At The Gate Inn we aim to offer high quality food and drinks in a relaxed and peaceful canalside setting in the village of Clarborough, near Retford.


Outside, a large south facing terrace overlooks the Chesterfield canal and there is a pretty garden area to the rear where you can relax and enjoy the countryside views.


Inside, a large open fireplace with log fire provides a warm cosy atmosphere, and you can enjoy a variety of homemade snacks and sandwiches, whilst relaxing on the comfy leather sofas. To the rear there is a modern, stylish, restaurant with lovely views over the canal and garden.


Boats pass by regularly and there are overnight moorings for up to six canal boats with free WiFi access.





Our traditional Sunday Carvery is served from 12 - 6pm and offers a choice of 3 roast meats, together with a selection of weekly specials, including one fish dish and one vegetarian dish.

A selection of starters and desserts, which change weekly, are also available.


One Course £8.95

Two Courses £12.95

Three Courses £16.95


Booking in advance is recommended as our Sunday carvery is very popular.


Latest News

Easter Weekend

We are open every day from 11am, serving food from 12noon. Enjoy a delicious Carvery on Easter Sunday from  12-6pm, and on Easter Monday our full menu will be available.


Specials Boards

Take a look at our new daily Specials Boards for some new dishes to try.


Tapas Night

Join us on Friday 9th May from 6-9pm for Fernando's Tapas Night. Booking in advance is recommended for this night which is sure to be very popular!


2 For £12

We have relaunched our "2 For £12" Menu.

This will be available Mon to Fri 12-7pm.


Kids Eat Free

Children under 10 can enjoy a free main meal and ice cream from our kids menu.

(One free children's meal per adult meal purchased from the Main Menu. Not available in conjunction with the "2 For £12" or "Free Birthday Meal" Offer)


Birthday?  Eat Free! 

If it's your birthday within 7 days of your visit then your main meal is free! We will even decorate your table and a private function room is available at no charge.

All we ask is that you book in advance and bring proof of your DOB to claim your free meal. (please note: fillet steak incurs a £5 surcharge)


Quiz Night

Every Wednesday join in our fun quiz in the bar from 8pm,  and it's £2 a pint!


Opening Times

We are open:

Monday - Sunday  11am - 12am


Food is served:

Monday - Saturday 12 - 9pm

Sunday 12 - 6pm