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Brewhouse & Kitchen, Meadows, Nottingham

Arkwright Street

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Steve C left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

Located next to the River Trent with ample riverside seating, Brewhouse is a long and thin L-shaped pub with open plan seating at the front and down the left opposite the long bar counter. Premium and craft keg were available alongside three hand pumps that were drawing their own brews plus a guest. After ordering half of their 5% Golden Ale I was very surprised to be charged £4.95. I challenged the barmaid, but she insisted that the price was correct. I enquired about the price of a pint, she informed me that it was around £6. So I politely asked why a pint was £6 and a half almost £5. “I don’t set the prices” was the retort. Just then a group came in, so I advised them to steer clear of ordering half pints of the homebrew. This riled the barmaid as she warned me to “please stop discouraging our customers”. The commotion drew a second barmaid into the conversation, who quickly confirmed that a half was in fact £2.95, which is still very expensive. I was refunded the full amount as way of an apology, but no apology from the mardy maid who stormed off out the back. Not a great experience.

On 8th August 2023 - rating: 2
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

I am a big fan of this chain and was impressed with this latest venture over looking the river Trent and housed in this fine looking Gothic building. As usual I went for the 1899 Pale Ale, which was in tip top condition.

On 14th April 2018 - rating: 8
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Alex Conway left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

Brewhouse and Kitchen is the latest face of the former Riverbank pub/restaurant next to Trent Bridge on the Victoria Embankment. I never ventured to the former venue so cannot comment on how the layout has changed but there has definitely been a substantial investment that is obvious at first glance. The interior is very large with huge high ceilings and an L shaped bar that runs across the back wall. There are no carpets just hard wooden floors and lots of exposed brick and metal furnishings like you get in these modern places. There are lots of tables and chairs but mostly tall stools but there is a row of long benches across the front windows with their own long tables that large groups can all sit around. Food is a big player in the daytime but I did not see anyone eating at 8 on a Saturday evening although there is a large dining area at the back that I did not wonder into so assume there would have been diners in there. Because the pub brews their own beer all eight hand pulls where clipped with their own offerings with several different varieties of bitter, pale and IPA. I asked to sample the two bitters but was told only one was available and that the other had ran out (there was no sign/clip reversed which I thought was bad practice). Looking at the food menu and based on its prime riverside location I was expecting to be fleeced but was pleasantly surprised to only be charged £3.50 for a 3.5% bitter, ok it was a weak beer but I still felt the price was reasonable especially compared to the price of their food! The beer was a very decent effort and was well kept, it’s not going to set the word on fire but I thought it was s decent drop served in their tall stein type beer glasses (beer was topped up unprompted). The demographic of the place was very male orientated with the majority of the punters young lads in their early 20’s loading up before hitting the town. I don’t think this is really the vibe they a are going for so maybe work needs to be done here to change this but overall I was pretty impressed. I would return on a hot day as the beer garden overlooking the river would be really nice.

On 22nd November 2017 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Riverside

This pub was originally called the Town Arms but over the years it has had a few different names.
The pub is situated almost on trent bridge and the main entrance is now at the side,there are some covered seating areas outside and there is also a bar which is probably used when Forest are at home.
Once inside the bar faces and there is a decent sized L shaped room which has got a tiled floor,most of the seating is tall tables and chairs but there is a raised area around the edge of the room which has leather bench seating,in this area there was a small stage which had drums and looked like it was set up for a group to play probably later that day.
There is a seperate restaurant to the left which is in the modern addition to the pub.
There were two real ales on the bar and i had a drink of GK Rocking Rudoplh which was a decent drink but nowhere as good as the Kimberley brewed beer,the other beer was GK IPA.
Not really my sort of pub but ok for a quick half.

Pub visited 21/12/2011

On 21st December 2011 - rating: 6
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