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.
A good thing, then, that you’ll usually get a warm welcome from the stack of Castle Rock cask ales behind the bar, along with guest brewers and a growing collection of craft beer. Although it’s tucked away on one of Nottingham’s oldest original streets, this pub has only been around since 2004.
You’ll find a good menu of pub classics, and some interesting plaques on the outside charting the area’s history.
Music? No. And don’t even think of playing your iPod on speaker.
Food? Hearty and home cooked pub favourites. The bangers are bang on.
Customers? A proper real ale loving crowd, with occasional visits from Tuxedo clad singers from St Mary’s Choir.
Opinion? You can drink Harvest Pale all night and still not feel the effects. Keep your eyes peeled for a free table; space is sometimes at a premium. And if you like something stronger, there’s a mahoosive collection.of whiskies.
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