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History and hospitality near Nottingham.

A former Royal hunting lodge set in the 700-acre Bestwood Country Park, just four miles from the city centre. The current lodge was created in 1863 in the Gothic style. There are 40 large, individually styled bedrooms, many with interesting architectural features. Fine dining is the feature at the elegant Parkside Restaurant and there's casual dining in the Foyer Bar . The hotel features its own Gothic Chapel and six other conference rooms.

Maintaining high brand standards and excellence in quality is second nature to the Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel in Nottingham. We have proven that going that extra mile during our annual Best Western quality assurance assessments really does pay off. Our hard work and dedication to cleanliness and quality of both guest rooms and public areas has gained us the Best Western International Quality Award. A global recognition of excellence given to only a few selected hotels throughout the world, this award shows that we take pride in offering high levels of excellence in quality and brand standards our guests expect.

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Bestwood Country Park

To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 0115 9203011


40 large, individually styled bedrooms, some with four-poster beds. Victorian manor house with many unique Gothic features. Situated in 700 scenic acres of Bestwood Country Park. Ornate restaurant with Gothic features serving locally sourced fine British cuisine. Free high speed fibre optic WiFi. Relaxing Foyer Bar serving an informal bar menu.
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, Tennis, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide, hearing and assistance dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

Chef Nathan Greensmith


The Parkside Restaurant

With its charming decor, unique hand painted ceiling and Gothic arches, the restaurant imbues a warm and elegant atmosphere. Our a la carte menu features sumptuous dishes that change with the season, using fresh locally-sourced ingredients. All accompanied by the magnificent views over the rambling parkland.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner: 18:30 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary

Foyer Bar

The Foyer Bar with its oak panelled walls, vaulted ceiling, Gothic arches offers a less formal menu of freshly prepared seasonal dishes to tempt the palate. There is a fine selection of real ales, lagers, wines and spirits to choose from and in winter, relax in front of the blazing log fire.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Bullwell Forest

The Heathland course is noted for its excellent fairways and fast greens and all year round. The course measures 5,726 yards, par 68 for men and 5,002 yards, par 69 for ladies and is a fair and enjoyable test for any level of golfer. The superb drainage makes play possible for 52 weeks of the year.

Course information

Course Type: Heathland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 68
Distance: 5726 Yards
No handicap required


3.00 miles away in Bullwell, Nottingham NG6 9LQ


Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £7.50
18 holes £11.00
Tuition £15.00

Mapperley Golf Course

Course information

Course Type: Heathland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5895 Yards
No handicap required


3.7 miles away in Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5LD


Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition £20.00


Our range of suites and function rooms are the perfect settings for an unforgettable reception, whether you need space for over 100 guests, or a small intimate setting. Licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships, we'll host the whole celebration if you need us to, right up to the moment you set off on honeymoon!


Wedding service and reception venue

Whatever you want to do on the big day, we'll help you organise it. Just use your imagination, and well use our contacts!


Our packages are created from the most popular dishes, but we can tailor one to suit your individual needs if required. Ask away!


Registry office:
Basford Registry Office
Highbury Road, Bulwell, Nottingham
0115 927 1294

Get in touch with Emma Waring on 01159 203011

For any enquiries please call Stephen Atkins-Plant on 0115 9203011

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type NG5 8NE

Send to Tom Tom

Nearest motorway: M1, J26, 4.00 miles
Nearest train station: Bullwell, Nottingham, 3.80 miles
Nearest airport: East Midlands, 15.00 miles
Free parking on site (120 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Bestwood Country Park

What's nearby?


  • Nottingham Forest/Notts County (3.5 miles)

  • National Water Sports Centre (7 miles)

  • Nottingham Race Course (7 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Sherwood Forest (8 miles)

  • Nottingham Castle (5 miles)

  • Caves of Nottingham (5 miles)

  • Clumber Park (7 miles)

  • Newstead Abbey (7 miles)


  • Nottingham City Centre (3.5 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

After a few changes, the Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel is proud to be one of Nottingham's premier conference venues. From major presentations and training seminars to intimate interviews, we'll meet your expectations here and then exceed them!

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Ballroom 200 80 55 65 140
Chapel 70 35 35 40 60
Conservatory 30 20 20 25 40
Sherwood 30 16 15 28 0
Drawing Room 20 12 15 18 0
Boardroom 15 8 8 12 0
Garden Bar 50 35 30 34 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 593 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 140
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Rating: 1 70

Excellent ambience but boy it was noisy

18/02/2019 Discover20125617576,

A beautiful hotel set in a fantastic location, tall trees, garden and victorian building dripping with history. Fantastic lobby with classical furniture and a bar, little did I know that it would be o... more


Wonderful and relaxing stay

08/02/2019 PhilipCarman, Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom

Have just returned home from a 3 night stay here and couldn't have asked for anything better. The room was a lot bigger than expected, bed ever so comfy and it was so quiet. Breakfast was a buffet bre... more


Wedding at Bestwood Lodge

04/02/2019 Mae H,

I got married here on 22nd December 2018. Myself and the wedding party stayed the night before the wedding and the night of the wedding. All of our rooms were lovely and I had a complimentary upgrade ... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager17, Manager at Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for you review following your special day. We are most delighted that your wedding with us was memorable, special and everything you wished for. The whole team are privileged to have been a part of your day and would like to wish you every happiness in the future. We also look forward to you revisiting the hotel and keeping us up to date with your life together. I am most pleased that the team here looked after you and happy that you felt that Jodie, the Wedding Coordinator and the Management Team; Stephen, Simon & Tanya, ensured your day ran smoothly. We take pride in every wedding we conduct and are proud when couples revisit the lodge, share their experiences and most importantly add to the romantic history we have embedded in our royal roots. Thank you again for choosing Bestwood Lodge as your venue for your special day. Best Wishes for the future Stephen Operations Manager

What an impressive place to visit

17/01/2019 Mark G, Bridgwater, United Kingdom

Well where do I start, you will walk into the foyer bar and at that point you will be blown away. The victorian gothic architecture is something else, but this is supposed to be a hotel review so I'll... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager17, Manager at Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am always pleased to hear when guests have a great stay with us and your review is no exception. I am delighted that the stunning architecture, in true Victorian gothic style impressed you, and that you was blown away when you entered our Foyer Bar. I am happy that your room was comfortable, clean and met your requirements. I have passed your comments in relation to the food to our Kitchen Team, who are pleased to hear that the quality of food was consistent during your stay and i have also spoken with our Head Chef regarding menu choices & about the consistency of breakfast service. I am delighted that our team looked after you during your stay and have passed on your comments Emily & Wayne who thank you personally for noticing that they went the extra mile. We are pleased that you love the hotel and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future

Great location and majestic sourroundings

17/01/2019 Road07713448755,

What strikes you when you drive up to Bestwood Lodge is the impressive grounds and then you walk into a cosy lobby with oak panelling, a huge open fireplace and high backed leather seating area. If y... more

Owner Response
GeneralManager17, Manager at Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us! I am delighted to hear that you was initially happy upon arrival and continued to be impressed as you entered our stunning, oak paneled foyer & bar area. The fireplace and high backed leather seating is great for reminiscing the stately home the hotel once was. I am pleased, also, that you found your room & bathroom to be spacious, and having all the relevant facilities. Our vegan curry is somewhat a hit with our guests and I am pleased to hear that this was the case with you too. Thank you for suggesting that you would recommend our hotel...we look forward to welcoming you again soon!