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Grosvenor, Nottingham

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Staying at the hotel over the road and needed to escape the teenagers on training courses doing shots.

Came in late. Just as place was closing up. A very average pub in a City with some real gems.
Mappiman - 21 Mar 2014 11:23
Was ok, cheerful barstaff, quite popular pub with rugby on tv screens but did food anyway. Beer might not have been the best choice but I didn't have time for a second one.
rainlight - 10 Nov 2013 20:17
Was staying at hotel across the road where staff where miserable as f**k so tried this pub directly opposite where the staff obviously come from the same charm school! Shame, because there was a decent beer choice, bombadier, broadside and another which were well kept. Locals were friendly enough but were clearly the only ones of interest to the bar staff. Could be a lot better, 5/10 but only because of the beer.
Solent66 - 24 Apr 2012 17:08
As we were stying in the hotel across the road for Bank Holiday weekend my Fiance and I popped in on a coupleof occasions for a drink. On both occasions it was impossoble to sit outside (even though the weather was warm and fine) due to the large number of smokers) so we sat inside!

Lots of TV's for the sports fans. Saturday afternoon was peaceful and we enjoyed a couple of pints. Sunday evening was busy and a quiz night. Staff mainly attentive and polite, except they appeared to have no concept of who they needed to serve next!

All in all an ok pub. Depends on what your needs are; and seemed popular too.
buzzybev - 27 May 2009 16:30
Got fed up with the food when staying at the hotel opposite so ventured to the Grosvenor. Very busy at teatime, with lots of passers by stopping for a drink. Good atmosphere.
Great bar staff, helpful and friendly.
Good range of beers.
Plenty of tvs to watch sport, etc.
Good selection of food, not the best quality (as mentioned in other reviews) but adequate and served quickly.
Went back two nights later and pub was quieter, but still great atmosphere.
ospreyontheroad - 7 Apr 2009 17:04
Can't see why this place has such a low rating. Went there on Saturday lunchtime and again late evening. Friendly service and decent range of beers: Landlord, Bombardier, Pride and one other I can't recall. Lots of screens if you want to watch the football but plenty of seating if you want to get away from it. Had lunch there which was also decent. Not at all busy so it seems I am in the minority.
The_Prof - 12 Jan 2009 09:11
A definition of the word " average" ! Could be so much better with just a little bit more effort ?

A positive is the amount of women who frequent the place ......
W980501 - 22 Nov 2008 10:01
As a regular drinker in the Grosvenor for many years, i've seen a number of changes. The grosvenor used to be a fantastic pub.
I was surprised, but not remotely disappointed to see a 4.8 rating. I think the people who are rating this place have it spot on. Perhaps they are slightly generous though.
This pub has seen it's best days, whilst recently refurbished, and with generally very pleasant and helpful bar staff - the current management team seem happy to run it into the ground.
Stock control seems to be a major problem for the person in charge - being unable to keep a steady supply of the pub's most popular lagers. Upon being challenged as to why it's not possible simply order more of the popular lines - a simple shrug of the shoulders speaks volumes about the landlords attitude. Doesn't give a toss!
Comments about this place being a 'drinking' pub, rather than an 'eating' one, are also spot on - prepare yourself for premium prices and mediocre generic microwave food in return.
If you attend this pub for a few beers prior to going out for a stag do (based at the hotel over the road) - you'll be surprised by the lively atmosphere and general buzz..
If you're a regular, like me - you'll be starting to look further afield for a local and hope for a sign saying 'under new management' outside the grosvenor very soon.
I did overhear a conversation between the current landlord and a customer regarding how he is being 'headhunted' (?)to run a pub in Sheffield - the Oxley, just up the hill from the train station.
This again speaks volumes about how much the landlord knows - it's called The Howard, has been for decades. And apparently, it's a popular bar with the gay community...
craigstardrinker - 3 Aug 2008 09:40
recently refurbished and looks great. staff are really friendly and helpful. shame about everything else, I had
a lasagne and it was like eating sheets of cardboard with jiz in between. the manager is a joke too, treats his customers like crap and seems to call all his staff 'dad'??? He has weird rotten teeth too! they have some kind of rind coating them! and hes very rude at closing time.
moose11 - 16 Jun 2008 01:43
Used to be my local when I was at uni. All round a pretty decent pub. Always had a good beer there, particularly decent pint of guinness if i remember rightly.
Food is alright - serves its purpose as quick pub grub but mostly microwaved - not the place to go especially to eat.
Good relaxed atmosphere, very pleasant place to while away an afternoon - my 2.2 is testament to that!
atsoutar - 7 Dec 2006 13:33

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