The Golden Fleece

Address : 105 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FN.


“Scrubs up nicely” could sum up the Fleece after a much needed refurbishment . Gone are the dark walls and sticky floors that used to characterise this grungy venue.

But change begat change. And in 2018, the Golden Fleece was taken over yet again – this time by the folk who also run the Angel Microbrewery in Hockley. On the bar, you’ll find a good selection of real ales, craft beer and ciders on rotation. Decor is mixed from high benches to cosy armchairs – and the old stage at the top end can still be used for live performances.

They’ve also upped the game with a number of DJ nights which attract a younger, nosier crowd. But it’s good to see the place busy once again after what had been a somewhat slow relaunch.


Music? Regular gigs of all kinds advertised including live bands, open mic and open deck nights.

Food? Sunday roasts and vegan friendly dishes.

People? A mix of 30 and 40 something drinkers, along with students from the Arboretum area – and visitors from across town for some of the DJ nights.

Opinion? A clean refit has given the Fleece a much improved ambience. It can get a bit too lively from time to time but at least it adds atmosphere.

Getting here : NCT Lime, Yellow and Brown lines, Trent Barton Threes and Calverton Connection – all to Mansfield Road

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