1 Brewhouse Yard, Castle Road, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 6AD
Castle Rock, upon which stands Nottingham Castle, is riddled by caves and passageways cut into the sandstone. The builders of this unusual pub made the most of this, incorporating some of the caves into the design of the inn, one of Britain's oldest - founded in AD1189. The name recalls that soldiers, clergy and penitents gathered here before embarking on the Crusade to the Holy Land - doubtless they drank to their quest at the castle's beerhouse before their trip to Jerusalem. Centuries of service impart instant appeal, from the magpie collection of furnishings in the warren of rooms to the unique Rock Lounge, and quirks such as the cursed galleon and the fertility chair. Beers from the Nottingham Brewery feature strongly, accompanying a reliable menu of old favourites like slow-cooked pork belly and Scottish scampi, to tapas style dishes, sharing plates, lighter mains and fish such as oven-baked cod, crayfish and spinach fishcakes. Several annual beer festivals are held.
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IPA, Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip, Nottingham guest ales
All day all week
11-11 (Fri-Sat 11am-mdnt)
Coach parties catered.