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Shepherds Rest

££ - £££, British,
Shepherds Rest Lower Bagthorpe, Nottingham NG16 5HF, England
+44 1773 811337
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“homemade pies” (3 reviews)
“pastry” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Shepherds Rest Lower Bagthorpe, Nottingham NG16 5HF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago via mobile

I go here Frequently for lunches and other meals with family and friends outside the area and always have great food and service however the last 2 times and especially today the homely warm fire 🔥 wasn’t lit and the pub bar and eating area...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BettyGuardamar_spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 7 November 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 3 weeks ago

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 11 October 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 11 November 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 28 August 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
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely pub with a great outside space for children. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Food was very good (amazing burgers!). We were staying in a campsite nearby and wish we’d have found this place earlier to try it out in the evening...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank emmaplows
Will W, Webmaster at Shepherds Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hi Emma, We're glad that you enjoyed your time with us (and the amazing burgers!). We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Will W.

Reviewed 19 August 2018

We'd booked a table for 12:30, as we arrived a party of 7 women arrived. We were told to sIt at our table and the girl said she would be with us asap. 1/2 later she took our order. I the meantime another party of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Blondie712014
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Great pub with a lovely beer garden. We went on the Friday as a family group and returned the night after as a couple. Good choice of food, great with the little ones and dog friendly in certain areas. I had the salmon linguine on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nailcity
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Questions & Answers
13 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Blondie712014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm not sure about dog friendly. We didn't notice any on the day we visited.
3 August 2018|
Response from matayas | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are outside and in the bar side. Only area excluded is the main restaurant side.
4 May 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shepherds Rest Lower Bagthorpe, Nottingham NG16 5HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 811337
  • E-mail
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 grown closest to you - and it tastes better, come try it for yourself.Our latest addition is an authentic Italian Coffee Maker which allows us to offer speciality coffees and a choice of over 9 speciality teas and hot chocolate.What you will not find are games machines, a pool table or Sky Sports to spoil the ambiance, just a cosy atmosphere within relaxed, rural surroundings! We look forward to seeing you!
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