Please note, the Barley Twist is temporarily closed as per government measures during the CV-19 crisis. Please check our website, and social media regularly for updates.
The Barley Twist is a two-floor craft beer and wine cellar, housed in a former sweetshop on Nottingham’s Carrington Street.
The beer range at the Barley Twist is all about celebrating small artisan breweries, with a focus on natural European styles, although you’ll find one of the broadest selections in Nottingham’s city centre. You can take your pick from three fridges of bottles and cans, 10 draught keg lines, and two rotating cask hand-pull featuring Castle Rock’s latest releases as well as a small selection of other local small batch brews. If you’re visiting for the vine, we’ve devised an exquisite wine list featuring over 75 wines from all over the world including increasingly popular natural wines. You will also find premium spirits, soft drinks, locally roasted coffee and a range of speciality teas on the menu.
As well as being a great stop-off for a drink, the full range of Castle Rock merchandise is available to buy at the Barley Twist, from gin-flavoured sticks of rock to embroidered t-shirts. Cans and bottles are also discounted by 30% if you’d like to take some away.
On the ground floor of the Barley Twist, you’ll find a one-room bar featuring original brick work walls, high ceilings, and booth and table seating. There’s also a large TV displaying train departure times for those looking to await their transportation in comfort. Head down the new staircase to a large cellar, stripped back to black and red brick with moody, atmospheric lighting. A perfect hideout from the bustle of Carrington Street.
The building itself (Portland Hotel) was a temperance house, built by the Hicking family who were wine merchants by trade. Restored as part of the Carrington Street Heritage Scheme, Castle Rock has worked to uncover and restore the site’s Edwardian features, including returning the shop front to its original layout. Subtler evidence of the building’s heritage can be found around the Barley Twist, like iron hooks hanging from the walls and an old fireplace in the cellar.
Whether you’re after a cosy night drinking good wine or the perfect beer to get you through an arduous train journey, the Barley Twist is ready to be of service!
The Wine Cellar at the Barley Twist
Did you know you can book this space?
Ask at the bar for details.
Please note that unfortunately the only way down to the Wine Cellar is by stairs. The main pub however is street level with no steps and has accessible facilities.
If you have any questions about the Barley Twist or the Wine Cellar, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
30% discount on take-away cans and bottle
Choose from some of the best British beers available in 4 fully stocked fridges.
Brewery in Focus Nights
Every month or so, the Barley Twist hosts Brewery in Focus Nights, paying homage to their chosen brewery. There’ll be plenty of beers to sample on the taps and in the fridges, with the occasional meet the brewer sessions, too.
Follow the Barley Twist’s social media feeds for information on when the next one is and who will be featured!