Nestled in Cherry Valley; Rothwell sits in the heart of the North Lincolnshire Wolds. At the heart of Rothwell stands The Blacksmith’s Arms, as it has in one form or another since the 18th Century.
A Grade II listed former inn, now a public house, takes its name from the blacksmiths shop. The shop once stood at the front of the building. The base of the furnace can still be seen in the car park today. The pub was known as the Nickerson Arms. Under this guise it served as a hostelry for all those that worked for the local landowner, Sir Joseph Nickerson.
Sir Joseph was the owner of Nickerson Seeds (now owned by Limagrain) and was one of the most important agriculturalists of the modern era. He turned over his Rothwell estate to developing new cereal varieties as well as building up the finest wild partridge shoot in the country. He was, and still is, regarded as one of the finest shots of his generation. In 1952 he and five friends achieved a world record ‘bag’ of 2,119 birds in one day – a record which stands to this day. HRH the Prince of Wales was a regular guest on Sir Josephs’ shoots.
Today The Blacksmiths Arms is a hub for the community. A pub and kitchen that serves fresh locally sourced food that is prepared in house and served alongside cask ales and wine. We pride ourselves on great service in relaxed, friendly surroundings. Our menus change seasonally and are complimented by weekly specials on our blackboard. We are writing the next chapter in the history of The Blacksmiths Arms. Come and see what we are up to!