Cock and Hoop
25-27 High Pavement
The Lace Market
(0115) 852 3231


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Cock and Hoop  

A small frontage building that looks like it should not be there. The buildings around it tower over it, but it has remained resolute.

It used to be called the County Tavern from 1841 onwards, but has reverted to its original name.

You enter the pub up a slight step and alight in a room straight out of the 1950 and into canned music. The low lighting, wood panelled walls and high backed arm chairs, along with fake effect gas fire, all move to relax you and make you think you are at home. This works because the pub is really for the suited brigade of lawyers and administrators who work in this part of town. Despite that, the pub is directly opposite the Galleries of Justice and so could gain some tourist trade too.

The small bar area means that unless people move to the downstairs room, it can get overcrowded at lunchtimes. This other room is up some steps, down a corridor and down a flight of steps. Down here there is the same cosy front room appeal with sofas and comfy chairs. This has the effect of making sure it's not on the weekend bottled drinking route. However, it does mean that the prices are rather more expensive than most pubs listed for Nottingham in this guide.

Castle Rock is a staple beer, but the rest change. For those who don't like beer, there is a good wine selection and foreign beer.

Food is served here and this is a 'gastro' pub. Food is served 12-10pm and comes from an interesting menu to compliment the hotel next door. In fact you can put it all on your hotel bill if you produce your key/card.

An unusual feature of this pub is the solid pewter bar top and the more interesting design of the bar itself.

Your closest tram stop is 'Lace Market'.

Dogs Welcome.



Also try:

The Vat and Fiddle, 12-14
Queensbridge Rd, Nottingham, NG2 1NB. (0115) 985 0611. Open: Mon-Sat 11-11pm,
Sun 12-10.30pm. Food: during open hours. Beer: 5 regular plus 5 guests. Range of
whiskies, traditional cider. outdoor drinking area of picnic tables next to

nottingham vat and fiddle  

nottingham vat and fiddle

Horse and Groom, Radford Road. Beer:
up to 7 ales. Food during week. Open All day.

The Forest Tavern, 257 Mansfield
Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FT. (0115) 947 5650 Open: Mon-Tue 4-11pm, Wed-Sat
12-11pm, Sun 12-10.30pm. Food: when open. Beer: 4 regulars plus 1 guest.
Traditional cider.

Hotel Deu2S, Sherwood Rise, nr Clarendon
college, Nottingham.

Malt Cross Music Hall, 16 St James
Street, Nottingham NG1 6FG. (0115) 941 1048. Open: Mon-Fri 10-11pm, Sat 10-5pm,
7-11pm, Sun closed. Admission charge Wed-Sat after 7pm. Food: Mon-Sat 11-4pm
Food also served till 8p.30pm on show nights. Beer: 3 regular, 3 guests.
Disabled access, balcony.

The Maze, 270 North Sherwood St,
Nottingham, NG1 4EN. (0115) 947 5650. Open: Mon-Sat 10-2am. Sun open sometimes.
Food: available throughout opening hours. Beer: 4 regular plus 1 guest. Live

The Victoria Hotel, Dovecote Lane,
Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1JG. (0115) 922 3537. Open: Mon-Sat 11-11pm, Sun
12-10.30pm. Food: 12-9pm No smoking area. Beer: 4 regular, up to 8 guests,
always a mild. Traditional cider, range of whiskies. Large beer garden

The Red Lion, Alfreton Rd, Canning
Circus, Nottingham. (0115) 952 0309. Open: 11-11pm. Food: 12-2.30pm, Sun 11-2pm.
Beer: 8 real ales.

The Globe, 152 London Road,
Nottingham. (0015) 9866881. Open: 11-11pm. Food: available. Beer: real ales.

The News House, 123 Canal Street.
(0115) 950 2419. Tynemill Pub. On Canal St near the railway station and the
Indoor Arena. Big screen sports TV, bar billiards, darts and lunchtime food.
Available for private hire.

Other Accommodation:

Hillcrest Guest House, 24 Gill St, Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FY. Tel: 0115 941 8135

Adams Castle View Guest House, 85 Castle Boulevard,
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 1FE. Tel: 0115 950 0022

Cilla Guest House, 19 Arthur St, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire,
NG7 4DW. Tel: 0115 978 1891

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