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5-7 Castle Road

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Opening Times

Monday9.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday9.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday9.00 am - Midnight
Thursday9.00 am - Midnight
Friday9.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday9.00 am - 1.00 am
SundayMidday - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

9 - 9.30 Mon - Sat
12 - 9 Sun

About the Pub

Overlooked by Nottingham Castle, this pub has a large frontage, but is quite narrow inside. Inside, the décor gives it a modern feel, but viewed from the outside the pub is clearly much older. It actually dates from 1883, and was designed by Watson Fothergill, hence the name. Both meals and beers are aimed at the more discerning customer, with prices reflected in the quality. The handpumps dispense mainly local microbrewery beers. The pub opens from 8.00am in the summer months (June-August).

Historic Interest

Named for its designer, Watson Fothergill, perhaps the most iconic and distinctive of Nottingham's Victorian architects. Fothergill's is a Grade II Listed Building (No. 1246812), is part of the same listing as the Old Castle Inn and is located in Nottingham City Council's Castle Conservation Area. Public house, cafe, shops and offices. 1883 by Watson Fothergill. Altered late C20. Red brick, with ashlar and blue brick dressings and gabled and hipped plain tile roofs. Various stylized stacks. Domestic Revival style. EXTERIOR: 2 and 3 storeys plus attics; 14 x 5 windows. Windows are mainly wooden framed cross casements with segmental heads. In the centre, 2 blocks, 2:2:3 windows, with a staggered roofline and prominent ridge, gable and front wall stacks. To left, a hipped dormer. Below, a double doorway with tiled canopy, flanked by 3-light windows. To right, a late C20 shopfront with French windows. At each end, a facing gable, the higher left gable with a timber-framed oriel window on the first floor. Right gable has 2 first floor windows, and single windows above and below. Beyond, to right, a rounded corner with 2 windows under a parapet, and above, set back, a short round turret with a hipped dormer window and a conical roof. Below, an original shopfront with cross mullioned window and cast-iron columns. Public house, at the left corner, has an angled corner entrance bay, flanked on each return by a cross mullioned shop window. Above, a timber-framed oriel window on wooden arch brackets. To right, a square tower, 4 stages, with 2 large side wall stacks, and a hipped roof topped with a weather vane. On the ground floor, a pointed arched doorway. Left return, to Houndsgate, has regular fenestration and a projecting side wall stack. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 236; Get to know Nottingham: Brand K: Watson Fothergill, Architect: Nottingham: 1987-: 8) [Historic England]. [Nottingham City Council; Radford & Park Ward / Nottingham South Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Ferry Ales Brewery Architect Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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Fothergills, Nottingham


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  • Garden Pub Garden

    Outside seating.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area


  • Smoking Smoking Area

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5-7 Castle Road

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52.950648, -1.153121


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