the flower pot
or sweet shop deserts, or maybe a
Baileys ice tea.
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The Dog And Duck Google Map

The Dog and Duck

Main Road
Edwinstowe,
Kings Clipstone
NG21 9BT
Tel: 01623 822138
Web: www.thedogandduck.info
Quality traditional food in a popular
and pleasant pub setting.
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Maypole Inn Google Map

The Maypole at Wellow

Newark Road
NG22 0EA
Tel: 01623 835891
Web: www.maypoleinn.com
A very welcoming pub with a cosy
lounge-bar area ideal for relaxing
with a couple of drinks before
tucking into one of their traditional dishes.
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The Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge Hotel

4 Church Street
Edwinstowe
NG21 9QA
Tel: 01623 824 443
Web: www.forestlodgehotel.co.uk
Multi-award winning 18th Century
coaching house with excellent beers
and fine dining.
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BARS

The White Hart Google Map

The White Hart

Market Place
Ollerton
Newark
NG22 9BL
Tel: 01623 822410
Web: www.facebook.com
Traditional village pub serving Samuel Smiths. Great value and friendly, perhaps due to the no-phone/devices policy to protect “social conversation”!
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Royal Oak

High Street
Edwinstowe
NG21 9QP
Tel: 01623 825291
Web: royaloakedwinstowe.co.uk
Warm, homely and relaxing pub with restaurant serving food you can watch being prepared on a screen.
Check opening times as currently open Wednesday to Sunday.
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ACTIVITIES

Adrenalin Jungle

Deerdale Lane,
Bilsthorpe,
North Nottingham
NG22 8SY
Tel: 01623 883980
Web: www.adrenalinjungle.com
THE place to go if you are looking for
just about any kind of outdoor activity,
from Archery to Paintball, Quad Biking
and Segway
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Go Ape Sherwood Forest

Edwinstowe
Nottinghamshire
NG21 9JH
Tel: 0330 134 6461
Web: goape.co.uk
Swing through the forest and get the best views over 3000 acres of woodland – A great place to escape and enjoy epic outdoor adventure activities
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Holme Pierrepont Country Park

Adbolton Lane
Holme Pierrepont
Nottingham
NG12 2LU
Tel: 0115 982 1212
Web: www.nwscnotts.com
Country park, activity centre and home of the National Water Sports Centre. Watersports, lagoon, wipeout, rapids and much more!
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Sherwood Forest Visitor
Centre

Swinecote Road
Edwinstowe
Nottinghamshire
NG21 9HN
Tel: 01623 677321
Web: www.visitsherwood.co.uk
New visitor centre with cafe, changing facilities, shop, and gateway to the trails including the famous Major Oak
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Sherwood Forest Art and
Crafts Centre

Forest Corner
Edwinstowe
Nottinghamshire
NG21 9RN
Tel: 01636 650000
Web: www.facebook.com
Arts and crafts centre and home of one of the best tea rooms around. “Locke’s Handmade Chocolate” is worth the visit alone. Short-stay parking available.
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Lockwell Hill Google Map

Lockwell Hill Activity Centre

Lockwell Hill
Farnsfield
Newark
NG22 8JG
Tel: 01623 883067
Web: www.lockwellactivitycentre.co.uk
Amen Corner has now sadly closed, but the great news is that Lockwell Hill has a fabulous outdoor circuit! Outdoor go-karting, quad bikes, rifles, archery, crossbows and It’s A Knockout!
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Wheelgate Park
Farnsfield
Newark, Notts
NG22 8HX
Tel: 01623 882773
Web:
www.wheelgatepark.com
Amazing family focused all-weather Theme Park set in 30 acres of beautiful countryside with 20,000 sq ft of indoor attractions, and water park.
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White Post Farm

Mansfield Road
NG22 8HL
Tel: 01623 882977
Web: whitepostfarmcentre.co.uk
Very popular attraction where you can get up close and personal with a variety of animals.
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SIGHTSEEING

Rufford Abbey Country Park

Ollerton
Nottinghamshire
NG22 9DF
Tel: 01623 821338
Web: www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk
Visit the famous ruins of Rufford Abbey and historic grounds, and enjoy the gift and craft shops, tea room and restaurant.
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The Mill (Rufford Country Park)
Rufford Lane, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire
NG22 9DG
Tel: 01623 827315
Web: www.facebook.com
The Mill incorporates a garden centre, tea room and gift shop, and is famous for its natural water splash feature where the road runs through the stream. Is also the main entrance for the lake.
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Clumber Park
Blyth Road
Nottinghamshire
S80 3PA
Tel: 01909 544917
Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
A beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods with 3,800 acres to explore complete with lake, gothic style chapel and walled garden. Great for cycling and hiking
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Creswell Crags

Crags Road
Welbeck, Worksop
Nottinghamshire S80 3LH
Tel: 01909 720378
Web: www.creswell-crags.org.uk
Archaeological museum in a limestone gorge featuring caves and fissures with prehistoric tools and art.
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GROCERIES

Tesco
Forest Road
New Ollerton
Nottinghamshire
NG22 9PL
Tel: 0345 677 9525
Web: www.tesco.com
A well stocked store for all your needs, with ample parking and petrol. There is also an Asda opposite and a Co Op on the main road.
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Goff’s Butchers
43 High Street
Edwinstowe
Nottinghamshire
NG21 9QR
Tel: 01623 824598
Web: www.goffsbutchers.co.uk
One of two fantastic butchers in Edwinstowe, Goff’s has a reputation for quality and locally sourced contemporary pre-prepared produce. Award winning sausages include the Sherwood Porker and varieties include Onion Marmalade Porker. Don’t go anywhere until you have been here!
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ARTS AND CRAFTS

Sherwood Forest Art and
Crafts Centre

Forest Corner
Edwinstowe
Nottinghamshire
NG21 9RN
Tel: 01636 650000
Web: www.facebook.com
Arts and crafts centre and home of one of the best tea rooms around. “Locke’s Handmade Chocolate” is worth the visit alone. Short-stay parking available.
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GOLF

Rufford Park Golf And
Country Club
Rufford Lane
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG22 9DG
Tel: 01636 825253
Web: www.ruffordpark.co.uk
18 hole golf course, conference and meeting facilities, and popular wedding venue.
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For more local courses, see also GOLF

HISTORIC CHURCHES

St Mary’s Church
Church Street
Edwinstowe
Nottinghamshire
NG21 9QA
Tel: 01636 822430
Web: www.stmaryt.org
Reportedly the church where the marriage of Robin Hood and Maid Marion took place.
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