We are exceptionally lucky to be located in a rural Nottinghamshire village and even more lucky to have the city on our doorstep and still be far enough away to enjoy the countryside.
Recently we were asked if would like to discover what else our area had to offer in terms of eateries as Vintage Inns newly refurbished The Springfield Inn opened it doors after a massive refurbishment and we jumped at the chance to see what it had to offer.
The Springfield Inn is located in Lowdham in Nottingham and is set back off the main road, which means it is easy to travel too and yet retains its quiet country feel.
There is an abundance of free parking and with the immediate area surrounded in foliage and well established trees. I can already see the outside area is going to be a massive hit next year when the weather warms up!
The inside has been completely renovated with everything being replaced from curtains to carpets and what has been added in place is a beautifully quaint country-style pub with its beamed ceilings and gorgeous stone fireplaces! not to mention it is now complete with 11 refurbished bedrooms that come with complimentary breakfast and free WiFi.
When we arrived we were welcomed by friendly and attentive staff who were exceptionally helpful and didn’t seem fazed by our baby requests (Jacob is 9 months old).
The menu was packed with some exceptionally tasty sounding offerings but what I did notice was the Lunch menu is not massive like some you find, however there was a varied choice available and also a great selection on the specials board too.
Ollie and I chose from the specials board and went for mixed grills, While Joshua chose from the children’s menu, with 7 items to choose from for £5, Joshua went for the margarita pizza and chips.
The food arrived all together which was a nice touch as so many places bring out food in several trips and Ollie and I were exceptionally happy with our Mixed grills, plated on beautiful crockery.
I do have to say though if your little person has a big appetite they won’t go far wrong with the children’s pizza it was fantastically large, so much Joshua couldn’t even finish his.
The mixed grill from the specials board was amazing and it was by far the most tastiest one I have had in a very long time. I love the fact it contained a small portion of lamb, which I have not seen on any mixed grill before and it was exceptional! so tasty and with a hint of Bbq smokiness it was by far THE nicest piece of lamb I have eaten in quite some time.
I think the menu and I meals on a whole have an air of gastro pub but with substantial quantity of hearty pub grub and the combo was not lost on us. The Springfield Inn seems to have the atmosphere and mains covered but could they see it though with puddings?
This time round we chose from the main menu and Ollie went for brownie and substitute his ice cream offering for a standard vanilla as his request (which is great if you have a picky eater like we do!) And I went for the carrot cake cheesecake which was AMAZING, never had it before but my goodness it was deliciously tasty and was a more than reasonable helping too!
Joshua went for the pudding from the children’s menu which costs a beyond reasonable £1! And opted for the brownie and ice-cream like his Dad.
Overall this beautifully tranquil eatery is by far one of the nicest we have locally and one that I can is going to be more and more atmospheric as the ‘newness’ fades.
The food is exceptional and the staff were fantastic and although I like to review giving the rough with the smooth this beautiful place really nothing we discovered as rough, the visit or the food, In fact I fear the only rough part is going to be trying to keep away.
Disclaimer: We were given a complimentary meal for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions were independently formed by member of The Oliver’s Madhouse.