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The Head of Steam, Nottingham

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7 High Pavement
Nottingham
NG1 1HF
Phone: 01159886870
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Alex Conway left this review about The Head of Steam

The Head of steam has only been open around a year in the lace market area off Nottingham city centre close t other bars and restaurants. Unlike a lot of their other long established venues this is much more modern and bar like than say their Huddersfield or Leeds offerings witch both retain classic pub layouts. The pub is one long square room with the bar running halfway down the left hand side. The interior id very modern and decked out in a similar style to a lot of chain bars with hard wooden floors, and lots of exposed brick. There was also music playing. All of this creates the sort of environment and attracts the sort of late weekend evening crowd that is really not my scene, however this could all have been forgiven if their beer offering was up to scratch...... it wasn’t.

There were seven pumps available but disappointingly only three in operation which is poor showing on a Saturday night. The always available Camerons Strongarm was supported by local brews Blue monkey BG sips and Scribblers One Brew Over the Cuckoos’ Nest. The former was expensive at £3.80 and in poor condition. Sadly the Scribblers beer that had only just came on as we entered was woefull and even dearer at £3.90! and also out of condition and cloudy, clearly rushed through and put on way too soon, bad cellermanship all round in a chain that prides itself of its large beer offering on one that really should know better. Overall even if the beer had been good this would not be a regular haunt of mine as there are many better traditional pubs you choose from in Nottingham but sadly with the beer effort they gave on this occasion will make me swerve it in the future. It’s better than keg only chain bars but most places are really, I feel this chains recent large expansion over the country has mad them lose their way with the Leicester branch not even lasting a year.

On 23rd May 2019 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about The Head of Steam

This place is set over two floors although I didn't venture upstairs. Downstairs it's a long room with the bar on the left. At least the decor wasn't half finished like next door. There were a few in on my early Friday afternoon visit.
I counted eight hand pumps on the bar which had three ciders, one unused, Camerons Strongarm, a Leeds brewery beer, Roosters Yankeee and Harvest Rock Harvest Pale. I went for the Yankee (£3.50 discounted) which was in reasonably good nick.
I've been to better outlets of this chain.

On 29th July 2018 - rating: 5
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Head of Steam

The main reason for a visit here was that The Head of Steam group, owned by Camerons, had only opened this new outlet two weeks ago and after visiting a few of them around the country I was fairly certain that they would have a good selection of cask ales. So no surprise to see 8 handpumps on our visit.
They had a varied selection of beers, with a locales choice, a couple from Camerons and 1 cider.
We went for the Magpie Brewery Jay and a Castle Rock Fools Gold, both of which were in good shape. The ground floor bar was finished to a high standard and a visit to the upstairs bar with a Belgium Trappist bar was even more impressive.

On 8th April 2018 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Nottingham, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Netherfield, 3.44 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Carlton, 3.46 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Head of Steam, Nottingham
23rd May 2019, 18:57
Review submitted by Alex Conway
 
31st Dec 2018, 22:33
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 September 2018 by ROB Camra
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 21 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint, 10p per half - last updated 21 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Thursday & Sunday - last updated 21 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 21 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 21 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 21 September 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 September 2018 by ROB Camra
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