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Bell Inn, Nottingham Central, Nottingham

18 Angel Row
Nottingham
NG1 6HL
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Greene King

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Al Bundy left this review about Bell Inn

A decent pub. Though this is supposed to be a dead old pub you wouldn't think so once you are inside. Its a long pub that recedes backwards and there are 3 rooms that I saw. All 3 have their own servery and the rear room is the larger. 12 handpumps in the larger room and about 4 in the smaller. It looks like a Victorian era place to me rather than some billion year ago place.

On 27th April 2017 - rating: 7
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Alex Conway left this review about Bell Inn

The Bell inn along with the Olde Trip to Jerusalem and the Salutation claims to be the oldest pub in the country. A former Hardy and Hansoms pub that was acquired by Green King When they purchased the Kimberly Brewery about ten years ago. Usually this type of acquisition by Green king is Pub suicide but fortunately they had the sense to not tamper with the product as it is one of the inner city’s top traditional pubs. The pub is obviously very old and thus has a very unique layout. You enter into a long walk way that has a room on either side with its own mini bar with a few keg taps and a few cask ales taken from the main selection of the main bar. As you walk past you come to the main bar which is one very large rectangular room that is raised up a foot at the back with seating and room for a band on weekend. The rest of the room is decorated with high tables and stools with a hard wooden floor for the most part but carpets on the raised area. It is a very old-school décor that has been tastefully maintained over the years so as not to look worn and tacky. The bar runs along the left hand side as you enter and is very long and filled worth a large selection of different beers. Aside from the generic keg offering are a large number of craft beers such as Punk IPA and Gosse Island as well as 12 hand pulls. The reason why this place gets is so popular is because Greene king have not done the one thing that makes their pubs suck so bad the rest of the time, force below par Greene king products on to people who don’t want them. Because of this there were only four GK products on offer with the rests thankfully well selected microbrewery guest beers. On the bar was GK IPA (x2, there was one regular and one on those new shiny GK Hand pulls were you can choose northern or southern style but essentially the same beer which made absolutely no scene) Greenk King Abbot and a house beer called Bell Inn bitter which has a high chance of being re badged Hardy and Hansons bitter and old Speckled hen. The guests featured were Nottingham Brewery EPA, Nobbys Plum Porter, Shipstons Gold Star, Milestone Octoberfest Blue Monkey Funk Gibbon plus a couple I failed to note. The Funky Gibbon was a well-kept and very tasty bitter at an average £3.30 for town but a CAMRA discount is available. This is an all-round good town boozer that gets very popular on evenings and weekends. The beer selection and quality is of a high standard and it succeeds because Green king keep themselves at arm’s length and that’s why IU think it is such a good pub because GK haven’t spoiled it with their generic management approach yet. Well worth a pint if in the centre of Nottingham.

On 15th November 2016 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Bell Inn

Historic pub with an iconic façade on Angel Row, unusually comprising three separate bars: two in small rooms on either side of entrance corridor, and the main one towards the back (with a further, slightly-raised seating area beyond). Very traditional furniture and decor, with plenty of wood panelling. However, its place on Camra's national inventory relates to the 1920s features of the two first-floor rooms (now the Belfry dining area). Numerous beers - both Greene King and guests - on handpump on the three counters, plus ten extra real ales on gravity dispense for visitors to the Camra AGM, including Full Mash Red Dog session beer (£3.40) from nearby Stapleford.

On 26th April 2015 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Nottingham, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Netherfield, 3.84 miles, 1 hr 14 min walk (show)
Carlton, 3.87 miles, 1 hr 14 min walk (show)
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30th Apr 2017, 21:30
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Seats at front - last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 25p per pint - last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 November 2016 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11pm
Monday10am - 11pm
Tuesday10am - 11pm
Wednesday10am - 11:30pm
Thursday10am - 11:30pm
Friday10am - 0:30am
Saturday10am - 0:30am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: March 15th 2017
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