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This beautiful 15th century country pub stands opposite the splendid Grade I Listed Newstead Abbey and its glorious grounds in the very heart of ancient Sherwood Forest. Serving travellers on the King’s Highway from Nottingham to Mansfield since medieval times, The Hutt was built in 1400 on the site where King John’s ‘Royal Hutt’ had stood, housing the foresters who protected the King’s deer. By the 17th century it was a coaching inn and a welcome refuge for merchants to gather before braving the notorious Thieves Wood. From its imposing stone archway to its low, exposed beams and private nooks and crannies, this atmospheric and historic inn offers a truly memorable experience for guests. After enjoying the history, grandeur and romance of Newstead Abbey, former home of romantic poet Lord Byron, visitors can savour the atmosphere and relax with a delicious Sunday lunch or a seasonal special from the extensive pub menu served at The Hutt. The Hutt was built in 1400 as part of the spectacular Newstead Estate, on the site of a Royal Hutt, one of seven built to house the men patrolling Sherwood Forest to protect the King’s deer - King John himself is said to have stayed there. Just across from The Hutt stands the majestic Newstead Abbey - a stunning 12th Century Grade I Listed Building. Purchased by the Byron family in 1540, it was passed through the generations of the family until 1817, which included notorious English poet and leading figurehead of the Romantic Movement, Lord Byron.
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