Small one room pub. not much castle rock beer despite being one of there pubs... which is great. really strong and very well kept cask and 10+ keg taps with some excellent stuff, though doesn’t rotate as often as i would like. pub is shared with wine/macro drinkers, which is probably why. Atmosphere is good, if a little rowdy at the weekend. Some effort could be made with lighting/music to warm the place up. nice surroundings tho with exposed brick. staff are friendly if a little casual.
Decent little back street bar, partly modernised and wooden. Interesting enough selection, if not as good as other options in town, but it is fairly small and I get the feeling a bit of a regulars bar.
Fin (1184) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 17, 2016
I was beginning to lose count by now of the amount of bars we’d been to today, let me count, erm... yes I think this was number eleven, though we didn’t have a beer in number ten (Annie’s Burger Shack). We (me and Dad) visited here on Saturday 9th April 2016. This is a red brick pub, close to Annie’s and situated in the Lace Market historic area of the city, there are some nice buildings around it is certainly worth further exploration.
The Keans Head was a smaller place than I had imagined. It was a straightforward one room place with plenty of seating and the bar straight ahead of you running along 3/4 of the rear wall. Beer signs adorn the walls, a wooden floor and large black original supporting iron column(s) feature also. The beer choice was pretty decent I opted for a Mad Hatter beer in here we also decided to eat in here. The food was reasonably priced and arrived quite swiftly though amusingly the bacon, cheese and mango chutney ciabatta arrived minus the bacon, to be fair the staff realised there error just as I was about to inform them and offered to rectify their error.
We’re only had the one beer here like most of our steps today and after eating we moved onto the Brew Cavern. However I did like this pub and particularly the area, the beers here were well priced, staff were very friendly and it had a nice buzz.
A rather small one-room Castle Rock pub in the marked area of town. Modern brick and wood outlook with a bar at the rear displaying seven cask ales, some interesting craft beers and a decent range of bottles. Warm food options. Busy on an early Saturday afternoon so we stayed at the bar drinking a few of the guest beers from regional microbreweries. Old fashioned music from the 50s and 60s. Polite service (visited during a pub crawl with Finn in Nottingham 20.02.2016).
A Castle Rock pub with little CR beer on offer. It has a better craft than cask selection. The food selection is limited and the service slow (35 minutes for basic pub grub). And why pay £3.70 a pint for an average abv pale? I won’t be back.
Laid back and relaxed pub in the lace market area of Nottingham. It has a young, vibrant feel, easy paced. Seems to have had a recent make over from what I can remember. Unfortunately our food was quite disappointing, but otherwise the pub is worth a look.