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The Horse & Jockey

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Address: The Horse & Jockey, 20 Nottingham Rd, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 8AA


Established as a hostelry in 1740, the Horse & Jockey has seen many incarnations in its time; Since October 2012, however, when “The Jockey” (as it is locally known) came under new management, things have gone from strength to strength

Paul Guilford (centre) and left to right Amanda, Megan, Austen & Esmé

On the 22nd of June the CAMRA award for the Nottinghamshire Pub of the Year 2023 was presented to the Horse and Jockey. In addition to the excellent selection of ales available, which included three from Liverpool Brewery, we were all treated to some specially prepared “English Tapas”, as they were promoted with a smile to those ready to sample them. The trays of mini-Toad in the Hole were circulated and quickly consumed by the grateful clientele.
Paul will be picking up a further award in September, as the pub has now won East Midlands Pub of the Year and progresses to the National Finals.

Paul picked up a further award at the Branch Meeting at The Embankment on the 28th of September, as the pub has won East Midlands Pub of the Year 2023. Unfortunately the regional finalists were announced on the 17th October and the Horse & Jockey has not made it through to the last four on this occasion. 

Paul receives the award from long serving CAMRA Committee Member Alan Ward
The Horse & Jockey's entry in the Stapleford Scarecrow Competition
The Horse & Jockey offer a great selection of food, including their speciality English Tapas

Their activity also goes beyond the pub doors, as demonstrated by their recent entry in the local Stapleford Scarecrow Competition, which was held between the 28th & 30th July. Voted for by the public, the effort of the staff, led by Amanda’s creative flair received more votes and was therefore rightly positioned in the Winners Enclosure!

Various awards on The Horse & Jockey’s Awards Wall

What makes the Horse & Jockey such a popular Pub?

I love coming to the Jockey, totally amazing staff and truly friendly and sociable patrons. 5 out of 5.
Mick P
It is a fantastic pub, staff are amazing, you never wait to be served, selection of beers are second to none and a vast selection of other drinks. Clientele are great, so friendly
Mary J
Great variety of well kept & well served beer in a friendly atmosphere. It’s like a family
Malcolm P
Fabulous friendly bar staff
Martyn L
Quality beer, quality staff, quality pub
Adam S
Great beer, well kept, good variety in strength. Fab quiz, lovely staff, clean toilets, good events.
Rob C
The Jockey is hands down my favourite pub in the area. The beer is consistently good, the setting and ambience is easy and inviting. The staff are friendly and personable. The food offers are great value and second to none in terms of quality. The whole experience is enjoyable. I wish there was a Jockey in every town
Claire B
A pub with a calm atmosphere, great beer and good company. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and it’s a great place to bring your dog
Liam H
Excellent choice of beers, amazing staff, best ever quiz night, with best ever Quiz Master. Good food, friendly, good ambience, we love it!
Jill G

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