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The Kean's Head, Nottingham

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46 St Mary's Gate
Nottingham
NG1 1QA
Phone: 01159474052
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Mark Davey left this review about The Keans Head

March 2018. Still at it. Fantastic gin collection.

February 2016. Still here, still selling really good beer and food. Keep it up boys and girls.

I have been in here several times since 2012 and I can report no real change. Keep it up Castle Rock. Still my favourite wife friendly pub in the city, however competition is growing almost on a daily basis.

Original review 25/06/12.

My favourite city centre watering hole when out shopping with the Mrs. Small brick faced single room with a bar at the end. can get crowded at times but is off the beaten track for most shoppers and is great for lunch. Usually 3 Castle Rock brews on the bar, this time including Harvest Pale, Preservation and the special Diamond Reign. Couple of guests on the bar plus some fizzy lager on tap. I had the most excellent ham eggs and chips whilst the Mrs had a brie butty and chips. the food was excellent, as was the beer. Very attentive staff, only too happy to help. Good wine list for the ladies and I am told, a most acceptible new Zealand Sauv. Toilets are very clean as is the rest of the pub. Good disabled access, however, due to it's location, there is no parking to speak of. Real Ale Ray obviously had a bad experience but I will be back again and again.

On 15th March 2018 - rating: 8
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Alex Conway left this review about The Keans Head

A castle rock pub usually stands for a fantastic pub experience but I have to say this is a rare example of theirs that I would brand as good but not great. Some reasons for this are the limited space available as it is simply one large square room with a bar that runs along the back wall meaning everything is open plan which I am not as keen on. Secondly being in the middle of town it is more hustle and bustle than their suburban pubs attraction night time weekend drinker types which is fine but as nice as the more chilled out clientele of their quieter pubs. Lastly the selection of beer is not as good as their other pubs. Baring that in mind there is still six hand pulls available as well as numerous keg craft beers and a decent whiskey selection. Their beer is also extremely well kept with there always available Harvest pale (£3.00) being one of the best examples of this beer I have had. However it must be said that this is probably the most expensive castle rock pub with the guests on my visit being all starting at £3.50 which is on the pricey side for Nottingham. On my visit Hardknot Brewery was heavily featured making me think they might have had a tap takeover. Beers available were Hardknot catalyst (£3.50) Dark energy (£4.00) and Newons Downfall (£4.50!!) as well as Urban Huntsmans the Islander (£3.60) and Castle Rocks Traffic Street Special Rat Race (£3.60). This pub is still worth a visit if in town as the beer quality is fantastic, just not the sort of place you would want to stay all night.

Update March 2017**

Was told by the snardiest bar man ever that I knew nothing about beer for requesting a sparkler with my beer (I personally like beer served with one) as all the pumps had no sparkler attached only to be told that i was wasting his beer as only beer that is not in perfect condition requires a sparkler. I think i laughed all the way to the next pub.

On 7th March 2017 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Keans Head

This pub was opened about 21 years ago and it is in a nice setting opposite St Marys church.
This is a small pub with a squareish room and the bar facing you as you enter,it is a Castle Rock tied house and there are about 7 real ales on the bar with three or four from castle rock and the others guest micro brewery beers.
When we come in here we usually have a drink of Harvest Pale which is always very nice,seats are hard to come by because the pub is so small but if you do get a seat i think this is a really nice pub to have a few drinks in.
The pub also does food which looks very nice and not the microwave type food.
This pub is well worth a visit and its close to the gallerys of justice and about 4 mins walk from Lace Market tram stop.
This is a pub we visit whenever in Nottingham on our most recent visit we had a drink of Harvest Pale which was on top form as usual,the other beers on the bar were Castle Rock Snow White /Preservation,Traffic Street Guns of Naverone 10.3% £4 a half and one from Hop Craft.
Still one of my favourite Nottingham pubs that i will visit often.

Pub first visited 15/12/1995

Recent visit 7/5/2016

On 30th May 2016 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Nottingham, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Netherfield, 3.41 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
Carlton, 3.44 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Kean's Head, Nottingham
15th Mar 2018, 13:48
Review submitted by Mark Davey amended by Mark Davey
 
7th Mar 2017, 17:56
Review submitted by Alex Conway amended by Alex Conway

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Whatpub say yes, but it isn't listed in Nottingham Drinker February 2017 - last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 November 2015 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 0:30am
Saturday11am - 0:30am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: September 3rd 2018
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