• Tanya Louise

The Head of Steam arrives in Nottingham

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The nations love of craft beer doesn't seem to be dwindling any time soon. Aficionados along with those who just like a damn good pint will be pleased to welcome Nottingham's newest addition to the craft beer scene, The Head of Steam.

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Taking up occupancy of the former Missoula site on High Pavement, the three storey building has been transformed into a contemporary bar serving over 130 different types of craft beer, real ale and world beer. There's even a TV, which reminds me of those in an airport departure lounge, showing what beers are on the menu.

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The decor, however, gives a firm nod to Nottingham.  Drinkers and diners can sit in a booth with a huge backdrop of our own beloved Council House.

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Of course, they don't just serve beer lovers. Everyone is welcome. Guests can choose from a vast menu of wine, cocktails and spirits, including 34 brands of gin, and they even allow dogs - something I hadn't realised but pleases me no end as going out for a drink in town with a dog can be fairly restrictive but there were several well behaved pooches lapping up the attention when we visited on press night, just prior to the official opening.

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We arrived around 8.30pm having been to another function, so only seemed to have time to sample one course.  It's a shame because there are some delicious looking options.  It's not your standard pub grub, starters/light bites include Yuzu Ginger & Shiso Smoked Salmon, Korean-Inspired Squid, Chicken Churrasco Brochette Skewers and more. Mains offer not only a selection of pizzas, but a world of flavours with choices of Red Lentil & Chick Pea Dahl, Beef Bourguignon and Chicken Milanese to name a few. I like to ask what the staff recommend and I went for one of those options with the Spiced Cauliflower, Lentil & Spinach Pie  My companion fancied the Sauteed Muscles. Drink pairing is standard on the menu, which is helpful to complement the flavours of the dish.

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I'd definitely recommend the food. The staff had been friendly and welcoming all night, but I think due to time and the pub starting to empty, we weren't asked if we wanted dessert.  Gutted really as I'd been eyeing up a trio of desserts the couple had on a nearby table. Never mind, when I go back with pampered pooch I'll order a pudding, he's quite partial to a bit of fresh cream himself! 

Love T xx

*Disclaimer - My food & drink were complimentary but my views are my own.

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