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Gooseberry Bush

(formerly Varsity)

5 Peel Street
Nottingham
NG1 4GL

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Opening Times

9am-Midnight

Meal Times

8am-11

Owner

Wetherspoon

About the Pub

Wetherspoons frequented by students from the nearby Trent University.

Historic Interest

The Gooseberry Bush was built in 1984 on part of the site of the old Nottingham Women's Hospital, the maternity unit of which operated between 1930 and 1981. Named for the place newborn babes are allegedly found. In 2002, it was renamed the Varsity but has since reverted to the Gooseberry Bush. Much of the rest of the hospital site has been converted to flats (www.jdwetherpoon.com). The Gooseberry Bush was opened by Mansfield Brewery on the very steep sloping site of the boiler house and the doctors' residences. It was part of a major programme of eight new or refurbished pubs that marked the greatest venture of this relatively small brewery and its expansion into Nottingham.The Building was a one-room pub, a very large and exceptionally well-appointed lounge with a split level and screen alcoves, with a games area. To the front, balconies offer views over the City."From the road steps lead up to a patio, which will no doubt be popular in the Summer, and the main entrance. Inside the Gooseberry Bush is spacious and well-planned. A split-level design with screened seating alcoves helps to create a sense of cosiness and a separate games area has been set aside for pool and darts. Only the ubiquitous plastic greenery seems to have been a little over done." (Notts and District Drinker, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1984-5). The extension to the lounge is dated September 1990. There are no original features inside (Elain Harwood / Historic England). The Gooseberry Bush is in Nottingham City Council's Arboretum Conservation Area. [Nottingham City Council, Arboretum Ward / Nottingham East Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular Beers

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing Beers

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

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Gooseberry Bush, Nottingham

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

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

    Rear patio area.

  • Parking Parking

    Pay & Display.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    BT Sport.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Gooseberry Bush

5 Peel Street
Nottingham
NG1 4GL

Sat Nav Reference

52.959657, -1.155924

Transport

  • <Metro Close to Metro

Nearby Metro (300m)

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
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  • Sports TV Sports TV
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  • Wifi Wifi
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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Events Events
  • Close to Metro Close to Metro
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Live Music Live Music
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