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Alex Conway left this review about Langtry's
A staple in the good pub guide every year but not without its faults in my opinion. The real ale range is always very good with a nice selection of 8 local and regional beers with Hop back summer lighting usually available and this is one of my favorite blonde beers though sometimes beers can venture into the very expensive (for Nottingham) Timothy taylors landlord at £3.60 is pushing it a bit. The quality to me though can be a little hit and miss and beers sometimes seem to be a bit new or hazy. This pub gets very busy and can be very cramped when busy; as a result there is more standing room that seating and tables that can make the place feel bare when empty. The interior to me always seems a little bit dirty that can maybe be down the wooden interior that required a lot of upkeep. The service is also questionable with bar staff very harsh and at times rather rude, this place is very popular so seems that upsetting people does not really bother them as they know they will always have a que at the bar.
On a good day this can be a quality ale pub in Nottingham but its sometimes hit and miss makes me question its good beer guide status, maybe an omission or two could be the kick it needs to sort its consistency out. Defiantly worth a visit but lacking in completely fulfilling its potential.
** Update November 2016
And just like looking into my crystal ball it has been dropped from this years good beer guide like I predicted, maybe now they will steady the ship a little and get it back to being a top top pub rather than just an above average one.
On 5th November 2016
- rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about Langtry's
Occupying a prime location close to the Theatre Royal and Concert Hall, this is a well worn traditional pub offering solid food and drink options. You enter into a spacious room with scuffed floorboards and a quarry stone floor bar area to the rear. The servery has some rather grubby wood panelling on the front of the counter and a large pillar which obscures the majority of the bar back from view. The canopy has been decorated with a number of quotes and some decent hand drawn images of the people being quoted. Two seating areas can be found either side of the entrance. To the right there is a simple space with half panelled walls, some exposed brickwork, lots of blackboards listing various offers and food options, pictures of the eponymous Lillie Langtry and a range of standard and pew seating with a few partitioning screens offering limited privacy. Meanwhile, over to the left, there is a slightly cosier area with similar seating arrangements and a good collection of breweriana on the walls. A final space can be found here, with a couple of steps taking you up to the rear of the room where a few more tables have been arranged around a nice fireplace on the back wall, with more old photos on display. Music played quietly throughout my stay and several people were eating from what appeared to be a competitively priced menu.
The ale range was much better than I’d anticipated, with the range split across two banks of handpulls, comprising Blue Monkey Infinity, Lincoln Green Tuck Porter, Everards Tiger, Taylor Landlord, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Jennings Cocker Hoop and Brakspear Bitter. A final handpull offered a real cider option, although I failed to note what this was. I tried the Infinity which was in excellent condition and made up for the fact that I’d had to cut the Organ Grinder from my crawl due to time constraints.
I didn’t really have any particularly high expectations for this place, but thought it was a pretty decent spot for a drink, with the shabby interior giving it a bit of character. It might not be one of the city’s top destination pubs, but as long as they keep offering a broad range of ales, it is probably worth a regular look-in.
On 23rd March 2015
- rating: 7
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Peter Rydings left this review about Langtry's
Nice pub called in very busy had a good selection of hand pulled beer on got sat down and got CHATTING TO A LOVELY OLD COUPLE HE WAS 82 SHE 92.
Good to see old people out and enjoying them self. The only down side was a hand pull beer from Batemans called we blew it in Brasil we had just gone out the world cup that night but will call back
On 4th July 2014
- rating: 6
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- Accommodation : No last updated 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
- Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
- Beer Garden : No last updated 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
- CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10p per pint, 5p per half on real cider and perry only, not cask ales - last updated 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
- Car Park : No last updated 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
- Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
- Live Music : No last updated 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
- Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
- Micropub : No last updated 23 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
- Pinball : No last updated 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
- Pool Table : No last updated 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
- Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
- Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
- Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 20 July 2014 by ROB Camra
Last inspected: February 23rd 2015