Address : Trent Bridge, Nottingham, NG2 2GS
“We’re a bit different from your traditional pub” enthuses the website. And after its previous incarnations of the Riverbank, Casa and (if you’re old enough) The Aviary, NottsNight approached this latest project with some healthy scepticism.
But the Brewhouse does what it says on its ample mash tins – brewing craft beer on site and complementing this with a wide selection of world beers. You won’t find much in the way of traditional ale here – but that’s more than made up for by the spacious decor and attentive staff.
This previously really was an example of the worst snobbery Trent Bridge and Bridgford had to offer. It’s been given a new lease of life, and it looks all the better for it.
Music? Pleasant background tunes when we visited – thankfully the over-paid pub singers of the past seem to have been confined to history.
Food? A full American-themed menu with weekly offers on burgers, wings and a “bottomless” Sunday brunch – although we’ve heard mixed messages about quality from our contacts.
People? A mixed bunch of confused Bridgfordians looking for the bottomless prosecco bar mix with real ale waifs and strays from the Embankment.
Opinion? You could easily be in Seattle or Portland rather than Trent Bridge – but that’s no bad thing. The Brewhouse offers variety in an increasingly popular area. Plenty of outdoor seating for warm summer evenings overlooking the River Trent.