Salutation Inn | Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Salutation Inn
Good based on 9 ratings
Type: Bar

Hounds Gate
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire England NG1 3AA [ print map ]
0115 947 6580

Hours: Sun-Thu 12:00-00:00, Fri & Sat 12:00-02:00

Mayor: chriso (1) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 18

Salutation Inn

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Beer Available At Salutation Inn (arranged by most recent)
Wychwood Hobgoblin (Cask) 45, Sharps Doom Bar (Cask) 40, Castle Rock Harvest Pale (Cask) 78
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9 reviews for Salutation Inn
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  68%
 Selection  58%
 Food  60%
 Value  62%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  70%

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
chriso  (468) London, England | November 11, 2014
Visited in 2012. Thought Iíd put all my reviews from that trip in but obviously I hadnít so apologies for the lateness. A curious amalgam of history and heavy metal and, not being a heavy metal fan, it doesnít work very well for me. Still, itís not as kitschy as the trip To Jerusalem down the road. Note the late weekend opening hours, which you might find useful. The beer range is solid but not always the most exciting. Worth a visit but you might want to stick to quieter times of day if youíre not there for the music.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon  (9) , England | June 14, 2014
Great place to go as its the only pub open this late - unfortunately the last few times Iíve been the beer has been dreadfully off. Lots of good music (in my opinion) and lots of goths hanging around.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
Boudicca  (970) London, England | September 15, 2012
A ďrock and aleĒ pub in a mediaeval building. The Salutation vies with the Bell (claiming to be the oldest pub in Nottingham) and the Olde Trip to Jerusalem (claiming to be the oldest in England). The date on the wall outside says it dates from 1240, which gives it the edge over the Bell in terms of age at least, if not in ambience. From the outside it looks olde worlde, a rare mediaeval survivor (and still a pub) when Maid Marian Way, the ring road, was brutally driven through the area in the 1960s. Itís quite olde worlde inside too except that it aims for a niche market, branding itself as ďa rock and aleĒ pub. This is evident Ė loud music, tattoos and long hair abound. Itís a bit scruffy and not really my kind of place, but it does have about eight hand pumps of mainly local cask ale. (Visited 13 July 2012).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
beansoup  (22) , | April 22, 2011
If you ask nicely theyíll show you the caves under the pub. And if you give them money theyíll fill a glass with beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh  (595) Tampere, Finland | January 5, 2011
Quiet at 2 pm Tuesday. Old and new put together. Iím not convinced if it works when they try to be old historic pub from 13th century and rock club at the same time. 8 casks. The food wasnít that good either. Sorry.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Bosskie  (4) , Netherlands | May 16, 2009
I like places which feel authentic, feel like they have history, and ye olde salutation definitely goes a long way. Robin-hood like interior, ghost stories, a systems of caves underneath and a barman (at least when I was there) like a mix between Axl Rose and Alice Cooper, with old hard rock on the speakers. Fantastic place! This is the way Rock Cafe started off, I guess. The beer selection is hopeless, but great for English standards :-) I think there were 6 or 7 rare ales on tap. Tried a couple which tasted better than they should because of the setting. :-) Upstairs a small podium run by independent producer Zero. Got the impression this is a great place to see new stuff.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
albertane  (18) Nottingham, England | January 6, 2009
Although they can’t prove their claim to be from 1240, there is a touch of the old world in the Sal, now touting itself as Nottingham’s "Rock ’n’ Ale" pub. With new management, its ale selection recently increased, with local selections from the Nottingham Brewery and Castle Rock regularly available. It also often has beers from farther afield, including Aberdeenshire’s BrewDog. It is also undoubtedly the best pub for cider and perry in Nottingham; they have several traditional ciders as well as bottled and keg varieties. Occasional beer festivals are held, particularly at Hallowe’en. At the weekends, the rock music in the main room can be loud enough to inhibit conversation, but one can generally find a seat in a snug where it’s quieter. The Sal also has one of the latest licences among Nottingham’s real ale pubs: they open until 2:00 a.m. at the weekends.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb  (521) Woodland, California | July 10, 2007
Interesting structure. Close to the "castle". Really enjoyed the food, and the ale selection was non-standard. All in all it is a great place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos  (143) Xalapa, Mexico | July 2, 2006
Very nice too. Some poeple say it is the second oldest Pub in the World, about the 13th Century. The selection of real ales is interesting. They have rock music and it is awesome.

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