Hop Pole Hotel

Main Street


Nottinghamshire  NG22 9AD

Email: info@hoppolehotel.co.uk

Meet and stay in Sherwood Forest & The Dukeries

01623 822573


The Hop Pole Hotel was built circa 1740 by the Savile family, owners of nearby Rufford Abbey since the mid 1600s.

It is a handsome early Georgian coaching inn situated on Main Street in Ollerton village, opposite the River Maun and watermill. For many years, one of the principal occupations in Ollerton was hop growing - hop vines were grown in fields along the River Maun from the late 1600s and a weekly hop market was held in the village.

J. Rodgers in The Scenery of Sherwood Forest, 1908, writes,

“The Hop Pole Hotel is in the class of houses of entertainment that Charles Dickens describes so well; the landlord, civil and obliging, ready at the door to usher visitors into the house, where in well and elegantly furnished rooms was to be found an abundance of means of comfort for the weary traveller. Those who have visited the house remember with pleasure the landlord’s smiling welcome, the bright fire in the hearth, the well-made furniture of the period of the early Georges, the quaint coloured prints of the national sport, fox hunting, and Reynards head and brush conspicuously displayed over the mantelpiece, and the repast, which was excellent and well-served.”

Today, the Hop Pole Hotel retains 15 beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms, all recently refurbished to a high standard.

A full cooked or continental breakfast is served in the Rufford Hunt room, with images of the national sport still adorning the walls.

We are open to non-residents for food and drink; on the ground floor are several reception rooms, with real open fireplaces, a well-stocked bar and pool room.

Large enclosed attractive garden with children’s play facilities.

Bookings for meetings of large groups should be made in advance.

All enquiries please contact Ian & Melanie Vallance

01623 822573