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The Beacon Hotel, Aspley, Nottingham

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Aspley Lane
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Alex Conway left this review about The Beacon Hotel

The Beacon is now the last remaining pub in Aspley located at the main Aspley lane. The outside mock Tudor exterior is nice in an otherwise not so desirable area. Upon entering there is a one large room with lots of tables and chairs with a long bar running across the back wall. This is a typical no thrills estate pub that was very busy on a Thursday evening with older customers who were playing bingo but there was also a large mixture of other customers. Behind the main room is another large room with its own full sized bar. This room seems much larger because of a really impressive domed roof that came as a big surprise and is a genuinely impressive piece of architecture. This room had more tables and chairs with pool and darts but was completely empty as everyone else was in the busier main room. This looks like it is probably rented out as a hire room as the main room will cater for the type of numbers this pub is used to attracting. Another really nice feature that was retained was stained glass beacons in the doors that you pass to get through to the back room that have quite rightfully been retained which I like very much. As with most of these type of estate pubs the beer selection was completely dire. There was one unclipped hand pull that looked like it hadn’t been used in decades that the landlady then confirmed. To make matters worse Mild and Boddingtons had both recently been taken out so I was left with the great choice of John Smiths or Guinness. The Guinness was ok and cost £3.20. Overall a pretty standard rough estate type pub frequented only by locals. No real reason to ever venture here but if you do ever find yourself in Aspley and in dire need of a pint go and take a look at the back room celling as you don’t see rooms like that in pubs every day. Not the sort of place to make a special journey too.

On 10th March 2017 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Beacon Hotel

The Beacon is a decent sized stand alone pub that was probably built in the 30s when the new estates to the west of Nottingham started to spring up.
The pub has got a brewers tudor upper half giving it a fairly nice appearance for this area of Nottingham,once inside the pub had three different rooms we had a dink in the bar which was a fairly nice room the lounge also looked very smart.
This pub used to be a Kimberley tied house and there was one real ale on the bar this was Kimberley bitter and this was a decent drink.
I think this pub is still open but i dont know what beers are now on here.

Pub first visited 16/10/1982

Photo taken 1984

On 9th June 2012 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Bulwell, 2.23 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Nottingham, 3.54 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
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10th Mar 2017, 16:40
Review submitted by Alex Conway amended by Alex Conway
21st Feb 2017, 19:25
Review submitted by Alex Conway

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  • Real Ale : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
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