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Victoria Hotel

85 Dovecote Lane

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Opening Times


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

Meal Times

Mon - Thu noon - 9pm
Fri & Sat noon - 9.30pm
Sun noon - 9pm

About the Pub

Restored after years of neglect, this Victorian masterpiece is appeals to both drinkers and diners. The bar serves two rooms, and features 110 whiskies as well as up to 16 ales. Outside, ample seating, heated and non-smoking, is provided in the beer garden that hosts VicFest in July and other beer festivals throughout the year. CAMRA and NUS discount is available Sunday to Thursday only. Taster trays of three thirds are available. A craft keg line is also available. The high quality food includes Vegan and Vegetarian options.

Historic Interest

Built by Ind, Coope & Co Ltd in 1899, the Victoria Hotel is a fine late Victorian pub built opposite the old Beeston Brewery, which later became the Shipstone's Maltings. The Victoria Hotel was registered as an Asset of Community Value on the 14th January 2016 and was nominated by the Nottingham Branch of CAMRA. The Victoria Hotel has an heritage interior rated by CAMRA as being of Regional Importance:- "A large brick-built former hotel, adjacent to Beeston railway station. It has prominent brewery lettering on the frontage, and a foundation stone dated June 1899. Neglected by Allied Breweries until June 1994, it was purchased by Tynemill (now Castle Rock Brewery), and restored. The multi-room interior comprises Victorian and 1930s features. The entrance is into a lobby with a former tiny snug or off-sales straight ahead - this now used for storage. On the right is a good plain bar, self-contained with its own toilets. The main bar is on the left, and the back corner of this has been opened out into two further rooms, used mainly for dining for most of the day. Doors, windows and benches look original Victorian, but clearly there was a makeover during the 1930s, when the bar serveries were added to both main rooms - these appear to be mostly intact with some Art Deco features. Dado panelling, floors and fireplaces were also installed at the same time, and much of these survive, with minor alterations. In the rear lobby is a staircase with stained glass window. At the back is a garden alongside the railway. Entirely non-smoking, and no mobile phones - even in the garden. Note that the adjacent railway station and its platform shelters are grade 2 listed" ( As at November 2017, the Freehold for the Victoria (NT294614) was held by the Hands On Pub Co Limited [Reg. No. 4182974]. [Broxtowe Borough Council; Beeston Rylands Ward / Broxtowe Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Black Sheep Best Bitter
  • Castle Rock Harvest Pale
  • Draught Bass
  • Full Mash Séance

Changing ales

This pub serves 12 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Easter, VicFest in July.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub
  • RealHeritagePub Historic Pub Interior

    Regionally Historic Pub Interior


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Fully covered.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Events Events

    VicFest in July is an annual beer, food and music event.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Sunday Evenings (winter); As advertised rest of year.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • WiFi Wifi

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Victoria Hotel

85 Dovecote Lane

Sat Nav Reference

52.920163, -1.208852


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

Nearby Bus Routes (400m)

NCT: 36; TB: 18; Indigo, Skylink

Adjacent Station


Nearby Metro (650m)

Beeston Interchange

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Victoria Hotel - Beeston

Victoria Hotel

85 Dovecote Lane

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Pub
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Separate Bar
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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