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Fitzroy Tavern, Fitzrovia

Possibly my favourite Sam Smith's in the capital. Lots of seats, though it can get impressively packed at weekends. It's easy to strike up a conversation with all sorts of people. If it's just too busy upstairs, it's often possible to sit in the basement. A good all-round pub with a rich history.

2 Mar 2011 16:55

The Champion, Fitzrovia

Nice little Sam Smith's pub, a stone's throw away from Oxford Street. Really stands out for its stained glass windows. Can get very packed at weekends.

2 Mar 2011 16:50

The Cock Tavern, Kilburn

Crap service and average beer, though I still quite like it for some reason. There's a theatre upstairs if you're into that kind of thing.

24 Jul 2010 17:40

Wenns, Kings Lynn

A good fun pub over looking St Margrets Church. Some good beer and comfy seats in the corner.

24 Jul 2010 17:38

The Tudor Rose, Kings Lynn

Quite a sombre atmosphere sometimes, but a very pretty pub with a nice cobbled beer garden near St Nick's church. Beer selection pretty average at best.

24 Jul 2010 17:37

The Lattice House, Kings Lynn

Probably the best Weatherspoons in the country, and an amazing pub. Gorgeous building, lots of snugs and places to sit and obviously very cheap too. Can get packed of an evening, but it's so gorgeous it's hard to care.

24 Jul 2010 17:35

The Globe Hotel, Kings Lynn

A fairly nice JD Weatherspoons that transforms into a hellhole at night. The beer garden overlooking the quay is good for a spot of cheap, unpretentious lunch.

24 Jul 2010 17:33

Doctor Thirsty's, Kings Lynn

Pretty horrible club. Expensive and middle of the road.

24 Jul 2010 17:32

Lord Roberts, Nottingham

A friendly and often crowded gay pub with an average selection of beers. Can be hard getting a seat at weekends, but it's still worth a visit if you're out drinking near the Lace Market.

24 Jul 2010 17:30

The Dunkirk Inn, Dunkirk

Local pub that's gone through many owners in the last few years. The current proprietor looks like the best bet for turning its fortunes around, but the location makes this tricky to say the least. Good selection of beer, well priced and well pulled. Pool table and a circle of sofas in the corner. Would love to see this place succeed at last.

24 Jul 2010 17:27

The Boat Inn, Lenton

Nice little nautically themed pub, very local. A neurotic dalmatian wonders around looking scared.

24 Jul 2010 17:24

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham

Very touristy, as you might expect. Very stuffy cave pub, but has a lovely atmosphere. Good beer.

24 Jul 2010 17:22

The Turf Tavern, Nottingham

An absolute dive of a rock pub. MAME cocktail cabinet, but is usually too crowded to access it. Horrible staff. Disgusting overpriced beer. Open very late, but that's it's only real saving grace. Go for the Tap and Tumbler down the road instead, unless you really want to get drunker at 3.30 in the morning.

24 Jul 2010 17:21

The Tap 'n' Tumbler, Nottingham

A late opening rock pub with a decidedly average bee selection. Foul toilets, but if there's a choice between this and the Turf, I'd advise coming here for late night drinking.

24 Jul 2010 17:18

Speakeasy, Nottingham

Loud rock pub, now affiliated with the recently closed Horn in Hand. Expensive and crowded. Sometimes an upstairs room is open.

24 Jul 2010 17:17

The Sir Charles Napier, Nottingham

Small pub with a poor beer selection. Beer garden is pretty average too.

24 Jul 2010 17:16

The Salutation Inn, Nottingham

Slow service, good beer selection, lots of snugs etc. As far as rock pubs go, I'd rather visit the Old Angel, but it's alright for a couple. A huge black Alsation comes at kicking out time.

24 Jul 2010 17:15

The Rose of England, Nottingham

Looks awesome from the outside, and it used to put on some good gigs, but it's pretty mediocre to be honest. Food and beer is alright. Only really worth visiting as part of a Mansfield Road pub crawl.

24 Jul 2010 17:13

The Ropewalk, Nottingham

Trendy, expensive, spacious. Good selection of beers, but don't expect much back from a fiver if you plump for something interesting. Food isn't very good at all.

24 Jul 2010 17:11

The Roebuck, Nottingham

As the only bearable Weatherpoons in Nottingham city centre it's almost inevitable that it's visited every once in a while. Nice and spacious, service can be very slow indeed. There's a good smoking area upstairs. The usual depressing alcoholics frequent it during the day. Of an evening the bouncers can be pretty gittish.

