Rushey Inn’s big claim to fame is that on 12th July, 1503 royalty stayed there.
“[Retford’s] bailiffs, aldermen and townsfolk met Margaret Tudor, on her journey to marry James IV of Scotland, at the Rushey Inn, Babworth, and paid two minstrels to entertain her, probably the town waits.”
Jackson, History of Retford
There must have been many other famous visitors but I’ve not yet seen such records (get in touch if you know better).
The inn fell out of use but the building appears to have remained little changed. It is currently divided into three cottages.
There are 19th century records of a smithy at the site.