Address : 7 Hurt’s Yard, Nottingham, NG1 6JD.
The term “cask ale” doesn’t come much truer than in this place, where the beers are dispensed straight from the barrel. It’s like a mini beer festival, tucked away on an alleyway between Parliament Street and Angel Row.
This micro pub occupies a former shop unit (though nobody seems to recall what it sold), arranged around a curious u-shape which houses two tiny toilets.
At any one time you can expect up to six real ales, along with a couple of craft beers and ciders. Despite sticking firmly to traditon, bar bills are racked up on an iPad, just to remind you which century your living in.
Music? If it’s on the owner’s ipad you could ask for a request.
Food? Nuts. Very nice ones at that.
Customers? Usually large and sometimes loud. Occasional visits from the Campaign for Real Ale bloke making notes on tiny sheets of paper.
Opinion? Well worth a diversion off the torrid and turgid row of crap bars on Parliament Street. “Cosy” is a key word, as is “early” – dare to get here much after 10pm and you may find last orders being called.