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Caught & Bowled, Nottingham

Pub added by Will Larter
493 Nottingham Road
Postal town: Nottingham
NG16 2GG

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custodian 42 left this review about Caught & Bowled

Basic one room pub with toilets to the rear. Bar to the right. Five hand pumps and six keg pumps. Very good selection of ale that is changed quite frequently. Jaipur was next up so we couldn't have it! No seats outside where there is a bit of room. Pretty decent place which is worth a revisit.

On 8th July 2019 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Caught & Bowled

This former newsagents has been a family business for over 30 years, with the owner's two sons now running the micropub. We met one of the brothers who was most welcoming and chatty and was proud to show us the wall mounted photos of his brother, playing cricket for England and Notts County. He also immediately recommended the Bluebird Blueberry Pale, from the Lenton Lane Brewery, which was excellent and two pints easily slipped down. This seems to be a regular beer as the pub's name Caught and Bowled has been added to the pump clip. Another enjoyable beer I tried was the Black Iris Bajan Breakfast, which was an oatmeal beer, whilst Mrs Ale went for the Oakham Citra Session Pale Ale. The locals were also friendly and chatty. I'd have no problem revisiting here.

On 15th August 2018 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about Caught & Bowled

This micropub came about as a direct consequence of the Co-Op opening an outlet nearby and the resultant collapse of the newsagent's trade. Given all the Greene King dross in this area after their takeover of the local brewery in 2006 it's a very welcome addition. Maybe that's one reason why so many micropubs have started up in this area.
The old shop has been converted and modernised to a very high standard (as they say on daytime TV). It's long and narrow with a bar counter on the immediate right. There is a TV screen at the rear but it was turned off. There is no music or other noisy distractions.
All five hand pumps were in use and had Thornbridge Jaipur, Shiny 4 Wood, Oakham Bishops Farewell, Black Iris Bajan Breakfast and something I wrote down as Felton Lane Bluebird. The Jaipur (£3.60) was excellent and I would happily return.

On 27th July 2018 - rating: 8
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Alex Conway left this review about Caught & Bowled

The Caught and Bowled is Gitbrooks newest pub in an area now surrounded by micro pubs. This forms part of a nice little crawl and was one of the stop offs of one of our most recent. It is a former newsagent so is one tight, compact narrow room with the bar on the right hand side as you enter. This place I hear is run by Nottinghamshire and England Cricket Player Samit Patel’s dad.
On my previous two visits I have enjoyed Black iris Snake Eyes at a very competitive price of £2.90 and kept in top condition. This was one of five possible beers and Black iris frequently features as well as other Nottingham micros and some of the better regionals such as Timothy Taylor and Titanic. I agree with Will about the sound, it really could do with a few more soft furnishings and it does get incredibly loud and does seem a bit cold hard and bare at the moment but given time I think it will acquire a bit more character. My only gripe is we visited on an unusually hot and sunny day in April and outside the main entrance is a small standing area fenced off from the pavement for smokers yet drinks could not be taken and drank in this space so people melted inside. Less of the pubs policy than the local councils but it was still a bit annoying none the less. Overall a great little addition to the Giltbrook pub scene and one I will now frequently stop off at when dong the rounds in the Kimberly/Giltbrooke/Eastwood Area.

On 17th May 2018 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about Caught & Bowled

I was told this place had opened when drinking a half in the Greasley Castle up the road in Eastwood, so popped in to see what it was like. It's a former newsagent's shop, quite narrow and with the bar taking up a space on the right hand side. There are five hand pumps, with four of them serving pale beers at the time of my visit. The young man running the pub apologised that there was nothing darker but he was waiting for a delivery. A couple of regulars (can you have regulars when you've only been open two weeks?) joined in the conversation, and a bit of banter developed about the order having been placed at Mañana Brewery. Apparently Titanic Plum Porter Grand Reserve 6.5% had been on but didn't last long, so there's clearly a desire for something dark in the local area and I'd touched a nerve. Anyway, my half of Oakham Bishops Farewell was in good nick and I hope the pub continues to do well. They need to think about softening some of the surfaces, or breaking up the bare walls with some pictures, as it became quite noisy with only six of us in and I dread to think what it'd be like with a crowd of, say, eight or nine.

On 1st December 2017 - rating: 6
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