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Back again. Tiny Rebel Cwtch was on fine form at £3.80.
rpf1955 - 15 Dec 2016 14:49
I like this pub and always get in here when in the town. This time the Castle Rock Red Riding Hood did not live up to it's reputation. My mates beer was fine, can't remember what it was. Will try again on my next visit to town.
rpf1955 - 9 Oct 2015 16:02
was in the keans yesterday,with a friend.tried the Castle Rock Harvest Pale.
really well kept pint.£3.00 a pint.
Will be back soon.
chrisb54 - 27 Aug 2014 10:54
Great little pub, with a good selection of pubby food on offer to go with your very well looked after pint. The guy working behind the bar - who I've seen working up at the Lincolnshire Poacher - is very good at his job. Great customer service.
littledrummerboy - 11 Mar 2014 16:40
Visited to see the mighty U’s perform better than last year and only lose 3-1 to County! Good ale, had the Jarrow something or other and the Isis which was 5% but didn’t taste like it, also had the venison and black pudding pie, chips and veg which was very tasty and pretty good value for £9.45. Serving staff were very efficient and friendly. This is a very good one room pub, pleasant atmosphere and interesting interior. 8/10
Monkdawallydahonk - 15 Apr 2013 13:31
Used to be a fun place but the old staff have been replaced by a bunch of sour-faced teddy-boys.

Fingers crossed this will change soon.....
jinky11 - 12 Nov 2012 02:40
More of a cafe bar than a traditional pub, but the beers were in top form and there was a good selection of foreign bottles. The food also looked very good. The sort of place I'd take my wife if she insisted on coming out with me.
djw - 17 Aug 2012 13:19
Called in recently to tick it off my pubs visited in CAMRA Great British Pubs book (which is worth purchasing) and was made more than welcome.Many excellent beers available and staff extremely friendly
winterlong - 16 May 2012 04:16
Visited on 5 May when the mighty Us lost 4-1 to County. Had a very good pint of brown ale and the lamb burger to fuel the rest of the trip. Very good pub, a contrast with the King Billy but good all the same, and pleasing to see a brown ale. 8/10
Monkdawallydahonk - 11 May 2012 13:01
Always a good Choice of well kept Ales. Bottled beer range also excellent. And to top it all the Gents loo is right next to the bar to save valuable drinking time.
nivramkram - 13 Apr 2012 14:10
Got to be the coldest pub in Nottingham..Freezing and only two beers on at the time of our visit but would be ok in summer.
BAZNPAT - 5 Feb 2012 15:21
Nice beers and choice. Good place though sometimes some of the clientele think some of the other customers are beneath them. Will be back
ng10 - 17 Jan 2012 10:48
The range of beers in here is truly excellent. Worth popping in and giving a couple a try! Also their sandwiches are huge..
dpaajones - 16 Sep 2011 21:57
Another Castle Rock Brewery pub which is a very pleasant place to have a beer and a bite. Not far from the tram and reasonably secluded to be quiet and peaceful.
mcroyal - 18 Mar 2011 10:55
Very pleasant pub with good atmosphere, though beerb quality not quitre as good as I remember and food more ordinary than I expected given reputation. Having said that, Brew Dog bottled range earns an extra mark !
mtaylor40 - 10 Mar 2011 21:15
Smallish, squarish city centre pub selling a variety of decent ales. Ale I had was decent (Castel Rock Harvest Pale) and the ambience was pleasant enough.
anonymous - 21 Nov 2010 15:58
Funny sort of place - almost continental in appearance, but serving a good variety of beers and ales. Nice place to relax and enjoy a few drinks.
dpaajones - 9 Nov 2010 13:48
A hidden gem of a pub, the Kean's Head has a fantastic beer selection. The clientle seem to consist of a lot of lecturers from the nearby NCN buildings, giving it a relaxed atmosphere. Great staff too.
MX7 - 24 Jul 2010 16:37
I called in for the first time last week, and as expected the beer was good - typical Tynemill/Castle Rock quality although the place is smaller than most Tynemill pubs and the beer selection is also smaller. Nothing wrong with that - 5 ales were on and my selection was a very good pint. A friendly atmosphere although I visited at a relatively quiet time (Sunday afternoon). I will certainly call again.
Stamfordian - 17 Jul 2010 10:32
Definately one of my top 5 pubs in the entire city for food, booze & atmosphere, with friendly staff & regulars. Along with good local ale, they quite often have some favourites in from my hometown in Yorkshire. The homemade Scotch egg is top notch, as is the whisky shelf split into the regions.
PippiFoxington - 29 Apr 2010 13:43
I love this pub! One of my favourite beers is Castle Rock harvest Pale and I always get a good pint. The food is excellent and I make the effort to eat here whenever I'm in Nottingham. The pub is especially good for a pre show beer before moving on to the Ice Arena. Anyone thinking this place is a stuck up gastro pub is not right in the head and if the bar staff think you have had too much, you probably have!
427scr - 19 Nov 2009 13:11
Fairly trendy boozer masquerading as a gastro-pub. I'm not such a fan of this place to be honest - its too small and pretentious for my liking and it seemed to focused on food and less on being a decent pub. The food did indeed look nice, but if you are just drinking and want a decent pub, then I wouldn't reccomend this place. 3 Castle Rock ales were on but as I don't really have a lot of time for this brewery, I went for the sole guest available from the Ossett brewery, which was perfectly acceptable.
Sharp - 16 Oct 2009 14:04
If there is any justice the female in the duty manager role tonight will be sacked very soon! Unbelieveable, horrendous cheek tonight when she declared my acquaintances and I had "had to much too drink" so wasn't serving us. How dare she decide what amount we've had, (we weren't slightly wobbly we'd been drinking choice real ale over the course of several hours and were on a pub tour of the city) which by the way was around 4-5 pints over 4 hours and lots of walking around. She made us feel like drunken scum! Is she a barmaid or a pathologist? Absolutely livid and as a result I won't visit here again until she has been let go!!
ToxtethOGrady - 27 Sep 2009 00:56
Before we even get onto the bber - you MUST dine here. Simply one of the best places to eat in town, and that includes the restaurants!

