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Organ Grinder

(formerly Red Lion)

21 Alfreton Road
Canning Circus
Nottingham: Central

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Opening Times


MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.30 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

About the Pub

Previously the Red Lion, this pub was bought and refurbished by Blue Monkey Brewery, and is its brewery tap, hence the name. The single-roomed pub boasts a wood-burning fire. Up a couple of steps there is a seating area to relax in. Outside, to the rear and up a few steps, you will find a lovely city centre oasis of calm on the roof terrace, leading to a small first-floor function room. Two real ciders and a perry are always available. No meals, but bar snacks such as pork pies are sold. After work Friday (17.00-20.00), all cask beers £3.00. Refurbished in May 2019.

Historic Interest

Formerly the Red Lion, which in 1879 was a beer house under publican Henry Hutchinson (Wright). The Organ Grinder is located in Nottingham City Council's Gamble Street / Alfreton Road Conservation Area. As at November 2017, the Freehold for the Organ Grinder (NT359350) was held by Bleasby Inns Limited [Reg. No. 7107761]. [Nottingham City Council; Radford & Park Ward / Nottingham South Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
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  • Garden Garden

    Roof garden.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children welcome in daytime only.

  • Events Events

    Pub quiz every other week.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Chess Group once per week; St. Barnabas Campanologists once per week.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Rear courtyard.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Rugby in function room and main bar.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Organ Grinder

21 Alfreton Road
Canning Circus
Nottingham: Central

Sat Nav Reference

52.956392, -1.162904


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Nearby Bus Routes (10m)

TB: R1; NCT: 77; 78, 79

Nearby Metro (550m)

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Roof garden June 2019

Organ Grinder

21 Alfreton Road
Canning Circus
Nottingham: Central

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Beer Festivals
  • Additional Services
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Metro

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