Update. One of the previous bar staff has now taken over the lease of this much loved traditional local from the short-lived and not too popular recent holder. This is a great improvement. The beer is decent, with at least one local brew (currently Abbeydale Moonshine) and THE PIES ARE BACK! Locally made ones - all at £5.95 including chips or mash and mushy peas.
Reviewed by Mike Barker on
This used to be an apparently thriving student/local pub but, as it closed down over the summer, presumably it wasn't doing quite as well as it seemed!
It has now re-opened with new owners and has eventually started serving real ale and food again. However prices have increased significantly, and while they did re-introduce the excellent "Albert's pies" albeit at higher prices, a recent Friday lunchtime trip revealed that these have now been replace by a cheap commercial variety - still at the same price as Albert's pies under the previous management!
While I haven't been in the evening, the pub was almost deserted on the 2 Friday lunch times I have been. This is not altogether surprising, as prices are high for students but the current food quality isn't likely to appeal to clientele with deeper pockets.
Nottingham House Pub News
The pub previously called the Fitzooth & Firkin in Broomhill is now called the Nottingham House.