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Lloyds No.1 , Nottingham

Carlton Street
Phone: 01159881660

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Lloyds No. 1 (J D Wetherspoon)

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Alex Conway left this review about Lloyds No.1

As with most lLoyds its standard spoons come day, dick head central slum come night. Not to mince my words this place with its cheap prices and super loud music attract some very rough and ready customers. There is no carpet, all hard floors unlike most spoons and a rare floor area that this cleared of tables in the evening. the pub is set over two levels with the main bar on the ground floor that is square and serves from all sides.

Surprisingly it is quite well stocked and has over a dozen ales and at good prices and not inflated spoons prices as you get in some central city spoons. Beer is served in plastic in the evening but I just nabbed it before is swapped over and enjoyed a very passable Kellham island Easy rider at a wallet friendly £2.15. In the daytime this is a passable place with decent ales at good prices but is strongly avoid coming here in the evening especially on a weekend. the six strong tea, of bouncers should tell you all you need to know.

On 4th January 2020 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about Lloyds No.1

I arrived at this place early on a Saturday evening to find it rammed. There was a fairly loud music track playing which seemed odd as most of the people present seemed to be older family groups rather than young folk.
I thought I saw two banks of six hand pumps on the bar but didn't get to note all the beers. There were two Lincoln Green beers and a Falstaff Darkside (£2.59) which I went for. This was in very good nick but seemed expensive until I discovered it was a 6% ABV beer. It was served in a hard plastic glass despite there being a Carling glass on a table near me.
Overall I wasn't impressed with this one but would be prepared to give it another go earlier in the day.

On 9th July 2015 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Lloyds No.1

Imposing banking hall conversion, much larger inside than the Carlton Street frontage would suggest, featuring an island bar, side room and a mezzanine floor at one end. Reasonable selection from ten handpumps, including Maid Marian from Springhead (£1.99).

On 26th April 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about Lloyds No.1

This is a large 'Spoon's bank conversion which looks pretty spectacular from the outside, but is remarkably devoid of character within. Split over two levels, the ground floor is a rather soulless room with a big square island servery towards the rear and a lot of open, empty space peppered with large marble pillars with decorative capitals. There is the usual mix of seating options, albeit mostly confined to the rear part of the room under the back windows in what is not a particularly cosy spot. A side room has floor to ceiling frosted windows with a decorative motif, bare floorboards and some mirrors on the wall, with standard tables and chairs but again not much in the way of character. Stairs to the front and rear lead up to the small first floor bar with a hand pump free servery and some decent views down into the main room. The upper level is basically a carpeted seating area with a small raised front section looking out to the flagpoles on the front balcony, plus another side room furnished exactly the same as the one below. A door in the rear left corner of the ground floor leads out to a garden area, although I didn't get around to exploring on this occasion.
I counted ten handpulls across the bar with four Spoon's regulars and six guest ales. I opted for a pint of the Black Hole Cosmic, which was a bit below par but good value as you might expect at £1.99. The service was slow and the barmaid wasn't the cheeriest, although this seemed quite in keeping with the pub's general glum demeanour.
I found this place very hard to warm to and though it felt like a bit of a work in progress. I found the upper floor to be marginally better but with so many good pubs in the city centre, I wouldn't venture here again unless I was looking for some cheap food.

On 4th April 2015 - rating: 5
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Soup Dragon left this review about Lloyds No.1

This is a former bank, now a part of the spoon's chain, with a patio area. The interior is an L-shaped room, with a balcony level as well. It is grandiose, with a central island bar, surrounded by seating. The walls are coffee, with a red ceiling, moulded cornice and impressive Corinthian capped columns and pilasters. There is a side room, that I didn't really see. The usual silent TVs are present. The service was fine, by a gent that had a Col Sanders beard. The clientele, well, despite being the more up-market kind of Spoons, the baseball caps and trackies were present, with the pints being pulled at 11am. We just popped in here for a coffee prior to the start of a day drinking starting at the Kean's Head. I didn't have a beer, but there were about 10 ales on - over two banks of handpulls - the usual Abbot and Ruddles were there, but Magpie Brewery also featured. I would return to try the beer, but wouldn't be excited to do so!

On 24th September 2013 - no rating submitted
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ROB Camra left this review about Lloyds No.1

A large square box with a separate seating area to the left as you enter. Nicely decorated with high ceilings, but very little character. It has the worst selection of cask ales that I've seen in a JDW for a long time. Ruddles Best, Abbott, Directors & Bombardier. I had a half of the Bombardier, it wasn't that good. I really don't like this place. It's not trying at all.

On 6th September 2011 - rating: 4
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Alan Winfield left this review about Lloyds No.1

This is a Wetherspoons pub in the hockley area.
Once inside here the pub has one very large room with high ceilings,the bar is in the middle of the room with seating around it.
There is the usuall range of real ales on the bar but not as good as most Wetherspoons.
To say this is a big pub we have always found it difficult to get a seat in here even when quiet as some seats are reserved for diners.
All in all i dont really like this pub that much its ok for a very quick pint then somewhere better.

On 1st November 2010 - rating: 6
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