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Gamston Lock

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Radcliffe Road
Postal town: Nottingham
Phone: 01159989507
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Rotisserie (Marstons)

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Alan Winfield left this review about Gamston Lock

The Bridge was built by banks's about 20 years ago.
It is a large modern open plan pub on the main road heading east out of Nottingham.
I thought this pub was fairly comfortable inside and relied mainly on food trade there were a couple of real ales on the bar i had Banks's Bitter there was also Pedigree,not a bad place for a drink and something to eat if your passing by in a car.

Update: The Gamston Lock is a rebuild of The Bridge that burned down due to a kitchen fire.

Is the Gamston Lock going to be re added and the Bridge listing left as closed.
Experts on this site will no doubt know better than me on this subject.

On 16th July 2017 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6001 recommendations about 6001 pubs]

Alex Conway left this review about Gamston Lock

The Gamston Lock is a large new build on the site of a former pub demolished by Fire. The turnaround for construction of this new place after the fire was so sudden I still know people who have not realised it is a different pub as the turnaround was truly remarkable. The pub is well described below as a large family friendly pub with Childrens paly area outside and lots of car parking spaces as this is more of a commuter’s pub for meals than a local boozer. It is very modern and open plan with lots of tables and chairs for dining around a centrally located bar. There is also a nice outside seating area with many tables and chairs and a undercover area for smokers when it’s raining. There were four hand pulls on the front facing bar and a further four on the right hand side bar but both displayed the same beers (Pedigree x2) Banks’s Sunbeam and Ringwood Brewery Red Boar. The Pedigree and Sunbeam were both sampled at a pretty decent £3 especially considering this is in one of the nicer area of the outer city and both were kept in decent nick. Overall a pleasant pub to visit for a nice pint of cask ale but definitely more of a eating pub and not the sort of place to go on a session. That said it acted as a perfect refreshment stop sat out in the sun after a long walk and would come back if ever in the area to sample another well priced pint.

On 23rd April 2017 - rating: 6
[User has posted 390 recommendations about 390 pubs]

Steve of N21 left this review about Gamston Lock

I thought this large family orientated Marstons roadside pub restaurant on the Nottingham Ring Road looked all new and shiny and a smarter version of a lot of the chain I have used over the years, and now I know why when looking at the review below. Apparently this one was put up within 12 months of the previous one being pulled down and they certainly have taken advantage of having a blank canvas to build a food orientated restaurant for road users situated on a busy city ring road.
It’s a large building with a modern internal décor common of these places, e.g. bright clean lines with lots of exposed brickwork, light oak flooring and furniture and pastel shades throughout with several distinct seating sections, most orientated towards dining, around a central serving area. Then outside there are several external seating areas stretching right round the pub with a couple being very nice decking extensions from the main building with wicker seating underneath large wooden canopies. And it benefits from having a massive multi sectioned car park.
It’s the standard Marstons food menu with all the usual suspects, Marston’s beer battered fish & Chips, British Beef & Pedigree Ale Pie along with Ribs, Steaks , Burgers, and the odd salad. However what this one also has that was a bit unusual is a chicken rotisserie, which actually confronts you as you walk through the front door, thus confirming the primary function of this place if you were in any doubt.
On the beer front the bar has three handpumps with three of the usual Marston stable beers and Pedigree Hobgoblin and Hobgoblin Gold were on.
If you are on the road and cant be bothered to do the research to find more traditional pub options then you can do a lot worse than this place for a decent reasonable priced food and beer stop.

On 29th November 2016 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1428 recommendations about 1382 pubs]

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16th Jul 2017, 16:04
Review submitted by Alan Winfield amended by Alan Winfield
23rd Apr 2017, 10:32
Review submitted by Alex Conway

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: January 10th 2017
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