A large Victorian pub with a good selection of beers and regular festivals.
The Victoria has at least ten hand pumps but there were many more beers on offer when we visited in July during their ďVicfestĒ. The beer list changed fairly rapidly (strange then that several of the beers we had were a bit flat and didnít seem to be in tip top condition) and, as well as those inside, there were more outside in the large tented courtyard where a jazz band was playing to an audience seated at long trestle tables waiting for a Greek barbeque to start.
The pub is right next to Beeston station and itís difficult to miss Ė itís a handsome, imposing, typically Victorian red brick building. Inside itís retained some of its original room layout and dťcor, for example stained and etched glass.
Apparently itís twinned with In De Wildeman in Amsterdam, which has to be a good thing! They offer taster trays of three quarter pints and thereís one room given over to dining. We didnít eat but the food looked good, and the service was friendly.