Not exactly a shock that the other Nottingham Guide newbie was another micro; the only surprise there’s not dozens of them in the suburbs yet.
A Room with a Brew is relatively central, 5 minutes walk up Derby Street from the staggeringly expensive “4500 miles from Delhi” curry house and the grotesque (not the same as brutalist) Strathdon hotel.
Derby Road seems slightly more upmarket on each visit, and this Scribblers Tap is clearly a bit of a destination pub.
“Is there something wrong with my gin ?” is the sort of question you expect to hear in Clapham rather than a Notts micro.
The in-pub library caters for more refined tastes too.
But that’s a compliment, not a criticism.
A good mix of the sexes, the ages, and drinking preferences; that’svwhat a good pub should have. In that respect, this could have been a Wetherspoons.
You’ll see Mrs RM chose the weird low seats rather than the high seats where her feet don’t touch the floor.
I can even forgive the odd seating; the place had a rare warmth you get from groups of friends and couples in a pub, as opposed to a pub-diner.
But best of all, the beer. Cheerily served Rubecca and IPA, cool and tasty in thick pint glasses, at £2 each.
“We reduce all our beers to £2 on Sunday so they don’t hang around in the pipes till Wednesday”
It’s very rare I comment on cask selling like hotcakes. It was here. Makes you thinks about the real ale hanging around in allthe other pubs closed Mon-Wed though, doesn’t it ?