We are very fortunate here at The Hop Pole, to be surrounded by such beautiful scenery, yet maintain our great position just on the outskirts of the market town of Retford. We have created a raised terrace to the rear of the building, which is bathed in sunshine throughout the day, and has a great view of our ‘Moorings’ al fresco dining and drinking area, situated yards from the bank of the Chesterfield Canal.
Rattan and glass garden furniture grace the towpath, where you can relax, and enjoy an ice cold Pinot Grigio, a pint of Peroni, or absolutely whatever tickles your fancy! Eating outside is superbly relaxing should the weather permit; with the towpath only feet away, you can watch the quaint little canal boats chug serenely by.
The Chesterfield Canal is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful and varied waterways in England. It runs for 46 miles from the River Trent to the middle of Chesterfield, linking Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. It is also a common sight to see birds of prey hovering around the banks of the canal, and the adjacent meadow land, among many more varieties of wildlife.