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Organ Grinder

(formerly Coffee Grinder, Bazaar, Lord Nelson)

133 Front Street

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Opening Times

Monday11.30 am - 10.00 pm
Tuesday11.30 am - 10.00 pm
Wednesday11.30 am - 10.00 pm
Thursday11.30 am - 10.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 7.00 pm

About the Pub

Opened as the Organ Grinder in November 2015 and before that, for a while, the Bazaar coffee shop. This friendly pub continues to sell good quality coffee and has a selection of 6 real ales, with five Blue Monkey beers and one guest. Also available is an excellent range of Blue Monkey bottled beers. Located on the main shopping street almost next door to ASDA, it is frequented by shoppers during the day. The interior is a cosy L-shaped single room with several comfortable seating styles. The large walled garden at the rear is very popular during the warmer months. Access to the beer garden through the pub or via large double gates off the alley between the pub and the supermarket. This alley leads to both the supermarket and the main municipal car parks. Monthly quiz night on a Thursday. Frequent performances of live music.

Historic Interest

Originally the Lord Nelson, this building has an impressive two-tone blue and white painted frontage with double-doors under a narrow Georgian-style portico. An ornate datestone escutcheon proclaims a build year of 1923. The former name "Lord Nelson" clearly visible. Possibly a faience exterior under the blue paint. Formerly an Home Ales pub and now a Blue Monkey house. In 1894, an earlier Lord Nelson (or is just the faience facade 1923?) was addressed as 127 Front Street and the publican was the licensed victualler Wm. Knight [Wright]. At that time there were a number of other nearby pubs on Front Street: Cross Keys (No. 32, John Cottam, Victualler); New Inn (No. 62, Francis Lloyd Patchitt, Beehouse keeper); Horse & Jockey (No. 83, Walter Perkins, Victualler); Butchers Arms (No. 105, Robert Brookes, Victualler) and the Plough & Harrow (No. 118, Anthony Samuel, Victualler)[Wright 1894]. The Blue Monkey Brewery is based in nearby Giltbrook and takes it name from a group of now demolished foundry furnaces near Ilkeston, which burned with a blue glow at night and were known locally as the Blue Monkeys. [Gedling Borough Council; Ernehale Ward / Nottinghamshire County Council; Arnold North Division / Gedling Parliamentary Constituency].

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


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Front door has uneven double-step. Wheelchair accessible from the side door adjacent to ASDA and via beer garden at the rear. Wheelchair accessible toilet next to the side door. Ample space for manoeuvering wheelchair in the pub itself.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Large and well appointed beer garden to the rear.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Up until 9pm.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Frequent live music.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Organ Grinder

133 Front Street

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53.005297, -1.127243


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NCT: 58; TB: Calverton Connection

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