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The Test Match Hotel, Nottingham

Gordon Square
West Bridgford
Postal town: Nottingham
NG2 5LP
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Greene King

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Alex Conway left this review about The Test Match Hotel

A very impresseive grand looking pub at the back end of central avenue. This is a Greene King pub but before you shudder with grief they have adopted a similar policy to that of the bell and trip to Jerusalem in town e.g nothing like most of their horrific attempts at pubs.

The inside in very impressive with large ceilings and grand wallpaper and paintings of cricket matches and tapestries. the bar is located in the right hand corner as you enter through a very nice self push rotating spiral door that looks to be an original feature. This pub was refurbished not long ago and i must say they have made a grand job of modernising it while keeping it in touch with its original appeal.

On the bar are eight hand pumps but they have cleverly realised that their beers suck so have dedicated five of them to guest beer (praise the lord). aside from their Greene king IPA (£2.90) Abbot and London glory there was Castle rock Screech owl, and harvest pale as well as Taylor's landlord, Abbeydale moonshine and another I failed to note.

being Bridgeford they do like to hike up the price of beer and looking at the price list Landlord was a very high £3.65! I would not have minded but the beer to my taste was very unusual for someone used to drinking a lot when at university in Yorkshire, the beer was not off but there were defiantly funny flavours that are not usually present which makes me suspect maybe a problem with the cleanliness and upkeep with the lines. They also sell a small range of outrageously expensive draught craft beer which on my visit were Punk IPA, guinness hop house lager and goose island.

The beer issues with my landlord were a great shame as this pub has so many fantastic qualities besides being empty on my visit but i suspect on evenings and weekends it fills up. I would be willing to give this place another try as the building is so striking and impressive. defiantly a destination pub but probably go on a weekend to get the best of the atmosphere and beer quality, some small improvements and this could be a real gem, who ever thought a Greene king pub could be that?

On 18th July 2019 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Test Match Hotel

An entry in Camra's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. We visited here on a Sunday afternoon and this large Green King pub was very busy, but to my joy, the public bar around the back was empty and unstaffed. This gave me a great opportunity to view the impressive terrazzo floor, tiered counter and slate fireplace all from the Art Deco period. The main entrance was also my main reason for visiting this pub, one of three Art Deco pubs left in the country and one of two with an original revolving door.
Beerwise Eight handpumps, with a selection of eight cask ales. We went for the Blue Monkey Infinity and Abbeydale Moonshine, prices here were high.
We found the easiest way to get here was get the No. 6 bus from central Nottingham, which drops you right outside.

On 12th July 2016 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Test Match Hotel

Imposing 1930s façade, and plenty of Art Deco features retained inside the Grade II* listed building once you pass through the revolving front doors. Four, partly opened-out rooms forming the main 'L'-shaped bar / lounge. Smaller public bar to one side housing the pool table, etc. Although a Greene King house, there are more guest ales on offer from the eight handpumps than those from Bury St Edmunds, e.g. Extra Pale Ale and Pinta Cha Cha (£3.20) from the local Nottingham Brewery. A 'must visit' pub.

On 26th April 2015 - rating: 8
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Latest updates View all updates for The Test Match Hotel, West Bridgford
18th Jul 2019, 18:29
Review submitted by Alex Conway amended by Alex Conway
 
12th Jul 2016, 15:18
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 August 2019 by ROB Camra
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