England > Nottinghamshire > Nottingham - Old Basford
chriso (446) London, England | November 10, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited in 2012 on a Sunday afternoon. I was a bit disappointed to be honest. Itís a pleasant enough pub and was doing a very brisk trade. But the atmosphere was a bit "laddish" and, as Boudicca says, not many of the customers were drinking the house brewed beers. Tried four of the beers, all of whch Iíve had before, and none of them were in great shape. Which is not a great advertisement for a brewpub. I donít think they are doing bottles any more. The impression is that they have rather let things slip on the brewery side and are more interested in the community pub aspect. Which is a shame as, in the early days, the beers were quite interesting for their time. If youíve not had the Alcazar beers before you may want to come out here to tick them off - youíre unikely to find them elsewhere in Nottingham - but probably wonít gain much from a second visit. Bit of a hoof from the town centre but you can take the tram & visit a couple of other decent pubs on the way.
Didnít notice the large bat that Craig mentions.
cgarvieuk (178) Edinburgh , Scotland | August 1, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Large bat.. Tiled floor... Horseshoe bad in nice wood. 5 of own 1guest doom bar.... About 8 spare taps... Too msny were sulphurour...
Boudicca (900) London, England | October 7, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
The Fox and Crown was doing a good trade when we visited late on a Sunday afternoon in July, with lots of local families out on the terrace and lots of lads inside. However, I noticed that not many people were drinking the Alcazar beers brewed on the premises. Perhaps it shouldnít have come as a surprise then that the Fox Tale Ale, their flagship bitter, wasnít at its freshest. In fact all four of the beers we tried were rather flat, not very clear and had probably seen better days. A shame really, as itís a nice enough pub Ė nothing special, and a bit laddish, but obviously popular with locals.
(Visited 15 July 2012).
albertane (18) Nottingham, England | August 25, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
One of the East Midlandsí few true brewpubs, the Fox & Crown serves the full range of enjoyable Alcazar beers, with most available on draught with their stronger range available bottled. As far as I know, it is also the only Nottingham outlet for Sam Smithís lager. A discount on cask-conditioned beers is offered to CAMRA members.
The Thai food prepared in-house is excellent. If you plan to eat there, it is worth booking a table in advance as it can get very full.
The Fox & Crown is worth getting the tram to from the city centre.
TEJA (67) Stockholm, Sweden | July 17, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice microbrewery in the outskirts of Nottingham but easy to reach with their rail service from the center of town. They have several of there own beer on tap but unfortunantly not any of the others on bottle as they had a year ago. I got a free sample of all their own beer before desiding on their Alcazar Ale that I found much like one of my favorite beers Bitter and Twisted. I didnít try their food but they have a nice smell of Thai food from the kitchen.
DJMonarch (83) Northwich, England | August 10, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A must for the Alcazar fan visiting Nottingham as there is not only the pub with a great range of their beers but also the excellent bottled beer shop right by the pub.
Handy for the tram too.
hughie (25) Bedford, England | July 28, 2006| Updated July 9, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The Brewery Shop is clean, neat and modernistic. Laminate floor and spotlights: none of the clutter and cardboard boxes of some beer outlets. All the Alcazar beers on sale, plus an interesting if pricey selection of German and Belgian beers. Proprietor was helpful and gave sound advice. 9.7.08 The Shop is now sadly gone. There were 7 Alcazar beers on in the pub. I had 3, none, in my opinion, in the best condition. Thai food was pretty good: we enjoyed Vegetarian Spring Rolls and Chicken Pak Mee.
haddonsman (56) Derby, England | November 7, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Unpretentious pub that lets its beer do the talking. This visit saw six regular and two special Alcazar beers on tap, two guests and half a dozen continentals on tap. Full range of their bottled beers on sale too. Easy going on a Sunday lunch (no food). Just a short tram ride from the city centre. Brewery shop just down the road was closed on a Sunday.
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