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The Sportsman, Nottingham

Pub added by Paul Brett
1 Granville Avenue
Long Eaton
Postal town: Nottingham
NG10 4HA
Phone: 01159723475
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Punch Taverns

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Reviews of The Sportsman (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Will Larter left this review about The Sportsman

A large pub on the edge of Long Eaton's town centre, seemingly converted from a smart Victorian house. Once inside, my attention focused on the hand pumps, which numbered two, but with just Sharps Doom Bar available. My notes made at the time seem to read "lifeless but ok", but quite honestly they could mean almost anything. My admiration grew for Alan Winfield, who wrote reviews of every pub on his crawls even when there were 23 pubs - this was only number 15 on my Memorial Pub Crawl and I was already beyond writing anything that might constitute the basis for a coherent review.

Date of visit: 5th September 2018

On 22nd October 2018 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Sportsman

Oddly faces the side street rather than the main road, and rather dominated by its car park. Two bars inside: a very lively Games Room bar, plus a quieter lounge. Semi-modern refurb. Several patio benches outside. Harvest Pale and Rocking Rudolph (£3.00) from the two handpumps.

On 29th November 2013 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Sportsman

The Sportsman was originally a club called the Granville club,it then changed its name to Flames which was also a club,this venture did'nt last that long and the Sportsman opened in the late 70s.
The pub was a Bass tied house when we used to go in it before having a crawl round Long Eaton.
Once inside there is an oblong shaped room to the front,this room is divided into two halfs,the bar is in the right side.
The room is carpeted and had mainly settees as seating with comfy chairs,there is a smaller room to the rear which had a large screen but not swithed on.
Thyere were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Castle Rock Harvest Pale which went down very well on a warm day,the other beer was Morland Old Golden Hen.
This is a smart and pleasant pub to have a drink in.

Pub first visited 1979

Recent visit and photo taken 20/8/2013

On 8th September 2013 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

This pub features in the following crawls:
The Alan Winfield Memorial Pub Crawl by Will Larter
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Paul Brett
Long Eaton, 1.49 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Attenborough, 2.22 miles, 42 min walk (show)
East Midlands Parkway, 6.2 miles, 1 hr 59 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Sportsman, Long Eaton
24th Apr 2019, 22:51
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24th Apr 2019, 22:29
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 September 2013 by Alan Winfield
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 September 2013 by Alan Winfield
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 October 2018 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 08 September 2013 by Alan Winfield
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Facebook page - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 24 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 22 October 2018 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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