The Welby Arms, Denton

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The Welby Arms, Denton
The Welby Arms, Denton
Great pubs near Belvoir Castle - The Welby Arms, Denton
The Welby Arms, Denton

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The Welby Arms in Denton is hidden away on Church Street but well signposted from the Main Street.

From the outside the pub fits in with the period houses around it but inside the wooden floors, log burner and open layout create a modern feel which is very welcoming.

There is a mixture of Chesterfield-style sofas and armchairs as well as traditional tables at which to sit and eat. Artwork in the form of modern art and photography adorns the walls.

The name of the Welby originates from The Welby Estate, the local landowner which owns a lot of the property in the area.

The ancient village of Denton is recorded in the Domesday Book as Dentune, meaning 'village in a valley'. It was once part of the Forest of Kesteven and trees still dominate parts of the landscape. 

The Grade 2 listed Welby Arms dates back to 1662 and has been lovingly restored over the last two years, we are pleased to again be serving the Denton, Grantham and Vale of Belvoir area with fine ales and food.

The pub recently changed hands and seems to be enjoying a new lease of life. Jake and Abbie were chefs not far away at The Wheel in Branston and saw an opportunity to take the leasehold and run their own pub.

It is busy most evenings so booking a table is essential if you wish to eat.

Welby Arms opening times

The Welby is closed on Monday and Tuesday but serves food through the day Wednesday to Sunday. Sunday roast is served until 4pm after which a reduced version of the usual menu is served.

Wednesday - (bar) 12-10. (Kitchen) 12-3/5-9.
Thursday - (bar) 12-10. (Kitchen) 12-3/5-9.
Friday - (bar) 12-11. (Kitchen) 12-9.
Saturday - (bar) 12-11. (Kitchen) 12-9.
Sunday - (bar) 12-8. (Kitchen) 12-4/5-7. Sunday lunch will be served 12-4. Sunday 5-7 is a a smaller version of our normal menu.

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Review Summary for The Welby Arms, Denton

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Reviews for The Welby Arms, Denton

Great pub with lovely atmosphere

October 15, 2023

Have known the pub for years but new licensees are different level. Great food and drink, charming staff and a great vibe (love the log burner and chesterfields!)


Lovely Sunday Lunch and dog friendly too.

July 30, 2023

Reserved for Sunday afternoon lunch after walking our dog around Denton Reservoir. Warm welcome, well kept beer and the roast beef with Yorkshire pud was delicious. We had a sharing tapas board to start and after the two courses we reluctantly turned down desert, we just couldn’t fit anymore in. Will definitely be back and we’ll done to the young leaseholders, it’s great to see new life being breathed in to a traditional village pub.

Peter Wright

Hidden gem

January 27, 2023

Dropped in because I was passing and loved it. Lunchtime locals were enjoying great looking food by a roaring wood burner and the lady behind the bar was very friendly and welcoming. I had a beer but will be back to try the food.


Review Summary for The Welby Arms, Denton