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Horse & Groom

12A Main Street
NG15 8AE

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sat noon - 8pm
Sun noon - 6pm

About the Pub

Located in one of the most picturesque Nottingham villages, this traditional pub was renovated to a high standard in February 2016. A choice of six different real ales is normally available with at least one from a local brewery. High quality traditional pub food is supplemented with a range of daily specials. The pub consists of a number of rooms and boasts a fine snug. The Abbey room was created from two smaller rooms and features a wood burning stove which can be enjoyed from both sides. To the rear, the former conservatory has been converted into a slightly quirky but comfortable area – known as the ‘Workshop’. The converted building to the rear houses the Linby Tea room and restaurant which is open daily from 8am to 5pm (6.00pm on Sunday).

Historic Interest

The Horse & Groom was registered as an Asset of Community Value on the 8th January 2016 by Gedling Borough Council, after being nominated by the Nottingham Branch of CAMRA. It brewed its own beer on site until 1921 (Ottewell 1990). The Horse & Groom is in Gedling Borough Council's Linby Conservation Area. In the 1823 Alehouse Recognizances for the Broxtowe Hundred, the Horse & Groom was under victualler Elizabeth Merrill (County Archives C/QD/LV/4/3/79). In 1855, the Horse & Groom was fully licensed under J. Sneath and in 1876 the publican was Jacob Jennison (Post Office Directory). The Horse & Groom forms a local name cluster with the Horse & Groom pubs at nearby Moorgreen and Basford. The Horse & Groom has an historic interior rated by CAMRA as being of Regional Importance. The structure of the building is old, possibly 17th C. witnessed by the thick stone walls. Major rebuilding was carried out by Home Brewery in the 1920s and 1937. This included raising the height of the building, as can be seen on the west gable wall. Superb unspoilt village pub, with its multi-roomed layout of 1937 intact and it retains a lot of 1930s features. The central front entrance to lobby leads to small rooms to the left and right. The smoke room on the right retains its 1930s panelling to picture-frame height and the fireplace has a 1930s wood surround but a 1960s stone interior. A door from the right hand side lobby was blocked up in the 1960s and new fixed seating installed. The bar counter could be from the 1960s but the bar back looks modern. The left door leads to a parquet floored passage with 1930s panelled walls. A rare part-glazed partition wall separates the passage from a small snug, which retains its 1930s counter and stone & brick fireplace. The walls are covered with more 1930s panelling and the bar back is a mixture of old and new work. The small left hand lounge has been subject to much refurbishment (new dado panelling and fireplace) with only the parquet floor remaining from the 30s. The bar counter could be 60s work with its copper top and the bar back has a mixture of old and new work. A parquet-floored passageway leads from the rear door of the lounge to the original external door. The former off-sales was situated here with service from a hatch in the main bar area. A 'lean-to' and toilets at the rear were added in 1970 and enables you to walk all around the pub; the original outside toilets are now a coal shed. The larger bar-lounge rear-right was added in 1937 and has a large inglenook brick fireplace with a decorative ceramic strip at mantelshelf level and original slotted benches. The bar counter here looks like the original 30s one but the bar back is a mixture of old and new work. The rear single-storey Paddock Room, originally part of the stable block, was converted in the late 60s early 70s to become a cocktail bar and is now a popular dining/function room that can hold 50 people. Also, in the first part of the 20th century the pub brewed its own beer from the old stable block. ( [Gedling Borough Council; Newstead Abbey Ward / Linby Parish Council / Nottinghamshire County Council; Newstead Division / Sherwood Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Lincoln Green --varies--
  • Theakston Dockside
  • Theakston XB

Changing ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub
  • RealHeritagePub Historic Pub Interior

    Interior of Some Regional Importance


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Linby Tea Room.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Quiz night Thurs.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Horse & Groom

12A Main Street
NG15 8AE

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53.054298, -1.203282


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March 2016

Horse & Groom

12A Main Street
NG15 8AE

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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