Archive for Nottingham

VAT and Fiddle (Nottingham) Review

Address: The VAT and Fiddle, 12–14 Queensbridge Road, Nottingham, NG2 1NB

Draught

Westons Country Perry
Westons Old Rosie
Westons Stowford Press

Bottles

Westons Oak Conditioned Extra Dry Cider
Westons Organic Cider
Westons Premium Cider

Review

The pub is ideally located right next door to the station. Perfect for a quick pint before/after you’re catching a train. We opted for the latter. It’s a no-frills pub which serves a good pint, even if it is only Westons. Perfectly away-fans friendly for the football, very welcoming and you can have a good chat as there is no loud music. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Moot (Nottingham) Review

Address: The Moot, 27C Carlton Rd, Nottingham, NG3 2DG

Draught

Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon
Hecks Farmhouse Cider
Mr Whiteheads Cirrus Minor

Bottles

Westons Medium Sweet Cider
Westons Vintage Special Reserve

Review

Walking up to this place it appeared the town was getting rougher and rougher and it didn’t look like it was in the best of locations (it reminds me walking to the Bristol Cider House in Bristol). However, the pub itself was brilliant, even if a little odd with its shape from the outside. There was 3 proper ciders on tap and I was a happy chappy. I went for the Hecks cider and it went down a treat.

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The Globe (Nottingham) Review

Address: The Globe, 152 London Road, Nottingham, NG2 3BQ

Draught

Sumner Orchard Sumners Gone
Jollydale

Bottles

None

Review

This is a pre-football type pub. It was full of home (Notts County) fans and will have the sport on TV if it’s on. The choice of cider looks to be a variety of proper local(ish) cider, which I always like. It is always nice to try something different from your usual Westons/Thatchers and co. I’d recommend this place if you want to watch some sport with a good pint of cider. Otherwise, then it’s not something I would go out of my way for. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ye Olde Salutation Inn (Nottingham) Review

Address: Ye Olde Salutation Inn, 54 Hounds Gate, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6AJ

Draught

Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon
Thatchers Gold
Westons 1st Quality Cider
Westons Country Perry
Westons Organic Vintage Cider
Westons Old Rosie
Westons Cider Ice

Bottles

Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon
Kingstone Press
Thatchers Green Goblin
Thatchers Katy
Westons Vintage
Westons Perry

Review

This was probably the best cider pub in Nottingham we found for its range of ciders alone. Although most were made up from Westons/Thatchers, it did have the likes of Black Dragon which were a nice alternative. From a history point of view, this is one of the oldest pubs in Nottingham, with it dating back to 1240 AD. Apparently they have their own ghost called Rosie too and do ghost walks. Not my thing, but could be for you! It seemed a pretty laid back traditional pub that I’d definitely visit again. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Hand and Heart (Nottingham) Review

Address: The Hand and Heart, 65–67 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5BA

Draught

Hoare Farm Rosehip Cider
Westons Country Perry

Bottles

None

Review

This was the first pub on my trip up to Nottingham and what an interesting little place it is. You walk in and it does look a slightly classy place with the velvet drapes over the windows/arches and the fancy chandeliers. Then you walk past the main bar to find the 2nd bar in what can only be described as a cave. Cider wise it wasn’t brilliant for a range of selection, but what it did have was good. Hoare Farm rosehip cider is a very different cider. I could see this attracting a mixed crowd of young and old, but going at midday, we were the only customers! Read the rest of this entry »

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