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The Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham

163 Mansfield Road
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Old Boots left this review about The Lincolnshire Poacher

Located on the north of the city, a Castle Rock pub in ale house style. Multi roomed in tongue & groove with grubby cream above. Nine pulls with obviously Castle Rock beers predominating but a reasonable clutch of other breweries such as Black Iris, North Riding, and Shipstones. Madly large selection of Scotch whiskys. Lively, friendly atmosphere with a decent mixed bunch of locals. Only two staff on so they struggled (very well) with table service in a busy pub, otherwise all was running well.

On 29th September 2020 - no rating submitted
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Alex Conway left this review about The Lincolnshire Poacher

Being Nottingham born and bread I know the city's pub selection like the back of my hand and must say that although there is some stiff competition the Lincolnshire poacher is my pick for the very bes pub in the city and I know a lot who would agree with me. The pub itself has everything form wooden seats and tables to comfy snugs as well as bright open patio seating, there really is so much going on for all types of drinkers. They have recently had a big refurbishment of the garden area, adding more seats and little huts with heating to protect you from the elements.

The drinks range is second to none with 13 hand pulls usually in order. Castle rock harvest pale, Elsie Mo, screech owl and Sherwood reserve tend to be the most frequent of the castle rock range with some of the others like black gold rotating. this pub also frequently has at least one batemans beer (usually xb or xxxB) I presume as a homage to its former owners. London Pride and Everards Tiger are also frequently feature. This leaves 7 hand pulls for guest beers that range from micro and national brewerys far and wide. all prices are very reasonable (all prices were recently reduced 20-30 p due to the removal of their loyalty card scheme), especially for castle rock beers with Harverst pale setting you back £2.70. guests usually range between £3 and £3.40 depending on strength.

Overall a cracking pub with great atmosphere and fantastic clientèle make this pub the stand out pub of Nottingham, so highly recommended, always my stop off when drinking around the city centre.

On 13th March 2020 - rating: 9
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Lincolnshire Poacher

The Lincolnshire Poacher is a Castle Rock pub on the Mansfield Road, roughly 15 minutes walking distance from the city centre. The pub retains a multiple room layout, with entry to a corridor that runs down the right hand side to the pub. To the immediate left there is access to the main bar – a small bare boarded room with enough space for just the one table and a couple of small drinking ledges with high stools. The etched windows here show the pub’s former name as the ‘Old Grey Nags Head’ – a name that was changed when the pub was closed by Shipstones and reopened by Lincolnshire brewers Batemans back in the late 1980’s. From here you can access a seating area on a slightly lower level to the left of the servery. There are banquettes and low stools in this room, and like the bar area, its walls are decorated with lots of brewery mirrors including one for Knotty Ash Ales. A high shelf has all sorts of brewerania on it, plus some trophies and a number of handled glasses hanging from the edge. Following the entrance corridor towards the rear of the pub, you pass a small snug which has some well upholstered banquette seating, a small serving hatch and a collection of books. Beyond this there is a bright conservatory space and a decent looking paved garden.
The beer range really stands out here and rivals anything else the city has to offer. On my visit, the choice was from Castle Rock Harvest Pale, Screech Owl and Elsie Mo, Saltaire Raspberry Blonde and Triple Chocoholic (£3.20), Leeds Pale Ale and Gathering Storm, Ossett Excelsior, Fullers Bengal Lancer, Shottle Farm 8/- Ale, Nethergate Essex Beast, Everards Tiger and Dancing Duck Dark Drake. A blackboard in the corridor lists all of the ale options, and once at the bar there is a small board on the bar back that details the four ales not visible from the hand pumps. In addition to this, there were a total of eleven ciders and perries (all at £3.50), a keg range that included the likes of Erdinger, Sagres and Vedett, an extensive bottled Belgian beer range and a selection of 60 whiskies. It was very difficult picking one beer from that sort of a selection, but I ended up with a pint of the Triple Chocoholic which was absolutely sublime. Food options were listed on boards above the servery and mains were around £7.00 whilst a cob would set you back in the region of £3.00.
I thought this place had a bit of everything that a good pub should have. The beer range alone is a good enough reason to make you way out here but the pleasant and welcoming environment will make you reluctant to leave this excellent establishment.

On 9th November 2012 - rating: 9
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint, 10p per half - last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Wednesday & Sunday - last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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