Regional Food & Drink

Nottinghamshire has a fine tradition of food & drink. Sherwood forest Cottages: applesThe famous Bramley cooking apple has its origin in the minster town of Southwell. There are a variety of farmers markets with fresh local produce,award winning farm shops and a host of micro breweries, with one near White Horse Cottage which supplies the local inn in the village: The Red Lion.

There are a vast array of places to choose from when eating out with impressive teashops, gourmet restaurants,tradtional and high quality pub restaurants and a host of coffee shops all serving a variety of locally produced food and drink.

Sherwood forest Cottages: cheese If you would like fresh free range eggs during your stay at White Horse Cottage, we can provide you with a henhouse with your own hens producing fresh eggs for you each morning - contact us for further details.

Here are a few highlights of places locally that produce and supply their own food & drink:

Stichelton is a classic blue cheese made from unpasteurised milk on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire.

GH Porter
GH Porter select the finest foods and have one of the biggest selections of dry cured free range smoked and unsmoked bacon in the area. Our dry cured bacon is, we believe, the best selection in the country. We smoke our products with wood chippings from sustainable grown wood stock. All the bacon is free range and bought locally, then dry cured ourselves for a minimum of three weeks. We also specialise in British cheeses, whose quality and diversity is growing all the time. We carry a large selection of teas, and roast all our own coffees.

The Maypole Brewerywebsite
Maypole Brewery was set up in 1995. It takes its name from the maypole situated on the village green at Wellow which is reputed to be one of the tallest permanent poles in England. Their special beer is the Wellow Gold a Refreshing blonde and dangerously drinkable with Citrus flavours.
North Laithes Farm, Wellow Road, Eakring, Notts NG22 0AN Tel: 07971 277598

Springhead Brewery
Producing a range of real ales supplied direct to local areas. Product information and online order form.

Milestone Brewery Newark Nottinghamshire
Milestone Brewery on line shop selling fine ales and beers. retail shop selling bottled beers. real ale in bottles and cans.
Milestone Brewery, Great North Road, Cromwell, Newark, Notts NG23 6JE Tel: 01636 822255

The Welbeck Farm Shop
Welbeck Farm Shop is situated 6 miles from Worksop in Nottinghamshire on the Welbeck Estate. Our produce includes the freshest of locally grown fruit and vegetables, locally produced cheeses including Stichelton Cheese produced on the Estate, home reared and prepared meats, as well as a wide range of additional produce. Come in and see the wonderful selection - you won't be disappointed.
Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3LW Tel: 01909 478725

School of Artisan Food
1 - 5 day courses in Baking, Dairy, Preserves, Butchery and Brewing on the Welbeck Estate in the heart of Nottinghamshire.
Lower Motor Yard, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire S80 3LR Tel: 01909 532171

Thaymar Real Luxury Dairy Ice Cream
Real Fruit Sorbets have been made at Haughton Park Farm since 1988
Haughton Park Farm, Nr. Bothamsall, Retford, Notts, DN22 8DB Tel: 01623 862632

Mellors Farm Shop
Established in 1978, is a family run Farm Shop in Milton, Nottinghamshire. Having won numerous awards, including 'Champion of Champion Sausage Makers' and 'Best Pork Pie', Mellors Farm Shop prides itself on producing products high in quality and taste.
Mellors Farm Shop, Milton, Tuxford, Newark NG22 0PP Tel: 01777 870354

Farmers markets
Offer a convenient, healthy and fun way to buy locally grown and produced food. There are farmers markets in Worksop, Mansfield, Newark & Southwell.

Old Hall Farm Shop
At Kneesall a country Butchers and Farm Shop offering an array of free range and rare breed meats, fruit, vegetables and cakes.
Kneesall, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0AD. Tel: 01623 862677

Springhead Brewery
Producing a range of real ales supplied direct to local areas. Product information and online order form.

Contact: Sherwood Forest Cottages ltd, 46 Nottingham Road, Mansfield, NOTTS. NG18 1BL. tel: 01623 624784 fax: 01623 622621