Besthorpe aims to be a warm, friendly and inviting community for residents new and old.

For new residents to Besthorpe – Welcome! Besthorpe is a great place to live and the details below are some details about the village that you might find useful.


Fibre broadband is available to the majority of premises in Besthorpe via the BT infrastructure.  Residents have reported speeds of up to 70mbps download.  You can check out the best deals on

Facebook page for residents

If you are on Facebook and want to keep in touch with other residents join us here.


We hope you never need to use it, but we have a village defibrillator unit located under the porch outside the Carver Room (back of the Church).  If you have used the device please contact so the unit can be checked so it is ready for the next use.

The nearest doctors surgery, dentist and pharmacy is in Collingham.  Newark has a larger selection available.

Rural Community Action for Nottinghamshire

The Rural Community Action for Nottinghamshire (RCAN) allows you to buy oil in bulk. RCAN Oil Membership Form.

Refuse and recycling

House to house collections are on Fridays. The nearest recycling is on Brunel Drive in Newark or Whisby Road between Eagle and Whisby Garden Centre.

Multi-Use Games Area

Besthorpe’s Multi use games area (MUGA) is a sports facility available to all residents for free. The astro-turf pitch is surrounded by a tall fence and has football goals, netball posts and a tennis net. Contact for the gate code to access.

Besthorpe’s MUGA can also be booked for children’s sports parties in conjunction with Trinity Hall hire. Please email to book children’s parties.

Transport links

East Midlands trains operate a service from Collingham to Lincoln and Nottingham and beyond.

East Coast trains operates a fast service from Newark Nothgate on the East Coast Mainline between Edinburgh and London.

Travel Wright operates the number 67 bus service between Newark and Saxilby.