Canalside pub handy for the station as it’s at the end of the same road just before the commercial centre begins, but there’s other pubs near by that are better. It’s a nice enough city pub, with the canal at its rear one of the better assets but its beer selection is bland, with a couple of short rows of ale pumps offering up a macro choice or two, with one local beer from the Nottingham Brewery also available on my visit. It does show football on its television screens though which is obviously a plus if you’re a football fan.
Visited on a Sunday afternoon in October 2015. Popped in after lunch at the Canal House on the way to the station. Beer range wasn’t too inspiring but the quality was decent. Prices not too bad. Lovely old pub to sit and relax in.
Visited again on 1st July 2016. Still a nice old pub but beer range disappointing, the one guest had run out and only macro cask available. Wouldn’t bother again.
Not quite achieving the former glories of it’s brewpub heyday but decent enough spot.
Visited a few times over the years, most recently in October 2014. Used to be a brewpub but that stopped a few years ago. Then had a couple of unique house brews made for them by Nottingham brewery but, judging from the latest visit those seem to have gone now too. As there was nothing else of particuar interest on the pumps we didn’t linger. The building is handsome but the interior is rather nondescript. Has more of a community local feel than other pubs in the vicinity and the beer range seems to have suffered as a result. Still decent enough though but gives the impression of being left behind in the burgeoning Nottingham beer scene.
In the heyday of canals, Fellows Morton and Clayton was one of the most well-known canal carrying companies and narrowboats sporting its livery can still be seen around today. The eponymous pub in Nottingham is housed in the company’s old warehouse and offices by the canal basin. The Canalhouse next door seems to have bagged most of the canal frontage for its terrace but Fellows, Morton and Clayton still has a narrow patio along the side, with wonderfully colourful hanging baskets.
Despite the handsome Victorian front of the pub facing the road, it’s rather spartan inside and in need of sprucing up. There’s a raised area at the front, high tops in the bar and a plain dining area further back.
It’s no longer a brewpub but does have its own beer, James Fellow’s Legacy brewed by Nottingham Brewery, and another eight hand pumps. None of them were overly exciting but they were decent enough and the beer we had was in excellent condition.
(Visited 14 July 2012).
foxo82 (21) Bromsgrove (via Leicester), England | February 23, 2012
Handily located near (but not too near) to the railway station for those occasions when I miss my intended train home - either accidentally or deliberately. FM&C is a perfectly pleasant place for a post work pint. Always a decent range of well-known brews (Timothy Taylor, Black Sheep, Admirals, etc) with at least three of those pumps on rotation with a desire to support local CAMRA breweries. No longer a brewpub as far as I can tell. Friendly service. Sport on TV quietly in the corner. Decent crowd. Really quite good.
No longer a brewpub, the Fellows does have a house beer (or two) brewed by the Nottingham Brewery. The atmosphere inside the pub is fairly stale, but in the summer the beer garden is considerably more pleasant than that of the neighbouring Canalhouse (whose beer selection is considerably better). It’s an average pub, not worth going out of your way to visit if you’re on a Nottingham crawl.
I’m not entirely sure this is a brewpub anymore, there wasn’t much sign of life in the brewery upstairs. At least there was a house beer though. Service and choise was fine, a nice looking place in an area of smart canalside bars. When I was there the clientele was rather downmarket though.
Well, this is a brewpub in Nottingham, less than 10 minutes away from the train station by foot and on the way to the castle, so you should definitely stop by to try the housebrews. Besides them, you can expect to find a minimal bottle selection and perhaps 5 real ales. Not a place I’d spend several hours in, but a worthy stop with good service. The flat-screens have perhaps ruined the oldish impression a bit though.
haddonsman kindly introduced me to this brewpub on a grand tour of Nottingham on a Winter’s day towards the end of last year.
Very relaxed and spacious interior but there was also an area outside by the canal which looked pretty picturesque, not sure if there’s a beer garden but it would be a nice location to enjoy a pint or two on a Summer’s day. I liked the local brews and this is a pub that’s handy for the station and the Olde Trip if you’re heading there.