The Rutland Arms

High Street

By David Middleton

A large and imposing 19th century building with fine white corner brick work detail and four string courses at lintel and sill levels to the front elevation.

Its roof retains the distinctive Bottesford Blue tiles.

Known to have had a large function room on the first floor. The entrance was on the front where the middle ground floor window is. The boot scraper and replaced brickwork are visible in the photograph. This was altered when the property was renovated in the 1980’s before the adding of the  restaurant was built on the eastern elevation in the 1990’s.

A Shipstones of Nottingham pub for many years.

Perhaps built to cater for the burgeoning trade, including tourism, after the opening of the Nottingham and Grantham Railway on July 18, 1860. (See Allen’s Illustrated Guide to Nottingham by J. Potter Briscoe, 1888). Or was it 15th July 1850? (See Bingham Heritage web site)

(NB: This needs further enquiry to follow up – for example in Michael Honeybone’s 1989 “Book  of Bottesford” – both in terms of tourism and railways – See also the History of Bottesford South Station)

Licensees of note –

George Goodson Jnr

Jack and Peggy Gamble

Ken & Pam Green

All the major Nottingham breweries had pubs in Bottesford.

Shipstones – The Rutland Arms

Home Ales – Bull Inn

Hardy and Hanson – Red Lion

This page was added on 11/01/2007.

Comments about this page

  • Landlords in the order that I remember but there may be some gaps:-
    Mr & Mrs Goodson (Parents of John now in Queen St)
    Jack & Peggy Gambol (Charlie Chagstone was the “dentist” to Arthur Marsden and only had 3 fingers on his right hand(?) but could still hold a pair of pliers!
    Ken & ? Green were in when the door was moved loosing “Peggy’y snug.
    ? & ? Kerry – moved to Croxton Kerial
    Tony & ? ? had the restaurant built on the site of the old gents toilet!
    Paul & Kerry Binch present

    By Ian Kitchener (14/04/2007)
  • Samuel Sherwin was landlord in 1881, I’m researching this family so it was nice to see a picture of the pub.

    By frances (06/09/2007)
  • I believe that my ggg-grandfather was publican of the Rutland Arms, according to the 1851 census. Can anyone verify this please, or supply additional information about this pub.

    By christine little (15/09/2009)
  • Would it be possible to let us know the name of your ggg grandfather mentioned in the 1851 Census and the link to the Rutland. The two named publicans we have been able to identify in the 1851 Census on the High Street are John Reynolds (Born Belton 1786) and Mark Ragsdale (Born Sutton, 1809).

    By David Middleton (15/09/2009)
  • Rutland Landlords Ken & Pam Green were followed by Tony and Sue (Muddy) Waters!

    By Pat Preston (19/09/2014)
  • Many thanks for the additional information on the Rutland Arms landlords.

    By David Middleton (19/09/2014)

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