PAGE UPDATED JULY 2016
The Sandy Pate Bar, located under the Ian Greaves Stand at Field Mill, has free entry for all fans, and shows live sport on TV. The Sandy Pate bar will normally admit visiting supporters but sometimes they are not allowed in if there is a large away following. The pubs listed below are recommended by supporters, and they appear in no particular order
THE TALBOT AND IL ROSSO
"The Talbot" is about 50 yards up the road (but on the opposite side) from "Il Rosso" just by Sainsburys. It used to be called the Famous Talbot but for some reason it is not famous any more. Cue for a terrace chant? Food is also available here. There are meters in the Talbot car park but the tickets are redeemable at the bar. Il Rosso used to be called the Plough which used to be a popular pub with supporters. It is now a more up market eatery and they will not admit anybody who is wearing club colours on match days. Both of these pubs have Sky and BT. If there is a large away following, the Talbot is sometimes a home supporters only venue.
THE SIR JOHN COCKLE & NELL GWYNN
"The Sir John Cockle" is probably not one to be on your list unless you are coming in from Junction 28 of the M1, as it's about half a mile away. But still if you want to give it a try, head up Quarry Lane and turn right at the lights (under the railway bridge) and it's there on the right after the traffic lights on the corner. If you turn left at the lights you will find the Nell Gwynn. This is an interesting small pub and it is almost like walking into somebody’s front room.
TOWN CENTRE PUBS
: THE BOLD FORESTER, WILLIAM IV, THE WHEATSHEAF, THE VICTORIA
HOTEL, THE KINGS MILL FARM
are a bit further afield, but still worthy of a quick visit if you
have the time. "The Bold Forester" is a large pub between
"The Cockle" and the town centre on Sutton Road. It is part of the
Hungry Horse chain so has good food plus an excellent selection of
real ales. The "William IV" pub is situated just below The Bold
Forest on the same road. The two pubs are either side of the bus
depot. "The Wheatsheaf" is located on Stockwell Gate, the
pedestrian walkway at the bottom of Sutton Road past the bowling
alley. "The Victoria Hotel" is on St Peter's Way, which is
just a short walk away from Field Mill along the dual carriageway.
REAL ALE HOSTELRIES
There has been an increase in real ale pubs in the town in recent years. A popular pub with both home and away supporters is the Railway on Station Street. This is less than 10 minutes from the ground. Go across the retail park behind the North Stand, cross over the road and the St Peters retail park and the Railway is on the right in Station Street. It is a small pub with several small rooms and does tend to get very busy on match days. They have 4 ever changing hand pulled beers and the home cooked food is very reasonably priced.
If you go beyond the Railway and go down the right hand side of the viaduct into White Hart Street you will find the Beer Shack. This is a micro pub and by definition is rather small. There is an upstairs room. They have 5 ever changing beers. This used to be an independent bar but is now run by the Langwith Brewery and they usually have 3 of their beers on. Please note that it is not open on a Tuesday evening.
If you go to the bottom of White Hart Street and turn right into Church Street you will find the Corner House on the corner (where else!) opposite the church. This is a small bar and usually has some real ale.
If you bear left by the Corner House by the church, go past the Bridge (no real ale) and go across the ring road, you will find the Brown Cow on the left about 150 yards past the ring road. This is a Raw Brewery pub and usually has about 10 hand pulled beers on both from the Raw brewery and others. They also do excellent door step sandwiches.
If you go past the Railway and go to the left of the viaduct you will proceed into the market place. At side of the Town Hall you will find the Court House which used to be a Wetherspoons. It is now part of the Hawthorn group and is run in a similar way to Wetherspoons. If you go across the market place and turn right into Church Street you will find the Swan on the right. This is a large pub and usually has 3 or 4 hand pulled beers.
If you bear to the right at the far side of the market place and head up Leeming Street you will reach 2 Wetherspoons within about 300 yards. At the top of Leeming Street, The Widow Frost is about 30 yards on the left. There are usually about 10 hand pulled beers in here. If you turn left the Stag and Pheasant, which is a Lloyds bar, and has a smaller choice of real ales, is just on the right.There are many other pubs in and around Mansfield, and football supporters from all teams will be given a warm welcome in all of Mansfield's fine hostelries.
This website, whilst recommending the above pubs, can not be held responsible
for the right of admission to them. As long as you're well behaved and don't
charge into the pubs in a raucous manner then you should have no problems.