Travellers Rest

Mapperley Plains, Nottingham, NG3 5RT

Summer is turning to Autumn and our thoughts are turning to cosy nights by the fire with friends and maybe a glass of wine or two. Our delicious new menu celebrates the best of season and some new classics for a hearty supper. There is always a warm welcome waiting for you at Travellers Rest.

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An 18th century former halfway house, The Travellers Rest is situated in the rural Nottinghamshire village of Mapperley, flanked on all sides by Mapperley Plains, offering panoramic views across gently undulating fields. 

This charming venue was once a halfway house for geese herders on their way to the famous Nottingham Goose Fair.

With its open plan layout, exposed beams and three open log fires, which are lit during the winter months, the pub has retained its cosy, olde worlde appeal.

And during the summer, diners and drinkers alike love to linger a while in the wide open beer garden, enjoying a bottle of fine wine or glass of cask ale, surrounded by the pretty Nottinghamshire countryside.

The pub backs onto Lambley Dumbles, a pretty woodland dell where walkers can follow trickling streams that meander through patchwork fields, ancient trees and gurgling brooks. It’s a hidden gem, so quiet and tranquil, yet just a few miles from the hustle and bustle of Nottingham city centre.

5 minutes down the road is Bestwood Country Park, 650 acres of lakeland, wildflower meadows and ancient woodland, while the legendary Sherwood Forest is just 30 minutes in the car. Here, walkers can wander amongst some of the oldest trees in Europe, including the 900-year-old Major Oak, and immerse themselves in the legend of Britain’s most famous outlaw, Robin Hood.

And afterwards, head back to Mapperley Plains, to unwind and savour sumptuous pub food in the historic Traveller’s Rest pub.Book a table at The Travellers Rest online today.

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  • About the Travellers Rest

    If you’re in the mood for delicious traditional pub food in a unique location, come to The Travellers Rest.

    This 18th century country pub restaurant, once a halfway house for geese herders en route to the Nottingham Goose Fair, is ideally situated close to Brentwood Country Park and offers delightful views over Mapperley Plains. Enjoy traditional pub food, freshly prepared seasonal specials, and relaxed Sunday lunches along with fine wine and real cask ale.

    We love celebrating special occasions too. Romantic candlelit meals on Valentine’s Day; extra special 3-course meals for mum and dad on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day; sumptuous limited editions menus over Christmas and Easter… The Travellers Rest is the perfect place to come when you want to treat your nearest and dearest.

    Family Friendly

    All the family is welcome at the Travellers Rest. We are a child-friendly pub with high chairs and baby changing facilities, as well as a delightful Chef & Brewer’s children’s menu. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed inside the pub but we do have a large beer garden overlooking Mapperley Plains where they are welcome to join the family.

    Coaches Welcome

    If you are planning a trip to Mapperley Plains, Nottingham, Bestwood Country Park, Sherwood Forest, Woodborough or Calverton, we would be happy to welcome your group at The Travellers Rest. Simply contact us before hand so we can make your trip as pleasurable as possible. Call us today.

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    • Car Parking
    • Disabled Facilities
    • Family Friendly
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    To make a booking for the same day, book for lunch before 11am and dinner before 4pm.

    Want to make a group booking for more than 8? Then why not call us on the above number.

    Important Booking Information

    • A deposit may be required for a main event but not for a regular booking
    • Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking.
    • All currency is in pound sterling
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