Address : 23 Chilwell Rd, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1EH
Walk into most pubs and asking for a Slap In The Face will usually lead to an evening at A&E. But not here. Because it’s one of the signature ales of the Totally Brewed outfit. Established in 2014, it’s already won several awards for it’s ever-expanding range of beers.
So perhaps it was inevitable that the brewery would open a tap bar, and Beeston now has two micropubs to choose from. The Tapped is somewhat smaller than the Pottle of Blues – and has a different atmosphere – veering more towards craft beers than real ales.
And if you like what you taste, you can take away some bottles of Totally Brewed’s own products or a few more on display at the back of the room.
Music? No need for anything in a place this small. An ipod may be playing somewhere, but the conversation’s more than enough.
Food? You great big Jessie. Go to Wetherspoons if you need to eat?
People? Craft beer and ale lovers squeeze their ample frames in through the door. Bicycles and beard oils are left outside.
Opinion? A lovely addition to the Beeston circuit, this place never seems empty, even if it’s just you and the bar staff. Be prepared to get cosy if you want to sit down behind the narrow tables.