Old Coach House
Manager: Charlotte Robinson
69 East Thorpe
Telephone: 01636 813289
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As well as the history and heritage, Southwell has become quite the 'hub' for the real ale connoisseur, boasting an impressive number of pubs popular amongst commuters of public transport. The Old Coach House is usually the start of your pub crawl or the end, situated on the corner of East Thorpe- the main route into and out of the village.
Popular for it's hosting of regular Jazz and Blues music festivals, as well as it's selection of six cask ales, the pub now has a large following of it's regular music nights, summer festivals and general attitude.
The most beautiful part of the recently-refurbsihed pub has to be it's beer garden. Tucked away around the back of the pub the back yard is packed full of flowers, plants and hangings which compliment their mis-matched garden furniture making it a hot spot when the sun is out. Pictures of their fabulous outdoor area are available on the Pub People facebook page, simply look for the photo album titled The Old Coach House.
The town is accessed from Newark and Nottingham by the A612 and from north Nottingham and villages to the west by the B6386. The A617 primary route passes 2 miles to the north of the town in Hockerton, and the A1 and A46 trunk routes are both 7 miles away in Newark. The railway station at the nearby village of Fiskerton has had a small car park built in recent years to cater for Southwell commuters. Southwell is also served by Nottingham City Transport's rural Pathfinder service to Nottingham, and Stagecoach East Midlands (Mansfield) service to Mansfield and Newark. There are other infrequent services to nearby villages.