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April 2021 Opening arrangements.

Some pubs will be opening from 12th April 2021 for outdoor service only.
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Bread & Bitter

153-155 Woodthorpe Drive
Nottingham: East

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Opening Times

Monday10.00 am - 11.30 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am - Midnight
Friday10.00 am - Midnight
Saturday10.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

10 - 9 Mon - Sat
11 - 7 Sun

About the Pub

Built on the site of the old Judge's bakery on Mapperley Top in 2007, the conversion retains the old bakery ovens in a wall in a back room. There is plenty of memorabilia adorning the walls from closed breweries, especially local ones and framed awards. Supervised children are allowed until 9pm and there is a Monday mum's and babies morning. The single bar in the entrance room boasts 12 handpumps with Castle Rock, guest beers including mild and a cider. There is also an extensive foreign and craft bottled beer list. Home cooked food varies frequently so look for the specials board. The chef's speciality is Caribbean Chicken from a secret family recipe. A curry/quiz night is held Mondays. Dogs welcome in main bar area only.

Middle of the month vinyl record playing night.

Historic Interest

The Bread & Bitter is a former mid-20th century bakery once belonging to C.W. Judge & Son. The bakery closed in 1991 and was converted 16 years later into a public house by Castle Rock. The opening ceremony was presided over by Barrie Judge, a member of the original baking family, on the 5th December 2007. The ovens remain as part of the interior and there are a number of very unusual stained glass features using flattened bottles. The Bread & Bitter was registered as an Asset of Community Value on the 27th July 2016 by Gedling Borough Council after being nominted by the Nottingham Branch of CAMRA. As at November 2017, the leasehold for the Bread & Bitter (NT446512) was held by Tynemill Limited (Reg. No. 1211426). [Gedling Borough Council; Porchester Ward / Nottinghamshire County Council; Arnold South Division / Gedling 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
  • Fuller's London Pride

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

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Bread & Bitter, Nottingham: East


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Normally at least three.

  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme


  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


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

    Paved area at front and side of pub.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Main bar area only.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 9pm.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room


  • LiveMusic Live Music

    2-4 times a month.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Bread & Bitter

153-155 Woodthorpe Drive
Nottingham: East

Sat Nav Reference

52.983993, -1.123094


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Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

NCT: 25; 45, 46, 47, L9

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