Canalhouse (Castle Rock) | Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Canalhouse (Castle Rock)
Good based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

48-52 Canal Street
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire England NG1 7EH [ print map ]
0115 955 5060 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon-Wed 11:00-23:00, Thu 11:00-00:00, Fri & Sat 11:00-01:00, Sun 11:00-22.30

Mayor: chriso (5) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 50+

Canalhouse (Castle Rock)

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Beer Available At Canalhouse (Castle Rock) (arranged by most recent)
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout 95, Beavertown Holy Cowbell India Stout 98, Totally Brewed Captain Hopbeard 60, Farmer Fear Thirsty Farmer Cider - Medium (Draught) , Weird Beard Holy Hoppin Hell Batch 4 87, Firebrand Big Hop Little Beer 38, Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Porter - Cherry 81, Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Quitte 91, Six Degrees North Wonderlust Wheat 44, Castle Rock Tommy Atkins: A Call to Arms , Castle Rock Digby Pearson , Moor SoíHop 93, Castle Rock Preservation Fine Ale 43, Castle Rock Elsie Mo (Cask) 60, Castle Rock Harvest Pale (Cask) 80, Totally Brewed 4 Hopmen Of The Apocalypse , Toccalmatto B Space Invader 98, La Trappe Witte Trappist 63, Grottenbier Bruin 94, Castle Rock Skylark
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12 reviews for Canalhouse (Castle Rock)
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  77%
 Selection  83%
 Food  75%
 Value  65%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
davidtjm  (39) Berlin, Germany | November 29, 2014
Nice pub close to the train and bus station. The interior is tastefully modern and the service was very good. When I was there they had a SIBA festival with 50 kegged British craft beers on upstairs which were quite aggressively priced. Nice place
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
chriso  (446) London, England | November 10, 2014| Updated December 1, 2014
Last visited in October 2014. Iíve always liked the building - a bare board pub in an old canal warehouse with dock, complete with two narrow boats, actually inside the pub. Whatís not to like? Roomy terrace out by the canal too. But the beer range was a bit pedestrian - half a dozen or so casks, mainly Castle Rock, with a couple of guests. However, things are really looking up on the beer front. As well as the usual cask selection they have 10 or so "craft" kegs. These included a couple from Freigeist, 6 Degrees North, Firebrand & Weird Beard on this occasion. They do 5 x third pint taster trays of those. A sizeable bank of bag-in-box ciders too, didnít count the number. Also plenty of decent bottles but we didnít need to look at those. So there really is something for everyone in the drinks department (unlike BrewDog). Service was fine, atmosphere was lively but relaxed. Havenít eaten here. Promoted from "worth a look" to "essential visit".
Brugmansia  (463) Jylland, Denmark | October 19, 2014
Visited October 2014, with beery friends. What a surprise getting into this pub, the first thing I saw was 2 narrowboats in water - in the pub!!! :-). Easy to find, within walking distance from city center, placed just next to the canal. Very cosy place, nice beer selection, both on tap and in bottles. Good range of ciders as well :-).. If you order 5 sampels ( keg ) you can get 1/3 pints. Lots of outdoors seatings. They do tradiitionel food as well, didnīt eat though. Serviceminded staff, for sure worth a visit :-)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub  (538) Banbury, England | August 17, 2014
Rating Aug í14. What an improvement in here since my last visit, there is now a superb range of beer, comfortable, interesting and reasonably friendly along with being atmospheric. Now best in Nottingham for me.
Rating Mar í13 = 64. Large pub right on the canal, the canal in fact takes up part of the building. The bar is very big and a little impersonal, there isnít a great deal of atmosphere to be had. Probably much better on a sunny afternoon with all the outside seating. Good but not loveable.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 17/20
jjsint  (228) Ely, England | August 3, 2014
One of those íwow, just wowí pubs. 6 cask (Castle Rock plus a couple guests), 10 craft keg and 8-10 ciders/perries. Plus over 100 bottles from all over the world. The canal & moored boats running through the pub is a nice touch, but this place is all about the beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
edsspoon  (9) , England | June 14, 2014
More beer than you could ever need. A nice location, next to the canal. Gets pretty busy in summer, understandably. Thereís also a canal boat usually parked inside that you walk over on a bridge. Only issue I have is that I never can justify coming here because it is quite expensive - probably worth it though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson  (51) , England | February 17, 2014
I have no idea how this bar isnít rated as the best in Nottingham. Itís a beer lovers paradise with hundreds of bottles on offer with plenty of US ales that are far from common over here. There are loads of european beers too. On tap there are plenty of real ales on offer plus more craft beer on keg. If ciderís your thing youíll be spoilt for choice - there were 17 ciders and perrys on offer at the time of our visit. The food was good too. Aside from the beer choice this place has a unique feel due to the canal running through it and the parked barges. Plus itís far, far cheaper than Brewdog.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
moleha4  (53) , England | December 9, 2013
Interesting place with the building built over the canal. 6 cask handpumps and about 10 kegs of which maybe half were macro on our visit, and decent bottle selection, though probably few rarities. Visited 07 Dec.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (805) London, England | September 15, 2012
An interesting old canal building with a narrowboat moored inside the pub. The Canalhouse is entered via a little bridge over an internal dock where, when we were there, a narrowboat was parked. It smelt a bit musty but was doing a roaring trade on a Friday evening and had the feel of a particularly boisterous wedding reception. It was decked out with union jacks and St Georgeís flags and I got the impression that itís trying hard to be a party place - Mexican fancy dress on Tuesday, a Belgian beer night and a British food festival were all advertised. There are 6 or 8 hand pumps with a reasonable choice of cask ales. (Visited 13 July 2012).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
CHW  (1) , | June 13, 2012
6 hand pumps with regular Castle Rock beers + usually 2 or 3 guests. Hundreds of pump clips adorn the rafters. 40 odd continental and craft beers - which is a fair amount for Nottingham. Plenty of generic lagers for the masses so itís not hard to convince non-beery friends to enter. They host the SIBA nationals as well, which is superb. Staff friendly and quick to serve. Oh and thereís a canal running through the pub - the place is full of character.

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