The Lord Roberts

Address : 24 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AN

After a few years of uncertainty, the Lord Roberts has now firmly established itself as a warm and welcoming city centre bar. The interior has undergone a much needed makeover, making a brighter environment peppered with wonderful art deco features (as well as a neat neon sign on the outside).

The previous array of real ales has been condensed into just three hand pumps, the emphasis shifting to quality not quantity. If we’re being honest, the previous selection wasn’t always up to scratch.

The Roberts was (and still is) a “gay friendly” venue, though the doors are open to all. There’s a decent sized outdoor area – again with new furniture, though it’s often taken over by the smokers. A function room in the basement holds occasional DJ nights.

Music : Occasional DJ nights plus special events for Nottingham Pride. (Late July)

Food : A simple menu of good pub food and light bites

Customers? A varied bunch, often towards the more mature end of the age range.

Opinion? Under the previous management, there was a real danger that the Roberts might have closed. The owners didn’t really seem to get the vibe of the area. So it’s good to see the new tenant has kept things traditional, on the otherwise trendy Broad Street strip

Getting here? NCT City Loop Turquoise and Green lines to George Street (5 minute walk). NET Trams to Lace Market (10 minute walk)

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