Bilsthorpe is a village in the Newark and Sherwood district of Nottinghamshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 3,076. It is about five miles south of Ollerton, and near the junction of the A614 and A617.
The village is known locally as being two areas, the 'old' and 'new'. With the 'old' being mainly private houses whereas the 'new' being mainly council housing. The village has one pub (The Copper Beech) and a Miners Welfare Club. The village used to have a Village Hall with squash and sauna facilities with some gym equipment. However, the district council of Newark decided to close these due mainly to the low usage of both the squash and sauna facilities. The Village Hall's main part is still in use for coffee mornings, and other community gatherings including a bowls event for local people.
On the Kirklington side of the village is a nursing home for disabled patients called Wycar Leys.
Crompton View Primary School is the local education facility for children with access to nursery and primary learning. Access to secondary education is in Ollerton.
Bilsthorpe Welfare Youth Football Club won the Mansfield Youth Under 16's Division 2 football championship. BWYFC Bilsthorpe is also the home of non-league football club Nottingham United, one of the biggest semi-professional clubs in the county, currently playing at Step 7 of the National League System and based at Bilsthorpe Sports Ground on Eakring Road. NUFC
The local buses are operated by Stagecoach, these are the Sherwood Arrow which links Bilsthorpe with Nottingham and Ollerton and the 28b which links the village with Mansfield and Eakring.