Now having been rebranded as the Nottingham Brewery TapHouse, the Plough Inn, as it was previously known, would have been a regular watering hole to the many factory workers who would have sweated it out in the nearby hosiery and engineering firms for which Nottingham was once famous, prior to the discotheque trend of the 70’s – that’s not to say that everything engineering and hosiery in Nottingham came to a grinding halt and disappeared on the New Year’s Eve of 1970, far from it – some affiliated companies can still be found.
Today, there is a minuscule metal-
Dating back to the 1700s, the Plough Inn, St Peter’s Street, Radford, famously chronicled by Alan Silitoe, has seen many changes in its lifetime, not least alterations effectively removing the old “jug n bottle” off sales bar; a common find in many pubs prior to the hippy days of the mid sixties.
It was rebuilt by the original Nottingham Brewery Company in 1865. Ironically, in more recent times the pub became part of the 21st century Nottingham Brewery Company and rebadged as the Nottingham Brewery TapHouse. Owned by Directors Philip Darby and Niven Balfour, not only did they buy the pub, but they bought the Nottingham Brewery name as well.
Set amidst the chimney pots of the Radford area of Nottingham, this one-
Today the pub is leased out to the Derbyshire based Pub People Company.
Boasting two real log fires, two bars, and an outside rear garden / outside drinking area which accommodates a skittle ally, the Nottingham Brewery TapHouse also offers an upstairs room where small groups can meet, subject to prior arrangement.
Occasional barbeques and other outdoor events such as skittle tournaments and community
charity fundraising events supporting the local scout group or the very worthy Lincs
and Notts Air Ambulance are held in this sun-
Inside, traditional pub games are on hand to add to the atmosphere during the dark winter months, and there’s always a range of books, newspapers, and magazines to read. There’s weekly quiz on a Thursday, and various other events. See the What’s On pages.