Canalhouse (Castle Rock) | Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Canalhouse (Castle Rock)
Exceptional based on 9 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

48-52 Canal Street
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire England NG1 7EH [ print map ]
0115 955 5060 | facebook | twitter

Hours: 11:00-11:00 Mon-Wed, 11:00-24:00 Thu, 11:00-01:00 Fri & Sat, 12:00-22:30 Sun

Mayor: edsspoon (3) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 50+

Canalhouse (Castle Rock)

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Beer Available At Canalhouse (Castle Rock) (arranged by most recent)
Totally Brewed Four Hopmen Of the Apocalypse , Toccalmatto B Space Invader 98, La Trappe Witte Trappist 63, Grottenbier Bruin 95, Castle Rock Skylark , Black Sheep Velo 38, Bottle Kicking Rambler , Heretic CHP 96, Dominion Double D Double IPA 89, Burning Sky Saison à la Provision 92, To Øl Blossom 95, Evil Twin Low Life 86, Beer Here Pale Hops 94, Burning Sky Arise 82, Black Iris Red Rye Ale , Brew By Numbers 05/01 India Pale Ale - Amarillo & Citra 95, Castle Rock Harvest Pale (Cask) 79, Victory Storm King Imperial Stout 100, Victory Prima Pils 95, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale 98
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9 reviews for Canalhouse (Castle Rock)
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  78%
 Selection  82%
 Food  75%
 Value  62%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  80%

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub  (499) Banbury, England | August 17, 2014
Rating Aug ’14. What an improvement in here since my last visit, there is now a superb range of beer, comfortable, interesting and reasonably friendly along with being atmospheric. Now best in Nottingham for me.
Rating Mar ’13 = 64. Large pub right on the canal, the canal in fact takes up part of the building. The bar is very big and a little impersonal, there isn’t a great deal of atmosphere to be had. Probably much better on a sunny afternoon with all the outside seating. Good but not loveable.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 17/20
jjsint  (169) Bedford, England | August 3, 2014
One of those ’wow, just wow’ pubs. 6 cask (Castle Rock plus a couple guests), 10 craft keg and 8-10 ciders/perries. Plus over 100 bottles from all over the world. The canal & moored boats running through the pub is a nice touch, but this place is all about the beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
edsspoon  (8) , England | June 14, 2014
More beer than you could ever need. A nice location, next to the canal. Gets pretty busy in summer, understandably. There’s also a canal boat usually parked inside that you walk over on a bridge. Only issue I have is that I never can justify coming here because it is quite expensive - probably worth it though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson  (45) , England | February 17, 2014
I have no idea how this bar isn’t rated as the best in Nottingham. It’s a beer lovers paradise with hundreds of bottles on offer with plenty of US ales that are far from common over here. There are loads of european beers too. On tap there are plenty of real ales on offer plus more craft beer on keg. If cider’s your thing you’ll be spoilt for choice - there were 17 ciders and perrys on offer at the time of our visit. The food was good too. Aside from the beer choice this place has a unique feel due to the canal running through it and the parked barges. Plus it’s far, far cheaper than Brewdog.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
moleha4  (21) , England | December 9, 2013
Interesting place with the building built over the canal. 6 cask handpumps and about 10 kegs of which maybe half were macro on our visit, and decent bottle selection, though probably few rarities. Visited 07 Dec.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (694) London, England | September 15, 2012
An interesting old canal building with a narrowboat moored inside the pub. The Canalhouse is entered via a little bridge over an internal dock where, when we were there, a narrowboat was parked. It smelt a bit musty but was doing a roaring trade on a Friday evening and had the feel of a particularly boisterous wedding reception. It was decked out with union jacks and St George’s flags and I got the impression that it’s trying hard to be a party place - Mexican fancy dress on Tuesday, a Belgian beer night and a British food festival were all advertised. There are 6 or 8 hand pumps with a reasonable choice of cask ales. (Visited 13 July 2012).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
CHW  (1) , | June 13, 2012
6 hand pumps with regular Castle Rock beers + usually 2 or 3 guests. Hundreds of pump clips adorn the rafters. 40 odd continental and craft beers - which is a fair amount for Nottingham. Plenty of generic lagers for the masses so it’s not hard to convince non-beery friends to enter. They host the SIBA nationals as well, which is superb. Staff friendly and quick to serve. Oh and there’s a canal running through the pub - the place is full of character.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja  (50) Richmond, England | January 24, 2011
Very prompt and efficient service. Beer from the Castle Rock range. Well kept. Interesting pub.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
albertane  (18) Nottingham, England | August 26, 2010
A large Castle Rock pub which in atmosphere is closer to a bar, the novelty of this venue is that the canal runs through it and customers must cross a small bridge after entering to approach the bar. Indeed, a narrow boat is often docked inside the pub. The well-kept cask-conditioned real ales are the usual Castle Rock rang with guests; however, the Canalhouse’s strength is in their large (for Nottingham) selection of bottled beers, including a few Americans. The large patio area is very popular in summer, if not quite as pleasant as that of the Fellows, Morton & Clayton next door.

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