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Horse and Groom, Linby

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Pleasant pub in a good location, very much food orientated but drinkers are very welcome. Six handpumps, three of which were Theakston's, opted for the Dockyard which was good.

No sign of the previously mentioned barmaid, staff were young, cheerful and hardworking.
ellisref - 5 May 2019 12:44
Having found a nearby pub very busy with Christmas lunch parties, we stopped at the 'Horse and Groom' in this attractive village north of Nottingham. Good-sized car park.
In a traditional manner, there are at least two separate bars, which can only be accessed externally.Nice open fires on a winter day. A good choice of ales, listed on a blackboard, as some pumps are located in one bar, and others in the other. Probably about six in total. I was offered the opportunity to try a taster before selecting.
Certainly no sign of the surly barmaid mentioned by others - very friendly and efficient service.
The food menu was fairly standard pub-type fare, but with a few interesting options.
FotWBF - 16 Dec 2014 22:00
A reasonable sized pub set in a picturesque Nottinghamshire village. There are multiple rooms instead and a large garden at the rear. We sat in a conservatory, also to the rear where the toilets are located and there is a games machine. There was a good selection of ales - Butcombe Gold, Pentrich Revolution Best Bitter (possibly brewed in Cumbria), Caledonian All American Ale, Morland Old Speckled Hen, Horse & Groom Bitter (clearly a house beer, but not sure who the brewer was), Castle Rock Harvest Pale & Adnams Broadside. Agree with the comments about the barmaid made below. Not sure if it was the same one. But she was certaintly quite surly. Nevertheless, a good pub.
blue_scrumpy - 15 Jun 2013 11:29
Upon my first visit to this pub not sure quite what to say. It looks lovely from the outside but the
atmosphere on the inside left a lot to be desired. I was served by a very miserable bar maid who acted liked she'd rather be trying kill her self than serve us. If you've ever seen the film An American Wearwolf in London, where the two travelling Americans visit the pub called the Slaughtered Lamb you might understand my meaning. There was no actual pentangle on the wall but I was made to feel as welcome as ?? . If they don't sacrifice local virgins and burn witches I'll eat my hat!!!!

I've given this pub a 2 as does look nice from the outside :)
H2SO4 - 7 Mar 2010 17:44
Called in at lunchtime today with my girlfriend and we were very impressed. The Horse & Groom is a lovely unspoilt pub in a very pretty village. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was very good and reasonably priced and there is a choice of well kept real ales.
Stephen_XJ8 - 21 Aug 2007 01:13
Hey all, I am one of the sons of the family that are running the pub at the moment, I came across this website and saw the comment that 'Seymour Butz'. The pub is a nice quiet country one with a carpark with enough spaces for around 30 - 40 cars maybe more with a push. Gets very busy round the summer area. I would like to mention that there isn't any trouble at all at the pub. There are many beers with normally two guest beers on and most bottled beer that would be in most pubs.
Sadly we don't do bonfire night anymore due to the cost of insurance nowadays. Though we do have a fun competetion that we hold during the summer of 'It's a Knockout'.
So if you want to come down and have a drink best thing you can do is come and do that. Hope anyone that does come, has a enjoyable time and a good drink.

Thanks for reading
Steve Wilson
S.Wilson - 14 Nov 2006 11:51
"Pubs are largely irrelevant". Remind us all why you bother posting, Seymour Butz?

Enjoyable pub, serving very good beer at a very reasonable price.
anonymous - 14 Sep 2006 15:54
Food served in the evening, but only on Friday and Saturdays.
ciderapple - 4 Sep 2006 17:25
This is the perfect pub, a must to visit on a nice summers day, also great memories of bonfire night here.
mzmunypenny - 9 Aug 2005 12:51
Quiet country pub only 2 miles or so from Hucknall Town Centre. Large(ish) car park, tables outside. Nice place to come in the summer to quench your thirst. Very little trouble. Few loonies. Cant say much about the beer as I am a bottled brown/stout drinker and its almost impossible to obtain in any pub now so for me pubs are largely irrelevant. Perhaps others might want to comment on the beer.
Seymour Butz - 20 Sep 2004 12:37

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