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The Trent Lock, Nottingham

Pub added by Bucking Fastard
Trent Lock
Postal town: Nottingham
NG10 2FY

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Vintage Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Trent Lock

When i first went in this pub it was an Home Ales tied house called the Navigation,with a very nice drink of Home bitter on the bar.
Once inside this pub has been done up and looks quite smart,the bar faces,the left side is for diners,the right side had a nice cosy area to the rear which had a real fire on the go,the seating is mix of different types.
There were five pumps on the bar,two unclipped (lines being cleaned)two beers waiting to condition Daleside Old Legover and Samuel Adams Blonde,this left me with one option Hobgoblin,which was decent enough but 80p more a pint than my very nice drink of Polar Paw in the Steamboat which did'nt please me that much.
This is a smart pub but seems a bit too upmarket for my liking.

Pub first visitd 1980

Recent visit 23/11/2013

On 24th November 2013 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Trent Lock

An expensive refurb by Vintage Inns have given this place a rather twee gasto feel,rather too formulaic for me.Directly infront of the entrance is the serving bar while to the left is the "wait to be seated" restaurant area which goes back into the building.Drinking is accomodated to the right,with old timbers breaking up the interior into sections,much finishing in modern unplaned wood with various leather banquettes,benches and small tables.To one side there is a real log fire but some of the furnishing is overly fussy,with no overall theme.The loud and awful R&B muzak didn't uplift my spirits.
Vintage Inns do make an effort with real ale and it was pleasing to see 5 handpumps drawing Batemans XXXB & Yella Belly,Castle Rock Sherrifs Tipple,Robinsons Hoptimus and a decent Scottish Border's Foxy Blonde,sadly nothing at high ABV.Outside there is a vast garden denied views of the River Trent by a flood bank ,but proving very popular in the fine weather.
Food is the main draw here and the surroundings are smart,I would call again to see what ale is on offer,but I might slope over to The Steamboat if I wanted a bit of pub atmosphere.

On 3rd May 2013 - rating: 6
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