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Beer Available At Bell Inn (Greene King) (arranged by most recent)
Bad Brewer Amber Ale 35, Morland Old Speckled Hen (Filtered) 45, Nottingham Maltanop Porter , Nottingham 40th Festivale XL , Nottingham Damn Fine Coffee Porter , Shipstoneís Bitter , Milestone Honey Porter 41, Milestone Oktoberfest , Nottingham Sooty Oatmeal Stout 58, Greene King Scrum Down 24, Morland Old Golden Hen (Bottle) 43, Morland Old Crafty Hen (Bottle) 73
Travlr (2114) Washington, Washington DC | October 8, 2015
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad for a Greene King pub. Two characterful bars off to the left and the right as you enter. And a third larger more modern addition at the back, where we headed for a gravity cask festival. All dark beers, as it turned out. Nothing too exciting, but a nice change from goldens. Worth a look.
Brugmansia (505) Jylland, Denmark | December 28, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited october 2014, with beery friends. Large, old and traditionel town pub, with several bars and lots of seatings. Being a Green King pub, they had a good range of beers from them. The beers was served in good condition, by the friendly staff. They do traditionel pub food, but we didnīt eat, but it looked very nice. Wifi as well :-)
chriso (507) London, England | December 1, 2014| Updated October 25, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Last visited in October 2014. A historic and atmospheric pub just off the main square in Nottingham. There are a number of little rooms off the corridor leading to the larger, main bar at the back which is rather less atmospheric than the rest of the pub. Itís a Greene King pub but thereís a larger range (including their trial and "craft" beers), with more guests, than usual. Also, on this visit there was evidence that they had recently held a beer festival. Unfortunately it had finished and they had just dismantled the stillage. However (as with the Trip To Jerusalem - qv), it does indicate that Green King may be taking more of an interest in the beery side of things at this pub.
Definitely worth a look.
imdownthepub (705) Banbury, England | August 17, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
From the small frontage you would not imagine quite how big this pub really is, it goes a long way back, multiple rooms and corridors. There is a small bar at the front and a much larger one at the back with more beers available. A little more choice than many GK pubs, so really worth a look.
Mr_Pink_152 (125) Lincoln, England | March 21, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice pub in the centre of Nottingham. Better than I expected from a Greene king pub. Nice selection of bottled and cask beer.
Lore (68) Budapest, Hungary | December 25, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
great English pub with wide range of ales and ciders.
Boudicca (1035) London, England | September 15, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
An attractive old pub in central Nottingham.
The Bellís timeline of landlords - on the wall in the back bar - shows that it was looked after by the Jacksons for over a hundred years, from 1898 to 2002. In the ten years since then, possibly dating from the time that Greene King took over, itís had four different landlords.
At the front thereís a small cosy bar room with a low ceiling and I expected a crepuscular labyrinth of rooms at the back. I was surprised, then, to find that it opens out into a long, light(ish) hunting lodge style hall with wood panelled walls and a well, which can be viewed through a round window on the bar.
Itís comfortable, relaxed and quite nice with efficient (if not smiling) service.
There are 15 taps, although some of the beers were duplicated, and they serve their own beer (Bell Inn bitter brewed for them by Nottingham) as well as two or three other local ales.
(Visited 13 July 2012).
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