Setting - 7 | Selection - 8 | Service - 8 | Food - | Value - 8 | Overall - 8

Less than five minutes walk from Nottingham station and probably the best bar in the city in my very humble opinion. The “official” Castle Rock taproom. The brewery is right behind the pub. They have 13 hand pumps and 10 keg beers. All quality. The bar really hasn’t changed so much in a long long time. The tiled floor was probably laid when my grandfather was still alive. Working WiFi and friendly service. Awesome. It’s worth travelling here for an afternoon and going back on the last train without staying over. This should be your first stop on any Nottingham crawl, followed by BeerheadZ.

Setting - 6 | Selection - 6 | Service - 7 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 6

A lovely old medieval pub famous for its rock music. They have a number of cask ales, but really only the traditional stuff. Nothing particularly exciting. Not really worth stopping by other than for the architecture.

Setting - 6 | Selection - 4 | Service - 7 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 6

A typical city centre boozer with lots of wood and stone. Starting to show its age now. They have 7 cask beers, but nothing particularly exciting. The same is true of the 10 macro keg beers. Fine for a swift one after a visit to the theatre over the road, but not worth including on a crawl of the city. Friendly staff.

Setting - 8 | Selection - 9 | Service - 8 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 8

A lovely canal side bar owned by Castle Rock. Lots of wood and metal with a nautical theme. On the beer front this is probably the best selection of cask and keg beers you are likely to find in Nottingham. The bottle / can selection is superb and also included a couple of Cantillons. The canal even comes into the bar and there are a couple of boats in here too! What more could you ask for! There is even a nice water side terrace for those summer afternoons.

Setting - 7 | Selection - 7 | Service - 8 | Food - | Value - 8 | Overall - 7

A tiny little bar right by the entrance to the station. For any beer drinker arriving by train it’s a natural first stop. This was apparently a former taxi office converted into a bar. Lots of painted wood and seating for around 15 people. Friendly bar staff and interesting customers. A good cask and keg selection plus a good number of cans and bottles. I will return. What better recommendation could I give?