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Fellows Morton & Clayton Ltd, Nottingham

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user reviews of Fellows Morton & Clayton Ltd, Nottingham

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This pub is currently closed and boarded up.
blue_scrumpy - 3 Jul 2018 21:46
Nipped in here for a quick 'un while waiting for a train today and it was a cracker. I've not been in for years but the beers were fine, a decent choice and a CAMRA members discount. Food looked okay, TVs were unobtrusive and best of all the Lincoln Green Marion was superb.
djw - 1 Nov 2014 23:48
Quite soulless but good beer including Black Sheep and a local brew called Truck. We decided to treat our fellow drinkers to a medley of World in Motion, Three Lions, Vindaloo and England's Irie after the juke box proved to be obliging. If you were there - sorry about that!
BoehmBawerk - 7 Jun 2014 17:27
Called in for a last drink on the way back to my hotel after a concert on a Wednesday night. Very quiet but the Guinness was good and the bar staff were very pleasant.
TREFONEN - 29 May 2014 23:05
Mallard beers appear to have been replaced with Lincoln Green brewery ales (see my comments about The Falcon). Busy pub which is very handy for the station. Always worth a visit.
mcroyal - 1 Dec 2013 14:14
Nice enough pub, been coming here on & off for the last 15 years used to have a much better selection of beer last year than now ? Place could do with a bit of a spruce up but ok for a quick visit. What happened to the Mallard beer they used to sell ?
advert - 20 Mar 2013 11:44
I have to agree with previous comments abouy how mixed the clientele in here are. Anyone could visit and comfortably fit in. The barmaid who served me seemed quite polite which is always a bonus. I didn't try the food, it seemed a little too pricey. The beer I had from their own brewery was only 2.50 a pint (Jan 2012) though it was very hazy. If I had to choose between the two, I would rather visit the canal house next door.
jarofporter - 31 Jan 2012 13:50
Nice place, bit dated though, ok choice beers. Main gripe though is witht the terrible management and administration. I had booked to have my party there 2 weeks ago only to be told they booked someone else with only 8 days left. They made no attempt to contact me about this and have not offered me any assistance with trying to book elsewhere. The management don't seem to know their own rules for booking as no deposit was mentioned at the time and over the last week since I was trying to arrange menus with them etc. Can't help but think they decided to shoe-horn some crony in rather than honour their commitments. Thank you very much Fellows Morton and Clayton and you can be assured that I will not hold any future events at your establishment, neither will any of my associates.
NottsScot - 5 Jan 2012 17:54
Plenty of choice most days. Nice staff, mixed bag of customers from suits to t-shirts. Nice pint of London Pride on my last visit.
ng10 - 11 Aug 2011 10:19
The ale I had here was okay (kind of forgot what it was by this stage) but this is very much a 'circuit' pub. Okay if you are doing the circuit or want a swift pint before the train I suppose. Toilets are a bit of a trek upstairs.
anonymous - 17 Jul 2011 16:07
I spent a large chunk of my youth in this pub - before staggering on to the Irish. Went back for the first time in years and hasn't changed much (or been cleaned). Always lively and with good beer and the food was fine too
Edd70 - 8 Oct 2010 12:24
Been here on a few occasions and the beer has always been on top form. On our most recent visit ( this very evening ) I had the sausage and mash, the missus had roast baby chicken. I was pleasantly surprised to find the mash to be made from real potato ( a rarity these days ) and the sausage to be of a very high standard. The chicken that the wife had was moist, tasty and the chips that came with the meal were the best we'd had from a pub/restaurant in a long while. Would go back for the food again...........
Their own beer was of a light colour and well hopped. Maybe not as full of flavour as some beers but non the less very nice. All in all a very good time was had, with the staff being friendly and helpfull. Has been added to our list of regular stops when in Nottingham.
soupdragon - 5 Aug 2010 21:21
Had been planning to come to this one for years, so the disappointment felt on our visit was only matched by our under-whelmed nature. I was expecting much more than a limited beer selection of their own house beer and Mallard Feather Light - admittedly both very good ales. The barstaff seemed world-weary and unable to raise anything approaching a smile, although it was a relatively dead time at around 3.30pm on a Sunday and they weren't exactly rushed off their feet. The over-raucous bunch of late-middle-aged men signing along to Madness on the jukebox at the very top of their voices propelled us outside to a rather untidy patio area where you felt hemmed in amongst the fencing separating their area from that of the Boatyard immediately adjacent, the gas cylinders and the wheelie-bins. Disappointing all round, so we supped up quite quickly and moved across 10 yards to the Boatyard to see what they could do...
Gristy - 2 Aug 2010 10:26
Beer was alright, though a bit more TLC needed.

