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Edited: 25th November 2020

Sutton on Trent dog walk and pub, Nottinghamshire


A big open walk on the River Trent plain, and a grand opportunity for doggie socialising. It's popular with local dog-walkers and there's no chance of getting lost.


Dog-friendly B&B rooms at the pub

Pub or Cafe Address

35 Main Street, Sutton-on-Trent, NG23 6PF


Open Wednesday to Sunday. Lunch served from 12 noon. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their website.

Menu Style

Fresh and local pub classics, plus specials board.  For full menu information, allergens, specials, prices and reservations please check their website.

Dog Rules

Dogs on leads welcome in the bar and garden.



There's no possibility of losing your bearing on the vast open flood plain of the River Trent. 

If you've parked at the Lord Nelson, turn right from the car park onto Main Street and then turn right onto Far Holme Lane. Turn left at an obvious pathway, and you're on the plain.

There's another access point from Church Lane. Walk past the church, and pass the primary school on your left. Look out for the footpath sign on the right before a farm. Follow the clear track as far as the river. It's a good idea to keep dogs out of the channel before the river proper as the water has a very distinctive and unpleasant odour!

Water-loving dogs should be kept away from the river, the current can be strong especially a few days after heavy rain. This walk is accessible to wheelchairs and buggies. 

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Driving with Dogs Team

18 October 2017

Thanks for your review KathNY - I've made the directions clearer and thanks for pointing that out. The pub seems to be one of those Marmite places.

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Green 21 Points
03 September 2017

It was difficult to find the gate/walk which was probably due to an event - this was a shame as it is a pretty place. Unfortunately whilst the Lord Nelson allows dogs its not particularly dog or person friendly, food was mediocre at best and the cost of a blackcurrant and soda was exorbitant.

Edited: 25th November 2020. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.