The Victoria Pub, 85 Dovecote Lane, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1JG
I don’t normally do pubs, for a great many sensory reasons, and a couple of moral ones, but this has been a regular haunt of my wife and me for many years. They do experiment with music, both piped and live, so you might want to ring before going, but it has been muzak free many more times than not.
The starters and mains are all cooked on the premises: one sees the chef in local shops / supermarkets stocking up. The afters, however, do appear a bit ‘plastic’ and are less impressive. The menu changes every day, there’s a selection of boards on hooks over the fireplace which get swapped around. This is ‘slow’-ish food, so take good company or reading material. It’s also very popular, so get in quickly once the food bit opens. Parking is a nightmare, so you might have to hunt for a space, and yes, it is right down the end of the road: when you think “How much further ?”, then you will find it.
My wife and I walk 30 minutes there and back to justify large helpings ! For those into alcohol, there appears to be a continual supply of different real ales.
Heartily recommended. Biggest noise issues: other people’s voices, and in the summer – trains ! The main line to London runs right past the pub, so if an HST at 90mph or 2,000 tons (yes, really) of coal train isn’t your thing, don’t go outside in the summer.
Nottingham NG9 1JG