Not the best place for ale in Nottingham, but they usually have something of interest on. Having said that, thereís so much choice elsewhere in the city that itís not really worth coming here if you are in the mood for ticking!
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 9/20
A run of the mill city centre pub with little to attract beer hunters.
The Rose of England is marginal when it comes to Ratebeer worthiness. We picked it up from the Good Beer Guide 2012 although I see that it doesnít reappear in the 2013 edition. There are nine hand pumps but with duplicates so the choice was limited - uninspired and, frankly, rather boring. Having said that, the beer was in good condition.
Itís more impressive on the outside (an ornate late Victorian / Arts and Crafts pile) than inside (bog standard, with big screens, fruit machines and music that wasnít loud but jarred as it does when youíre sitting on the tube next to someone listening to music through earphones with the drum beat and tinkle settings turned up high).
All in all, not really recommended when there are such a lot of other good places fairly close by.
(Visited 15 July 2012).