Inviting single room pub with a dynamic food and drink offering
The Kean’s Head is situated in Nottingham’s historic and culturally vibrant Lace Market, opposite the picturesque St. Mary’s Church. This charming, one-room pub is small but perfectly formed, offering customers a choice of six cask ales, three real ciders, eight draught keg products including lager, cider, stout, and fruit beer, and a dedicated craft keg wall with ten lines. The Kean’s Head also proudly offers an impressive selection of spirits, with 20+ rums, 60+ gins, and 60+ whiskies on the menu.
The Kean’s has been at the forefront of Nottingham’s craft beer scene for many years, offering a ground-breaking selection of bottled beers from all over the world. In the beginning, much of this selection was out of sight for the customer – unless they were privy to whispers of its existence. Nowadays, the Kean’s is firmly rooted on the map as having one of the city’s most recognised and respected beer ranges, with an extensive variety of 100+ bottles and cans. Beer drinkers can enjoy tap takeovers and tasting nights at the Kean’s, plus a “break-even” keg once a month, bringing you something rare and wonderful at cost price.
Food at the Kean’s Head is fresh, flavourful, and locally sourced. This homecooked fayre menu never fails to satisfy, featuring dishes like homemade courgetti with pesto and halloumi alongside pub classics and European-inspired meals. Served from 11am, the Kean’s brunch menu includes Bloody Mary Huevos Rancheros and the lighter classic of smoked Salmon on toast.
The Kean’s Head was named after the early 19th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean – infamous for his turbulence and megalomania, and renowned for his ingenious performances in Richard III, Macbeth, and Hamlet. Act V Scene I of the latter, in which Hamlet holds the skull of the king’s jester Yorick, is shown on the pub logo. Kean is recorded to have performed at the original Theatre Royal, which was formally located on St. Mary’s Gate.
Pie and a pint of harvest pale for £10.95.
A selection of meat pies, a fish pie and vegetarian pies on offer.
Available every Monday from 5pm.
Mikkeller Running Club
On the first Sunday of every month, the Mikkeller Running Club finishes their meetings in the Kean’s Head for beer and nibbles.