The name 'The Frame Breakers' stems from the infamous Luddite movement that swept through the framework knitting industry in the early 1800s, when new industrial knitting looms began replacing hand knitting frames. This threatened the livelihoods of traditional framework knitters - and they decided to rebel.

Named after the mythical leader Ned Ludd, the Luddites raided the new factories, breaking up the knitting frames and disrupting manufacturing. The movement began in Nottinghamshire in 1811 and quickly spread across Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Despite 5 years of protest , the Luddites' efforts were in vain. By the mid nineteenth century, the textile trade had become fully industrialised and hand-production all but abandoned.

Like to know more? Why not pay a visit to the Framework Knitters Museum just around the corner on Chapel street?




Here at the Frame Breakers, we're firm believers in serving up deliciously fresh, locally-sourced food. That's why all our dishes are prepared on the premises from scratch, using the finest produce from leading suppliers in Ruddington and the wider Nottingham area.

We like to think our food is a little different from your average pub grub. Our main menu breathes new life into traditional options like burgers, pies and puds, often enhanced with a dash of one of Nottingham Brewery's finest ales.

We also offer a selection of sandwiches, snacks and light bites to mix and match to suit your tastes and appetite. Check out our special board for the latest dishes or keep up with our social media pages where we display them. Where possible, we're happy to adapt our dishes for special dietary requirements. Please ask a member of our team for details.


We continued to cook from scratch and serve you fresh food in lockdown.

From the 12th April, the outside area has been turned into a beer garden with the marquee for cover and table service.


Our Sunday dinners returned on 16th May - many of you claim these are amazing with everything freshly made on the day by our awesome kitchen team. We even have doggie dinners to keep your pooch happy.


Food and non-alcoholic drinks continue to be available for collection post lockdown.

We are working on a permanent alcohol delivery service.

For quicker purchase download our app Nottingham Brewery from your app store.

Collect points and you will be winning during and after lockdown with amazing offers and vouchers.