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Starting Gate

Candle Meadow

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Opening Times

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

Meal Times

12 - 10

About the Pub

Near to Nottingham Racecourse, hence the name. The pub has a large open plan layout with modern decor. The dining area is raised up a level and situated in a conservatory style extension. Pub offers its own loyalty scheme - buy five pints, the sixth is free.

Historic Interest

Opened in May 1973 by Home Brewery, whose then owners, the Farr family, had racing interests. The plans by architects Cecil Howitt & Partners were approved on the 10th December 1971. The exterior has timber landlord's accommodation over brick ground floor, with rear single storey timber bar with large plate glass windows and upswept roof overlooking beer garden (where the snooker table now is). The projecting single-storey front bar may have been similar but it has been re-windowed and extended, and inside divided up with brick piers so that the plan is no longer recognisable. This is a shame as bits of the exterior are intriguing. Two bars, running front and back each with a lobby. Also entrances to righthand side (now gone) separating bars from toilets. Behind the counter is a large area with barrel store, case store, stock delivery with double doors, staff entrance and garage, all with flat over - the bars have upsailing roofs. In February 1992 an amended plan for a new bar extension and internal alterations by Danyl Interiors of Thundersley, Essex were approved (Elain Harwood / Historic England). [Nottingham City Council, Dales Ward / Nottingham East Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

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Starting Gate, Nottingham


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Westons Old Rosie.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme


  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Quiz night, pool.

  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Starting Gate

Candle Meadow

Sat Nav Reference

52.954029, -1.097092


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Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

NCT: 44; C2


Road access from Daleside Road East

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