The Roundhouse

Address : Royal Standard Place, Nottingham, NG1 6FS


There’s a good rule of thumb in Nottingham when it comes to history – “look up and you will see it”. And that couldn’t be truer than in the Roundhouse – whose decorative ceiling was once seen by many a new mum – because this once was the maternity ward of the Nottingham General Hospital.

The pub itself has recently reopened (August 2020) after an uncertain period during the Coronvirus lockdown, and it’s good to see the staff are friendly and welcoming, with a working knowledge of the three real ales on tap – there are plenty of craft beers to choose from too.

Although previously renowned more for its dining, the Roundhouse also has plenty of tables and comfy sofas for simple pint. The wider area around Standard Hill is full of historically important buildings, blending in with garishly new apartments centred on an impressive but largely unused amphitheatre.

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Music? Strictly background tunes, adding a pleasant atmosphere.

Food? Food service times have been slightly stripped back lately, so it’s a good idea to check ahead if you want to eat. Sunday roasts are still on offer

Customers? By the time people have walked up the hill, they’ve generally lost any cockiness they might have had. A wide age range from young couples to entire families celebrating a special occasion.

Opinion? If the Roundhouse was in the centre of town it’d be rammed seven nights a week. Thankfully, being slightly off the beaten track (you really have to look for it) it maintains a respectable ambience.

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