A country pub with a city attitude, The Ruddington Arms on the outskirts of Nottingham brings a level of sophistication and glamour to the village of Ruddington. Mark Anderson, their head chef, worked under Michel Roux, Terry Laybourne and Terence Conran in Michelin-starred restaurants, before branching out to found this bar and restaurant on Wilford Road, where he has crafted a menu that brings all of his experience to bear, fusing classically British dishes with international influences.
The country pub is a national treasure, and The Ruddington Arms is one of the best examples of the genre: a proper, centre-of-the-community institution, with a bar menu that showcases the finest in British cuisine. On Wilford Road in the village of Ruddington on the outskirts of Nottingham, this pub is the brainchild of Mark Anderson, a chef with superlative experiences in some of the finest restaurants in the UK, and his menu is a reflection of the flavours and ingredients that make British food great.
First up in Ruddington is the starters, from which we would recommend the Lincolnshire Poacher and Spinach souffle, or the soup of the day, which is accompanied by fresh-baked bread from the Nottinghamshire-based Welbeck Bakehouse. Mains include British classics like fish and chips and steak and kidney pudding, as well as steaks from the grill. Sunday lunch is a speciality, with roast beef, pork or chicken, served up with all the trimmings. A trip down to The Ruddington Arms on Wilford Road in the Nottingham suburb of Ruddington is always a good idea – and it’s an even better idea to book a table in advance.
I'm a regular but brough a new friend here for lunch. Both had the chicken club sandwich, lovely. Shared the backed alaska, to die for, but was then told they will be taking it off the winter menu 😣.
An excellent meal, the service was friendly and quick. Food was delicious and the desserts were brilliant. I’m usually a starter and main type of customer, but I am so happy we did main and dessert instead. The doughnuts and Eton mess were wonderful.
Spur of the moment for tea yesterday. Has the chicken with chips. Couldn't fault it. Would recommend