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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been going to the Dovecote to eat for almost 3 years, since moving from London to the East Midlands. The food is always good, but it's the attention to detail that impresses us and keeps us coming back. Side vegetables are always seasonal and freshly cooked to order and the menu changes with seasonal availability. We visited the pub...

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daviddovecote, Owner at The Dovecote Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely positive review. So pleased that we always get everything right for you. And you are correct - it is the attention to detail that counts, not everyone appreciates that, but oh so nice when people do! Thanks once again. Kind regards Linda B

Bargara, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had booked this accommodation as it came us as being in Newark on searches, and was annoyed that it was a good 25 minute drive away. The accommodation was a converted barn that was cosy on a very cold night. The fittings were a bit mismatched and average, and the continental breakfast included in the price was a jar...

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daviddovecote, Owner at The Dovecote Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Dovecote Inn. However we were really rather annoyed with you too. You were in a mood when you arrived because we were not in Newark - indeed you tried to cancel the room there and then and expected a full refund. It quite clearly states on the booking process that we...

Newark-On-Trent
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a lovely place! Excellent food! Excellent staff ! Will definitely visit again soon. In my opinion it's more than just pub food a real treat to eat some where so nice brilliant value! The landlord and lady have obviously put so much in to this pub over the years and now it's on view so cosy. The only down...

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daviddovecote, Owner at The Dovecote Inn, responded to this review

And what a lovely review too! Thank you so much for your perfect review, so pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your lunch with us. And yes you are right, David and I have put our heart and souls into The Dovecote, in the 10 years that we have been here. Here's to the next 10!! Kind regards, Linda...

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely friendly pub in the village centre, with some outside seats overlooking the village green. Good menu and food. Two double bedrooms across the car park with breakfast left in your room...fruit, cereal (milk in a fridge), yoghurt, bread (toaster in room) etc.

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daviddovecote, Owner at The Dovecote Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your somewhat contradictory review. You appear to praise everything that we do but then only give us 3 stars (whilst awarding us 4 stars on the same day on our other tripadvisor review site). So pleased that you like our lovely pub and our food offering (although "some" outside seating is a bit of an understatement as...

Retford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Arranged to go here with 22 close friends and family to celebrate my 70th. Prearranged every thing with Linda. Could not believe how smoothly things went. Excellent food, staff and service. Things could not have gone better. Many thanks to all.

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daviddovecote, Owner at The Dovecote Inn, responded to this review

Oh thank you so much for such a lovely kind review. So pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves at The Dovecote Inn. Your party was a pleasure to host. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Linda B

Maidstone
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Whilst away with work I normally choose a hotel but decided because the restaurant had such good reviews I would go with The Dovecote Inn (detached rooms) which proved to be a great choice, yes the food in the restaurant was extremely good but so were the facilities in my room. I was unaware that it was a continental breakfast...

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daviddovecote, Owner at The Dovecote Inn, responded to this review

A really lovely review, thank you so much. So pleased that you enjoyed and appreciated both the quality of the room and the pub/restaurant. Look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, Linda B

Reviewed 23 October 2016

Visited for the first time in many years. The Dovecote has been upgraded - traditional but modern décor, staff on the ball and great food. To be fair the food was always good but it's now exceptional , I had the thickest pork cutlet on the bone which was to die for, and all at reasonable prices. Could be the...

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daviddovecote, Owner at The Dovecote Inn, responded to this review

Wow what a fantastic review, thank you so much. We are so pleased that you both liked and also appreciated all that we try to achieve here at The Dovecote Inn. All my staff work really very hard to make sure that we are for sure, one of the best places in North Notts. Lovely to have this accolade from...

Nottinghamshire
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Had lunch at The Dovecote Inn. Warm welcome, comfortable surroundings, good service and lots of choice on menu at a fair price. Chose lincoln sausage with apple and raisin mash and red cabbage. My friend had a beautiful fish dish and noted that there were delicious sounding vegetarian options if desired. Lots of choices for desserts including traditional treacle sponge...

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daviddovecote, Owner at The Dovecote Inn, responded to this review

Another 5 star review, thank you so much. We are so pleased that you and your friend enjoyed your lunch with us. Thank you for recognising and appreciating our lovely home cooked food, and for bothering to tell others about us. You have summed up beautifully The Dovecote Inn, and all that we offer. Please do call again. Kind regards,...

Reviewed 6 October 2016

Drove over from Doncaster to meet friends from Derby, objective to enjoy a leisurely lunch. This proved to be the ideal venue, a beautiful cosy country pub that serve very delicious food, that was off the set price menu, proving to be excellent value. The staff did not rush us and we were able to have lots of conversation between...

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daviddovecote, Owner at The Dovecote Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your lunch with us. Look forward to welcoming you back to the Dovecote inn very soon Kind regards, Linda B

Reviewed 2 October 2016

Fabulous pub, caters for locals as easily as it does for visitors and is all the better for that. Owners and staff very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Evening meal pretty good. The village is unique and fascinating - well worth spending a little time on one of the suggested walks. The star for me, though, was the room - a...

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daviddovecote, Owner at The Dovecote Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us particularly the unique do-it-yourself breakfast. Most of my guests, like you, enjoy the freedom and relaxation that this service provides. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Linda B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a traditional country inn, with an award winning restaurant, and a bar serving a range of cask ales, craft lagers and a superb selection of hand picked wines. Set in beautiful grounds, we are located in the historic medieval village of Laxton in North Nottinghamshire, and form part of the "Crown Estate", owned wholly by the royal family. We have two beautiful letting bedrooms, located in a separate barn conversion annex. Both rooms are king size and en-suite, and provide continental breakfast facilities within the rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Dovecote Inn

Address: Cross Hill, Laxton NG22 0SX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Laxton
Price Range: $134 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Dovecote Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Only 2 rooms and both pretty much the same.”
  • Though basic, clean with everything you need for a 1-2 night stay
 of 5 bubbles mikebO4938WK, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is more of a country pub with rooms than a hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles juliebZ3200FY, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Well worth taking a walk around the pretty village, both rooms very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles SimonLoughlin, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Only 2 rooms available - cant fail to make a good choice”
 of 5 bubbles pcpac0, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I think there are only 4 rooms and they are all good”
 of 5 bubbles CathyGri, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
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