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Vat and Fiddle

12 Queens Bridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB, England
+44 115 985 0611
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cobs” (4 reviews)
“brewery tap” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
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12 Queens Bridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB, England
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1 - 10 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just a couple of minutes from Nottingham Station is the VAF. Very well kept real ales from Castle Rock plus a few guests. Basic bar food but good and inexpensive. To top it off You get a CAMRA discount. Top place.

Thank griff2755
Louise C, Manager at Vat and Fiddle, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your review, it's great to hear positive feedback about our ale. As the Brewery tap we do pride ourselves on keeping our beer at its best! See you again soon.

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We remember when this was a Tom Hoskins pub years ago. It has a good location, near the station and now owned by Castle Rock, stocks their range of delightful beers plus several guest beers, so yes a must visit place for beer aficionados! Camra...More

Thank Steve C
Louise C, General Manager at Vat and Fiddle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Steve, for your wonderful review. We look forward to your next visit and we hope you enjoy or food as much as the beer!

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I attended the V&F today for a couple of beers and lunch. If you're a proper beer fan and are visiting Nottingham, this is basically Beer Mecca. A must experience place. Unspoilt by progress. A pleasing absence of fake facade and any...More

Thank James S
Louise C, Manager at Vat and Fiddle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi James, thanks a lot for your review. All feedback is appreciated and we are glad you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Open at 11am for our early kick off. Superb beers at great prices. Sheriffs tipple only £2.80 a pint. Great pork pies for bar food too. Friendly staff. To be recommended

Thank Jean_Robie_Le_Chat
Louise C, General Manager at Vat and Fiddle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi, Thank you for your great review, we look forward to seeing you next match!

Reviewed 21 February 2018

My husband and I had a superb curry (chicken jalfrezi) yesterday here and would highly recommend it. We will definitely be returning for another one soon. The real ale is also excellent and the staff are always friendly.

Thank japarke181
Louise C, General Manager at Vat and Fiddle, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your curry, we look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks again!

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Sometimes the gods have a decent plan. We were walking past when the heavens opened. 'Er indoors is not keen on impromptu showers on the barnet so we had to take refuge. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! I had a very decent pint of Snow White...well...More

Thank CallmeSteveStA
Louise C, Manager at Vat and Fiddle, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thank you so much for your great review Steve. We hope to see you again next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Brilliant beer choices, good choice of food! Get yourself down here when in Nottingham you won't be disappointed

Thank Nathan S
Louise C, Manager at Vat and Fiddle, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Hi Nathan, thanks for your brilliant review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Visited the Vat and Fiddle on a previous trip to Nottingham a couple of years ago and was so impressed I had to return. I like the fact that it is a no frills pub, one that concentrates on doing the most important thing well,...More

Thank NB1957
Reviewed 13 September 2017

When you get if the train in Nottingham instead of turning right towards the city centre turn left and round the corner and you will find one of the best traditional pubs in Nottingham attached to the Castle rock brewery you will find a wide...More

Thank Jellyfishjo22
Jane C, Manager at Vat and Fiddle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thanks Jellyfishjo22, glad you enjoy our cheese & onion cobs, we think they're pretty good too and they do go well with a great pint of beer. Happy Days!!!!!

Reviewed 5 August 2017

In Nottingham for the football but as driving I could only have one pint.....but what a pint! Beautiful condition, great taste, clear as can be and in a sparklingly clean glass. First rate and well done. Great cheese and onion cob too. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Brian M
Jane C, Manager at Vat and Fiddle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you brianthelion, it's always our aim to give everyone a great pint and we get really happy when people tell us they have enjoyed our beer. We think our cobs are pretty good too :)

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Alex K
9 September 2017|
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Response from CastleRockBrewery | Property representative |
Yes- there is disabled access and a disable toilet.
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Alex K
9 September 2017|
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Response from Louise C |
Hello - yes we do have disabled access and toilet facilities. Jane c. Manager
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katrinaboast
5 September 2017|
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Response from Louise C |
Hello Our Function rooms are on the ground floor, so i'm sure everything will be satisfactory. There aren't any steps either just curbs. hope that helps? Regards Jane
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Queens Bridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 115 985 0611
Description
A 1930′s rebuild of a Victorian ‘local’, and known as the Grove for most of its life, a succession of failed re-brandings led to its eventual closing by its owners.Resurrected as a real ale house, The Tom Hoskins, in 1992, and subsequently rechristened as The Vat & Fiddle by new owners Castle Rock in 1997, the pub gained a reputation as a proper drinkers pub. A three minute stroll from the railway station, and popular with football and cricket fans. Adjacent to Castle Rock Brewery and thus dubbed the ‘brewery tap’.
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