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The Stratford Haven, Nottingham

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2 Stratford Road
West Bridgford
Postal town: Nottingham
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Alex Conway left this review about The Stratford Haven

As with all Castle rock pubs this one scores very highly in all areas with a great selection of beers from castle rock and several guests. My Pint of Black gold (£2.80) was in brilliant condition and okm for the price but This part of town ups the price on beer including the Wetherspoons which annoys me a little, all other Castle Rock pubs sell it at £2.50 but maybe i am being a little picky.

The pub itself is warm and inviting and sticks to the Castle rock style seen in their other pubs such as the vat and fiddle, lincolnshire poacher and bread and bitter. A great find and well worth the 10 min stroll from Trent bridge.

On 30th September 2015 - rating: 9
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Stratford Haven

This Tynemill pub opened in 1999 in a former pet shop, but the conversion is such that I would never have guessed that this was a shop in a previous life. You enter into a bare boarded main bar area with low wood panelled walls and a green tile dado. Modern etched windows at the front bear the Castle Rock Brewery logo and under them there are a few high tables and stools offering somewhere to sit, plus a couple of drinking ledges for vertical drinking. To the right of the entrance there is a small, carpeted room with a single, long U shaped banquette and loads of excellent brewerania on the walls. This is a theme for the pub as a whole and it was quite enjoyable wandering around trying to take it in all of the wonderful old enamel adverts and other such visually arresting items. I also spotted a series of photos which appear to depict the process of converting this place into the pub we find today. The main part of the pub extends down the left hand side, past some more drinking ledges and upturned barrels before emerging into a wedge shaped, partly carpeted, rear seating area with banquette and standard seating options. Again, brewerania and pump clips dominate the décor and I also spotted a TV screen showing a BBC music programme with the sound turned off, which seemed to defeat the purpose. Menus were on many of the tables and a quick glance suggested good value pub food was available, although I didn't notice many people eating, despite it being very busy during my stay.
The ale range is rather spectacular and my notes, which were gleaned from a combination of what I could see on the bar and what was listed on a board on the bar canopy, recorded Castle Rock Harvest Pale, Elsie Mo, Screech Owl, Stewart Adams and Black Gold, Goffs Summer Knights, Fullers London Pride, Marstons Pedigree, Thornbridge Wild Swan, Adnams Broadside, Batemans XB and Dark Star Espresso, plus Gwatkin Sunset Oak cider and a further six real ciders detailed on another board. My impending train home meant that I only had time for one pint from that lovely long list, so I'm glad I opted for the Summer Knights which turned out to be a cracking pint.
I really warmed to this place straight away. The staff and customers seemed like a friendly bunch and helped to create a warm, lively atmosphere whilst the pub itself felt like the sort of place you'd happily settle down in for a good long session, helped by the excellent beer selection. An unmissable pub when in West Bridgeford and one of the best in the wider Nottingham area, which is no mean feat.

On 16th November 2013 - rating: 9
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Stratford Haven

Three doors at the main entrance was quite puzzling and all lead you into the front bar. The middle door is the widest, so I presume this is for wheelchair access. There were a good few in for lunch on our visit, so I went for the chilli and rice with a side salad, which was very good. Staff and regulars were friendly and chatty. 10 handpumps in use on our visit, mainly from Castle Rock with about four guests. I went for Castle Rock Walrus and a Crouch Vale Mild.

On 3rd December 2012 - rating: 9
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Nottingham, 1.25 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Netherfield, 3.64 miles, 1 hr 10 min walk (show)
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29th May 2019, 22:53
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 July 2013 by Alan Winfield
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 July 2013 by Alan Winfield
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
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