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Hogarths, Ilkeston

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3 South Street
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Pub SignMan left this review about Hogarths

This is a very impressive town centre pub that has been refurbished in the style of an old gin palace, with no expense seemingly spared. The pub has an L-shaped layout with a very large servery occupying much of the right-hand side, leaving seating options confined to the left and in a pleasant front lounge area. The whole pub boasts some lovely carpeting with a check-tiled space around the servery. The lounge at the front seemed like a great spot to grab a seat, with plenty of options including plush button backed banquettes, padded low stools, high stools along drinking ledges and a few standard tables and chairs at the far end. It’s a stunning space thanks to numerous stained glass partitioning screens which the sun was shining through to create a beautiful effect on my mid-afternoon visit. A check tile fireplace on the far wall had a TV screen above it, showing live football with the sound on, although no-one seemed to be watching it. The bar has a glorious carved, dark wood counter front with large, etched glass pub mirrors on the bar back surrounded by grand display cabinets full of various bits and bobs. The bar runs down the right-hand wall towards the back of the pub, broken along the way by numerous pillars, with plenty of additional decorative features to check out along the way. Loads of high tables and stools can be found opposite, down the left-hand side of the room, with many more colourful glass panes on show, before the room opens out again to the rear, where several dartboards can be found and where fans of various East Midlands football teams were competing in some sort of lively tournament complete with lights, music and a proper caller/compere. Decorative chandeliers and light fittings throughout the pub add to the grand spectacle and I noticed a few more TV screens showing the same match further to the rear.
The bar is very long, but I’m fairly sure the only handpulls are in a cluster together and were offering Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold and a couple of real ciders. A hapless barman got a bit of a drenching when the beer practically exploded out of the pump, but he managed to pour a respectable pint of the Hobgoblin Gold, which I enjoyed supping whilst taking in the surroundings and laughing at the good natured stick the darts players were giving one another.
This is a spectacular pub with a very attractive interior that I thought was well worth setting aside some time to check out. It’s a shame that such a tasteful refit couldn’t be matched with a good ale range, but at least they have an active handpull and seem to know how to keep their beer. I’m glad I read about this place in the local CAMRA magazine and added it to my crawl at the last minute, as it was a memorable visit and something a little different to what the rest of town has to offer.

On 8th September 2023 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about Hogarths

On my first visit here, just after Christmas, it was fairly quiet with just three beers available on the six hand pumps. (I was here again in January but my review does not relate to that occasion as I was with friends and did not make any notes.) Two were seasonal beers and the helpful young barman offered me a taster - and then talked me out of buying one! He diverted me onto Ringwood Boondoggle, which although not a favourite of mine, was in good nick and an absolute snip at just £1.25. Looking around, I could see that this old crown post office had been made into a pretty good replica of an old pub, with reproduction features such as woodwork and stained glass. Although Hogarths style their pubs as gin palaces, in fact there is nothing at all rowdy about them (if you go early in the day!) and I find them comfortable and the staff friendly.

Date of visit: 27th December 2017

On 29th June 2018 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about Hogarths

When i first visited this pub it was called the Old Mail House because it was converted from the old post office.
On my first visit here the pub stocked two Funfair beers,i had a drink of Funfair Pale Rider,the other beer was Brandy Snap.
In more recent years the pub has been called the Charter,the pub stocked real ales which i failed to note.

Hogarths is a really grand looking pub once inside and quite large,there is a very large single room which is T shaped,there is a comfy area to the front right which has bench seating and chairs,the front left area is raised,the room extends to the rear where a long bar runs down the middle,there are bench seating in bays opposite the bar,the rear area is slightly raised to the left,there is a viewing window to the right which looks to the ground floor cellar.
There were 10 real ales on the bar on three different banks of pumps,i had a drink of Navigation Feudal Barons,the other beers noted were Banks Sunbeam,Courage Directors,Bombardier Gold,Doom Bar,Charles Wells DNA and Jennings Cumberland.
The beers were very cheap,my pint was only £2.20.
This is a very pleasant and comfortable pub to have a drink.

Pub first visited when the Old Mail House 26/7/2006

Recent visit to Hogarths 13/6/2015

On 28th June 2015 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Paul Brett
Ilkeston, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Langley Mill, 4.15 miles, 1 hr 20 min walk (show)
Bulwell, 6.54 miles, 2 hr 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Hogarths, Ilkeston
8th Sep 2023, 17:05
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
29th Jun 2018, 18:37
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 September 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 08 September 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 September 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 September 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 September 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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