England > Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
moleha4 (10) , England | December 9, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
imdownthepub (375) Banbury, England | March 17, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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 isnít a great deal of atmosphere to be had. Probably much better on a sunny afternoon with all the outside seating. Good but not loveable.
Boudicca (526) London, England | September 15, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
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 Georgeís flags and I got the impression that itís 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).
CHW (1) , | June 13, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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 itís 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 thereís a canal running through the pub - the place is full of character.
dynamiteninja (46) Richmond, England | January 24, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Very prompt and efficient service. Beer from the Castle Rock range. Well kept. Interesting pub.
albertane (18) Nottingham, England | August 26, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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 Canalhouseís 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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