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The Pottle, Nottingham

Pub added by Real Ale Ray
1 Stoney Street
Beeston
Postal town: Nottingham
NG9 2LA

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custodian 42 left this review about Pottle of Blues

One room with bar to right rear. Four real ales of decent strength - also six kegs. Quite full inside and outside - worth a revisit.

On 15th October 2017 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about Pottle of Blues

Handily located opposite Beeston's Sainsbury's, this is a typical micropub with a music based decor including guitar shaped clocks, guitars, old vinyl records and a picture of the Beatles on the door leading upstairs. The low table, chairs and rocking chair at the front has been added to with a makeshift stool made by adding an upholstered cover to a cask. There is a room upstairs that is currently used for storing casks and where the toilets are. A few selected spirits are now also sold as well as the usual cider and beer. Four beers were available Slightly Foxed Urban Fox, Charnwood Old School, True North Blonde and Full Mash Dr Gilly's something or other. I went for the Charnwood Old School(£3.30 after 10p Discount) which was in first class condition.
I thought this was another good micropub.

On 6th February 2017 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about Pottle of Blues

The Pottle of Blues is a micro pub that is situated just off the high street and close to Sainsburys.
Once inside there is a small oblong shaped room which is carpeted,the seating is high wood bench seats on either side of the room and tall chairs and stools,there is one normal table and chairs to the front,there is a small bar to the rear right but there are no pumps on it,the chalkboard to the left listed the four real ales on and the four real ciders,i had a drink of Blue Monkey BG Sips which was as usual on top form,the other real ales were Dancing Duck Waddle it be,Leatherbritchers The Bounder and one from North Star,beers are served from the back and brought to the bar.
The pub was reasonably busy on my Saturday dinner visit.
No music and i got no conversation,my wife dislikes these micro pubs so i will not be taking her to it.
As far as micro pubs go i thought this was decent enough but not a pub i could settle in for a few.

Pub visited 8/9/2016

On 9th October 2016 - rating: 7
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Alex Conway left this review about Pottle of Blues

A nice little micro pub just of the main shopping street in a former pet shop i believe. this is a fiarly small room with bench style seating and long tabels and a small bar at the back. All beer is listed on a chalk board to the side and is dispensed around the back by the landlord and brought to the customer at the front. Their are usually four ales and a some ciders available at any one time with most beers costing a little pricey £3.40 for stuff over 4% (more for stronger brews) and £3.20 for stuff 3.9% and under. My pottle of gold was a decent drink and obviously kept in a nice condition but im not a big fan of gravity dispense, i much prefer it through a pump with a sparkler. Overall this is a nice place to call for a well kept beer but is somewhat lacking in atmosphere compared to some other micro pubs I have been to but was pleasant none the less.

On 27th September 2016 - rating: 7
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Mark Davey left this review about Pottle of Blues

Excellent addition to the Beeston real ale drinking scene, backing up the more established pubs in the vicinity. Popped in a couple of weeks ago for a couple of pints and a catch up with old mates. The beer was on good form and the establishment was clean and tidy, with the slight exception of the smell of damp dog. I'm allergic to dogs and maybe my sense of smell is triggered when they are about, nobody else seemed to think it was a problem. Well worth a visit if you are on a crawl round my home town.

On 18th July 2016 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Pottle of Blues

Tucked away down Stoney St on the left hand side. We called in here on a Sunday afternoon where we met a welcoming and knowledgeable young barman and we also received some good background info about the pub. The name of the pub comes from a pottle, which is a half gallon glass pouring container for beer. Also ,the owner's name is Pottle and is very much into Blues music and in fact plays his guitar in the pub on Wednesday evenings.
The pub consists of one room with the tap room at the back. The bar area is in front of this and an upright piano used for displaying beer related literature. Seat consisted of high wooden benches and tables along the walls and two rocking chairs in front window.
Old vinyl records decorated the walls as well as guitars, which you can take down and play.
Four ales straight from the cask and a choice of four ciders on our visit. We went for the Totally Brewed Vic Secret and North Star Pottle of Gold, both were excellent. We also tried a half of the Lilley's Lemon and Lime cider.
The toilets were upstairs and are separated into ladies and gents, which is a plus. Further plans are to extend into the upstairs room and to have tables and chairs out in the front.

On 12th July 2016 - rating: 8
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