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Spankies, Nottingham

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 5JT
Phone: 01159243730
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Alex Conway left this review about Spanky Van Dyke's

A student orientated pub/bar bang opposite Nottingham Trent University. As you might have guessed it has a strong student following although anyone is welcome. Once inside there is one very large open plan room with limited lighting that give in a bit of a gloomy feel although nearer the main entrance there is some natural light that gets through. There is a very bohemian feel about the place with quirky furniture and decorations as well as an upstairs seating area. At night time it becomes very busy especially on student club nights and weekends and music is played loud. There are many keg fronts on the bar dispensing usual suspects but also a decent range of harder to find/premium/craft beers as well but obviously at ridiculous prices. There are also four ale taps that on my visit were dispensing Doombar, Hop Back Summer Lightning, Old rosy cider with one not in use. The Summer Lightning was ok and in ample condition but reduced of a lot of the flavour i know this brew to have when in tip top form which was disappointing and expensive for Nottingham at £3.50.

This will not be everyone's cup of tea but at times when a last drink is desired and the pubs are shut this late opening bar fits the bill with passable ale if you can stand the young clientele and loud music.

On 30th July 2016 - rating: 7
[User has posted 455 recommendations about 455 pubs]


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Alan Winfield left this review about Spanky Van Dyke's

When i first went in this pub it was called the Fair and Firkin and it has had other names over the years,i think it first opened around the late 90s.
The latest name is the pretty stupid Spanky Van Dyke's,once inside there is one large room and the bar is to the left,the room has got a lot of settee type seating for students to lounge about in and these seemed to be all over the place making the pub look untidy,there was what looked like a large fish tank at the far end of the room but this was empty and had fairy lights in it.
There was also some stairs which might have lead to an upstairs room but i did'nt look.
There were four handpumps on the bar two had real ciders on and the other two had Pedigree and Doom bar on but these two were turned round so it was a Guinness for me which was ok.
There was some pretty crap music playing on the sound system.
I would'nt bother with this place again.

Pub visited 21/12/2011

On 21st December 2011 - rating: 6
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Nottingham, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Netherfield, 3.97 miles, 1 hr 16 min walk (show)
Carlton, 4 miles, 1 hr 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Spankies, Nottingham
25th Jun 2021, 14:44
Request to mark pub as open by ROB Camra approved
 
25th Jun 2021, 14:44
Request to mark pub as open submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Reopened as Spankies

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 8 p.m. - last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
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