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imdownthepub (380) Banbury, England | March 17, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Laid back drinkers pub north of the city centre, nicely busy on a Saturday afternoon with a bit of a buzz, friendly and helpful staff and customers. There is a decent beer range with a mix of Castle Rock and guest beers. Rather basically fitted out but still comfortable enough. I really quite like this pub.
Boudicca (576) London, England | October 7, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
A basic pub where the emphasis is most definitely on the beer.
The Lincolnshire Poacher is a Castle Rock pub run in partnership with Batemanís. As well as a range of mainly Belgian bottles it has twelve or more hand pumps - ostensibly an impressive list - yet there was nothing new here for Chris apart from the Castle Rock Mink, part of their Wildlife series. I must say I was a little disappointed, given that this is Ratebeerís most highly scored pub in Nottingham.
The outside is neatly painted but inside itís rather basic. As others have said, thereís a sparsely furnished bar, a snug area and a conservatory. Thereís also a rather scruffy yard at the back with benches, the odd barrel and a collection of mops. When we were there two hairy young chaps wearing dirty jeans emerged from the kitchen (Iíd seen one of them earlier serving food) for a quick fag. (For American readers, that means to smoke a cigarette, not anything more). All in all, I wasnít overly impressed but Iíd go back to give it a second chance if I was in town and had time to make the short trek out of the centre.
Incidentally, when we were in Amsterdam recently I noticed that the excellent In De Wildeman was advertising the fact that itís twinned with the Lincolnshire Poacher, which makes me think I must be missing something here.
(Visited 15 July 2012).
albertane (18) Nottingham, England | August 25, 2010| Updated August 26, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This excellent Castle Rock pub has won Nottingham CAMRA Pub of the Year multiple times. They have a reasonably broad selection of real ales, always including a mild and usually a stout or porter in addition to the usual Castle Rock range. Like most Castle Rock pubs, they also have Maiselís Weisse and Veltins. Unusually (for Nottingham, anyway) they have an occasional guest keg beer, which in the past has included BrewDog Punk IPA and La Chouffe.
The pub has three distinct areas, an outer room with wooden benches, a more plush snug area, and a conservatory. The service from landlady Karen Williams and her staff is always outstanding, and the food is worth a try.
If you are visiting Nottingham, this is one absolutely not to miss.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | August 19, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
About a mile North. A very authentic place amidst a plethora of Indian restaurants that donít open before 5 or 6p.m., so probably very few customers in the early hours, but the service is still very good, helpful and the casks display a solid selection of 7-10 real ales. Certainly worthy a stop if you want to take some air since all the other pubs are so close from one another.
haddonsman (56) Derby, England | July 10, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Lovely little pub just up the hill from the main shopping centre, usual Tynemill fayre plus interesting continental draught and bottled (particularly for Notts which doesnít have a great foreign bottled beer scene), early on itís a great place for a quiet pint and to read the papers.
maeib (12) Wootton, Northampton, England | June 15, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Traditional old style pub which is part of the Tynemill Group of real ale pubs about 20 minute walk from train station. The walk there is hilly but buses do serve Mansfield Road. There are 4 rooms in total, one of which is just stools and the bar whilst a sdecond is non-smoking and a third a conservatory. Staff are attentive. The food is home-cooked and represents good value. Service of food is speedy. Hearty rolls are also available. 8 real ales are served in addition to 3 continental lagers; Leffe Blonde and a guest continental beer (De Prael Andre Lentebok on my visit). There is also a real cider in addition to the keg cider, Guinness and dead lagers. Twenty or so bottled (mostly Belgian) beers available ranging from Fruli fruit beers to Cantillon and Boon lambics and Rodenbach Grand Cru.
The pub and the pub toilets are clean and hygenic and smoke can easily be avoided if desired.
Overall a very pleasant real ale haven in a progressive city. Also worth spending an hour or two in
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