Fortescue Arms

Fortescue Arms

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 21:00
Mon
17:00 - 20:00
Tue
12:00 - 15:0017:00 - 22:00
Wed
12:00 - 15:0017:00 - 22:00
Thu
12:00 - 15:0017:00 - 22:00
Fri
12:00 - 23:00
Sat
12:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2022

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£12 – £25
CUISINES
Bar, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant have live music
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles396 reviews
Excellent
241
Very good
78
Average
29
Poor
23
Terrible
25
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Susan K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
We came in for a meal. Food was absolutely delicious and freshly prepared. Lucy and Mike are fantastic managers who take the time out to talk to us. We have visited this pub more times since Lucy and Mike have arrived then what we have ever done in the 12yrs we have lived in the village. We very much enjoy coming in and having a good laugh with a few drinks and excellent food.
Written 22 February 2024
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Neil H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
Had a great meal in a lovely atmosphere and spent time chatting with the landlord and landlady. They're only new to the venue which comes with its own challenges but bit by bit They're turning it around with positive ideas for the future. The chef prepares all food from fresh and with his experience from top London restaurants is bound to continue to satisfy all culinary demands including Vegan.
Written 16 February 2024
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Sadie W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Very family friendly pub, lovely managers, food was amazing. Me and my partner often come here for lunch or dinner and bring family here to eat when they visit
Written 4 February 2024
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Jack S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
Very good pub, good atmosphere, in very nice and inclusive landlord and landlady. Great food and good pints, enjoined every minute
Written 3 February 2024
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Ethan H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
I went out with my friend on the Saturday night. The deal that night was a steak night which came out perfectly seasoned and exactly how we wanted it. The staff were lovely as usual always happy to help I would recommend coming here for a great time!!!
Written 3 February 2024
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Sally C
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
And food cooked from scratch, warm , welcoming, landlord and landlady very friendly and can't do enough for people ! They are new to village life and are trying to put the pub back on the map, please bare with them, one step at a time, they are doing well, go and see for yourself xxx
Written 1 February 2024
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Vicki Culverhouse
Stamford8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 business
WELL what a blessing the new owners are to the village pub. Our business moved to the village 3 years ago in which time the pub has had its fair share of landlords and many ups and downs….. mainly downs as far as the food was concerned. Boring bland and beige WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE. 6 of us ate there tonight everyone of us had something different and every single starter and main were delicious. Reasonably priced with good sized tasty portions. Absolutely delighted it’s finally got some decent owners. And somewhere we can take our clients to!! Staff were very friendly oh and they accept dogs 😁
Written 31 January 2024
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Marc C
Billingborough2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
There has been a change in management and they are really trying to turn the pub around …….great atmosphere and really good food and all hand made with fresh ingredients……
Written 24 January 2024
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AnthonyP
14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
We decided to give this place a go now the pub has new management. We arrived at 12.20 roughly to find doors closed and lights out . We about turned to go to car park only to be called back by a lad in a wooly hat to say they were open. On entry we asked him about menu for food , he told us there was no food today , about turn again to be chased again hold on the chef's turned up . We decided we would give them a chance. We went back and ordered a drink , was asked if my wife wanted to drink a J20 orange out of the bottle , she is 67 , the pub was cold but I agree the weather has been terrible . Must admit the food was ok but £10.95 for a sandwich with a few chips little overpriced. I wish the couple all the best but I will not be back.
Written 19 January 2024
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The H
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
Not impressed. 6 of us went for a birthday lunch, no starter, no desert and small portions at large portion prices. The roast chicken was more like chicken breast and the beef over cooked, the steak burgers weren't steak, more cheap lookalikes. The fire couldn't be fired up so the bar was cold. On a positive note, the guiness was well served!
Written 14 January 2024
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Heather H
Sleaford144 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
We haven't been to the Fortescue for quite a while and now it is under new management with a new menu we thought we would try it. We went on a Friday so it was buy one get one free on fish and chips. Great you can't go wrong with that so we thought. The order came the fish was frozen the chips good on them they had used proper potatoes not frozen but oh boy they were limp greasy and not very nice. We we that hungry we ate them. When the waitress came she asked how our meal was, when we told her that it was very greasy and it looked as though she thought it was a compliment so we are not sure it got passed on. Also the dinning room was cold there was no heating on in it the fire was going but not warming where we were sitting. There was also a lack of staff on. There was also a no condiments on the tables. The place needs to close for a complete overhaul it's a shame as it was a great put with fantastic food when we first moved into the village. Sorry but we won't be going back there for a long time and then if we do it definitely won't be for the food.
Written 9 January 2024
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Steve S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
New management. Great turnaround from the past. Great fresh cooked food (not ping meals). Friendly staff and great atmosphere.
Written 18 December 2023
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Naomi W
Nottinghamshire20 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 friends
This pub has sadly gone downhill. The menu is lacking and not the same one on the website. Seems to have new ish owners who cater for drunks more than dinner guests. The food is just about edible. The steaks were overcooked, no steak knives offered and came with chips and salad, not the peas and mushrooms stated on the menu. The chicken burger was very dry and overcooked and came with fries when the menu stated triple cooked chips. Feel sorry for the young waitresses who appear to be poorly trained. Would not recommend a visit to this pub unless for a drink. Will not be returning unless under new management.
Written 1 September 2023
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Maxwelldog56
Nottingham41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
Went for a pre booked meal with friends. Huge queue at the bar and only one person serving; a bit of a wait but it was a warm evening and a little busy. Eventually shown to our table. Lovely, pleasant waitress who took our order in good time. A bit of a wait again but no problem. Good first courses. Second course was reasonable for our friends but I’d asked for a medium rare steak. It was cremated! No one came back to see if we were ok so I just ate it otherwise everyone would have finished. It was tasty and the peppercorn sauce helped with the cremation!! Afterwards I did tell the waitress when she cleared away- no apology, no offer of informing the chef. Not sure if I’d go back. Prices fair, food fair.
Written 22 June 2023
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Elaine H
Grantham12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Went out for tea with 4 family members. Had starters then a waitress informed us that there would be a little wait for our mains as there was a party of 12 booked in at the same time as us. An hour later our mains came out. The quality of the food was really good but the portion sizes were very small and not worth the price charged. We were then informed that if we had desserts it would be about half hour before we got them as the other party had just ordered. We had been there about 2.5 hrs by then so didn’t order any more. We made our views known to the staff whilst there and left. We were all still hungry and ended up calling at McDonald’s on the way home for food.
Written 10 June 2023
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