Ever changing selection of brews, and a good bottle selection cover all the bases. Young, friendly staff ensure a pleasent stay.
steven_Wynn_Uk - 12 Sep 2009 19:05
visited yesterday great place, good beers, friendly staff and the food looked nice !
SGA - 6 Aug 2009 10:21
Very small square pub that is very food oriented. It's a Tynemill pub so mainly Castle Rock beers. I had a pint of the Elsie Mo and a plateful of sausage and mash. Both were very good. It's well hidden away but worth finding. Not very pubby but it's still good.
ROBCamra - 8 Dec 2008 16:06
Not at all a bad place, but suffered on the day by comparison to other pubs visited. Good choice of beer in fine condition, but just not pubby enough for my liking single square room, busy Sat 13:00, but occupied by what seemed to be something of a brunch crowd. Indeed, the homemade specials did sound good at 8/9 (eg Italian sausage casserole). Presumed to be named after shakespearian actor Edmund Kean, the pub is situated just round the corner from the attractive St Marys church. Batemans XB, Crouch Vale Eldorado, Elgood Cambridge bitter, Castle Rock Harvest Pale & Elsie Mo.
trainman - 9 Sep 2008 12:18
Good Tynemill Pub but I would not rate as high as the Vat & Fiddle and Newshouse. Very good beer but atmosphere not quite as good. Had an excellent pint of Batemans XB
Tigerdrinker - 7 Sep 2008 21:51
Top pub in the city. The selection of beer was and is first class, not only local ales such as Castle Rock but also from further afield i.e Mauldons Micawbers Mild. The food is also excellent and they serve a multitude of specials during the course of the day.
The staff all had a ready smile and happy to chat about local issues etc.
This is what every town pub should be like. 10 out of 10 guys. Keep up the fantastic work.
inkywebber - 28 May 2008 23:28
The Castle Rock Sherwood Oak was excellent. There was a good selection of foreign beers to complement the six real ales. If I could have found somewhere to sit, I might have tried the food, which looked good.
southdown12jack - 14 Nov 2007 12:20
Small, one roomed Tynemill Pub. Good food, and excellent ales. Comfortable atmosphere where you can sit and read a newspaper or dine with friends. Appeals to all kinds of people. One of Nottingham's better Tynemill pubs.
Slake - 22 Oct 2007 21:54
Very good food and even better ale.
dyyony - 8 Oct 2007 13:45
A true gem for real ale drinkers in the heart of the Lace Market
camraman - 6 Aug 2007 15:28
A pleasant busy non smoking pub and served good beer too.
gillhalfpint - 25 Jun 2007 21:41
Single room Tynemill pub; very cosy and great beer. Menu looked really good too.
mtaylor40 - 13 Jun 2007 22:50
This is a very pleasant non-smoking pub with an excellent choice of micro-brewery beers. It also offers a good choice of food at reasonable prices.
IanC - 11 Apr 2007 21:48
Bright pub with cheerful staff and decent beer-Castle Rock etc.Well worth a look if your round here.
EdgarBriggsMI5 - 26 Feb 2007 23:17
One of my favourites; excellent beer, not too dear IMHO; friendly staff and they have music some evenings
dhderby - 4 Jan 2007 18:40
Great beer, what you would expect from tyne mill. Well worth a visit
BoozeBear - 6 Oct 2006 23:08
Great no smoke policy.

Food is OK, beer is good but expensive.

The bad bit - too crowded and hot in even slightly warm weather. Considering it was refurbished recently, they could have put in air-con. Typical Tynemill group to skimp on detail and not consider the customer.
beerdragun - 13 Apr 2006 16:38
Excellent bar, non-smoking, but could do with some live Jazz to enhance the atmosphere
jonnyg - 4 Jan 2005 12:48
Lovely little pub in the trendy Lace Market area of Nottingham.

Recently refurbished and now a non-smoking pub.

Four real ales and some funky contintental stuff on draught and in bottles.
Cobbo - 20 Jul 2004 18:46

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