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Yarn, Nottingham

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Old Boots left this review about Yarn

An ultra modern bar located in the rear of the Theatre Royal and run by Castle Rock. It serves a range of their beers very well, plus two ciders and a guest from North Riding. A long thin curving room joining the foyer of the theatre and it has an outside seating area. Low sensible seating although with low level piped music. There are two banks of five pulls, topped and tailed by three T-Bars of the nation’s favourite kegs. Although a modern place it has a collection of old photos.

On 12th September 2021 - no rating submitted
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Alex Conway left this review about Yarn

The Yarn is the newest venture from Castle rock and is a stylish new bar/pub in the former Theatre bar at the Theatre Royal/Royal Concert Hall. Bing Castle rock I obviously had very high expectations and on Opening night things seemed pretty good with Five Castle Rock beers and five Guests as well as a long back wall of Crat keg. This visit we had Pints of Castle Rocks Preservation (£3.60) and Black Sheep’s Special Bitter (£3.80) which i a lot more than any other castle rock charges for their beers but I suppose the added premium of being part of the Theatre has added to this. The bar itself is one long room with the bar running down most of the right hand side with small tables in the middle of the room for both diners and drinkers. The decor is all pretty modern and much more bar like than any of their traditional pubs. On a return visit the other night things not so great. Full of old theatre goers eating dinner not helped by the hard furnishings making a harsh atmosphere and my punt of harvest Pale (by far the biggest selling beer in ay castle rock pub) was old and tired and definitely not up to usual castle rock high standards. To make things worse I was hideously overcharged but to the managers credit he did refund the difference as soon as I showed my receipt. Passing a few weeks ago i did peer in on a Tuesday evening and also noted only two of ten hand pulls in operation which is a bad sign. I think castle rock need to whip this place into shape pretty son before it get a bad rap. Judging by last visit there is a fair room for improvement. Charging those prices should be followed up by good beer. The guest beer is a good selection so I would give this another chance. Could be good if you caught it right.

On 17th May 2018 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Yarn

A recently opened new cafe bar incorporated within the Theatre Royal and Concert Hall Complex. The interior is modern with large picture windows, a mix of dark grey and white walls with an almost white timber floor. Blackboards across the front of bar list daily food menus and daily specials. Two banks of five handpumps, with five from Castle Rock, three guest ales and two ciders. We went for the Shiny Brewery New World and Blue Bee Pale Ale.

On 10th April 2018 - rating: 7
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