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Starting Gate

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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Candle Meadow | Colwick Park, Nottingham NG2 4DX, England
+44 115 987 8628
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

The best place to have a few beers before the dog racing! Pool table, music, darts, football and cheap beers! Visited over the weekend was that good we went back after the dogs! The staff were friendly lad behind the bar phoned us a taxi no worries! Local lads were happy to play pool with us! Very nice friendly pub!... More 

Thank eyesandears92
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We live close to here and up until a few months ago had never been here. Now it's generally our first choice if we're going for a pub meal. Great food, friendly staff and great value for money. Would definitely recommend.

Thank marknotts24
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

A good place to visit,staff very friendly.A good choice of food and cooked to order and to your liking. A good choice of drinks are available and very reasonably priced well worth visiting.

Thank bobe9823
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I asked for the rare stake. It tasted amazing just the right texture and the cook was perfect. Chips was nice and the Mrs liked the burger. 5* defiantly will be visiting again.

Thank Mckynley H
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Situated just off Daleside Road East near Colwick Park the family pub is nestled. A very friendly welcome awaited us from Lee behind the bar the has an extensive menu and serves excellent quality food good atmosphere here with sky tv, pool table and separate dining area and well stocked bar offers a good selection of cask ales as well... More 

Thank lippy50
Roz P, Manager at Starting Gate, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you again More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Although we have lived fairly local to this pub for many years, this was our first visit. We called in for a mid-afternoon Sunday lunch. Having done a bit of on-line research beforehand we were well aware it is one of many similar chain pubs, so food quality expectations were low. We were greeted warmly on arrival and the seating... More 

Thank Keith W
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

So if you like good food, good beer and great prices this is the place for you. I have visited on a few occasions whilst working in Nottingham and the staff have always been really friendly. They also have TV screens all over the bar area and a large drop down screen at the back for sport. The landlord and... More 

Thank wickedsarge
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Went here for a light bite, we had 4 meals and 4 drinks came to £28, one of the party had ham , egg and chips and commented that the ham was dry in places. After lunch we fancied a pudding, all the food was again nice apart from the brownie being quite hard. This is a pub that you... More 

Thank Em B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Visited today to have food with my pal before going to a wedding reception. Roz recommended the burger for my friend and I opted for the giant Sunday roast. The best part about our visit was that we had forgotten to buy a card for the married couple and so Roz provided us with some to use! Top class! I... More 

Thank MeerkatShane
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Decent food and couldn't complain about the quality of it, shocking service the manager is very arrogant and doesn't seem to care if you enjoy your meal. For that reason I will not be eating there again.

Thank Sam M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Candle Meadow | Colwick Park, Nottingham NG2 4DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 115 987 8628

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?