Address: 46 St Mary’s Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1QA
“Bleddy hell – were you born in a barn?!”… might well be a catchphrase for the Kean’s. Not because it’s a bad pub – but it’s somewhat sticky front door can create an icy blast, even in the summer. Thankfully, you’ll usually get a very warm welcome here – which is complemented these days by the smell of curry – more of which later.
This is a Castle Rock pub, so you’ll find a wide selection of its brews on the pumps, together with a great choice of guest ales and craft beers. Many craft bottles are also on offer, along with a large selection of whiskeys.
The Kean’s Head is tucked away in one of the oldest parts of Nottingham and you may get the impression that this hostelry has centuries of history – however, it’s only been here in its present form since 2004.
Music/events? Various offers, social events and the like are advertised but you’ll rarely see any live music here – it’s a place for real conversation.
Food? The excellent Paaji’s used the Kean’s Head for takeaways during the Covid pandemic. Their South Asian food proved so popular, they stayed when the pub reopened. So expect plenty of spicy options, small and large.
People? The Kean’s continues to be a place for after work drinks during the week. At weekends it can get busy on Saturday nights, with a full range of ages and types.
Opinion? Castle Rock know exactly what makes a good pub – which is why most of the Nottingham ones feature on this site. The Kean’s may not be its biggest pub, but it’s consistently one of the most welcoming, even though you may have. tofight to find a seat.
Getting here? NCT City Loop Turquoise and Green lines to Fetcher Gate. NET Trams to Lace Market. Both 5 minutes walk.
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