The Good, The Bad and the Drunk


Address : 78 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5FD



Micropubs are often a labour of love for their owners, and 2021 saw a new addition to Canning Circus in the form of The Good, The Bad and The Drunk, which apparently is a playful take on this bar’s new owners – who took over following the demise of the Room With a Brew.

As a freehouse, there’s a small but wide rotation of real ales on the bar, often from local breweries. There are some adventurous additions in terms of cider, with Cornish Rattler on tap – something which you’ll know all about the next day.

Spring 2022 has seen a mini refurbishment of the pub, with the old alcoves and benched seating replaced by far more sensible tables and chairs, maximising capacity whilst retaining space between you and other customers.


Music?  Background tunes, though the volume (and playlist) can be ramped up if you’re in a party mood.

Food? Eat before your come – it’s sausage rolls and pork pies.

Customers? A proper boozer’s pub. Older blokes and women who like their ale mix with students who realise there’s more to life than horrible lager.

Opinion? Canning Circus thrives on its variety, and a micropub sits well in what is an extremely competitive area. We hope the locals – and visitors – recognise this – because if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.


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