The Poppy and Pint

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By lovewb | Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 10:19

The Poppy and Pint ( situated in West Bridgford/ LadyBay area) opened its doors at 3pm on 15th May. We arrived a few minutes past three and the large main room/bar area was already chock-full. Standing three deep at the bar, concerns about getting served vanished as it was clear that the army of bar staff were more than up to the task.

There were some bottle necks as ten barstaff queued to use the 3 tills, but I digress – we were served with cheerful efficiency and of course the beer was sensational. We sampled Summer Lightning, CRB Black Gold, and Pale Rider all absolutely excellent.

We found a seat in the smaller side room and took in the atmosphere. It was good to see an absence of bandits and loud speakers. I approve wholeheartedly with the concept that a live music venue can respect its customers by providing a background musak free zone.

We saw a fair number of familiar Castle Rock clientelle faces as well as a large contingent of locals. Outside we could see a steady influx of happy people all keen to experience the new pub. By twenty past three it was standing room only throughout. Judging from the smiles and general good vibes, it's clear that the new pub has gone down very well indeed.

The unusual name, Poppyand Pint, was chosen by the locals and reflects the former use of the building: a British Legion. The frontage is painted poppy red which sounds garish but works. I was particularly impressed by the effort that has gone into the borders which have been densely planted with a variety of shrubs. The lavender border will be beautiful in the summer.

We didn't eat there yesterday, there was just too much going on, so I'll keep the star rating for another occasion. I was pleased to see that they are serving breakfasts, and non-lcoholic drinks are available all day. For mains the usual British favorites are available with veggie and vegan options, plus pasta, pizza and curries. There's a childrens menu. The specials board looks great: seafood pancakes, black pasta with squid sauce, stuffed pomfret and gnocchi. The drinks menu was diverse with a nice selection of wines (including a wine of the day at only £7.95 per bottle), a very decent array of continental beers, and of course an excellent selection of cask ales.

According to the Castle Rock site, "In addition to the large bar area, the pub has an extensive kitchen for its all-day meal service, a quiet dining area, a family-friendly room, outdoor beer garden and an upstairs function suite… ". The pub will be the venue for the "Poppy Folk Club".

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    Thanks Janet again for letting me publish your review. Please feel free to add any content or pictures. ( we would love to see more galleries being added) Lucy

    By LucyFrench1 at 14:05 on 19/05/11

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    Hi, glad you were able to use the review. I really think that the Poppy and Pint is going to be a great asset to West Bridgford. Goodness knows, with so many pubs closing at the moment, this lovely pub is a breath of fresh air. What was so nice about my first visit was the fact that everyone was so happy! a mile away from all the usual bars fill with loud mouthed louts. It was great to see such a mixed group of folk there. All age groups were represented and catered for.

    If you want to see the photos I took on Sunday take a look at this web page:

    http://tinyurl.com/64rz2sh

    Cheers
    Janet

    By curryandbeer at 13:33 on 19/05/11

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