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Barley Twist, Nottingham

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91 Carrington St
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Old Boots left this review about Barley Twist

Thin shop conversion (from a sweet shop - geddit?) with bench seating down one side, a raised area in the front window and a rear half width counter. Much of the space by the counter is taken up with large fridges of bottles and cans plus a wine cupboard. There are two pulls, both not with owners Castle Rock’s beers on, as well as 10 keg taps on three mounts, traditional ciders are also listed. I had Lenten Lane Black Velvet (cask) which was in average nick. Industrial fittings, exposed brick walls, so you can guess the market aimed at. They succeeded on my visit, except for me of course. A useful feature is the real time departure board for the station up the road.

On 13th February 2020 - no rating submitted
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custodian 42 left this review about Barley Twist

One narrow room with bar to rear left. Fridge to right. One weak real ale pump, rest craft. As per normal - way too cold. Could be better.

On 10th August 2018 - rating: 5
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Alex Conway left this review about Barley Twist

Pretty much agree with everything Will has stated although my judging criterier is slightly more leeniant than others if a well kept cask ale can be found. this is a Micro style pub/shop conversion but without the beer. about 8 craft keg beers that do not interest me in the slightest to choose from and a solitary hand pump selling a rotating Castle rock beer (Elsie mo £3.50 and more than any of their other pubs at that price). The interior is a little dark with hard fixtures so not the comfiest place to sit. Will appeal to more of a younger crowd/women but really doesn’t do it for me. Usual hard wood floor/exposed brick fixtures like all these modern places. With the Vat and fiddle (Castle Rock’s tap) and Beerheads closer to the station it’s not going to win over commuting beer lovers. The Elsie Mo was kept in good condition as it should be but i feel they have missed a trick not focusing on their speciality in cask beer and making this more along the liens of a traditional micro pub. I understand that new things need to be tried but feel this has slightly missed the mark. Can’t really see myself in here again with the nearby and better competition competing for my pre/post train cash.

On 20th July 2018 - rating: 7
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Nottingham, 0.11 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Netherfield, 3.59 miles, 1 hr 9 min walk (show)
Carlton, 3.61 miles, 1 hr 9 min walk (show)
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13th Feb 2020, 12:28
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13th Feb 2020, 11:55
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 June 2020 by Quinno _
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