Canalhouse (Castle Rock) | Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Canalhouse (Castle Rock)
Excellent based on 14 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

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

Hours: Mon-Wed 11:00-23:00, Thu 11:00-00:00, Fri & Sat 11:00-01:00, Sun 11:00-22.30

Mayor: chriso (2) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 50+

Canalhouse (Castle Rock)

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Beer Available At Canalhouse (Castle Rock) (arranged by most recent)
WharfeBank Blood Orange IPA , Cloudwater US Hopfenweisse 93, Castle Rock Crafty Flanker , Evil Twin Yin 99, Lagunitas Fusion XXXI (Mozango) 95, Brú Lager 31, Brú Dubh 53, Castle Rock Zeppelin Raids , Boss Bronze , Cloudwater Autumn Range - Red Ale 72, Brú Ri 33, Chorlton Amarillo Sour 86, The Kernel Dry Stout Mosaic 94, Dominion Oak Barrel Stout 93, Beavertown Holy Cowbell India Stout 97, Totally Brewed Captain Hopbeard 74, Farmer Fear Thirsty Farmer Cider - Medium (Draught) , Weird Beard Holy Hoppin Hell Batch 4 87, Firebrand Big Hop Little Beer 41, Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Porter - Cherry 80
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14 reviews for Canalhouse (Castle Rock)
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  77%
 Selection  82%
 Food  73%
 Value  68%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis  (593) , England | October 27, 2015
Visited on Sunday afternoon in October 2015. Good range of beer but nothing too inspiring on our visit. Stopped for lunch which was OK, prices were decent. Beer quality was OK, sat over the other side of the canal from the bar and there’s quite a weird illusion of the water moving around the moored barge. At least there’s somewhere to tip a poor beer. It’s a decent place and would go back and try it again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2114) Washington, Washington DC | October 8, 2015
Unique place that straddles a canal, complete with a canalboat inside the pub. But the draw here is the range, both of craft as well as cask, including an extensive bottle list. Covered patio that overlooks the canal. And we met the Nottingham cowboy here. What more can you ask for in a pub?
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
davidtjm  (46) Berlin, Germany | November 29, 2014
Nice pub close to the train and bus station. The interior is tastefully modern and the service was very good. When I was there they had a SIBA festival with 50 kegged British craft beers on upstairs which were quite aggressively priced. Nice place
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
chriso  (507) London, England | November 10, 2014| Updated December 1, 2014
Last visited in October 2014. I’ve always liked the building - a bare board pub in an old canal warehouse with dock, complete with two narrow boats, actually inside the pub. What’s not to like? Roomy terrace out by the canal too. But the beer range was a bit pedestrian - half a dozen or so casks, mainly Castle Rock, with a couple of guests. However, things are really looking up on the beer front. As well as the usual cask selection they have 10 or so "craft" kegs. These included a couple from Freigeist, 6 Degrees North, Firebrand & Weird Beard on this occasion. They do 5 x third pint taster trays of those. A sizeable bank of bag-in-box ciders too, didn’t count the number. Also plenty of decent bottles but we didn’t need to look at those. So there really is something for everyone in the drinks department (unlike BrewDog). Service was fine, atmosphere was lively but relaxed. Haven’t eaten here. Promoted from "worth a look" to "essential visit".
Brugmansia  (505) Jylland, Denmark | October 19, 2014
Visited October 2014, with beery friends. What a surprise getting into this pub, the first thing I saw was 2 narrowboats in water - in the pub!!! :-). Easy to find, within walking distance from city center, placed just next to the canal. Very cosy place, nice beer selection, both on tap and in bottles. Good range of ciders as well :-).. If you order 5 sampels ( keg ) you can get 1/3 pints. Lots of outdoors seatings. They do tradiitionel food as well, didn´t eat though. Serviceminded staff, for sure worth a visit :-)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub  (705) 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  (339) Ely, 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  (9) , 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  (64) , 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  (64) , 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.

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