Ruddington has always been a popular place for people to come for a drink or enjoy a meal out. But our impressive number of culinary options seems to be increasing all the time!
All seven of Ruddington’s public houses are now enjoying makeovers. The White Horse has just reopened for business with a more “modern” look and all day food. Owners Andy and Abbie Hunt say there’s been “great customer reaction” to their “brighter pub with new décor and windows, new kitchen, resurfaced car park and brand new toilets.” Weekend breakfasts are now available in addition to Sunday lunch, whilst there are kangaroo and crocodile options on Wednesdays (yes – really!) and a Steak & Burger night on Thursdays. The pub now boasts SIX ever changing real ales, live music on Saturdays, and the popular quiz night remains every Thursday.
Meantime, construction continues at The Bricklayers Arms to expand the Public Bar into a good-sized “live” music and dance venue, whilst the wall has been reinstated between the Bar and Lounge to bring back a quieter and cosier feel. A new beer garden and smoking shelter is being built, too!
Down the road, work is cracking on apace at the former Jolly Farmers – set to reopen this Easter as The Ruddington Arms after a major refurbishment, inside and out. It’s been taken over by Mark and Sarah Anderson who are promising a real, traditional English pub with a focus on “Ruddy Good Food”! “I feel passionate about what Ruddington has to offer” says Mark. “It’s a great business centre and we’ll provide local employment for 20 people.” Meantime he’s seeking historic photos of the inn. If you can help out then please email: Mark@TheRuddingtonArms.com
As if all this wasn’t impressive enough, last month McArtney’s Café Bar & Bistro on Dutton’s Hill launched new menus, with a much greater range of options, alongside greatly extended opening hours seven days a week.
So for great food and drink you really need look no further than Ruddington village!
By Graham Wright