Visited in 2012 on the strength of a listing in the 2012 Good Beer Guide. Thought Iíd put all my reviews from that trip in but obviously I hadnít so apologies for the lateness. Very impressive exterior but more run of the mill modernised interior and fittings. Castle Rock Harvest Pale and Bombardier appear to be regulars with two or three guests. Nothing particularly inspiring amongst them on this visit and nothing I hadnít had before. An acceptable enough pub but there are far better oprions nearby and all around town.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
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).