Great chips !

Would be nice if staff could clean up ...I sat on a soggy bar stool which had been the victim of some spillage.


Sauron - 4 Apr 2010 18:28
I love this pub, wonderful food, nice view of canal, nice beer.

mmichael0 - 23 Jan 2010 23:36
As a regular visitor to Nottingham (only for the Castle Rock Brewery!!!) I am absolutely horrified by my experience in this 'so called' pub. The beer was palatable; at best. Having ordered my food, which was reasonably priced, I was brought back to Earth with a thud!!! The so called 'gammon' I was offered was a pathetic, dehydrated piece of pig with a D grade slop of egg on top. To top it off, my complaints were met with the last desperate scowls of a sinking publican...aside from the hard working bar staff, I am comfortable that there will be some worthwhile victims of the recession. STAY AWAY!!!
temp - 20 Nov 2009 23:13
Situated virtually next door to the Canal House, on which I have just posted, is Fellows Morton and Clayton which, for those who are wondering, is not a firm of accountants or solicitors, but a pub named after a former firm of local boat builders.

Like the Canal House, the building is a converted warehouse.

Inside felt disappointingly chainy and there was a distinct lack of canal / boating memorabilia to interest drinkers.

There was not the emphasis on micro-brewery beers that I have come across in other Nottingham pubs. Here only Nottingham Legend and Mallard Quacker Jack were available to supplement the better known offerings such as Landlord, Black Sheep, London Pride and Deuchars IPA. My pint of Nottingham Legend was not particularly good.

This pub used to be a home brew pub, but I didn't see any such beers and, as there is no reference to any brewery in the 2009 GBG section, I suspect that this must have now ceased.