24 Jul 2010 17:10

The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Bog standard trendy pub. Only really worth going on Saturday nights for the club night. Venue occasionally puts on good gigs, although it hasn't come up with much recently.

24 Jul 2010 17:06

The Pit and Pendulum, Nottingham

To my knowledge it's the last surviving Eerie Pub in the country. Clientèle changes from night to night. Filled with cages, spikes and props that look like they've come from horror movies it makes for a fun pub. Music can get pretty loud at weekends, especially downstairs.

24 Jul 2010 17:02

The Orange Tree, Nottingham

Pretty nice chain pub. Good beer garden, comfy seats, big tables and a very wide selection of beer and cocktails make this a good place to take a varied group of friends.

24 Jul 2010 16:59

The Old Angel Inn, Nottingham

A proper rock and metal pub, by far the best of its kind in Nottingham. The place is a dive, but there's some great beer and a very good jukebox. Live music upstairs most nights, and some amazing bands have played in the past. Also a fantastic selection of food. Blokes toilets are hilariously foul. Great place.

24 Jul 2010 16:56

The Newshouse, Nottingham

A cracking little pub. Awesome selection of beer, great staff, very close to the bus station. The clientèle are very welcoming too.

24 Jul 2010 16:53

The Navigation Inn, Nottingham

Pretty odd mix of styles. Looks like nautical themed pub from outside. Inside, stark white walls, big oaken tables and pictures of Frank Sinatra and co on the walls. Sports too. How odd.

24 Jul 2010 16:52

Moog, Nottingham

Rocky/dancy/weird pub tucked away in an odd corner. Sometimes puts on awesome gigs, and serves some odd beers. Being a venue it's very pricey though, and because of its location, it's only really worth visiting if you live near or if there's something good on.

24 Jul 2010 16:49

The Malt Cross, Nottingham

A very attractive pub with very high ceilings and vertiginous balconies. Beer is quite expensive, but there's a good selection of European larger and some ales. Definitely somewhere to take visiting friends.

24 Jul 2010 16:47

The Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham

Amazing beer selection, though can be a little pricey. Great decor too, a bit of an 'old man pub' for sure, but all the better for it. Definitely the best pub on Mansfield road.

24 Jul 2010 16:39

The Keans Head, Nottingham

A hidden gem of a pub, the Kean's Head has a fantastic beer selection. The clientèle seem to consist of a lot of lecturers from the nearby NCN buildings, giving it a relaxed atmosphere. Great staff too.

24 Jul 2010 16:37

The Johnson Arms, Nottingham

The epitome of a fantastic pub. Fantastic beer, always perfectly poured, great bar staff, great jukebox music played at an agreeable volume, huge grassy beer garden. The management have really succeeded in making this pub appeal to everyone, from students (mainly postgrads) and locals. Frequent events from morris dancing to music festivals mean there's something for everyone.

24 Jul 2010 16:35

The Hand and Heart, Nottingham

Great pub built into a series of caves. Can get very busy and very stagnant. The Hand and Heart ale is great, and the beer selection in general is also cool.Finding a place to sit at peak times can be tricky, but it's still worth a visit.

24 Jul 2010 16:31

The Grove, Nottingham

Fairly large pub in heart of student Nottingham. Doesn't excuse the bland beer.

24 Jul 2010 16:29

The Golden Fleece, Nottingham

Gets busy for the open mic nights. Nice and shabby decor and fairly good beer.

24 Jul 2010 16:28

Foremans Bar, Nottingham

Grimy and absolutely tiny, it still has a certain charm. The Angel plays better music (in my opinion) but Foremans still has carved its own niche pretty well.

24 Jul 2010 16:26

The Dragon, Nottingham

An oddly structured 'long and thin' pub. Quite nice in a shabby kind of way.

24 Jul 2010 16:24

The Dragon, Nottingham

An oddly structured 'long and thin' pub. Quite nice in a shabby kind of way.

24 Jul 2010 16:24

The Dragon, Nottingham

An oddly structured 'long and thin' pub. Quite nice in a shabby kind of way.

24 Jul 2010 16:24

Cucamara, Nottingham

Pretty vile.

24 Jul 2010 16:22

The Cock and Hoop, Nottingham

Delightful hotel pub. Great downstairs dining area. Beer selection is somewhat sparse, but is usually an agreeable selection of Jennings beers. A roaring fireplace in winter and great staff make visiting this little pub a pleasure.

