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Vat and Fiddle

) #174 of 1,180 Restaurants in Nottingham $ , British,
12 Queens Bridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB, England
+44 115 985 0611
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, British, Pub
12 Queens Bridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a good old fashioned pub, where beer is the thing. Given the number of awards hanging on the wall for the pub and the brewery next door, you might expect something exceptional and you should not be disappointed. There is a fine selection of...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited this pub a few times now and is usually our first point of call when visiting Nottingham for the beer festival. Situated 10 minutes from across the train station the pub is the brewery tap for the local brewery Castle Rock which it...More

Thank Neil B
Reviewed March 5, 2017

My walking group caught the train from Leicester to Beeston and walked the tow path along the canal to Nottingham town centre. There was nothing fancy about this place, but the staff, service and the welcome out weighed that. The food served was very nice...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Came in before a football match at Notes County. Great pub great price staff were very good. Would definitely recommend it too any other football fans as very handily placed near train station.

1  Thank MAlarkey1979
Jane C, Manager at Vat and Fiddle, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We're always happy when we get great feedback and love knowing that people have had a good time at 'the Vat'.

Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Came for Sunday lunch with the family and it was excellent. Very good value for money. Good plate full of roast beef with all the trimmings. Plenty of beers to choose from, many of them from their own brewery out back (Castle Rock). Very handy...More

Thank SarahandCol
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Always go to this pub before going to the football. Fantastic range of quality beers , great friendly staff , food is excellent and a good menu will a range of food to suit all.

Thank ForestredRipley
Jane C, Manager at Vat and Fiddle, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. we're glad you enjoy the 'Vat' so much. it's definitely our pleasure that people find us the place of choice. See you soon.

Reviewed January 12, 2017

Called in for a drink, friendly staff and great beer,proper pub, they brew their own beer. Loved it! Did not have any thing to eat but looking at the menu it looks ok.

Thank capwalker1953
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Nipped in after work right next to train station good real ale good looks very good.defo worth a vist if in notts

Thank dean34bob
Reviewed December 15, 2016

Great beers, brilliant service, cheap pub food with extra-generous portions. Excellent on match days. Great friendly atmosphere. An all time fav and contender for away pub of the season for 2016-17. In first spot to date.

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

One of Nottinghams finest bars According to my mate Doug it serves the finest beer in the country Im taking it easy today sipping a half of very fine cider

1  Thank davethedrill
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Hi do you do breakfasts ?
December 28, 2016|
Response from Jane C | Property representative |
Hi Dug - we cook breakfast cobs (bacon, sausage and egg), but only provide full english breakfasts when we have sporting events happening (Cricket or early kick-off football). Hope that helps?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Queens Bridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 115 985 0611
A 1930′s rebuild of a Victorian ‘local’, and known as the Grove for most of its life, a succession of failed re-brandings led to its eventual closing by its owners.Resurrected as a real ale house, The Tom Hoskins, in 1992, and subsequently rechristened as The Vat & Fiddle by new owners Castle Rock in 1997, the pub gained a reputation as a proper drinkers pub. A three minute stroll from the railway station, and popular with football and cricket fans. Adjacent to Castle Rock Brewery and thus dubbed the ‘brewery tap’.
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