Keanís Head (Castle Rock)

Mayor: theprof (3) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 75
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Scotty001  (163) Portlethen, Scotland | August 8, 2016
Decent little back street bar, partly modernised and wooden. Interesting enough selection, if not as good as other options in town, but it is fairly small and I get the feeling a bit of a regulars bar.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Fin  (950) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 17, 2016


I was beginning to lose count by now of the amount of bars weíd been to today, let me count, erm... yes I think this was number eleven, though we didnít have a beer in number ten (Annieís Burger Shack). We (me and Dad) visited here on Saturday 9th April 2016. This is a red brick pub, close to Annieís and situated in the Lace Market historic area of the city, there are some nice buildings around it is certainly worth further exploration.

The Keans Head was a smaller place than I had imagined. It was a straightforward one room place with plenty of seating and the bar straight ahead of you running along 3/4 of the rear wall. Beer signs adorn the walls, a wooden floor and large black original supporting iron column(s) feature also. The beer choice was pretty decent I opted for a Mad Hatter beer in here we also decided to eat in here. The food was reasonably priced and arrived quite swiftly though amusingly the bacon, cheese and mango chutney ciabatta arrived minus the bacon, to be fair the staff realised there error just as I was about to inform them and offered to rectify their error.

Weíre only had the one beer here like most of our steps today and after eating we moved onto the Brew Cavern. However I did like this pub and particularly the area, the beers here were well priced, staff were very friendly and it had a nice buzz.



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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Rune  (637) TromsÝ, Norway | March 9, 2016
A rather small one-room Castle Rock pub in the marked area of town. Modern brick and wood outlook with a bar at the rear displaying seven cask ales, some interesting craft beers and a decent range of bottles. Warm food options. Busy on an early Saturday afternoon so we stayed at the bar drinking a few of the guest beers from regional microbreweries. Old fashioned music from the 50s and 60s. Polite service (visited during a pub crawl with Finn in Nottingham 20.02.2016).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Finn  (132) TromsÝ, Norway | March 4, 2016
Small. One room. 7 casks. Lot of bottles.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
theprof  (12) Nottingham , England | January 16, 2016
A Castle Rock pub with little CR beer on offer. It has a better craft than cask selection. The food selection is limited and the service slow (35 minutes for basic pub grub). And why pay £3.70 a pint for an average abv pale? I wonít be back.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub  (868) Banbury, England | October 12, 2015
Laid back and relaxed pub in the lace market area of Nottingham. It has a young, vibrant feel, easy paced. Seems to have had a recent make over from what I can remember. Unfortunately our food was quite disappointing, but otherwise the pub is worth a look.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Travlr  (2488) Washington, Washington DC | October 8, 2015
Smallish place, two rooms. Six casks, six craft. Mellow, relaxed atmosphere on a Friday night. Mostly business people and young adults. Worth a look.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
MrBlueSky93  (19) Nottingham, England | January 7, 2015
Tucked away in a quiet corner of nottingham, we came across this by accident! Iíve even lived in the city for a few years! Lovely little pub, fantastic selection, friendly staff, nice coffee! Great food!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
chriso  (533) London, England | December 1, 2014| Updated November 11, 2015
Last visited in October 2014. Seemed to have had a bit of a makeover since I last visited in 2012 to give it rather more of a "cafe-bar" feel, but my memory may just be playing tricks. Still a comfortable and cosy spot. In the Lace Market area but on one of the quieter streets on the edge of it.
In common with some other Castle Rock pubs I noticed that the beer range had been revamped too. The cask range was more interesting and they had added a few solid "craft kegs" too - including Siren and Black Iris on this visit. Didnít look at the bottle list. Smaller range than Canalhouse but definitely worth a visit.
They seem to be putting some emphasis on decent food, but not such that it is dominant, but we didnít eat.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
jjsint  (449) Cambridge, England | August 3, 2014
Very good Castle Rock pub on a quiet street in the Lace Market area. Six casks, 7-10 craft kegs and countless bottles offer everything a beer drinker could want. Castle Rock ales are always decent but itís easy to opt for the keg choices when they include superstars like Siren, To ōl, Beer Here and Partizan. An excellent choice in the self-appointed beer capital.

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