West Bridgford

West Bridgford is a town approximately two miles South of Nottingham on the River Trent with a population of over 45,000. It has four river crossings: Trent Bridge; Wilford Suspension Bridge; Wilford Toll Bridge and Lady Bay Bridge.

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About West Bridgford

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West Bridgford is a town in the borough of Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire about two miles South of the City of Nottingham. It is also the administrative centre for Nottinghamshire County Council. The town is bordered by the A6011 and the A52.

In the 2011 census West Bridgford’s population was 45,309

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Age Distribution

20% of the community is between the ages of 30-44

21.4% of the community is between the ages of 45-59

Median Age – 42 Mean Age – 41.2

Social Grade & Occupation Statistics

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United Kingdom – 93.5% of population – Rep. of Ireland 0.5% EU – 1.9% Non-EU 4.2%


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Property Ownership & Rental

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Property Prices


The majority of sales in West Bridgford during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £426,620. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £309,425, with flats fetching £168,178.

West Bridgford, with an overall average price of £335,895 was more expensive than nearby Gamston (£318,245) and Wilford (£259,426), but was cheaper than Edwalton (£437,876).

Overall sold prices in West Bridgford over the last year were 4% up on the previous year and 13% up on the 2016 level of £296,908.



There is a local history society here 

Rushcliffe Borough Councils Cabinet will discuss the potential to market the Lutterell Hall site



Of course Nottingham Forest FC reside in West Bridgford at The City Ground, Notts County are over the River Trent too.

Rugby, Tennis, Table-Tennis, Squash, Youth & Kids Football, Ladies’ Football, Hockey and Bowling are all represented. West Bridgford FC is our own football club.



Parks And Open Spaces – Rushcliffe Country Park is a wonderful open area with many facilities and lots of open walking space. It’s just two miles South of West Bridgford in the village of Ruddington.

Rushcliffe Country Park has received the accolade for the 12th year


Any reported crime is published on this site – however to put this into context Rushcliffe has one of the lowest crime rates in the UK. See these analyses for March 2021



West Bridgford has a number of small independent ‘high street’ retailers as well as National retailers. Lists are not exhaustive and will be added too…


Boots, Specsavers, Iceland, Tesco Express (Compton Acres) Co-operative Food, Timpson, ASDA.

Amongst the independents are;

Central News – News and cards, tobacco, stationery

Inspirations – Gifts, stationery, cards, toys and games

Rainbows & Lemondrops – Homeware, gifts, jewellery

Daisy Daisy – Homeware, garden, cards and gifts

Estilo – Ladies’ fashion

Henry Brewer Gallery – Arts, cards and gifts, picture framing

Central Shoe Repairs – Key cutting, shoe repairs.

Nail Bars – Nail Beautique, Mystique Nail Bar, The Nail Bar, Pure Nail & Beauty

C.Brumpton – Butcher and sandwich shop next door

No8 The Deli – Delicatessen

Oliver Bonas


Post Offices

Melton Road Post Office

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Estate Agents

Frank Innes

Rex Gooding

Royston & Lund



FHP Living

Nottingham Building Society

William H Brown

Holden Copley




West Bridgford Eating Out

Nationals and independents are both present in a thriving local restaurant and cafe scene, often with pavement seating and mostly with night-time bars.

Alfresco Caffé – Coffee, lunches; in the park

Ala Turka – Turkish

The Botanist

Carluccio’s, Côte Brasserie, Pizza Express, Costa Coffee, Caffè Nero

Copper Café – English – bar by night

Côte – English/French

Cuzina – Greek

The Parlour – Tea room, café, cakes, cocktail bar by night

Giggling Squid – opens summer 2021

escabeche – Tapas and café – bar

Portello Lounge – English restaurant – bar

Larwood & Voce – English restaurant – pub

Okende – artisan coffee

Stratford Haven – Trad. English pub and food

No 8 Deli – Coffee & cake/lunches

The Tall Frog – Sandwich bar

Tiffin Tea House – Trad. English tea/cake

Yumacha – Pan-asian brasserie/tapas

Uchi  – Japanese

Refinery – English




Local Groups


These include – Women’s Insitute and  Just Friends


West Bridgford Conservation

West Bridgford has ‘Friends of’ organisations for Rushcliffe Country Park, Bridgford Park, Sharphill Woods and The Green Line, Lutterell Hall and The Hook


West Bridgford Public Transport

West Bridgford is served by an extensive Nottingham City Transport bus network with a service every few minutes. Buses are the Green ones!



 Local Government 

Rushcliffe Borough Council is the responsible body for the area.

Notts County Council are responsible for roads