The Robens Family
Hon Alfred and Mrs Patricia Robens and their two children Alister & Emma have lived in East Bridgford for over 40 years, then moving into East Bridgford Hill some 30 years ago. Alfred & Patricia have been running East Bridgford Hill as a Boutique Bed & Breakfast for over 10 years and have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. The house has slowly progressed into private entertaining as guests have started to enjoy the house and the family. Much fun is had and great friends are made.
Hon. Alfred Robens son of Alfred Robens, Baron Robens of Woldingham CBE PC (18 December 1910 – 27 June 1999) was an English trade unionist, Labour politician and industrialist. His political ambitions, including an aspiration to become Prime Minister, were frustrated by bad timing; but his energies were diverted into industry: he spent a decade as chair of the National Coal Board, and later headed a major inquiry which resulted in the Robens Report on health, safety and welfare at work.
Patricia Robens is daughter of Jack Bonser who designed forklift trucks and the famous Bonser truck to name just few. You may see one of these being used around the property
East Bridgford Hill
Built in 1793 by the Reverend Thomas Beaumont a curator of the Parish. It remained in the family for over 150 years.
This beautiful Georgian House boats a superb panoramic view across the Trent Valley. Over looking the archaeological survey of Roman remains at Pancake Hill by the local history society.
A Grade 11 listed house with stables and a beautiful old Coach House. The house has a wonderful unusual walled garden which is home to a beautiful orchard, tennis court and victorian green house. The house is situated in a conservation area and is home to pheasants, rabbits, foxes and badgers to name just a few of the regulars. East Bridgford Hill has rare breed ducks which come and feed up at the house and will no doubt introduce themselves to you and a stray cat called Alfi who will greet you and be their when ever you leave
Village of East Bridgford –St Peters Church
Less than 100 yards from East Bridgford Hill is the Saxon Church, St Peter’s. It has been a place of worship for 1300 years, and is mentioned in The Domesday Book. This church apparently survived until the thirteenth century, as there is no architectural evidence of a Saxon or Norman building still standing. An enchanting church, with an intimate beauty as the light streams through the old stained glass windows. It has a stunning spiritual glass window. It is a peaceful place that many have treasured throughout its long history.