Vat and Fiddle
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The Vat and Fiddle, Castle Rock’s brewery tap, is a fine example of the Great British pub. Located a short stroll from Nottingham railway station, ‘the Vat’ is a 1930’s art deco-style building beneath the iconic blue tower of Castle Rock.
On entering the Vat, you will be greeted with thirteen real ale handpulls, showcasing the largest available range of Castle Rock beer, plus two changing guest ales. Though if you don’t love ale as much as we do, there is a full range of products available including craft beers, fine wines, lagers and ciders, a fantastic range of quality gins, and 30+ whiskies.
Food at the Vat is diverse, with options from homemade cobs to a full menu of classic pub dishes, light bites, and a changing specials board.
As the Castle Rock Brewery tap, the Vat is also home to the Golding’s Room – a light and airy space available for hire – and the Visitors’ Centre, where brewery tours begin. Prices start from £12 per person, click here to find out more.
We are proud that the Vat and Fiddle is deemed a “must visit” venue for many people coming to Nottingham, and hope to welcome you to this lovely heritage pub very soon.
The Vat & Fiddle is situated next door to the Castle Rock Brewery and tours begin at the Visitors’ Centre which is adjacent to the pub. To find out more about brewery tours please click HERE.
Weekday Lunch Deals
Monday-Friday, 12-3pm, enjoy lunch for a fiver at the Vat and Fiddle.
Choose from one of the Vat’s famous cobs (always with vegan options available), a packet of Pipers crisps and any soft draught drink – or upgrade to a Castle Rock cask beer for just £1.
Friday Night Live Music
Every other Friday night the brewery’s Old Cold Store is used to host a variety of local bands. Call, ask at the bar, or check the What’s On to see who’s up next to rock your socks off.