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The Kean's Head

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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46 St. Marys Gate, Nottingham NG1 1QA, England
+44 115 947 4052
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beer selection is always good, food is great, staff are knowledgeable and friendly, and the whisky selection is just about the best I've seen in Nottingham. Highly recommended!

1 Thank UnstoppableBeef
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was pleasantly surprised when we called in for a quick drink and ended up staying for two hrs! Vast, vast choices of draft beer, craft beer, gin and whiskey, it really is a little haven

Thank annabelfroggatt
Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's small size is both a negative and a positive - you need to visit when the optimum number are there - too many and it can be a crush. But the beer is great - the Castle Rock beer at least. Harvest Pale is reliably good, but I'd recommend Preservation and Elsie Mo. Now, they don't have Elsie on... More 

Thank rightside2015
West Bromwich
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in for Sunday lunch before a visit to the ice hockey. The quality of the food was amazing. It has a small kitchen so the menu is restricted. Time waiting for our meal was longer than the 25 minutes suggested, nearer 45 but it was certainly worth the wait. I had the vegetarian option of Lincolnshire sausages, others... More 

Thank WestBromwichBaggie
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Found just next to St.Mary's Church a short walk back to the tram. For a Castle Rock pub to only have one Castle Rock Beer available was not a great start so had to console myself with a fine Tea Beer (hints of Earl Grey) and the award winning Tiny Rebel, Cwtch.

Thank Jonathan S
Mansfield, UK
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The Keans Head is a great traditional drinking pub. Good for local beers and also a good selection of Gin. Situated just off the main shopping district in the Lace Market area, opposite St Mary's church.

Thank john-one
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, massive range of local, national, and international ales and lagers. Staff are very knowledgeable about the beer. Full of friendly locals.

1 Thank Paul S
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Met a group of friends here for a night out. Some great beers but as the pub filled up the noise seemed to echo off the walls. Located in a very pleasant area of the Lace Market area of the city centre.

Thank s-p-nottingham
Newark, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Excellent pub, great beer, great food. We've been here quite a few times and the beer is always great. The menu is small but wide ranging and everything we've ever eaten here has been very good. And according to my daughter the draft ciders are also excellent. The expensive craft beers are a bit gimmicky but I'm sure the fad... More 

Thank John H
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Too much choice for real ales - excellent atmosphere and not too busy and for me that is a good thing - would recommend to all you real ale drinkers

Thank Mablethorpe S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 St. Marys Gate, Nottingham NG1 1QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 115 947 4052

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