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“It's now one of my favourite pubs”
Review of Pit and Pendulum

Pit and Pendulum
Ranked #184 of 1,388 Restaurants in Nottingham
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A devilishly dark and mysterious world, a hollow in the belly of Nottingham: The Pit & Pendulum. Wickedly good drinks, sinfully tempting food, and an atmosphere to die for...
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

I've walked straight past this place for years. Recently, a friend suggested we pop in there.

I've been back 3 times since then. It's a very nice pub. They seem to have a couple of new guest beers every time I visit, decent English ales. Not too adventurous on the craft beer front but very drinkable.

Between the three of us we shared a platter of 5 different starters/snacks. For only £9. What a bargain.

The battered prawns were very light and came with a nice tangy dip.

I got the hot chicken wings which blew the top of my head off. I had to neck nearly a pint of beer to put that fire out.

I'm really getting to like this place. The staff are very nice. The girl who served us was really pleasant and had some awesome tats. It fits in just right with the rock/goth image.

The music is well chosen. No chart or karaoke type nonsense, just top quality rock. It's kept low enough so you can hold a conversation but you can still enjoy the music. Altogether a great atmosphere. It's now going to be a regular stop off point on our trips out to Nottingham.

What would make this pub even better would be a couple of decent IPAs, even cans would do. Even without this I'll still enjoy going back.

Thank KevH111
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ThePitandPendulum, General Manager at Pit and Pendulum, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2017

Hi Kev,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us an amazing 5 star review. Your comment on IPA's have been taken on board, and we are looking a increasing the selection.

Kind Regards

The Pit Team.

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Reviewed February 19, 2017

Really fun and quirky pub. Cheap prices and chilled atmosphere. The highlight is the toilet hidden in a bookcase!

Thank elsophmar
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

We visited for drinks and food, very large portion sizes and ended up ordering double than what we could eat. However great value for money and cocktails were very nice

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Thank bethtravis98
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Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

We came a few times back and forth to this venue. We enjoyed a lunch here that was fantastic, fantastic staff. Amazing atmosphere, beautiful little alternative pub. Could do with some new tables (as they are carved to hell), a bit of a clean wouldn't hurt. Came back in the evening to enjoy the seven deadly sins cocktails, Again amazing couldn't fault it. Love watching people look for the toilet always a bonus. This is not a first visit to the venue and will not be our last!

Thank pincushioncouple
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

Nice atmosphere, amiable staff, good food and drinks. Almost any kind of course has a deal of some sort, so if you're on a budget you won't have to shy away!

Thank Ashie1977
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