Reviewed by Lucy Ibbotson
The Horse & Groom is situated in a lovely village approximately 15 minutes from Newstead Abbey in Nottingham. We had a table booked for 2pm which worked well as we were exploring the beautiful land & gardens of the Abbey. This fuelled our appetite!
Upon arrival at the Horse & Groom we were made welcome by some locals and then a friendly face behind the bar. After a brief chat to identify the best room for us and the 2 dogs we settled in to a medium size room with plenty of local activity. The pub has a number of bars and rooms all of which seemed fully occupied. This is definitely a traditional village pub with everything you would hope to find – great selection of real ales, lots of local banter and very fastidious staff ready to say hello to both humans and dogs!
After ordering some drinks, including a superbly kept dark ale we ordered our lunch. As it was Sunday a choice of roasts were available plus the usual menu. We both chose the roast beef. After a respectable wait we were presented with the perfect pub roast! Generous slices of properly cooked beef, a decent Yorkshire pudding with plenty of vegetables including a large roast potato. To add to this delight was copious amounts of tasty gravy! After a breather we ordered spotted dick and sticky toffee pudding both with custard, to share. The spotted dick was delicious and with plenty of hot custard, the sticky toffee was lighter than usual but came with a nice syrup sauce and lashings of hot custard again! Delicious.
Even our 2 dogs were given treats to keep them at bay!
In short, if you find yourself near Linby in Nottingham on a Sunday I would definitely make the effort to go here for lunch (although you may need to book – it gets busy). A lovely local pub serving tremendous, good, honest food and a great pint!
Sunday lunch: 2 courses £12.95 or 3 courses £15.95
For more information or to view menus visit www.thehorseandgroom-linby.co.uk.
For details of attractions, places to eat and stay in Nottinghamshire please visit the official tourism website of Nottinghamshire www.experiencenottinghamshire.com.
The Horse & Groom, Main Street, Linby, Notttingham, NG15 8AE | 0115 9633334
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