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Pit & Pendulum

(formerly Malthouse)

17 Victoria Sreet

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - Midnight
WednesdayNoon - Midnight
ThursdayNoon - 1.00 am
FridayNoon - 2.00 am
SaturdayNoon - 2.00 am
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Thu noon - 8pm
Fri noon - 10pm
Sat noon - 7pm
Sun noon - 8pm


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About the Pub

City centre pub taking on a Gothic theme with elements of alchemy, dungeons and medieval times. On three levels, with basement and 1st floor bars but only fully utilised at busy times. Cask ales are varied and guests are usually weighted towards local breweries. For those less cask inclined, the 'seven deadly sins'; 'valhalla' and 'apocalypse' themed cocktails may appeal. The pub name, Pit & Pendulum, is taken from the title of an 1842 short story by American writer Edgar Allen Poe, which details the torment of a victim of the Spanish Inquisition.

Historic Interest

The Pit & Pendulum is a Grade II listed building (No. 1255205) and is located in Nottingham City Council's Lace Market Conservation Area. "Shop and offices, now public house. 1870. By Robert Evans of Nottingham for Lewis & Grundy, ironmongers. Extended in the same style 1873 by Evans & Jolley of Nottingham. Converted late C20. Red brick with ashlar dressings. Roof not visible. Italianate style. Quoins, modillion cornice and mosaic frieze, balustrade with pedestals. Windows are mainly segment-arched plain sashes with moulded ashlar surrounds and ornamented keystones. 4 storeys; 5 window ranges, divided 3:2 by a rusticated strip. Ground floor has 5 openings divided by ashlar pilasters with coloured tile panels. Full width cornice, and above the inner pilasters, a square relief panel with segmental pediment. In the centre bays, C20 windows and shopfronts. In the outer bays, C20 doors. Above, 5 windows on each floor, the fourth floor windows smaller. On the first floor, between the third and fourth bays, a bracket clock with automaton figures of blacksmiths. Included for group value." (Historic England). [Nottingham City Council; Bridge Ward / Nottingham South Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby

Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Mainly local through SIBA 2014

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

    20% off.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    With disabled toilets.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Friday & Saturday night DJ; last Saturday of every month 'Coven'

  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • WiFi Wifi

    Registration required.

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Pit & Pendulum

17 Victoria Sreet

Sat Nav Reference

52.95341, -1.146032


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Lace Market

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Pit & Pendulum

17 Victoria Sreet

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Live Music
  • Separate Bar
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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