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The Angel Microbrewery, Nottingham

7 Stoney Street
Phone: 01159476735
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Angel Microbrewery

As the previous reviewer says, this is now a stripped out old pub (exposed brickwork and minimalist décor, etc) that has been given a thorough makeover as part of the transition to a microbrewery. I tend to agree that the Lord Roberts is generally superior, but as they couldn’t manage a lunch for four blokes at 1.45 PM we decided to give The Angel try. And we’re glad we did. The Angel was doing food at half price in an effort to drum up lunchtime trade, and that brought snacks like mushroom bruschetta down to £3.50 or so.

Both bars are now in use, and each has its own bar counter with its own bank of handpumps. When we were in they were not duplicated, but the barman took the trouble to tell us what was on in the other bar. They had three ales from the Black Iris Brewery – Mogs Pale, Bleeding Heart, and Ngaru Nui – which everyone knows means big wave in Maori. It’s an unfined (and labelled on the clip as such) 6% IPA. They also had on London Pride, Shipstone’s Gold Star Blond, and Navigation Eclipse. This is a very good selection, even if thay hadn’t quite got their microbrewery up and running – we were told they were doing a test brew. The prices seemed good – four pints came to £12.15, but one of them was a pint of lager shandy!

This one is certainly worth a punt (or even a pint) if you’re in Nottingham, but a traditional pub it isn’t.

On 6th December 2016 - rating: 7
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Alex Conway left this review about The Angel Microbrewery

A very grimy city center boozer targeting the gig goers of the city center. Four real ale pumps were on the bar but only two were in use. I opted for a pint of the newly reformed Home brewery robin hood pale ale which i found a little expensive at £3.40 for a 3.8% beer in Nottingham. The beer was averagely kept and equally as tasty, it seemed to also be served far too cold!

the decorations are a bit hit and miss with them going for a messy/ rugged look but to me the tables and chairs were very dirty, as was the floor and looked like a good clean was in order. I must also state that on my visit this now hold the record for having the worst mens toilets i have ever been inside in a pub, absolutely filthy and broken beyond belief.

There is a time and place for this pub, it has some good points but a fair few bad ones to go with it. An ok city center boozer to have a drink when others around are closed and you don't fancy going to a bar but some basic improvements are in order.

** Update November 2016
The angel has been completely renovated and is now no longer anything like what it was before. It is now a clean, bright and modern city centre pub. I personally am not the biggest fan of this kind of decor as I like more traditional pub layouts such as the lord Roberts down the road but do appreciate it nice and new and a pleasant place to have a drink. Only the right h and room is open at the moment as the other is being kitted out with the microbrewery that is yet to open.
The bar is in the same place with a complete overhaul of the drinks selection with more continental lagers and some craft beers now present such Fullers Frontier. There are also two hand pulls at either end of the bar with three available on my visit but it was late on a Saturday night so all four are usually occupied. London pride (£3.50) and black Iris Snake Eyes are regular beers with the others changing which had one from the nearby Navigation brewery. The London Pride was a very nicely kept beer and very enjoyable, The snake eyes was unified and this was not made clear as it usually is not so I obviously assumed sediment but was very harshly spoken down to by a member of the bar staff that left a bad taste in my mouth which irritated him when I was less than enthusiastic about fined vs unfined, Some people like it some less so, I am the latter, I don’t mind unfined beer if it tastes but personal preference means I like my beer clear, mainly because it contributes a little towards helps me judge how well their cellar stills are and is not something I should have to defend. Overall A bit modern for my liking with less than desirable bar staff (rude quite frankly) but it is clean, tidy, has well-kept beer and a nice opening time of 1:30 on weekends which is good when you want a late night real ale. The ranking does not change as it is still a good place but for completely different reasons

On 5th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Mark Davey left this review about The Angel Microbrewery

I like the new look!

I have been in and out of the Angel many times in the last few years and I think that the stripped back, brick on show, scrub top look is perfect. There were a couple of decent brews on the bar when I visited last Friday, the micro brewery is still a work in progress. The main bar has been stripped of the clutter and the canopy over the bar has gone, giving it a more inviting feel from the main entrance.

Best thing by far are the new toilets. It has to be said that the old bogs were disgusting and I for one will be glad to see the back of them.

Judging by the posters, there will still be lots of live music at the Angel which will suit the punks and rockers that were still frequenting the smoking area outside during my visit.

Glad to see a great old pub get a new lease of life.

On 4th October 2016 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Nottingham, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Netherfield, 3.45 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Carlton, 3.48 miles, 1 hr 7 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Angel Microbrewery, Nottingham
27th Mar 2019, 22:16
Pub map correction submitted by Mark Davey rejected with reason - Rejected by admin
4th May 2018, 12:53
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 18 July 2013 by Alan Winfield
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 December 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 13 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 19 April 2012 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 13 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 13 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 December 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
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