1 Railway Terrace
Open all day
A reclaimed pub back in the late 1980s from a derelict building (pictures of this can be seen on the way to the toilet).
The Brunswick is part of the Derby pub crawl and well deserves its place as it usually has up to 8 real ales on at any one time.
The Brunswick brews its own ales and has up to five on at any one time. On occasion some of these are new brews and can help tickers out tremendously. It has its own brewery on site - again situated near the toilets (how it got planning permission I'll never know - joke for those of you who've never been here) - and usually has four to five of them on tap. Some of the beers are served by gravity and the bar staff have to retreat to the cellar to collect it, being down a flight of stairs it can give them good exercise or if you wait until they return to ask for another form the cellar, a lot of annoyance.
The Brunswick can get busy at times, like just after work and football matches (those days they have a lock down policy and you are only allowed out, not in, though try the back entrance and don't wear football shirts and you might get in).
The food served (Monday-Saturday 11.30-2.30pm, Sunday 12-3pm) is not bad, but booking is advised. These are sometimes served upstairs (with its own bar) and this is also where they have jazz on Monday nights (surprisingly insulated from the bar downstairs).
The seating is in three rooms (one non smoking with doors to keep the smoke out), two have red padded bench type seating with high wooden backs and stools around round tables. The third area has just stools and round tables on a bare floor - this is where they hold their annual beer festival. There is a fourth area, but this is the children's room, though after they have left (9pm) it can be used by adults. The decor is very much traditional pub with dark wood and a good 'boozer' feel to it.
CAMRA discount here.
The Brunswick has been sold to Everards who promise to keep brewing there. So far they have and are now doing brewery tours and promoting the function suite for your own use - music or event.
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Up to 6 Brunswick Ales
plus 10 guest ales
Alexandra on the corner