England > Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
imdownthepub (493) Banbury, England | August 17, 2014
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
If you like your heritage pubs then this is a must for you, the pub may not even be the oldest in Nottingham, but it hardly matters I suppose, this has the tourists flocking in. This does seem to destroy any ípubí atmosphere but it is an interesting place to be anyway, like a pot-holing excursion. The beer range seems to have improved a little since our last visit with a couple of guests.
jorge76 (125) , Italy | July 3, 2014
50 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 8/20
Visited few years ago but I can see from these reviews that my impressions were right .. The place worth the visit just for the heritage of the interiors where you can imagine knights sipping the last drink before leaving for the crusaders .. I donít know if itís the oldest pub in England but anyway itís for sure one of the older .. I donít like green king beers so the selection is under average for me ..
wimpyjoe (1256) Hebden Bridge, England | June 14, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Underneath the castle in a hard to miss white-washed building against the rocks of the city centreís most prominent hill, this is a pub full of old world charm. Itís a tourist heavy place given the guide books point to it as the oldest inn in England, and if youíre in any doubt about the various publications claims itís also written on the side of the building. It gets its fair share of tourists, including myself on my visit in 2012, but thereís not reason not to come here as thereís a decent range of ales and the various creaky and irregular wooden heavy rooms to sit and sup in are very atmospheric, and for those who prefer fresh air thereís a nice enough outdoor patio area right next to the building.
AdiBeer (104) London, England | April 26, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
You kind of have to see this pub given it is so old. Very atmospheric inside. However, given itís a Greene King pub, not very big selection of beers.
moleha4 (21) , England | December 9, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
If you enjoy pubs then the Trip should be visited if in Nottingham for the unusual architecture. Beer choice is less worthy of praise. Visited 07 Dec.
Brigadier (263) Clevelandish, Ohio | May 30, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
This is no doubt a tourist destination. The offering of beers is nothing special but the main reason to come here is the atmosphere. Stop in after touring the caves and castle for some food and to tick Greene King casks.
The low ceiling rooms feel as if theyíve seen lots of conversations and pints. The lunch specials werenít terribly priced but did feel as if they could have been about £0.50 cheaper for what you got. Still, duck in here before making your way across town towards Brewdog and the other pubs.
Imaena (39) Atlanta, Georgia | May 11, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
One of the coolest pubs in the UK. Play ring the bull and drink some great real ales. A must stop place if you are int he neighborhood.
Lore (43) Budapest, Hungary | December 5, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent pub!...and whatís more they just gave me the glass for free when I wanted to buy that. :)
Boudicca (673) London, England | September 15, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Reputedly the oldest pub in England and, as a result, something of a tourist trap.
The Olde Trip is built into the caves under the castle and has a warren of rooms upstairs and down, including a couple roughly hewn out of the rock. In the ward room (presumably once some sort of prison), thereís a ship hanging from the ceiling, a game involving a horn on a string which can be swung to hit a battered copper plate on the wall (those mediaeval knights certainly knew how to enjoy themselves!) and a nice brick fireplace unfortunately lit not with real coals but fake ones.
It ought to be fabulous but I found it cold, draughty and somehow lacking in atmosphere. Mid Friday evening in July it wasnít doing much trade apart from a small party of foreign tourists eating their dinner in silence.
There are eight hand pumps, mainly Greene King and Nottingham Brewery, and the service was efficient if perfunctory.
(Last visited 13 July 2012).
BeerViking (75) Brentford, England | February 27, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
Worth a visit just to see the rock-cut rooms, but it is a total tourist trap, complete with naff ornaments and legends. The ale is well kept, and despite being a GK house there were at least three guests on when we visited, but you can get beer as well kept in many other places in town. Food is at tourist prices and quite variable - one of our roasts was reasonably generous and tender, the other was niggardly and dry. WiFi is available but only in some areas - the rockís pretty good at blocking mobile phone signals too!
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