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The Plainsman, Mapperley - pub details


Address: 149, Woodthorpe Drive, Mapperley, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3 5JL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8368) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Carlton (2.4 miles), Netherfield (2.5 miles), Nottingham (2.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.6/10 (rated by 14 users)
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Three pubs in a row here, this one Wetherspoons and behind that the Bread & Bitter so plenty of choice. I would come here to watch the footy.
Nice big area with plenty of seating. 2 large flat TV's
8 hand pulls, 2 for Greene King IPA, 2 for Abbott 2 for Old Speckeled Hen
1 was unused and the other had OLd Trip wich I tried and found to be very nice for 2.75 a pint.
bjbrummiejohn - 19 Sep 2012 07:42
Was invited to the Plainsman by a great offer and decided to check out Mapperley Top as a fresh venue for pubs & dining. Nine of us arrived and we parked two cars at the Plainsman to dine there. Not being familar with the local nightscene we decided to look at what the area had to offer. Within three minutes of leaving the cars, they were both ticketed and fined a total of 150. The staff said it was nothing to do with them. Luckily we visited the cars before spending any money in the pub because we realised then that we could no longer afford to dine there. We will never tread foot on Mapperley Top again if this is the welcome we can expect. So be sure that if you visit the pub, do not step off the premises, you must drive off the premises.
penniless - 28 Feb 2011 20:57
There's been a change at The Plainsman and it's definatly for the better! After not visiting the pub since around June 2010 after recieving poor service we decided to give it another go on a Sunday evening for a meal early doors which I must say the food, standards and service were absolutely spot on! We stayed on for a few extra drinks as the staff made us feel so welcome and ended up staying to enjoy the Northern Soul Night which was absolutely FANTSTIC!! We will definatly be returning much sooner rather than later this time.
coby - 21 Feb 2011 23:17
One star is one too many for this place ! Last year we had a wonderfull christmas day dinner here the staff were welcoming,friendly and very efficient our every need was catered for. The tables were dressed beautifully, festively with crackers and candles ,there was a small gift for each child and a bottle of wine for the family. Subtle christmas music played in the back ground ,the food was beautiful, well presented and served promptly, with a smile ! As we had, had such a wonderful time we decided to book again for this year and take all the family. WHAT A BIG MISTAKE !!!! Our sitting time was 2 o clock we arrived only to find our table not ready. When we asked how long until we could be seated we were assured that it would only be a few minutes. 15 minutes later we were still standing around amongst seated diners feeling very awkward. 2:30 we had been seated at an unset table surrounded by agitated,rude staff still waiting to be served our starters. when we approached the (so called) manager to complain we were given very little confidence that the situation would improve. Things got WORSE when we dared to ask for our christmas crackers and butter for our starters the waitress returned and slammed them down on the table. THEN AN INTOXICATED SUPERVISOR (off duty) proceeded to verbally abuse us !!!!! HAPPY BLOODY CHRISTMAS !!! BRING BACK THE PREVIOUS MANAGER AND STAFF PLEASSSSE !!!!!
hallam72 - 26 Dec 2010 00:55
Since being vastly renovated few years ago,& since the demise of the Local Mapperley,ne Porchester,this pub has changed from locals local,& now attracts the weekend crowd.Can be extremely busy Friday & Sat nights-20mins wait at the bar is not unknown & not worth it.Bouncers on the door weekends,keeps the trouble down.Beer not memorable,live music when I last visited,with Sky sports playing above bands heads! Within a few metres of Bread & Bitter (great beer) & Wetherspoons,so you can always escape.Much quieter in the week,always attract the older folk.
chris65 - 14 Mar 2010 20:08

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