24 Jul 2010 16:22

The Coach and Horses, Nottingham

Please delete this and my previous comment. I posted it by accident and I've never even been to this place :P

24 Jul 2010 16:21

The Coach and Horses, Nottingham

Delightful hotel pub. Great downstairs dining area. Beer selection is somewhat sparse, but is usually an agreeable selection of Jennings beers. A roaring fireplace in winter and great staff make visiting this little pub a pleasure.

24 Jul 2010 16:19

Canal House, Nottingham

Its main selling point is the canal that flows through the actual pub, which is nice to look at but can make the place a bit muggy/smelly. On weekdays, with its great beer selection and quirky atmosphere the pub is often very fun to be in. At the weekend it gets pretty rowdy, and there seems to be some event room upstairs that reverberates a cacophony of dancing footsteps. Definitely worth a visit on a week night.

24 Jul 2010 16:16

Brownes, Nottingham

Expensive bar/club. Sometimes plays good electro and techno and that. Limited seating and oppressive atmosphere.

24 Jul 2010 16:13

The Broadway Cafe Bar, Nottingham

Due to it mainly serving patrons of the cinema, it's generally very crowded. Fairly good selection of beer considering, and they do their own 'Broadway Reel Ale' which is very nice and reasonably priced. Decor is a bit staid. There's often arty films playing on a screen which is nice.

24 Jul 2010 16:11

The Blue Bell, Nottingham

Crazy expensive beer and not a good selection. Food is very nice, as are the staff. Lots of attention to detail in the decor, perhaps a bit too poncy to be a truly successful boozer (in my humble opinion). Love the toilets though; covered in vintage girly mags. Would probably visit more if it wasn't for the ridiculous prices.

24 Jul 2010 16:09

The Bell Inn, Nottingham

Great live Jazz. Medium sized main room with two snugs. Unfortunately it's often oppressively packed. Beer selection is fairly average and service can be very slow. In spite of this, it's still a lovely old fashioned city pub.

24 Jul 2010 16:06

The Victoria Hotel, Beeston

Absolutely gorgeous building. Awesome live Jazz frequently played. Great food and an amazingly varied beer selection at surprisingly reasonable prices. So why the low rating? The staff are absolutely insufferable, and always make trips to see the jazz an unpleasant experience*. My friend got shouted at for looking at a candle on the table. Another friend accidentally spilled a splash of beer and received admonishment. I used to visit this place quite a lot before the constant bullying got me and my friends down. I agree with the mobile phone policy, and sometimes eccentricity can be a definite draw, but being told off for laughing in a pub just reeks of unbridled hostility. I would dearly like to rate The Victoria Inn higher, as I have many happy memories of good beer and live music within its walls, but the staff have gone out of their way to make us feel unwelcome nearly every time we've gone in. It's quite clear they do not enjoy working in a pub, so it would be absolutely fantastic if they could do us a favour and find a different vocation, preferably something that does not involve liaising with people face-to-face.

*This is not to say that all of the staff are awful. Some are, nice, friendly, courteous and a pleasure to deal with. It's a shame that this isn't a uniform occurence.

24 Jul 2010 16:02

The Malt Shovel, Beeston

Average beer selection and miserable bar staff. Is usually quite dead, so you can generally snag the sofa in the snug at the back. Live pub bands often play. The building is nice, but the beer garden is a bit dismal.

24 Jul 2010 15:48

The Greyhound, Beeston

Tends to open later than other pubs in Beeston, which makes it good for finishing off a crawl. Beer is fairly varied, but pretty expensive. Lots of live music and open mic nights. Seems to attract a 'Rock-Soc' kind of crowd, which isn't necessarily a bead thing.

24 Jul 2010 15:42

The Durham Ox, Beeston

Interesting pub/chinese restaurant combo. The pub area is a small room with a huge screen and loud music. More of a bar than a club, the drink selection is pretty limited.

24 Jul 2010 15:40

Crown Inn, Beeston

Gorgeous pub with a great selection of reasonably priced ales and a fantastic beer garden. Probably the best pub in Beeston. Can get very crowded.

24 Jul 2010 15:37

Commercial Inn, Beeston

Average to good selection of beer, though every time I've visited the pints weren't especially well poured. Often plays sport on the many huge TV monitors. There's even a screen in the smoking area. When a match isn't on, it plays pumping club music.

24 Jul 2010 15:35

The Bluebell, Beeston

Located just outside Attenborough village, The Bluebell is a nice building with a few bars and an average selection of beer. Only visited it during the day, so it might liven up at night.

24 Jul 2010 15:33

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