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Horse & Groom (Bartsch Inns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wentworth - Lincoln Imperial AleExcellent1
Oldershaw - Grantham DarkExcellent1
Grainstore - BBB (Bunny Brown's Bitter)Excellent1
Nottingham - Rock MildExcellent1
Belvoir - Shipstone's Original Amber BitterExcellent1
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleGood1
Castle Rock - Screech OwlGood1
Belvoir - Dark HorseAcceptable1
Thwaites - Nutty BlackNot Tried0
Fuggle Bunny - Hazy Sumner Days Not Tried0
Batemans - XBNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Beacon Hill (was Beacon)Not Tried0
Springhead - Roaring MegNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Golden BestNot Tried0
Titanic - New WorldNot Tried0
Wadworth - Cooper's ViceNot Tried0
Brains - BitterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Preservation Fine AleNot Tried0
Magpie - Midnight PorterNot Tried0
Flipside - DenominationNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Pale RiderNot Tried0
Caythorpe - Stout FellowNot Tried0
Bradfield - Brown CowNot Tried0
Marston's - Hallertau MittelfruhNot Tried0
Flipside - Flipping BestNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Picture 1. Horse & Groom, Basford, Nottinghamshire
Picture 2. Horse & Groom, Basford, Nottinghamshire
Picture 3. Horse & Groom, Basford, Nottinghamshire

Visits Details

29 Oct 2015 (HSB)
17:00 My first visit here. Very impressed. Lovely bar back. We sat in the snug.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Good
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Beacon Hill (was Beacon)3.80Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Golden Best3.50Not Tried
Wadworth - Cooper's Vice5.00Not Tried
21 Aug 2015 (ChrisE)
We found out the hard way that this pub now opens at 4pm (one of the problems of using a 2011 local guide book) so we went up the road to the Lion and returned once the pub was open. A good welcoming pub. The full beer list was as already entered by Jason.
Wentworth - Lincoln Imperial Ale3.80ExcellentSuperb session beer. I am becoming quite a fan of Wentworth ales.
21 Aug 2015 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon one other customer. Friendly comfortable and welcoming.
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50GoodMalty and frothy.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Thwaites - Nutty Black3.30Not Tried
Wentworth - Lincoln Imperial Ale3.80Not Tried
Fuggle Bunny - Hazy Sumner Days 4.30Not Tried
29 Mar 2014 (ChrisE)
I had read in a new edition of the local CAMRA magazine that Shipstone's Nottingham Bitter was being brewed by former Shippo's brewer Colin Brown at the Belvoir Brewery, and I thought that this would be a good place to try and find it. Fortunately I guessed correctly and was told that he may start brewing in part of the old Shipstone's Brewery next door. It will be interesting to see if this happens, I hope it does.
Belvoir - Shipstone's Original Amber Bitter3.80ExcellentA good tasty proper bitter that I would have thought was a I am sure it is a good match for the old Shippo's but it very many years since I last drank it that I can't say for certain.
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Caythorpe - Stout Fellow4.20Not Tried
Bradfield - Brown Cow4.20Not Tried
Marston's - Hallertau Mittelfruh4.00Not Tried
Flipside - Flipping Best4.60Not Tried
28 Apr 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
A big party going on in the function room, but rest of pub was quiet on a Saturday afternoon.
Nottingham - Rock Mild3.80ExcellentA good sample here of this black mild. Intense roast and chocolate malt flavours giving quite a bitter kick to the beer, but a little caramel to take the edge off. A little hop in the finish. My score 16/20.
15 Mar 2011 (ChrisE)
I really enjoyed this place, but it was sad to see the old Shipstone's Brewery no longer used for its intended purpose.
Grainstore - BBB (Bunny Brown's Bitter)4.20Excellent
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Springhead - Roaring Meg5.50Not Tried
Titanic - New World4.40Not Tried
Brains - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Fine Ale4.40Not Tried
Magpie - Midnight Porter5.00Not Tried
Flipside - Denomination4.00Not Tried
22 May 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Oldershaw - Grantham Dark3.60ExcellentExcellent quality here, giving a smooth well rounded taste to this ruby mild. Sweetish caramel and toffee malt flavours are tempered by a little hoppiness in the finish. My score 16/20.
10 May 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Belvoir - Dark Horse3.40AcceptableVery bitter from roast/burnt malt flavours. Not normally as bitter as this so hope it's just a one off. My score 14/20 (normally gets 16-17).

About the Horse & Groom

The pub sign. Horse & Groom, Basford, Nottinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Basford, Nottinghamshire, NG7 7EA.

Once the brewery tap for the adjacent now closed Shipstone's Brewery. A single bar serves various rooms that are well appointed and furnished. 8 cask ales are usually available which normally include a mild and a local beer.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 27 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG7 7EA