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Temporary Opening Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue-Wed: 3-10
Thu: 12-10
Fri-Sat: 11-11
Sun: 11-8

Food served 3-8

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Crafty Crow

(formerly BZR)

102 Friar Lane
Nottingham: Central

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9 Mon - Thu
11 - 9 Fri & Sat
12 - 8 Sun

About the Pub

A 2014 refurbishment of an existing pub, the Crafty Crow is Magpie Brewery's first pub. Following on from the ethics of the brewery, self sufficiency abounds with UK-sourced green energy and recycling, from wooden pallets to beer casks all around. Metal self made finials adorn wooden balustrade posts and corvids appear throughout. Even the toilet facilities follow this, using ex-keg fonts to dispense hot and cold water into sinks made from beer casks. Climbing the steps to the main entrance reveals a lobby furnished with unusual tables and comfortable seating. More steps lead up to the main bar area, which overlooks the entrance, with a raised seating area to the left, opposite this main bar area. Settles surround the wall and this is repeated on the opposite side of the bar. A side entrance off Standard Hill is disabled-friendly, leading directly to the bar and facilities. The central bar has 10 handpumps, 8 dispensing beer from microbreweries, with the other 2 serving traditional cider. Facing the central side of the bar is a cannibalised Grundy conditioning tank which hosts 8 keg fonts to dispense micro craft beers and lagers. The only National brand you will find is the range of Fentimans soft drinks. A range of local artisan snacks offered.

Historic Interest

Located in the former BZR Bar, this pub is named for the emblem of the local Magpie Brewery whose beers it sells. Perhaps also an allusion to Craft Beers? The Crafty Crow is located in Nottingham City Council's Castle Conservation Area. [Nottingham City Council; Radford & Park Ward / Nottingham South Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Magpie --varies--

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

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Crafty Crow, Nottingham: Central


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Up to 4 handpulls.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10p pint, 5p half.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Side entrance off Standard Hill.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 9pm, Kids menu available.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Pavement seating area.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Crafty Crow

102 Friar Lane
Nottingham: Central

Sat Nav Reference

52.951125, -1.153825


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