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Beer & Cider inspired Snacks

At the Vat & Fiddle. Castle Rock’s brewery tap will be cooking up a storm using cider and beer in a range of tasty homemade snacks.

Beer Battered Snacks

Known for its excellent food, the Bread & Bitter’s menu features beer-battered snacks to curb your appetite, alongside a full dining menu.

Beer Inspired Dishes

At the Canal House, Nottingham’s famous canal-side watering hole is cooking up a collection of specials for the Festival Fringe, all created with the aid of one special ingredient: beer! The FFF dishes will be up on the specials board and changing daily, so venture inside and see what’s on offer.

At the Kean's Head pair your beer with some snacks from the bar menu, featuring gluten free beer battered pickles (aka. Frickles) among many other beer bites. It’s just £10 for 3.

The Willowbrook’s head chef will be cooking some dishes especially for the Festival Fringe, using beer or cider as a key ingredient. The dish/es will be on the specials board, so come on in and have a look.

Beer & Cider Inspired Tapas

Plus, if you’re a fan of craft in keg, the Embankment’s Tapas night takes place on Monday 9th and Monday 16th. Enjoy two delicious homemade tapas dishes and a half of craft in keg for just £10.

Langtry's will be offering Real Ale/Real Cider Tapas for £3.

At the Ned Ludd you will find a menu with beer influenced dishes and Tapas.

Brewery Taps

The Plough brewery tap will be theming itself around the Beer Festival festivities so drop in to see what they are up to!

Cask or Keg? The 'Marmite' of Beer Lovers

Castle Rock Brewery’s newest pub, the Fox & Grapes, opened just in time for the Festival Fringe. There are eight cask beer lines, featuring three Castle Rock ales alongside guest beers from near and far.

At the Crafy Crow you will experience 10 Hand pulls, 15 Keg taps, and a well stocked fridge of craft bottles and cans, the perfect place for beer and cider lovers.

The Herbert Kilpin is offering speciality cask beers including Lost Industry 'Shades of Pale Grapefruit, Wylam 'Swipe Wright' and Tiny Rebel 'Juicy'

The Kean Head’s takes on the ultimate beer lover’s battle: cask or keg? Throughout the Festival Fringe, the Kean’s is featuring local breweries on cask and keg, and you can vote for your favourite.

Cider Inspired Dishes

The Canalhouse also offers one of the widest real cider ranges in the city, with up to 13 bag-in-box ciders and some on tap. Plus, their bottle and canned beer selection is edging towards a whopping total of 300, alongside a respectable 6 cask ale hand pulls and 10 craft in keg beers.

The Willowbrook’s head chef will be cooking some dishes especially for the Festival Fringe, using beer or cider as a key ingredient. The dish/es will be on the specials board, so come on in and have a look.

Curry Nights

Monday 9th and Monday 16th:  From 5pm enjoy Curry Night at the Bread & Bitter. The chefs cook up authentic Indian and Pakistani dishes using freshly ground spices, and offer a range of curries to suit all tastes. Curry, rice, naan and a drink are included for just £8.95.

Join the Stratford Haven on Monday 9th and Monday 16th for Curry Night. Tuck into a homemade curry, served with aromatic rice and coriander naan, with a pint of Castle Rock beer for just £7.95. Served 5pm-9pm. 

Tuesday 10th and Tuesday 17th are Curry Night at the Vat & Fiddle. From 12noon until 8pm, enjoy a curry and a Castle Rock pint for just £7.95.

Thursday 12th and Thursday 19th are Curry Night at the Willowbrook. Choose any curry and pair it with a pint of Castle Rock beer, just £9.95.

Discounted Beers & Ciders

The Bread & Bitter celebrates the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival by offering festival-goers 20p off pints of cask ale, just show your valid ticket to get your discount.

The Crafty Crow is having Hoppy Hours : Monday – Friday 4-6pm indulge in your favourite beer with discounts off Cask and Keg craft beers, and real cider throughout the week.

The Crafy Crow is also featuring a loyalty card and free beer - check out the ‘Crafty Card’ during the Festival Fringe fortnight "we will be launching our Crafty Card. For every Pint of Magpie Real ale, or 2/3 Magpie Craft Beer, get a stamp, when your card is full, have a beer on us!"

The Crafty Crow is also offering – 10p per pint Camra discount, and 5p per half pint Camra discount – all day everyday!

The Embankment celebrates the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival by offering festival-goers 20p off pints of cask ale, just show your valid ticket to get your discount.

During the two weeks of the FFF, the Lincolnshire Poacher will have at least 10 LocAles and real ciders on at all times, with 50p off a pint of either between 4-7pm every day.

Always happy to nurture the young real ale drinker’s passion, the Poppy& Pint offers a whopping 50p off pints of Castle Rock beer for students. Just show your UniDays or University ID at the bar.

Discounted Food

Nottingham CAMRA’s Pub of the Year! The Poppy & Pint a popular suburban pub is offering a 10% discount on food for CAMRA members, with delicious homemade dishes served every day. Check out the specials board for one-off creations for the Poppy’s beloved chefs Vanessa and Leah.

Always happy to nurture the young real ale drinker’s appetites, the Poppy & Pint offers £2 off Sunday Roasts. Just show your UniDays or University ID at the bar.

Festival Fringe Speciality Cuisine

The head chef at the Bread & Bitter will be serving up a Festival Fringe special, with at least one 'one-off dish' available each day.

Festivals within Festivals

The Ned Ludd will be completely fest orientated with its own mini fest and a menu with beer influenced dishes and Tapas.

