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Vat & Fiddle

(formerly Grove Tavern)

Queens Bridge Road
Nottingham: Central
NG2 1NB

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Opening Times

Monday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday10.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 8 Mon - Sat
12 - 5 Sun

About the Pub

A real ale Art Deco gem just 2 minutes away from the railway station and brewery tap for the adjacent Castle Rock Brewery. Thirteen handpumps serve a minimum of 7 of the Castle Rock range, with some guests and the recently-expanded range of ciders. The outside seating area features floral displays in summer. Hot food served all week. A tasting tray of 6 thirds of Castle Rock beers is available. Brewery tours (by advance booking) are operated Monday to Saturday and end in Golding's Room, which opened in 2011.

Historic Interest

An Art Deco pub built in 1937 as the Grove Tavern on the site of an earlier pub of the same name. This establishment has had a number of name changes from the Miami Bar to Ziggy's Bar (1988), the Grove Tavern (again), Tom Hoskin's (1992) before becoming the Vat and Fiddle. The current name a cheeky reference to the nearby offices of HM Revenue and Customs (Whitworth 2010). Formerly a Whitbread tied house. The Goldings Room is named after the late Spyke Golding, a popular Nottingham CAMRA activist who died in October 2010. [Nottingham City Council; Bridge Ward / Nottingham South Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 6 regular beers.

  • Castle Rock Black Gold
  • Castle Rock Elsie Mo
  • Castle Rock Harvest Pale
  • Castle Rock Preservation
  • Castle Rock Screech Owl
  • Castle Rock Sheriff's Tipple

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 7 changing beers.

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Vat & Fiddle, Nottingham: Central

Features

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

    20p pint, 10p half.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Annual 'Yard Party' in the summer.

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    A wheelchair user advises: "Level access to bars with no steps via the main door, and a small step via the right hand door. Accessible toilet fully accessible for wheelchair users."

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Seating area in both front and rear of pub.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    And parrot friendly! Formerly also famous for its cat....

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 9.00pm.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Regular (weekly)

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Vat & Fiddle

Queens Bridge Road
Nottingham: Central
NG2 1NB

Sat Nav Reference

52.9456, -1.1484

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Metro Close to Metro

Nearby Bus Routes (125m)

Various

Nearby Station (150m)

Nottingham

Nearby Metro (150m)

Nottingham Station

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