Oak Tree

Southwell Road West, Mansfield, Nottingham, NG18 4LA
Call: 01623 635692

Spacious, 1930s Sports Pub in Mansfield

Set in a prominent roadside position on the edge of the market town of Mansfield, this large, friendly pub has a loyal local following. The pub was originally built in 1934 and is said to take its name from a large oak tree that once stood on this site, which was reputedly used for hanging criminals. Local legend has it that an innocent man by the name of Timothy met his untimely end on this very tree and his (understandably) restless spirit still roams the region and – some say – even the pub itself.

Though the Oak Tree has seen a couple of major refurbishments in its lifetime, the first in the early 1970s and another in the early noughties, the pub hasn’t lost any of its traditional charm. Many attractive features remain in place, including large light-giving bay windows and a wooden-panelled bar, the star feature of the open-plan interior. There is also a variety of seating, from comfortable banquettes to regular wooden table and chairs. But while the décor at the Oak Tree is strictly traditional, the facilities are far from old-fashioned. The pub has, much to the joy of sport-obsessed locals, no less than seven big TV screens upon which to watch matches and there is also a pool table located to the left of the bar. An outdoor seating area to the front of the Oak Tree allows guests to drink while simultaneously getting their fix of vitamin D.

Celebrate in a Characterful, Curved-Roof Cellar

Enter the Oak Tree through a separate door to the right of the main entrance and you’ll soon find yourself in the pub’s atmospheric cellar space, which can be rented out for private functions. Entirely cut off from the main bar, the cellar comes with a host of eye-catching features including a striking curved stone ceiling, old wooden beams and an unusual stone-top bar lined with farmhouse kitchen-style units.

The Oak Tree’s cellar can hold up to 60 people and can be adapted to suit a variety of private events. For business meetings, there is a TV screen that can be hooked up to laptops for presentations, while the dance floor is ideal for weddings, family or work parties, and event organisers can even use their iPhone to stream music into the venue. The TV screen can also show BT and Sky Sports matches should you want to get together with fellow fans to cheer on your favourite team.

A Cosy Local in a Prime Mansfield Location

Set on the outskirts of Mansfield where car showrooms and other business properties give way to more residential streets, the Oak Tree attracts a mix of workers and local residents. The historic market town of Mansfield, which was once used by royalty as a base for hunting expeditions into nearby Sherwood Forest and later as a retreat, is now a lovely spot for shopping and wandering, and is less than 10 minutes’ drive away. After exploring the pedestrianised town centre, join the locals for a pint in this cheerful and welcoming traditional pub.

Function Room Information - Acorn Room
Capacity 36 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs Not Available Area Type private
Facilities Coffee Machine, Dance Floor, Flip Chart and Pens, PA System, Projector, Sky TV/BT Sport, Stage, TV, Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Parties, Weddings,

The nearest Train Station to Oak Tree is Mansfield Train Station