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Elm Cottage, Gainsborough

138 Church Street
DN21 2JU
Phone: 07590806584
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Elm Cottage

Very close to Gainsborough Trinity FC,this brewers tudor pub is still closed inside but has converted the car park into a large and attractive exterior drinking venue.There is a marquee with ranks of picnic benches and a large flatscreen at one end,no doubt for the Euro 20 footie,while mini garden sheds have been built along a rear wall which would give cover for 4 in any bad weather.There are then more open air tables to the full extend of the carpark.There is a small temporary bar at the back of the pub,but table service is the order of the day.
No real ale at this bar,but on enquiring two will be available and drawn from the pub cellar which on my visit was Bradfield Farmers Blonde and Exmoor Gold (NBSS 3,first pint needed pulling through however.)
A friendly couple run the pub and they are their dogs scurry around ,so no long wait for service or payment.It maybe that the uncertainty of customer demand is why the staff intensive interior has not opened.It seems a wet let pub only,no food available.
Everyone was very friendly,there was a good drinking atmosphere outside and a few gentle ballards from an accordian player enhanced the laid back vibe.Formerly in ther GBG,it could easily make a reapperance and good to see a pub at the edge of town surving Covid.

On 12th June 2021 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The Elm Cottage

A nice community pub close to Gainsborough Trinity FC’s ground. I was informed it was a Marstons pub but thankfully only their version of Jennings Cumberland was on the bar along with Bradfield Farmers Some Old Guff and Woodford’s Wherry across the six pulls. The Wherry was very drinkable if not outstanding. Ex-GBG and recipient of several local Camra awards, I’d say yes worth the walk out from town. Big screens each end showing 80s music videos when I was in. All in very good decorative order as the estate agents say and has a charming pub dog.

On 26th September 2019 - no rating submitted
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Lester Ford left this review about The Elm Cottage

This review from my visit to the Gainsborough for a football game in late January 17.

Close to the football ground and on the outskirts of the town, this pub appears in the GBG with this being the only reason I visited.

A pleasant welcome from the barmaid as I looked at the 6 hand pumps. Slightly disappointed that they were all national brands but good to see a choice none the less. My pints of Old Golden Hen and 6x were both on good form.

Large pub with plenty of seating on both sides of the bar. Large wall mounted TV in each area which were both showing different live football games.

Pretty busy with blokes watching the games on tv and getting ready for the Gainsborough match.

Decent enough pub.

On 12th April 2017 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Gainsborough Central, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Gainsborough Lea Road, 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Retford, 12.75 miles, 4 hr 6 min walk (show)
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5th Mar 2022, 23:59
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5th Mar 2022, 23:58
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 March 2013 by Alan Hurdle
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