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Hand & Heart (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Leadmill - Butterley TunnelExcellent1
Totally Brewed - Slap in the FaceExcellent1
Welbeck Abbey - Portland BlackExcellent2
Oldershaw - Grantham DarkExcellent1
Maypole - XX1 IPAExcellent1
Brampton - MildExcellent1
Potbelly - AmbrosiaExcellent1
Oldershaw - Last ChargeExcellent1
Flipside - Dark DenominationExcellent1
Maypole - Little WeedGood1
Brass Monkey - Very Mild MonkeyGood1
Brunswick - Black SabbathGood1
Saltaire - Long Day IPAGood1
Spitting Feathers - AleGood1
Titanic - Plum PorterGood1
Naked Brewer - Scary's MildGood1
Caythorpe - OutlawNot Tried0
Falstaff - Smiling AssassinNot Tried0
Nottingham - DreadnoughtNot Tried0
North Star - PathfinderNot Tried0
Falstaff - C. S. LewisNot Tried0
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - GuzzlerNot Tried0
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)Not Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven Not Tried0
Maypole - Sunset stoutNot Tried0
Nottingham - Rock MildNot Tried0
Amber Ales - Barnes WallisNot Tried0
Slater's - Smoked PorterNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - RoundheartNot Tried0
Cottage - FireflyNot Tried0
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla StoutNot Tried0
Nottingham - LegendNot Tried0
Picture 1. Hand & Heart, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Visits Details

08 Jun 2016 (Mick)
Warm welcome as always. board with all the beer notes. Tasters offered.
Maypole - XX1 IPA6.00ExcellentVery nice IPA
Saltaire - Long Day IPA3.80GoodNice if unremarkable, refreshing IPA.
Nottingham - Rock Mild3.80Not Tried
Amber Ales - Barnes Wallis4.10Not Tried
Maypole - Little Weed3.80Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Roundheart4.00Not Tried
Slater's - Smoked Porter4.80Not Tried
03 Jun 2014 (Mick)
Very cheerful barmaid and slightly inebriated lady customer povided entertainment. Went from quiet to busy very quickly. Good choice of beers.
Totally Brewed - Slap in the Face4.00ExcellentDry hoppy pale beer, good citrus and a long finish. Very good
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)5.50Not Tried
Maypole - Little Weed3.80Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Roundheart4.00Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven 4.20Not Tried
Maypole - Sunset stout4.90Not Tried
19 Jun 2013 (Mick)
very quiet late afternoon.
Maypole - Little Weed3.80GoodNice enough, needs more hops on the finish
Falstaff - Smiling Assassin5.20Not Tried
Nottingham - Dreadnought4.50Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Roundheart4.00Not Tried
North Star - Pathfinder4.50Not Tried
Falstaff - C. S. Lewis4.30Not Tried
27 Mar 2013 (Mick)
Busy, had to wait a few minutes to be served, food looked good.
Oldershaw - Last Charge5.00ExcellentSuper American style IPA, slips down far to easily, good citrus notes and powerful hops, some spice.
Welbeck Abbey - Portland Black4.50GoodNice porter, with a touch of blackcurrant?
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla Stout4.50Not Tried
Maypole - Little Weed3.80Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Roundheart4.00Not Tried
Nottingham - Legend4.00Not Tried
Caythorpe - Outlaw4.00Not Tried
11 Mar 2013 (Mick)
Busy without being overcrowded, ended up talking to a bee keeper from Liverpool.
Brunswick - Black Sabbath6.00GoodLiquorice, toast, no hops. Nice enough.
Spitting Feathers - Ale4.20Goodcopper colour, crisp taste.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90GoodNice, plum and ribena.
Maypole - Little Weed3.80Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Roundheart4.00Not Tried
Cottage - Firefly4.50Not Tried
20 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Usual excellent laid back atmosphere and two interesting milds on.
Leadmill - Butterley Tunnel4.20ExcellentBlack strong mild with a good chocolate malt character, low hop rate and a slightly frity finish. My score 16/20.
Naked Brewer - Scary's Mild3.60GoodDark brown mild with a biscuity malt character and a little fruity hop in the finish. My score 15/20.
07 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Fantastic atmosphere as ever in this part cellar cave bar.
Oldershaw - Grantham Dark3.60ExcellentGood caramel and chocolate malt flavours giving a full bodied sweetness with just a little fruity hop in the finish. My score 16/20.
Brampton - Mild4.90ExcellentA rare find for this strong black mild. Full on chocolate malt flavour giving a full bodied and smooth character to the beer. Hints of berry fruits in the finish. My score 17/20.
07 Jan 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly quiet on a Saturday afternoon.
Welbeck Abbey - Portland Black4.50ExcellentA black porter style beer with good balance of hop and malt flavours and a full bodied fruity finish. My score 16/20.
Brass Monkey - Very Mild Monkey3.60GoodReddish/brown mild with a bittersweet malty character and low hopping. Fairly dry finish.My score 15/20.
09 May 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
I was the only punter in after what looked like had been a busy lunchtime.
Flipside - Dark Denomination4.00ExcellentRuby/brown mild with a full bodied and sweet malty character. A little hoppiness in the finish. My score 16/20.
17 May 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Potbelly - Ambrosia4.00ExcellentAmber coloured light mild with low hop rate and grainy, cereal malt taste. Sweet and smooth finish. My score 16/20.

About the Hand & Heart

The pub sign. Hand & Heart, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5BA.

Plush pub in Derby Road, built into rock cliffs so that to the rear of the pub is like a cave. Gastropub type food and a good selection of guest beers is served.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 32 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG1 5BA