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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.
- There is an internal double-door opening outwards which may be tricky without assistance
- There are no steps to get into the pub, or within the pub itself
- There are accessible facilities (including a baby change area)
- Assistance may be required for those on mobility scooters – the slide door to accessible toilets needs holding open as wide as it can be
- The Kean’s is a music-free pub 11:00-13:30 every day excluding Sunday’s, when it is music-free between 16:00-18:00
The staff at the Kean’s Head are happy to assist anyone who may need it. If you have more queries regarding accessibility feel free to ring up the pub and ask for more information.
Pie and any drink to the value of £3.80 (or pay the difference) for £10.95.
Throughout autumn and winter, the Kean’s have a selection of meat pies, a fish pie and vegetarian/ vegan pies on offer.
Keep an eye out here and on their social media for updates!
Available Mondays from 5pm
Thursday night is quiz night at the Kean’s! From 7pm until 9pm compete for cash and beer prizes…
Prizes for all top three teams, plus answer a random question for another chance at a cash prize.
£1 per player, max. 6 per team (larger groups can be split). Good luck!
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.