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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

11-11 Mon-Thu; 11-1am Fri; 10-1am Sat; 10-9 Sun

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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Old Market Square

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  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
  • Important Historic Interior Important Historic Interior

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Events Events
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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