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Bentinck Hotel, Nottingham

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Stayed 1 night here when we visited Nottingham for a concert. Good location, nice room and excellent breakfast. Didnt have a drink as they didnt serve Guinness, only a couple of real ales and Spanish lager.
TREFONEN - 29 May 2014 22:55
We are now re-opened under new management.

Refurbished and renovated.

Check our website -
BentinckHotel - 2 Jan 2014 15:51
Closed, now a Starbucks. No great loss.
ianksu - 12 Apr 2013 15:09
Bog standard pub. Did have London Pride on my last visit. Popular with travellers waiting for trains but also some of the unwanted sort as well. Does get full of football fans on matchdays.
ng10 - 12 Aug 2011 09:56
A very basic hotel which advertises bed and breakfast but provides no breakfast, a fact I was not informed about until I asked what time breakfast started, too late then!

There were 3 beds in my room, making it very cramped, no wonder there was little other furniture. The shared bathroom was clean but scuffy.

A deposit was required for the key but when I tried to return the key and redeem my 10 deposit there was no one on duty. I had to wait almost three hours, until 10.30am for a member of staff. By which time I had gotten hungry and had to find somewhere to eat, I requested a refund for my meal but was refused.

I did not use the bar as I was told that they would probably close about 9 or 10pm as it wasn't very busy.

I would advise anyone to stay clear of this establishment.
missgolly - 29 Jul 2011 12:53
With it's location right next to the Railway Station this place should be a goldmine but instead its a hole! No real ale crap service and don't think its been cleaned since the age of steam.
nivramkram - 22 Jul 2011 19:05
A bit grim admittedly, but we stayed here on my stag do and the landlord was kind enough to open the bar for as at 8am. So that gets it a couple of bonus points
Edd70 - 8 Oct 2010 12:18
Only one handpump with nothin on,so opted for a pint of 2.90 mediocre Guinness that I nearly spilled by sitting on the novelty collapsable furniture, ok sorry maybe just tired furniture... a lovely ceiling though to be admired but sadly this doesn't get its mark any higher than a quite generous 4/10
fat_beer_badger - 22 May 2010 22:45
Only been in there once, and got ignored, so never been in again.
mmichael0 - 23 Jan 2010 23:33
I love this palce purely for its seediness. A welcome change if heading back to the station after being forced at gun-point to the lace market bars.

steven_Wynn_Uk - 12 Sep 2009 18:54
A bit of a dump, but in a way that's part of its charm.
siddo - 6 Sep 2009 15:29
Suprpisingly likeable place
atsoutar - 14 Dec 2006 16:03
Whenever I go in there someone alway tries to sell me a watch or jewelry. Friendly enough, just has that feeling of a pub close to a station.
BoozeBear - 6 Oct 2006 22:39
Opposite the train station. You can't get much better a start when arriving to a city. No refurbishment could be spotted. Great sign! Looking at the people in there, it does't look like that is a priority. Too much hard work. I hope it remains.
Maja - 4 Aug 2006 23:39
Went in on the saturday 6th May at 11.30 after getting off the train from Manchester with the BURY FC Fans what a great time we had great pub full off characters friendly bar staff most had a pint and went me and my mate stayed for a hour chatting to loacls in the corner we talked to a Deaf lad and two women wow from the south;
We went back after the game the 2 women were still there pissed out of their heads stay for a hour then back to Manchester with the Bury Lads;
deafbulldog - 11 May 2006 16:07
i regularly visit bentinck when ever i am close. all the customers are very sociable and pleasant. for a hotel pub, its what you expect for sure.
anonymous - 2 May 2006 12:27
This pub is full of characters, last time i was in there was a massive 19 stone geordie and a bloke with a brown tail who kept parping every two minutes. They were with this 6'4" hooligan with short red hair and a goatie....

quality boozer.

anonymous - 15 Jul 2005 09:51
Stopped in after a mind numbing train journey from Manchester, decided immediately that lager would be the safest tasted soapy and the glass was manky...what a place though...the league of gentlemen has nothing on it, kids in pushchairs squawking, Chavs and Chavettes shouting to each other and generally acting like the social underclass that they represent.
Other than that, served by a pretty Senorita so it wasnt all bad...Only 99 % of it.
harlequin - 16 May 2005 10:00
Flippin eck it's not a pub it's a lunatic asylum. Burn it down now!!!!!!!!!
mistymoon - 28 Apr 2005 12:30
If freak shows are your thing then get to the Bentinck. This place is pure comedy. However if you pop in around 5:15 you might be able to catch two suited and booted fit fellas drinking in there.
Rumlass - 20 Dec 2004 13:55
I frequently visit the Bentinck purely for entertainment value, convenience and of course the pre-train comfort drinks. There is an incident every visit. Little Britain sketch waiting to happen. How do they afford to sit in there day after day?? Isn't the little cheerful barman under 18?? God bless the bentinck for being there!
jarule - 17 Dec 2004 11:33
Many an exciting post work beer has been consumed at this ever so friendly public house. Ignore the rambling drunks in the corner or the immigrant barmen and you'll find a decent pint of strongbow. Why not take the wife? She may get propositioned as rumour has it ladies of the night frequent the establishment but hey, take it as a compliment! 10 out of 10 for me!
todd69 - 17 Dec 2004 10:56
Steer clear. The staff in this place are rude,ignorant and sullen. On my recent overnight stay I immediately regretted booking to stay. There's a nice little scam going whereby they take a key deposit from you when you check in but there's no-one around to return your key deposit when you check out. Bad beer, bad service, a bad experience. Avoid.
Archie Greer - 14 Sep 2003 19:05
Don't let the broken down hell hole outward appearance put you off, this pub really is grim. The carpets are oily and the seats are mainly broken.However, I highly recommend it as it's always full of "characters".Only ugly females/slags should visit, normal women will be harassed.
Philip - 22 Apr 2003 14:25
A great pick up place!
scott c. Gamston posse - 25 Nov 2002 16:34
For a pub that caters largely for transient railway trade, the Bentinck Hotel has a surprising character and warmth. Sitting in this boozer you get the feeling that it hasn't changed in perhaps 50 years, and why should it? It's cosy and friendly, and while it isn't as bright and full-featured as so many of the more monied bars in the centre of town, it is a highly recommended first stop.
Loz - 18 Aug 2002 01:16

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