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Malt Cross, Nottingham

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Somehow we missed the entrance to this rather unique place. We found ourselves in a basement and took the opportunity to visit the gents which are built into caves. Some rather more sober people than ourselves were also lost in the bowels of the building. But we eventually managed to follow our sixth sense to the bar where the entertainment was from a band of bongo drummers. A couple of my party decided to join in with the drumming. Strangely enough, they decided to take a break shortly after. Formerly a music hall with a galleried interior and very pleasant surroundings, the ale selection was also decent - Framework Grand Union, Adnams Ghost Ship & T Drop, Titanic Plum Porter & Navigation Blonde & Malt Cross Sesssion IPA. Ciders were Thirsty Farmer Sweet & Dry, Blue Barrel Smokin' Barrels & Lilley's Mango Cider. I echo the views of Mappiman before me. Another great Nottingham pub.
blue_scrumpy - 3 Jul 2018 22:20
Loved this place and am beginning to think that Nottingham does not have a bad pub. Everyone I have been in is a classic of its type. This was a real surprise - unusual architecture - great choice of beers with a little jam pot showing you the colour of the ale for those that dont recognise the name and a band on up in the gallery. Turned out they were a very good band, who had been played on Radio1 earlier in the week. For free....

Will come back.
Mappiman - 5 Mar 2014 14:58
For a high vaulted pub, a lot of atmosphere. Relatively OK beer range. I dont normally like bright & airy pubs, but this one worked.
Wilson_MacDonald - 13 Jun 2013 19:24
Visited to see the mighty U’s perform better than last year and only lose 3-1 to County! Last stop before the match and so by this point the memory is a bit hazy, but managed to get the last pint of stout before it ran out. Very interesting pub in a former Victorian music hall with gallery and domed glass roof, good place to spend more time in so will be back next season to see another defeat and spend a bit more drinking time here. A worthy addition to the dipsomaniac football fans’ pre match tour. 7/10
Monkdawallydahonk - 15 Apr 2013 13:32
Great Quirky pub with excellent Ales.
nivramkram - 15 Feb 2012 11:56
I think I was 15 when I last went in the Malt Cross. Now 47 and the place looks just as I remember it but with better beer. From an achitectural point of view, a must do when on a crawl in Nottingham, but I would avoid weekend evenings. We popped in on Saturday afternoon when all the serious beer buffs were at the Nottingham beer festival. Nice to see the old place open again.
427scr - 17 Oct 2011 13:19
Was a bit lively when i visited on a saturday evening. Had a Purity beer which was okay. Barman could have been a bit more welcoming but still worth a look.
ng10 - 12 Aug 2011 09:18
A very attractive pub with very high ceilings and vertiginous balconies. Beer is quite expensive, but there's a good selection of European larger and some ales. Definitely somewhere to take visiting friends.
MX7 - 24 Jul 2010 16:47
Has been serving real ale for over 6 months now. Currently up to three. A little bit pricier, but worth a visit.
steve.hill4 - 14 Jun 2010 10:35
A hidden archetectural gem - I always take visitors to the city here. A great place to lounge & have a natter on a long afternoon, with quality booze & the food is pretty good e.g the 'big orange' veggie burger, but I tend to be dissappointed with the accompaniments - the chips, cobs & salad could be better. Good live music, on a great little stage too.
PippiFoxington - 29 Apr 2010 13:57
Excellent bar - usually fairly busy but not overly so - well worth a visit for the decor alone !
jonnyg - 29 Jun 2007 11:56
A hidden gem, no real ale, but hey I can do strong continental lager! Seems to be avoided and un-discovered by many a nottingham resident. Love the view from the roof light, nice to be able to see trees in a city centre pub. Great place for reading the papers on a sunday afternoon!
BoozeBear - 6 Oct 2006 23:11
This bar is great simply because it is an old music hall dating from 1877. Cool gallery area overlooking the rest of the bar and less mini-skirts and larey townies than other local outlets. No ales (or alco-pops, like we give a sh*t) though. Also there's a proper chippy next door.
danrkelly - 13 Apr 2005 10:56

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