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Lord Hop, Nuneaton

Pub added by aleand hearty
38 Queens Road
CV11 5JX

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Will Larter left this review about Lord Hop

With a few minutes before my train I called in here for a swift half, spotting the same beer that I'd drunk at Hops D'Amour in Coventry a little earlier: Pitchfork Frogbit - a 4.4% bitter. The fact that this is a much smaller pub with inevitably slower turnover means the comparison is a little unfair, but the beer had been excellent there but here only good. Still worth seeking out, and almost certainly better than anything else in Nuneaton these days.

Date of visit: 12th May 2022

On 21st June 2022 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about Lord Hop

The best place in Nuneaton - and I gave 5 of them a good go.

A two story micro, with a little bar downstairs. Didn't seem to be much cask on - but the Ossett Brewery White Rat was in good condition and I probably would have gone for a Pale Ale even if there had been wider choice.

Very busy on a Saturday Afternoon. Getting a seat with a table proved a challenge too far.

On 15th November 2021 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Lord Hop

A first class micro pub in a former street corner shop unit.The ground floor has the bar to the left with stillage barrels connected to the handpumps on the bar,which number 9 in total ,although not all will function together.The rest of the room has small tables surrounded by stools,while close to the door is a raised darts throw (obsured by empty barrels on my trip) with just about enough room for another table.The ground floor is where the regulars will banter with the owner and the atmosphere is friendly and inclusive.A TV screen lists what's on draught and judging by the vast collection of pump clips some very fine ale has been served here.
Upstairs is a quieter seating area and a decent size with more comfortable tables and chairs.No muzak,screens,fruit machines so this place meets all the micro pub criteria.There was also a jar of pickled eggs on the bar.
On my trip the ale selection was Sarah Hughes Surprise,Gun Dog Lord Barker and Bad to the Bone along with a terrific G Brewery Session IPA which the guv'nor warned me was hazy,nice touch.In addition there were 2 real ciders.
This would be my first port of call in Nuneaton for a great pint or three,it's a superb micro and should not be missed.

On 27th September 2019 - rating: 9
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Lord Hop

Excellent micro-pub with an apparent total of three tables (although a larger room is available upstairs for busy periods), but a counter with nine handpumps. Six of these were on when I visited, offering four interesting beers - First Chop Hop, Lord Barker from Gun Dog, Hopback Haka and Leatherbritches Raspberry Belter (£3.00, and thankfully not over-flavoured) - plus a couple of cask ciders (with four more in some other draught form also listed). Well worth seeking out.

On 4th March 2018 - rating: 9
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Aqualung . left this review about Lord Hop

As noted below this is a "proper" micropub with no music or TVs and it didn't appear to sell any spirits. It was originally a nail bar and the lower room is about average size for a micropub. I didn't investigate upstairs.
There were 4 beers available, Castle Rocxk Black Gold, Fernandes Barley Promise, Kirkstall Pale and Thornbridge Flora & The Griffin. I went for the Barley Promise (£3.00) and Flora & The Griffin (£3.60) both of which were excellent.
I thought this was a very good micropub.

On 14th August 2017 - rating: 9
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Lord Hop

The Lord Hop has the full ethos of what a micropub should be. We called in on a Thurs evening and we were soon chatting away to a couple of regulars and the barman. We immediately choose the Brew Foundation C Bomb 4.2, served from handpump, which was a good session ale, so I stuck to that. They also had on Sperrin Full Mortis 8%, Bad Seed Dazed and Confused Milk Stout and Thornbridge Wild Raven. Prices were around the £3 mark and the Sperrin was £4 for an 8%. There was also a choice of two ciders.
Previously a nail bar, this micro now consists of a good sized room with the bar situated at the far end with the casks along the back wall. The bar was constructed from plywood, with a formica counter and the walls were wallpapered with a turquoise patterned paper.
There was also an upstairs room, which was a good size and had plenty more seating with some chesterfield settees along with the tables and chairs.
We also met the owner on our visit who gave us some good advice on visiting Ashby De La Zouch the next day.

On 4th July 2017 - rating: 9
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