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(formerly Albert's, Spanky Van Dyke's, Speakeasy)

17 Goldsmith Street

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday11.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday11.00 am - Midnight
Thursday11.00 am - Midnight
Friday11.00 am - 2.00 am
Saturday11.00 am - 2.00 am
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Thu noon - 9pm
Fri - Sun 5pm - 9pm



About the Pub

Reverted to Spankies name in 2020 after being Re-branded as Albert's in September 2018. Two floored bar close to the Theatre Royal, Rock City and Nottingham Trent University. Popular with all ages for its relaxed atmosphere during the day and trendy bar-like feel in evenings. Industrial ventilation piping runs throughout. The upper floor is open all day. Pop up kitchen evenings Friday to Sunday.

Historic Interest

At one time, Albert's has been called the Tivoli Rock Cafe, the Fair and Firkin, Speakeasy and Spanky Van Dykes. It started life in 1910 as an early cinema, Pringle's Picture Palace. Originally owned by Ralph Pringle, one of the pioneers of British commercial cinema in the early 20th century. Pringle sold it before the start of World War I, when it became Goldsmith's Picture House. During WWII it became the Little Theatre showing rep and then in 1948 it became the Playhouse Theatre until 1963, after which it became a carpet shop (McGrath 2015). [Nottingham City Council, Arboretum Ward / Nottingham East Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Robinsons Trooper

Changing ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


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

    Until 7pm.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room


  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Pool tables.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Weekly with a monthly Acoustic set.

  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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17 Goldsmith Street

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52.955946, -1.152726


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Nearby Metro (75m)

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17 Goldsmith Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Metro

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