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People in Gedling borough are being given the opportunity to delve into the past of one of Arnold’s oldest pubs at a talk later this month.

Local historian and author Bob Massey is hosting the talk about the history of the Robin Hood and Little John pub at the venue on February 13 from 7pm.

It’s the second talk the popular speaker has held at the pub on Church Street, with the first one proving to be a smash hit.

Mr Massey said: “There was an estimated 120 people crammed into the bar for my last talk. Several people had to leave the pub as they could not get in.”


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ARCHIVE: The Robin Hood and Little John on Church Street in Arnold

The Robin Hood & Little John in Arnold has a rich history, dating back to the 1700’s making it one of the oldest pubs in the borough town.

 In 1940 the pub was was purchased by Home Brewery, which traded from 1875 until 1996 in Daybrook. It’s now owned by the Lincoln Green Brewing Company.

 You can find more information about Bobs talks and history courses at his website:

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  1. His last talk was very enlightening and the pub was indeed VERY busy. I’ll try and get along to this one. Can Bob let us know if he has other talks planned in case this one is full?

  2. i have a further talk in the Robin hood and Little John planned for May with possible history walks in the summer. Gedling Borough has just received a Heritage Lottery grant to encourage in interest in Gedlings past so there will be a number of events in the near future. I also have a local history course starting on 5th March at the library meeting room at 7.15 for 5 weeks all welcome. Bob Massey


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