The Rockingham Arms

8 Main Street, Wentworth, South Yorkshire, S62 7TL
Call: 01226 742075

A Handsome Tavern in Wentworth, South Yorkshire

The Rockingham Arms is an attractive 19th century hostelry of ivy-clad honey-coloured stone, set in the heart of the South Yorkshire countryside in the picturesque village of Wentworth. Beautifully kept Yorkshire stone houses line the streets of this quaint and peaceful village, famous for the baroque and palladian splendour of Grade I listed Wentworth Woodhouse, one of the largest stately homes in Europe. The Rockingham Arms, just a stone’s throw from the estate, is named after the Marquesses of Rockingham who owned Wentworth Woodhouse for much of its history and built many of the 21 renowned follies scattered across the grounds including temples, mausoleums and monuments.

Standing at the heart of historic Wentworth village, on summer days the beer garden at The Rockingham Arms echoes with the gentle sound of willow on leather from the village cricket pitch to the rear. Yet this charming country inn is conveniently located just off the M1 in the scenic South Yorkshire countryside, a short car journey from Sheffield and surrounded by some of Yorkshire’s finest attractions.

Wentworth Castle, the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the Peak District National Park and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park are all within easy reach and Meadowhall shopping centre is only 3 miles away. Wentworth itself is a tranquil Yorkshire village dating back to at least 1086, where it is mentioned in the Domesday Book survey commissioned by William the Conqueror. Nestled in the heart of South Yorkshire’s rolling hills and broad valleys, Wentworth is the ideal base for exploring the area and enjoying the comforts of the Rockingham Arms Hotel. Nearby is Wentworth Woodhouse, a Grade I listed country house on the Wentworth Estate, with grounds open to the public every Sunday. With 21 remarkable follies to explore including the famous Needle’s Eye, a trip to Wentworth Woodhouse is highly recommended.

Hire Our Function Room For Your Special Occasion

With a dedicated large function room, The Barn, capable of seating 80 guests, or up to 120 standing, complete with private bar and dance floor, we offer a superb facility for your next celebration. Located next to the pretty garden and surrounded by stunning Yorkshire countryside, The Rockingham Arms makes a wonderful backdrop for a wedding or special anniversary. Along with our excellent in-house catering, we have a delightful bridal suite and guest rooms, making this historic 19th century inn at the heart of tranquil Wentworth village the perfect place to spend your big day.

A Picturesque Yorkshire Location

Whether you prefer to explore the magnficent countryside or shop til you drop, The Rockingham Arms makes the ideal venue. Just 3 miles from one of the UK’s best shopping experiences, Meadowhall, with over 280 stores, restaurants and a cinema complex, our fine inn is just half an hour away from the stunning scenery of the Peak District National Park. And with easy access to the M1, some of Yorkshire’s most renowned attractions, such as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the vibrant city of Sheffield and the exciting Yorkshire Wildlife Park, are all just a short hop away.

Function Room Information - The Barn
Capacity 120 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs Not Available Area Type private
Facilities Beer Garden, Dance Floor, DVD Player, Flip Chart and Pens, Hot Water Flasks, Outdoor BBQ, Private Bar, Projector, Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Parties, Private Bars, Tour Groups, Weddings,

The nearest Train Station to The Rockingham Arms is Elsecar Train Station