Created with families, friends, & dog lovers in mind; everyone (including dogs) is catered for & welcomed to enjoy our award-winning dining experience!
The pub is named after Karl and Kat’s oldest (& most dapper) dog Archie, an 11-year-old springer spaniel, immortalised in our pub logo. He has become pretty famous already, but always enjoys a cuddle & a fuss from our guests.
Hi, We are Karl and Kat; partners in life and co-owners of
The Dapper Spaniel.
We have over 25 years combined experience working within the field of hospitality; Karl is a highly recommended chef who has worked in rosette and Michelin rated establishments, and Kat is an experienced events and marketing professional.
We have been running our own successful catering and events company for the past 2 years, with an extensive client base and glowing reviews. We are very passionate about our business and have always dreamed of owning our own pub, so we were ecstatic when this amazing opportunity presented itself.
We are continuing to offer outside catering for weddings, corporate functions and private dinner parties while overseeing the pub, so please feel free to contact us for a bespoke menu quotation.
PLEASE NOTE- Due to current government guidelines, we are currently only able to offer bookings for our OUTSIDE SEATING AREA. This area is mostly under cover, so we are able to fill 75% capacity on rainy days; it will only be in the event of severe wind and extreme weather when we would not be able to accommodate as many bookings outside. We are currently taking bookings for groups of up to 6 people; for larger groups, please contact us directly as we will need to ensure Covid household guidelines are being adhered to prior to taking the reservation. Once the government. eases restrictions and allows us to fully re-open for indoor bookings as well, we will update our trading hours and booking guidelines.
Our recently renovated bar area is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or two, with our Dapper team on hand to offer you a warm welcome! We offer an extensive range of premium spirits, bottled & draught beers along with a tasty cocktail menu.
Guest ales and local craft beers are featured on a regular basis along with seasonal and specialty drinks. We also have a comprehensive wine menu; each bottle has been carefully selected to complement the flavour palette of our dishes and to perfectly accompany your meal.
The recent lockdown has given us the opportunity to upgrade our outdoor area; our spacious heated and covered patio now benefits from additional seating for guests and more space for canine companions. We have also built a bespoke raised decking area adjacent to the patio; with bench seating and lounge furniture which will accommodate large groups and can be made available for private parties.
As well as these “dapperfications” we have built a fantastic outdoor bar, with a selection of draught beers and ciders available along with cocktails and spirits. Please contact us for information about booking our bar and upper seating area for a special event or private function:
Co owner and Head Chef Karl Tyler works closely with his local suppliers to create fantastic seasonal menus which utilize fresh ingredients, all locally sourced wherever possible. Our team of chefs have over two decades of combined experience in various culinary backgrounds including roles within Michelin star and rosette rated establishments; they are passionate about creating fantastic food experiences and continually strive for perfection in each dish they serve.
You are invited to enjoy a relaxing and welcoming dining experience in our intimate restaurant. Our main dining room is bright and airy, with hand made reclaimed wood tables, and natural light throughout. There is a lounge area situated between our dining room and bar, furnished with comfy sofas and arm chairs. It’s ideal for a light bite and drinks with friends. We also have dog friendly tables available throughout our bar area for a relaxed dining experience with the whole family.
Our Guest Rooms
Our Guest Rooms
Along with our restaurant and gastro pub, we also offer onsite boutique accommodation.
Each guest room is tastefully decorated and includes an en-suite bathroom with shower, complimentary wifi, a television and a hot and cold drinks station in every room.
A full hot breakfast can be included for a small additional cost; our chefs are available daily from 8:30am-10:30am to prepare a bespoke breakfast for you each morning of your stay with us (dietary restrictions can be accommodated for with advance notice)
There is a large garden and outside seating area available to guests during their stay and complimentary parking onsite. Many guests take advantage of our lovely rural location and utilize the scenic walking trails in this area; this is especially beneficial for those travelling with their canine companions, as we offer a dog friendly guest room options, complete with cosy dog bed, water bowl and welcome pack.
We were recently featured in Dog Friendly Magazine showcasing the fantastic experience we offer canines and their humans who stay with us! Newark is less than 6 miles away and Nottingham city centre is 30 minutes by car, making us an ideal location for business travellers and those wanting to escape city life for a quiet weekend getaway.
For guests staying in our on site accommodation:
Our bar/ restaurant is open under restricted timings and therefore unfortunately we will not be offering breakfast until further notice. If staying for multiple nights, we will not be offering room cleaning services during the stay in an effort to minimize the potential risk to our cleaners and our guests.
Check out is no later than 11am and check in is 3pm or later; we are currently unable to offer an early check in or late check out option, as we will be completing a comprehensive room clean after each guests stay, which needs adequate time to complete. Windows will be left open (where possible) to ensure additional ventilation in the rooms. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding these safeguarding measures.
Join The Dapper Dining Club
The Dapper Dining Club will give you access to:
15% off your first booking
Special offers on your birthday
Special offers throughout the year
The Dapper Dog Club
Submit a photo of your dapper dogs for a chance to win:
A feature on our social media & email blog
A special doggy bag
A free drink with your next meal
The more dapper the better. Also tag us on your stories to be featured on our instagram page regularly @thedapperspaniel
We look forward to meeting you( and your dapper dogs),
and hope to see you soon at The Dapper Spaniel!
Karl and Kat, and The Dapper Team (& Archie )