Vat and Fiddle (Castle Rock) | Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Vat and Fiddle (Castle Rock)
Exceptional based on 12 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

12-14 Queens Bridge Road
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire England NG2 1NB [ print map ]
0115 985 0611

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Hours: Sun-Wed 11:00-23:00, Thu-Sat 11:00-00:00


Mayor: chriso (2) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 20+


Vat and Fiddle (Castle Rock)

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Beer Available At Vat and Fiddle (Castle Rock) (arranged by most recent)
Black Iris American Stout , Castle Rock Bittern , Castle Rock Screech Owl 74, Castle Rock Elsie Mo (Cask) 62, Castle Rock Preservation Fine Ale 43, Castle Rock Harvest Pale (Cask) 79, Castle Rock Black Gold (Cask) 49, Castle Rock Sheriff’s Tipple 38, Castle Rock Skylark , Lincoln Green Misk Hills , Castle Rock Tommy Atkins : A Call to Arms , Castle Rock The Great War : A World Undone , Lincoln Green Big Ben , Castle Rock Ratty , Castle Rock George Africanus , Castle Rock Midnight Owl 60, Newby Wyke Banquo 49
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12 reviews for Vat and Fiddle (Castle Rock)
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  73%
 Selection  75%
 Food  70%
 Value  73%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  80%
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70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Brugmansia  (412) Jylland, Denmark | October 21, 2014
Visited October 2014, with beery friends :-). Old traditionel pub with a good range of their own beers ( Castle Rock ). The beers are served in good condition and with a smile from the friendly staff. Rather spacy place, and within walking distance from trainstation / city center. For sure worh a visit.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty  (263) Uppsala, Sweden | September 11, 2014
A spacious and friendly pub with a full range of Castle Rock beers on offer, plus some guests (they had Lincoln Green on when I was there). The staff were friendly and the service was polite. Located close to the train station so it’s a good first or last stop.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub  (508) Banbury, England | August 17, 2014
Castle Rock brewery tap close to the main railway station, so it makes an easy visit, although it feels like it is on an industrial estate. Popular and friendly, fairly basic inside, nothing wrong with that. A good compliment of the Castle Rock beers plus the odd guest and seasonal. Always high on our list for visits to Nottingham.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis  (105) , England | March 6, 2014
Located close to the railway station and home to Castle Rock brewery. Well worth a visit. Good range of beer. Decent value good food.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
moleha4  (21) , England | December 9, 2013
Good & well kept selection of Castle Rock cask beers. Pub interior basic. Visted 07 Dec.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (633) The ’Sham, England | March 12, 2013
Visited the Vat & Fiddle last time I went to a Forest away game. Quick 5 minutes walk from the station so convenient for any of the City/County grounds or Trent Bridge. Place has always been busy as the 2 times I’ve been have been on a match day, friendly enough - no one looking for trouble, service held up well also. Castle Rock beers as you’d expect a good 8 or so available on my visits all in decent nick.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (704) London, England | October 14, 2012
Castle Rock’s brewery tap.
The Vat and Fiddle has a great line up of Castle Rock beers (all in good condition, as you’d expect at the brewery tap) and a couple of guests. Unfortunately the pub itself feels a bit frayed at the edges although it’s pleasant enough and, as others have said, very handy for the station. There’s a visitor centre next door and live music on Sundays. (Visited 16 July 2012).
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh  (457) Tampere, Finland | January 5, 2011
Location is good, near the railway station. Good selection of taps. Quiet. Some customers on Tuesday 12 o’clock. Local and a bit shabby. Could visit again.
66
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
albertane  (18) Nottingham, England | August 25, 2010
The Vat & Fiddle should be brilliant; it’s Castle Rock’s brewery tap, so it should be the jewel in their crown. But it comes off as a bit shabby and lacking in atmosphere. The beer is always in top condition - the usual Castle Rock range plus some decent guests - so if that’s all you’re interested in, you won’t be disappointed. But for central Nottingham Castle Rock pubs, I’d go for the Lincolnshire Poacher or the Kean’s Head.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 19, 2007
Just a 2-minute walk down the train station. very convenient spot for the pub that hosts what may very well be the best range of cask ales in town. Obviously lots of Castle Rock which is a good thing, but the guests featured for instance a 6.5% strong ale when I was there, which is rare in August. Nice view on the sunset from the outdoor terrace. A must in Nottingham.

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