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A January 2006 trip to East Midlands by helencbradshaw

The Workhouse, Southwell Photo, Nottingham, England More Photos
Quote: A collection of reviews from the East Midlands region

Pontefino Italian Restaurant and Bar

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Restaurant | "Italy on the Trent"

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It's not every day that a new restaurant opens in a small rural Nottinghamshire village. Nor is it every day that my local shuts for a private function on an evening. However, due to the latter, and the fact that I had a craving for a great big bowl of pasta, for my Sunday evening tea, I somehow ended up at Pontefino's in Gunthorpe, Notts. Gunthorpe is actually home to three Trent waterfront restaurants, the other side of the river from my house, but nevertheless within an easy stroll. The third of these was the Anchor pub, and somewhere I had frequented only once in the last 4 years. This old pub was unable to compete with the modern competition of the massive chain rest...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 6, 2011

Pontefino Italian Restaurant and Bar
Restaurants,
Nottingham, England
0115 9663711

City of Caves

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Attraction | "Going Underground"

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Having lived close to Nottingham for a few years now, one attraction which seems to stand out is the Nottingham Caves. As you drive into Nottingham you cannot but fail to notice that the town is situated on sandstone, and the prominence of caves are apparent in the Castle area and Brewers Yard. The part I never fully understood was the shop front within the 1970s shopping arcade known as the Broadmarsh advertising the city caves and yet seemed to sell nothing but miniscule rock trinkets, but which in fact is the modern façade built on top of several hundred years of Nottingham history. The Broadmarsh shopping centre in itself is one of those modern buildings that were dreamt about in the l...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 4, 2011

City of Caves
86 Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Drury Walk Upper Level
Nottingham NG1 7LS
0115 988 1955

Thailand No. 1

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Restaurant | "No 1 in Lincoln"

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Ever since I first stepped foot on the Bailgate area of Lincoln, the Thailand No 1 restaurant has appealed to me. This award winning restaurant, close to the Cathedral and Castle, is contemporary in décor and since I moved into the city a few weeks ago, I was dying to seize the moment to eat here. That opportunity came when I had a friend over to stay and we had decided to go out to eat. My friend was pretty flexible with dining options, and there are plenty of different choices on the Bailgate, but I do find Thai food difficult to turn down. We entered the restaurant at around 700pm on a Saturday night, and my first impressions were the sheer size of the place, and its popularity. From th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 4, 2011

Thailand No. 1
80 Bailgate
Lincoln, England
01522 537 000

Galleries of Justice

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Attraction | "Money for Old Rope"

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The Galleries of Justice, in the heart of Nottingham's Lace Market is considered to be one of the town's premier visitor attractions. It is situated just a few minutes walk from the main shopping areas and is well sign-posted whether walking around town on foot, or driving into the city. There has been a court on this site since the 14th century, and there was also a prison from 1449 to house Nottingham's rogues and vagabonds. The court rooms were actually used until the 1980s and indeed the first museum guide we met had been employed there for a long time. Our ticket prices were £7.95 for adults and £5.95 for children. There is also an additional option of a combined ticket to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 4, 2011

Galleries of Justice
High Pavement The Lace Market
Nottingham, England NG1 1HN
+44 (0115) 952 0555

The Workhouse, Southwell

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Attraction | "Please Sir, Can I have Some More?"

The Workhouse, Southwell Photo, Nottingham, England
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The Workhouse, in the wonderful village of Southwell in Nottinghamshire, is the best surviving example of these 19th century institutions in the UK. Southwell itself is situated 13 miles East of Nottingham and about 8 miles from the town of Newark. The Workhouse institutions were linked with the Poor Laws which date back over 400 years. The Old Poor Law made every local parish responsible for its own poor, and the cost was passed on to property owners in the parish. While public opinion, just like today, varied enormously, the cost was getting out of hand with a doubling of costs to £8million in the fifteen year period until 1818. Rev John Thomas Becher, in Nottinghamshire, had...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 4, 2011

The Workhouse, Southwell
Upton Road
Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0PT
01636 817260

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