Review on The Ruddington Arms
The Ruddington Arms is an award winning pub set in the heart of the traditional, bustling village of Ruddington, just 5 miles south of Nottingham. It was taken over in 2014 by Mark Anderson whose resumé includes working for esteemed chefs, Terry Laybourne, Michel Roux and Gordon Ramsay, and his wife Sarah, who adeptly manages front of house. The interiors have undergone a stylish refurbishment and the dining room is now flooded with natural light from the skylight. Wooden tables and chairs are set on wood flooring with some banquette seating running along the wall. Alternative you can chill out in the convivial bar which is lit by reclaimed mason jar pendants dangling from the ceiling.
Native ingredients are the focus of the kitchen, sourced from local farms and trusted suppliers. Among the starters look for coarse pork and pistachio paté paired with pickled, onion marmalade and toast or you could opt for the sharing plate of British meat and cheese board with a selection of cured meat, Bath soft, Lincolnshire poacher, pickles, pickled onions, Welbeck Bakery bread and rapeseed oil. Main courses include roast salt cod, pearl barley, garden herbs and vegetables, semi-dried tomatoes and samphire with port reduction or you might prefer a rib-eye steak from the grill. To finish there are classic desserts such as bread and butter pudding with vanilla ice cream or cinnamon donuts Eton mess, strawberries, meringue and cream.
There is a well-spread wine list available by the bottle, carafe and glass and diners can also buy goodies from the shop to take home such as sweets, cookies, preserves and pickles.
The Ruddington Arms is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.00am through until
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card