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Tap & Growler, Nottingham

Pub added by Aqualung .
209 Nottingham Road
Postal town: Nottingham
NG16 3GS

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Tap & Growler

Yet another Eastwood micro-pub, but this one is near the Pick & Davy at the east end of the town. Inside, it has an impressive display of of casks, kegs, bottles and cans in a cool cabinet just beyond the compact bar counter, but the real ale is dispensed by handpump. With four of five of these in use, I went for the Hollow Stone pale ale (£3.00), but the other three offered a range of beers in different styles.

On 6th April 2022 - rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about Tap & Growler

Small room with the bar to the left. Barrels, cider and cans in fridge on the rear wall. Can't remember how many hand pumps there were. Got talking to a couple who also amuse themselves by going to new pubs.

On 5th August 2018 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about Tap & Growler

I called in here after having been in the traditional local, the Greaseley Castle just across the road. The few drinkers in here were shocked to hear my description of the excellent half of Greene King IPA I had had there. Of course, that had been the only beer available there, whereas here there was a choice of five (see photo) from Black Iris, Magpie, Oakham, Bradfield and Black Jack. I was only trying to make the point that there are other beers, and it's how it's kept that makes most of the difference between a good drink and one that's not so good, but somehow I think I may have misjudged my audience. Or at least lost them.

Date of visit: 30th November 2017

On 29th June 2018 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about Tap & Growler

This is a proper micropub with no TVs or other distractions, although on my Saturday visit they were getting ready for a Halloween live music event. It's a rectangular room with a small bar counter at the rear left and one of those glass chill cabinets to cool the beer. This also contained several boxes of cider. There are a few low tables and chairs plus a couple of rows of seats that looked like they were taken from a cinema or theatre.
There was a tap takeover by Totally Brewed going on so there were five of their beers on the hand pumps and two on gravity from the cabinet. I went for one called Totally Brewed Passion Fruit In The Face which was in good nick. I had no problem with the friendly landlady or the locals. The landlady told me about a future micropub venture called the Caught & Bowled in nearby Giltbrook.
I thought this one was fine.

On 30th October 2017 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Tap & Growler

A former Charity shop this one. Five ales on handpump, Ashovers Brewery Font was our choice on the day and it was in fine form. Wish I could say the same about the owner who was grumpy looking and not very welcoming. The locals also weren't that friendly neither. Pretty much kept themselves to themselves and had the attitude that this was their pub.

On 23rd March 2017 - no rating submitted
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Alan Winfield left this review about Tap & Growler

The Tap & Growler is a micro pub that is opposite the now closed Man in Space pub which was sadly converted into a Sainsburys local.
Once inside there is a small oblong shaped room with the bar to the rear left,there is a concrete floor and cinema seating in an half circle to the front,there are a couple of normal tables and chairs,the beer is stored in racking behind the bar.
There were four real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Oakham Citra,which was a very nice drink,the other beeers were Lincoln Green Marrion,Whim Flower Power and one more i failed to read my noted of.
The pub was fairly busy on my Saturday dinner visit and not warm enough on a cold day.
Not as good as some micro pubs i have visited,but not that bad.

Pub visited 3/12/2016

On 8th January 2017 - rating: 7
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