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Nottingham pubs you really miss

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Corner Pin, Fountain, Dog and Bear and my very favourite the Flying Horse (of course) ;-)  

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I used the Thurland to start most Friday nights 'dahn tahn'. Mens only bar of course.

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When I was a company accountant I used to organise my banking at the Nat West to be around 12 noon so that I could pop Into the men only bar at the Thurland and have a swift half and a slice of pork pie. That was back in the days when you could easily find a parking spot right outside the door.

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Know the Liberal Cub well had my wedding reception in the room up stairs  its at the start of St Ann's well road give or take 40/50 yards.

 

I miss all the "PUBS" where you could have a good sing song with the old joanner playing. Remember The Brick and Tile at Underwood changed from a pub to "MA HUBBARDS" now no longer ma hubbards site now OAP bungalows. have been built on the land.

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Is the Hole in the Wall still going at the top of Unerwood Hill my mate lived on Wilhallow Lane, i used to cycle from Nuthall to there a few times a week when we were in high school,there was also a pub at Lower Bagthorpe called the Dixie Arms i dont know if it is still there.

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Both establishments still exist. The Hole has had many incarnations and at one time was a good place for lunch. A couple of years ago,  it changed hands and now specialises mainly in pizza. Wasn't impressed with the fare so no longer go there.

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Went in the Hole a few years ago when it was a Crown carvery, cheap and cheerful. Also went in the Shephards rest which was average.

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Hope this is not too off topic but there are two hotel bars I am trying to remember the names. The first was the lower ground floor of the Albany Hotel. Even though it was part of the hotel building it I don't think there was public access between the two. It used to offer very nice English food such as cottage pie, steak & kidney pie, Cornish pasties all homemade and with real chips (that was in the days when nearly all restaurant chips were from McCains or those disgusting extruded offerings from Wimpy bars). 

 

The other place, or places, were the bars at the Strathdon Hotel. There was the large bar with the entrance via Wollaton Street - that may have been the Tryst bar and the other the small bar on the Derby Road side.

 

Timescale here is the 1970s.

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46 minutes ago, jonab said:

Hope this is not too off topic but there are two hotel bars I am trying to remember the names. The first was the lower ground floor of the Albany Hotel. Even though it was part of the hotel building it I don't think there was public access between the two.

 

Is this the one ?   https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/4129-the-mint-bar/

 

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Was it called the Mint Bar?  I do remember it being totally separated from the Albany hotel. I was working on the top floor of nearby Newland House around that time fo a company that handled the finance for the giant Phillips Electrical Group and my region was Scotland

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Yes it was the Mint Bar. I went out with one of the barmen for a while. If he was on at dinner time used to get enormous servings of their shepherds pie!

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Used to go in the Mint bar early seventies, some good live bands on. The Strathdon bar, was it called the Thistle bar? I remember a Tartan carpet in there.

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Many thanks. The Mint  at the Albany is the one I was asking about. Also in that link from Cliff Ton there is the Sheiling Bar at the Strathdon which I was also asking about.

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Where is the Shepherds Rest sounds famiiiar maybe getting it mixed up with the Dixie Arms its been 60 yrs ago.

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I remember the Hearty Good Fellow (later version) as having the reputation for a time as having the worst kept beer in the city. I went there a couple of times but hated it as all that expanse of windows made it feel like being an exhibit in a zoo.

 

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It wasn't my pub of choice but because it was on the doorstep we were often taken for a drink by the top brass after a meeting. I think the lunchtime drinking culture disappeared many years ago.

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Most of the pubs recently mentioned, such as the HGF, King John, Strathdon etc were mainly starting points and meeting places before moving on elsewhere. The Strathdon I particularly remember as being a real dump, and the thought of anyone spending the whole evening there is unimaginable.

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Did nobody on yer' go in the Blenheim, on Sellars wood rd.? Used to work the bar there till I left Nottingham in '87.

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There were some good jazz evenings at the Strathdon but, as you say, FLY2, it was for the most part a dump. The saving grace for the place, perhaps, was the indomitable Veronica behind the bar. Veronica has been mentioned on these pages before. Very interesting woman who seemed to quite like me - at least she was polite and would have a conversation with me - unlike the majority of the punters there.

 

https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/7708-car-dealers/?page=17&tab=comments#comment-556859

 

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My favourites from about 62 - 70, were the Guildhall Tavern, The County Hotel Bar, the Black Boy, The Bell, The Spread Eagle, the Albert, and Yates's.

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When I was working in town in the sixties my choice for a cheese roll and a pint was either the Guildhall or the Spread Eagle. Both pubs were geared up for a fast lunchtime trade. Hopefully, if I was away from the town centre , I could claim lunch on expenses. That was back in the day when I could eat two large meals a day!

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The Mint Bar was in the Albany Hotel, which is now part of the Britannia Hotel chain.

 

In recent times it's all gone down hill a bit.

 

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/police-issue-britannia-hotel-warning-2591253

 

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/which-deems-britannia-hotels-worst-3473665

 

 

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^^^^Blimey!!!!! In my day the Albany was THE place to go to create a 'good impression'^^^^

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