I don't see any compelling reason to do this one again
JohnBonser - 29 Jul 2009 15:28
Called in this pub in March while doing a crawl of Nottingham and had Fellows Morton and Clayton Original 4.3%. Wasn't sure of its origins, and was told it is brewed by Nottingham brewery for them. Menu doesn't look bad, but hadn't time this time round to try it.
gillhalfpint - 10 Jul 2009 15:23
In the LOCALE scheme for Nottingham. Mallard's beers are nice and light for the Summer. Good freindly bar staff. 10% discount on food if you are a Citycard holder (Must live in the City of Nottingham). Usual 20p discount off a pint of beer on production of CAMRA membership card.
Roberttherailway - 8 Jul 2009 11:57
Excellent pub. Always a good choice of beers on, Food is excellent although a little pricey. Discount for CAMRA members on real ales!
Roberttherailway - 5 Apr 2009 19:45
Very pleasant pub, right next door to the Canalhouse, so great for a pub crawl when it's wet. Had a pint of the Mallard which was pretty good. Pub supplied daily papers for the customers as well which is a nice touch. Well worth a visit.
ROBCamra - 8 Dec 2008 16:01
Close to train station. Contains it's own brewery on site, viewable from the pub (a window near the toilets). Own beer is good but was surprised they only had one on, the rest being made up by more common choices (Landlord, Black Sheep etc). Lots of plasma screens showing sports.
stoutoforder - 2 Nov 2008 19:36
Rather unmemorable pub post watching the cricket. Beer was reasonable but can't remember what it was. Very popular though.
JonW999 - 10 Jun 2008 22:43
used to a regulat haunt of mine, always enjoyed a few in there
kenincamden - 3 Aug 2007 12:54
Pub was OK and enjoyed a decent pint of Landlord until changed for Fellows bitter which although as murky as the Trent, the rude sodding barman made a total fuss about changing telling me it was supposed to be cloudy. I suppose that's why this place is deservedly not recommended in CAMRA's beer guide.
anonymous - 13 Jul 2007 18:44
One of those rare CAMRA recommended pubs that has a good atmosphere as opposed to to having 6 old men staring into their beer in complete silence.{CAMRA note, some of us like Sky TV and music as well as good beer].Excellent service and attractive staff, especially the girl doing the food with the tight trousers.
davidchar - 7 Jul 2007 22:47
Tried one of their own beers and a couple of guests at this canalside pub. Beer reasonably priced and so was the food.
gillhalfpint - 15 Jun 2007 17:10
Excellent little boozer - well worth a visit
jonnyg - 27 Apr 2007 15:50
Good beer, resonable food, friendly staff. A decent pub to visit when witing for a train.
BoozeBear - 6 Oct 2006 22:47
Nice place to sit and wait for your ride to pick you up after a bus or train trip. It doesn't have to be crowded for the staff to ignore you. I think it's their way of making everyone feel at home.
Thera - 28 Sep 2006 00:40
Excellent well Kept Ale,Nice Atmosphere With Outside Seating,And Reasonable Beer. 9/10
fat_beer_badger - 12 Aug 2006 13:37
Good pint great food was in there on Sat 6th May for a pint good and all busy as the BURY Lads were in Town loacls friendly too
deafbulldog - 11 May 2006 16:12
Good beer excellent T Bone steak reasonably priced gets busy weekends
dutyman - 18 Apr 2006 15:59
Brew pub with reaosnalbe prices and realxing atmosphere
Uncle_Dunkel - 24 Feb 2006 16:46
Love this place, unfussy, cheap (well for me cos from SW london) Good food at good value and great ales. CLose to the station, a great first impression of Nottingham i first visit
hecklesworth - 24 Dec 2005 19:00
Quite a good pub and, yes, the Post Haste is really nice. Loads of tellies of various sizes, which made watching the playoffs at the weekend easy enough - although I had to be sat on the table next to the idiot loudly regailing his girlfriend (who seemed far more interested in texting somebody else on her mobile)with his wisdom of lower league football. Apparently most of the players of Sheffield Wednesday and Hartlepool Utd won't even be professional footballers. Things surely aren't that bad... not even in Nottingham.
TPFitzayre - 2 Jun 2005 12:35
yOU NEED TO WATCH THIS ONE-IT LOOKS A LITTLE LIKE A SOLICTORS OFFICE FROM THE OUTSIDE-BUT THE THING IS THAT FELLOWS,MORTON AND CLAYTON OWNED A HUGE FLEET OF CANAL BOATS AND IT WAS THE OFFICES,THE BEER WAS GOOD BUT WE COME TO THE OLD PROBLEM OF THE TOILETS BEING UPSTAIRS-THERE IS A OPEN AREA AT THE REAR-POSSIBLY USED TO BE A WHARF
bagheas - 31 May 2005 20:36
Feels like a proper pub - unchanged throughout the years and very popular despite the new plastic palaces it now has as near neighbours.
Can get very busy before and after Forest home games and when the test match is in town but maintains a friendly atmosphere.
David - 31 Aug 2004 16:08
Great Pub, food was great value for money! Homebrew pub, try Post Haste very popular - will definetly be going back when Im next in town!
Edward McInally - 28 Jul 2004 10:18
I hadn't been back in a couple of years to this place, and its been refurbished but amazingly still retains the character it used to have. The food menu has a lot more choice, still brewing Post Haste and Samuel Fellows Bitter on site, went down a treat. I'll be back there, class a pub!
Stuart Walker - 11 Jun 2004 16:44
This really is an A1 drinking place. Not only do they serve 4 or 5 top quality real ales, they sell good wines by the glass/ bottle and have 3 or 4 tellys and a big screen for sports events. They also have very good quality and value food. Oooh I love this place - joy of joys they now also stay open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays!!
David - 16 Mar 2004 17:45
Note the home-brews use malt-extract, a fact about the beer noted in the Camra GBG.
lad_newton - 23 Feb 2004 18:53
A fine brew pub, good selection of real ales
John - 5 Feb 2004 19:13
Good busy homebrew pub. Very quick friendly service. Amazingly good value.
Chris - 26 Dec 2003 06:15
Slightly worried by the Whitbread sign outside and expecting fizzy Boddies, a reasonable lunchtime meal and a pint of Samuel Fellows bitter made a good impression. Customers a mix of office workers and tourists.
canastajim - 28 Aug 2003 14:51
Congratulations to the site on entering one of Nottingham's best pubs. I last went there in 99/2000 and had the pleasure to drink POST HASTE beer - not sure if they still brew on the premises. There were about 3 specially brewed beers on handpump when I visited. A back room snug features (featured?) a large screen tv for sports, and the main bar area comprised a long narrow bar. Hope it hasn't changed!! Also hope Tecno managed to find the "Trip To Jerusalem", another good Nottingham pub!!
lad_newton - 28 Apr 2003 17:09

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