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The Newmarket, Nottingham

50 Lower Parliament Street
Nottingham
NG1 3BA

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Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken)

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Alex Conway left this review about Newmarket Inn

The Newmarket is a large grey concrete pub on the junction of the very busy Lower Parliament Street and Broad Street. Positioned in prime location next to Nottingham’s largest nightclub the Newmarket benefits from a lot of passing trade. For many years it was under the banner of a gay pub which restricted it popularity somewhat but in more recent times I think this has been dropped and it no longer openly advertises as a gay pub but the reputation still sticks and means some are still less inclined to visit. Once inside the pub surprised me as being a lot more traditional that I had originally anticipated. Lots of traditional wood panelling and bench seating, it felt like a proper town boozer. Still a bit worn and shabby round the edges there is an L shaped bar as you enter with seating along the right hand side and steps leading son the left hand side that has more of an open space that I believe acts as a dancefloor. There is more space/rooms down there but I did not venture and I believe a pool table is housed somewhere. I had seen a post a few months ago about real ale in the pub so I was intrigued to give it a try as this is not the sort of place you would expect to find a drop of the real stuff. However upon entering we were told that the ale pumps had been ripped out and Two large stupid looking frozen Heineken keg taps had been installed in their place but I can’t imagine anything good would have come from trying the ale here so no great loss I suppose, we had a Guinness for £3.40 which was very cold but drinkable. There is a slight rough edge to this place but nothing in comparison to some of the other rough pubs around the city centre and for the most part we were left in peace to enjoy our Guinness until some loud karaoke started blasting out and the strobe lights came on, yes it’s that sort of place. I have always said that with its position and now seeing the inside this would be a perfect to renovate into a proper pub as it has all the amenities you could want and in my mind would be a great success. Until the day that happens I’m afraid I probably will not be returning as there is nothing here for me and much better in close proximity. I really see it as an opportunity missed.

On 23rd April 2017 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about Newmarket Inn

The Newmarket inn use to be an Home Ales tied house and it is a largish pub that is fairly close to the victoria shopping centre.
This pub has been knocked about inside and there in now one room at the front of the pub and you can walk round the back of the bar and there is another drinking area.
The pub is quite well furnished with tables and chairs in the front area,there were two real ales on the bar i had a drink of Bombadier which was ok the other beer was Deuchars IPA.
This is quite a comfortable pub to have a drink in and it is usually quiet.

On 10th January 2011 - rating: 7
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