Guidebook

Guidebook for Rufford Park Lodge

  • Rufford Park Lodge
  • Park Lodge Drive
  • Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 9HB
  • United Kingdom

 Eating Out

The Rose CottagePin_bar_without_shadow.png|53.178537,-1
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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Ollerton Watermill Tea ShopPin_cafe_without_shadow.png|53.199664,-1
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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Launays Restaurant and BarPin_restaurant_without_shadow.png|53.19596,-1
8 Church Street, Edwinstowe, Ollerton, NG21 9QA
Tel:
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 DuckPin_restaurant_without_shadow.png|53.178083,-1
Main RoadEdwinstowe, 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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The Maypole at WellowPin_restaurant_without_shadow.png|53.188982,-0
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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Forest Lodge HotelPin_restaurant_without_shadow.png|53.195502,-1
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 HartPin_kid_without_shadow.png|53.198925,-1.022781
Market Place, Ollerton, Newark Nottingham
NG22 9BL
Tel: 01623 822410
Web: www.facebook.com
Traditional pub in a traditional village setting. Samuel Smith beers and lagers and local craft beers.
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 Activities and Attractions

The Adrenalin JunglePin_kid_without_shadow.png|53.15792,-1
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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White Post FarmPin_kid_without_shadow.png|53.108,-1
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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Go Ape SherwoodPin_kid_without_shadow.png|53.175485,-1
Edwinstowe
Nottinghamshire
NG21 9JH
Tel: 0330 134 6461
Web:
goape.co.uk/days-out/sherwood
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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Sherwood Forest VisitorPin_kid_without_shadow.png|53.202898,-1
Centre
Swinecote Road
Edwinstowe
Nottinghamshire
NG21 9HN
Tel: 01623 823202
Web:
www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk
Robin Hood museum and tea rooms, and entrance to the trail leading to 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.sherwoodcraft.co.uk
Arts and crafts centre and home of one of the best tea rooms around. “Locke’s Handmade Chocolate” is a new addition and worth the visit alone. Can be used as alternative parking for the visitor centre which is only a short walk across the cricket green.
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Amen Corner KartingPin_kid_without_shadow.png|53.17965,-1
Amen Corner
Rufford, Newark, Notts
NG22 9DB
Tel: 01623 822205
Web:
www.amencornerkarting.co.uk
Outdoor go-karting park with two fun tracks and a 550m pro-kart circuit, opposite entrance to Center Parcs. Arrive and drive!
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Center ParcsPin_kid_without_shadow.png|53.202024,-1
Sherwood Forest
Rufford
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG22 9DN
Tel: 03448 267 723
Web: www.centerparcs.co.uk
The spa and leisure facilities here are sometimes available to day visitors. Please check with Center Parcs direct as booking in advance is necessary.
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Wheelgate ParkPin_kid_without_shadow.png|53.108178,-1
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.
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Sightseeing

Rufford Abbey Country Park
English Heritage, Rufford Abbey, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire
NG22 9DF
Tel: 0800 015 0516
Web:
www.english-heritage.org.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)Pin_tourism_without_shadow.png|53.183184,-1
Rufford Lane, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire
NG22 9DG
Tel: 01623 821315
Web:
www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk
The Mill now 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 ParkPin_tourism_without_shadow.png|53.264227,-1
Blyth Road
Nottinghamshire
S80 3PA
Tel: 01623 835333
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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Cresswell CragsPin_tourism_without_shadow.png|53.2304403,-1.1509865
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

TescoPin_groceries_without_shadow.png|53.202542,-1
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
Pin_groceries_without_shadow.png|53.1935503,-1
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 Entertainment

Sherwood Forest Art and
Crafts Centre
Forest Corner
Edwinstowe
Nottinghamshire
NG21 9RN
Tel: 01636 650000
Web:
www.sherwoodcraft.co.uk
Arts and crafts centre and home of one of the best tea rooms around. “Locke’s Handmade Chocolate” is a new addition and worth the visit alone. Can be used as alternative parking for the visitor centre which is only a short walk across the cricket green.
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Other

Rufford Park Golf AndPin_other_without_shadow.png|53.183516,-1
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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St Mary’s ChurchPin_other_without_shadow.png|53.183516,-1
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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