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Annie's Burger Shack and Freehouse, Nottingham

Pub added by Real Ale Ray
5 Broadway

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Danny O'Revey left this review about Annie's Burger Shack and Freehouse

Large, high ceilinged Georgian type pub with 2 areas and apparently a tavern downstairs. Emphasis is obviously from the name on burgers. Chilled hipster type place, bare brick, stripped tables, hops on the windows. Looks like it is catering for a youth (student) market (though the price of the burgers must mean these students are supported well).

I may have been at a quiet time judging from reviews below as there was plenty of space.

Won't be everybody's taste but I found it a really good mix.

7-8 real ales of very good quality and choice.

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On 27th April 2017 - rating: 9
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Alex Conway left this review about The Original Annie's Burger Shack and Freehouse

Now in the Good beer guide but im not so sure it deserves it. Ten hand pulls line the main bar which is welcoming to drinkers but this place is always so rammed its really not the sort of place to call for a beer especially as this is really a restaurant and everyone come here to eat. They do have a downstairs drinking area which i have not visited that is aimed at drinkers with five beers copied from the main bar. The selection is very good with micro brews from near and far with Oakham, Thornbridge, Blue monkey and Brewsters all usually having some of their beers on display. My pint of Thornbridge Pollards coffee milk stout was a nice kept pint but on the higher and at £3.50 but i suppose relativity good value when comparing it to a draught beer you would buy in a restaurant. The bar staff are not the frienliest and seem quite hustled and bustled and I can see a marked differance in quality from opening week to now a few years ;later, things have started to become slightly more slack and bad habbits have started to creep in with the bar being generally a bit messy/wonky broken pump clips, and some bad measures and so on, only minor stuff but it all adds up.

Really this should not beer in the guide in my opinion but if you are judging on beer quality alone it gets a thumbs up but you really only want to visit if out for a burger. That said the burgers are good and what better way to wash it down with a nice ale.

On 3rd October 2016 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Original Annie's Burger Shack and Freehouse

As Alan well describes, this is a very busy place, even on a Monday eve when we pop in around 9pm the place was packed. We also noticed their 10 hand pumps and tried the Blue Monkey Ape Ale and an Abbeydale Surreal. Prices were also steep at £3.50 a pint.

On 18th July 2014 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Original Annie's Burger Shack and Freehouse

This is a new pub that is in an old building in the heart of the Lace Market area.
Once inside there is one very large oblong shaped room with a bar in the middle dividing the room into two halfs,the right side has normal tables and chairs and seems more of a drinking area,the left side has bench seating to the far left and normal tables and chairs,there is an open kitchen to the rear of this area.
There are 10 pumps on the bar in two banks of 5 all on the right side,i had a drink of Whim Arbour Light whch went down very well,the other beers i noted were Nottingham EPA,Blue Monkey Scarlet Chimpernel,Rudgate Ruby Mild and kelham Pale Rider,there were more beers but the bar was too busy to see them.
There were small jars with each beer in front of the pump to see what colour it was.
The pub was packed on my Saturday afternoon visit with most people scoffing burgers,it was very noisy with all people chatting.
I would have prefered to visit this pub at a quieter time and have a proper look at what beers were on,but they must be doing a good job with it being so busy,so good luck to them.

Pub visited 3/5/2014

On 3rd May 2014 - rating: 6
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