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89 Mansfield Road

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Opening Times

Wednesday4.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Friday4.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Saturday4.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Sunday2.00 pm - 6.00 pm



About the Pub

Closed first two weeks of January. Built in 1936/37, part of the Home Brewery 'Coronation buildings'. The pub was for many years a shop, although it has also been a barbers. Having being empty for 2 years the building was converted into Arnold's first micro-pub. Windows at the front and the rear gives the pub a light and airy feel and the bar fittings appropriately were made by Gaskell and Chambers in 1937. The name reflects the 'Coronation/Abdication' of King Edward VIII. A real fire keeps the chills at bay. Look for the grandfather clock in the rear section. The four microbrewery beers are ever changing with always a mix of light, dark and anything in between. Similarly there are between two and four ciders plus a couple of keykeg beers have been introduced. A monthly quiz encourages friendship as a raffle ticket on entry is used to allocate teams. Occasional beers brewed on an 80 litre nano brewery so you may find a new beer on the bar.

Historic Interest

The Abdication is set in an Art Deco listed building (No. 1033353). Row of seven shops. 1936-37. Designed by Calvert, Jessop & Gleave. White brick with red brick rear. Hipped roof with Cumberland slates. Metal frame windows throughout. 2 storeys. Street front at first floor has 11 windows, with projecting 5 window central section. Ground floor has 7 shops with metal framed shop windows, except No 85 which has wooden replacements, with black Vitolite cladding. Each shop has a central recessed doorway with glazed wooden door. Continuous projecting canopy across all the shop fronts. Above central recessed tripartite window with fluted pilasters between and rusticated edges and semi-circular pediment inscribed CORONATION BUILDINGS 1937, either side 2 single 2-light casement windows. This central section has curved plaster coving and curved rusticated corners. Set back wings each have 3 windows, to left a linked central pair flanked by 3-light windows and to right a central 3-light pair flanked by 2-light windows (Historic England). [Gedling Borough Council; Daybrook Ward / Nottinghamshire County Council; Arnold South Division / Gedling Parliamentary Constituency].

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

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Abdication, Arnold


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Two to four.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Small step at entrance - a ramp is available.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board games.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire

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89 Mansfield Road

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52.998503, -1.138088


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Nearby Bus Routes (10m)

NCT: 25 58; TB: Pronto


Opp the gates of the former Home Brewery

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