TBI will be running their own festival linked to FFF.

The Trip to Jerusalem will be having its own little festival supplied by a hose pipe over the parapet above and ciders too!!

Gluten Free

At the Kean's head pair your beer with some snacks from the bar menu, featuring gluten free beer battered pickles (aka. Frickles) among many other beer bites. It’s just £10 for 3.

Left-over Festival Beer Tokens?

The Sir John Borlase Warren will accept any unused beer tokens as discount off beer for the duration of the festival (not FFF). i.e. Each token is worth 50p, maximum to be redeemed per transaction £1 on real ales only whilst the festival is on.

Live Entertainment

At the Lord Roberts on Wednesday, 18th October – Open Mic Night – Mixture of music. Comedy and magic

Live Music

At the Lord Roberts on Friday, 6th October – Swing While You’re Blue – Swing and Blues Band

More LocAles

The Admiral Rodney in Wollaton which this time last year could barely call itself a real ale pub will be featuring a rotating LocAle list

The Bell is having a rotating 6 stillage of beers that as far as possible will not feature at the RHBACF

Lloyds No1 will be hosting a whole bank of hand pulls dedicated to LocAles

The Lord Roberts is offering 10 real ales many of which will be LocAles.

The Roebuck will be featuring LocAles and doing "Special Festival Breakfasts"

The Stratford Haven’s LocAle selection will increase during the Festival Fringe, proudly celebrating brews from local breweries.

Pies & Sausage Rolls Day & Night

The Crafty Crow's having Pie & Pint Nights – Thursday 5th & 12th October enjoy a choice of home-made pies, paired with a pint of your favourite real ale or cider.

The Hand & Heart are offering a home made sausage roll & a pint of their very own Roundheart (brewed by Dancing Duck Brewery for their pubs) for just £5

Wednesday 11th and 18th Pie Nights are pie nights at the Lincolnshire Poacher. Tuck into a pie and a pint of cask beer for £8.95, served until 9pm. Then finish off your night by enjoying live music from the Old Nick Trading Company.

The Roundhouse is offering a home made Pork Pie & a ½ pint of their very own Roundheart (brewed by Dancing Duck Brewery for their pubs) for just £5.

Tuesday 10th and Tuesday 17th are Pie Nights at the Stratford Haven. From 5pm-9pm enjoy a pie and a pint of Castle Rock beer for just £9.95. Pies are served with mash or chips, garden or mushy peas, and you can add a bowl of seasonal veg for £1.

On Monday 9th and Monday 16th, join the Willowbrook for Pie and Pint night. For just £9.95 tuck into any pie and a pint of Castle Rock ale, from 5pm.

Pizza Pazazz

All through October the Fox & Grapes will be celebrating pizza month, offering their menu of 9” hand-stretched pizzas alongside a pint of ale for just £9.95. And if it’s a midnight feast you’re after, food is served up to 1 hour before closing time.

Quiz Nights

Curry Night at the Bread & Bitter is followed by Quiz Night from 9pm, with beer and cash prizes to be won!

Tuesday 10th and Tuesday 17th are Curry and Quiz night at the Poppy, where you can enjoy a homemade curry and a pint for just £9.95, from 5pm. At 9pm the quiz commences, with beer and cash prizes for the winner. Entry is £1.

Fancy winning a gallon of beer? It’s quiz night on Tuesday 10th and Tuesday 17th t the Willowbrook, and the winning team gets just that! From 9pm, plus the Lucky Letters Jackpot.

Real Ciders

The Lord Roberts is offering 6 real ciders which are always available.

Regular & Specialist Menus

The bar menu at the Hand & Heart is served all day everyday until closing time and their main food menu between 12-9.30pm Monday – Saturday as well as a Lunch Menu between 12 - 4.00 Monday - Saturday!

Langtry's will be offering any main meal (excluding the basket of fish) plus a pint (or glass of wine) for £9.00

The Roundhouse will serve serve main menu food between 12.00-9.00pm Monday – Wednesday & until 9.30pm Thursday - Saturday. Their Lunch menu is served between 12.00-4.00 Monday - Saturday.

Steak Dishes

Every Wednesday the Stratford Haven’s head chef creates a new steak menu, available 5pm-9pm. And even veggies are catered for – the Strat’s tofu peppercorn steak won in a recent vegetarian dish cook-off

Sunday Roasts and Lunches

The Crafty Crow's inviting you to finish the Festival Fringe fortnight off with a traditional home cooked roast, with all the trimmings. Served from 12noon on Sunday 15th October.

The Hand & Heart's Sunday lunch is served between 12-9.00 pm

On Sunday 8th, 15th and 22nd fill up on a 2 course Sunday Roast and a pint of any Castle Rock cask ale for just £12 at the Lincolnshire Poacher. Afterwards, stick around for a few more drinks and live music from local acts, 9pm.

Sunday lunch is served at the Roundhouse between 12 and 6.00 pm & various bar snacks & antipasti are served til late!

Varied Opening Hours

The Crafty Crow will open : Thursday 11th –  10am – Midnight | Friday 12th – 10am – Midnight | Saturday 13th – 10am – Midnight | Sunday 14th – 11am – 11pm

Vegetarian Options

Every Wednesday the Stratford Haven’s head chef creates a new steak menu, available 5pm-9pm. Veggies should be prepared to enjoy the Stratford Haven’s tofu peppercorn steak which won in a recent vegetarian dish cook-off

Veggie options are always available at the Vat & Fiddle, and your drink can be any pint of cask ale!

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