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Shepherds Rest


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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A warm welcome to the Shepherds Rest, Bagthorpe We are a delightful 17th Century Inn located in one of the hidden valleys of Nottinghamshire.If you like the old traditional pub atmosphere with a great selection of homemade meals and award winning cask ales then this family run pub is the place to be.The current owners, Terry and Glyn Groves took over the premises in November 2013, quickly investing time and effort to bring the Shepherds back to it's best. Here you will find a wide choice of local produce from the best suppliers as well as a wide range of wines, fine beers and soft drinks. Our menus are based upon locally sourced and seasonably available products. The best organic food is what's
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a disappointing experience at the Red Lion, we arrived at the Shepherd’s Rest quite hungry and rather peeved...!! What a wonderful warm welcome from the hosts who immediately found us a table, gave us menus and took our drinks order. They have their own...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank shegoon
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Booked Saturday lunchtime for a family meal and we were not disappointed. Members from the group chose from both the specials board and the menus with the meals being enjoyed by all. Food was good quality at a reasonable price. We returned later in the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jeremyp88
Reviewed February 2, 2019

A warm friendly welcome as we walked in. Will showed us to our table and told us about the specials board and the items not available. Our meals were excellent...would recommend pan fried salmon. Just want to mention that the chocolate brownie was the best...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tracy E
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

What a hidden gem. The restaurant/pub is 17th century. Lovely bar. The restaurant tables etc a bit basic. Toilets a bit rough. Waitress serves, the staff were really helpful & pleasant. The beers top notch, especially the Shepherds rest bitter. The starters we had were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Paul D
Reviewed December 15, 2018

We have been a couple of times for a meal which has been lovely. I have often found Christmas menus don’t live up to expectations, this certainly was not the case with this meal, all three courses were beautiful, very tasty and a lovely atmosphere....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wendy T
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Fantastic meals, great service and a lovely atmosphere. Terry and Glyn made us all feel really welcome and supported by superb bar staff we had a great evening. Topped off with free mince pies - a nice touch! Looking forward to next year already!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Heavenly123
Reviewed December 2, 2018

We returned Friday night (30th Nov) with two friends after a bad experience about a year ago, what a turnaround!!!!!! The food was excellent I had a pork chop with mushroom and tomato my wife had fish/chips and there were empty plates at the end....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BigAlWollaton
TheWillW, Webmaster at Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Hi Alan, Thank you for dining with us again. We're glad that you enjoyed the meal and the live entertainment. We hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Will W

Reviewed November 7, 2018

Had a meal here with a friend, The staff were very accommodating, we were quite cold so we were seated by a beautiful open fire. the menu was good, the food was excellent, the service was great, the staff friendly. Will definitely be back there...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Caroline F
WillW1716, Webmaster at Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Hi Caroline, We're glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Many thanks, Will W

Reviewed October 11, 2018

For lunch ordered fish chips and peas. Fish batter had black bits in it, chips seemed old, mushy peas where a solid mass of peas. They had run out of gas, so we had to have bottled coke. Looked to me to be on its...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Mark A
Shepherdsrest21, Owner at Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2018

Not sure what happened that day Mark. Yes the gas to the post mix was low and was replaced immediately. Did you raise your other points with our staff at the time to allow usvto rectify. We would never charge for a substandard meal???

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Me and my fiancée came before for a Sunday roast a while ago and it prompted us to come back for a nice afternoon meal. It was a very nice atmosphere, quiet with good music. The building itself has original beams that adds extra character...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank smitchell1989
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October 13, 2018|
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Response from Blondie712014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm not sure about dog friendly. We didn't notice any on the day we visited.
August 3, 2018|
Response from matayas | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are outside and in the bar side. Only area excluded is the main restaurant side.
May 4, 2016|
Response from matayas | Property representative |
Hi there, the pub hasnt been modernised in any way recently. We wanted the place to keep it's feel and character. Kind regards The Shepherds Rest
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