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Malt Cross

(formerly Malt Cross Music Hall, Potters House)

16 St James's Street
Nottingham: Central
NG1 6FE

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday10.00 am - 1.00 am
Sunday10.00 am - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 3, 5 - 9 Mon - Thu
12 - 9 Fri & Sat
12 - 8 Sun

About the Pub

Grade II listed former Victorian Music Hall, built by Edwin Hill in 1877, is owned by a charitable trust and was extensively restored in 2014 following Heritage Lottery funding of £1.4M. An upstairs gallery overlooks the ground floor area from all sides, with two lower floors opened up after the restoration, including caves once inhabited by Carmelite monks. Monday is Quiz Night, whilst live music is played on Tuesday evenings. Food is served until 9pm, (8pm Sunday) 7 days a week. The roof is a glass and wood structure, which resembles the upturned hull of a boat; rather alarmingly, no nails were used in the construction of said roof!

Two navigation beers are normally available.

Historic Interest

The Malt Cross is a Grade II listed building (No 1270498) and is a former Victorian Music Hall, built by Edwin Hill for Charles Weldon in 1877 (Historic England). The Malt Cross is in Nottingham City Council's Old Market Square Conservation Area. Formerly known as Old Malt Cross Music Hall. Music hall, now cafe, and adjoining shops. Restored 1982-84, and converted to cafe 1987. Brick, roughcast, with stucco dressings. Glazed barrel vault to the music hall, slate roofs to the remainder. EXTERIOR: moulded string course and eaves. 2 storeys plus attics, with galleried basement and rock-cut cellar. The shops face the street, with the music hall entrance to the left, and the music hall itself at right angles. Front range, 2 storeys plus attics; 4 window range of square wooden oriels, with tripartite sashes and cornices. Above them, 4 round-arched through-eaves dormers with finials and plain sashes. Wooden shopfront, full width, with moulded cornice and cast-iron columns with foliage capitals. Ground floor has wooden shopfronts with central double door and round-arched windows, 2 and 3 lights, with wooden mullions and transoms. To left, a wide opening containing a bow fronted doorcase c1935 with crest. INTERIOR: music hall retains major original features. Laminated wood barrel vault, glazed, with tie rods and plaster centre panels. Central light well through all floors, now boarded over at ground floor level. Gallery on 3 sides with cast-iron balustrade, on cast-iron columns with elaborate foliage capitals. Cantilever dogleg stair with cast-iron balustrade. Replica panelling, bar, stage, canopy and rostrum. This building is a largely intact example of a galleried music hall, and has an early example of a laminated timber roof. The first is thought to have been at King's Cross Station, 1851-52, by Lewis Cubitt. St Matthias' Church, Nottingham (qv) 1868, by TC Hine, also has one (Historic England). [Nottingham City Council; Bridge Ward / Nottingham South Parliamentary Constituency]

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Malt Cross, Nottingham: Central

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    4 changing ciders.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20p pint.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

Facilities

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

    Below bar area.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Monday Quiz.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Occassional.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • WiFi Wifi

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Malt Cross

16 St James's Street
Nottingham: Central
NG1 6FE

Sat Nav Reference

52.953101, -1.152331

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Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

Various

Nearby Metro (200m)

Old Market Square

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