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Horn in Hand

(formerly Goldsmith Pitcher, Spread Eagle, Fagins, Speak Easy)

Goldsmith Street

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday11.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday11.00 am - Midnight
Thursday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Friday11.00 am - 2.00 am
SaturdayNoon - 2.00 am
Sunday11.00 am - Midnight

Meal Times

Mon - Sun 11am - 10pm

About the Pub

Open plan pub near the Royal Centre, accessed up several external steps. Additional, smaller rooms are upstairs. Popular with students from Trent University across the road. TVs and large screens show sport. The guest beers are usually from microbreweries.

Historic Interest

Possibly the Nottingham pub with a history of the most changes of name. Originally the on the site of a pub called the Spread Eagle, this former Bass house was the City Family and Commercial Hotel, then reverted to the Spread Eagle in 1952, then Fagins in 1984, the Goldsmith Pitcher in 1994 then the Speak Easy and is now the Horn in Hand. The name Goldsmith Pitcher was a punning allusion to the Goldsmith Picture House, a cinema once in the building next door (Whitworth 2010). In 1876 the publican of the Spread Eagle was Samuel Palmer (Post Office Directory). The Horn in Hand has an entry on Nottingham Civic Society's Draft local Heritage List (09 December 2013), which notes that the building was constructed in 1937 as the Spread Eagle Hotel for Bass, Ratcliff and Gretton to a design by architects WB Starr & Hall. As at November 2017, the Horn in Hand freehold (NT367845) was held by the Stonegate Pub Company Limited [Reg. No. FC029833]. [Nottingham City Council, Arboretum Ward / Nottingham East Parliamentary Constituency]

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme


  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    'Green Room' upstairs 50-70 capacity.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board games; pool upstairs.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Horn in Hand

Goldsmith Street

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52.956119, -1.152845


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Royal Centre

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Front December 2017

Horn in Hand

Goldsmith Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Metro

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