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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Closed according to Nottingham CAMRA.

Gusto, Nottingham

Pub added by hondo .
70 Bridgford Road
West Bridgford
Postal town: Nottingham
NG2 6AP
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Reviews of Gusto (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Monkey Tree

I approached this smart, modern bar in the middle of West Bridgeford during monsoon-like conditions and in my haste to find shelter, managed to completely miss the large monkey puzzle tree outside, from which the bar takes its name. The layout once inside, sees what is essentially a large single room split into different areas by well positioned partitioning walls and screens. The interior has a mix of bare floorboards, carpet and flagstones, reflecting the different feels of separate parts of the room. Walls are painted in deep shades of red and green, which makes the place feel warm and homely, which is just what you need when you arrive looking like a drowned rat. This is augmented by some nice floral patterned wallpaper which has repeated images of monkeys hidden amidst the design. Seating is mixed, with some particularly smart button backed banquettes running along the rear wall catching the eye. The servery is along the right hand wall and has an archway partly blocking the counter about two thirds of the way along it, which suggests there was a different layout here in the past. In front of the bar, there is a screened of space with a good deal of seating, which almost feels like a separate room in its own right. I noticed a couple of fireplaces, sadly not in action as I dripped my way across the pub, including one in the rear left corner where someone seemed to be preparing for some live music later in the evening. Loads of TV screens were on throughout the room, showing the Premier League's evening kick off to a decent sized crowd. The place has been quite fittingly decorated, with arty black and white photos filling plenty of wall space, whilst some fancy lamps made from antlers could also be spotted. A decking area out the front of the pub was doing its best impression of the deck of the Titanic when I arrived, but I imagine its a good spot for people watching during less biblical weather.
Just the two ales were available at the bar, both from the nearby Navigation Brewery - Pale and Classic IPA - and the pint of IPA I opted for was a lovely pint. A reasonably priced pub grub menu is available and posters were advertising free curry on Monday football nights, which sounds too good to pass up.
I thought this was a nice example of a modern pub that will appeal to a wide range of customers. I enjoyed my well kept pint whilst watching a bit of football and trying to dry my socks. A versatile pub that no doubt serves the local community well and I would recommend a visit if you find yourselves in West Bridgeford.

On 16th November 2013 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2276 recommendations about 2276 pubs]


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Alan Winfield left this review about The Monkey Tree

The Monkey Tree opened about three years ago and it is in the middle of West Bridgeford.
There is a large monkey puzzle tree outside this pub which is probably why the pub is called this.
Once inside here there is one large room that is in the modern style and seems very popular with West Bridgefords yummy mummys.
There were three real ales on the bar and we had a drink of Mallard Duck and Dive which was very nice the other beers were Nottingham Rock Mild and Nottingham Extra Pale Ale.
This is a good addition to the West Bridgeford drinking scene and we were quite happy having a few drinks here the pub also does food all day.

On 3rd November 2010 - rating: 7
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Latest updates View all updates for Gusto, West Bridgford
30th May 2019, 20:08
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
 
30th May 2019, 20:08
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Other: Closed according to Nottingham CAMRA.

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint, no discount on halves - last updated 04 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Wednesday & Thursday - last updated 04 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 04 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 November 2014 by ROB Camra
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