Brightly decorated contemporary pub with four real ales, good food and large outside terrace
The good pub guide review
This bright and airy village pub situated a stone's throw from the red cliffs of the River Trent has a new lease of life, thanks to a comprehensive revamp from the team behind the reborn Railway at Lowdham (see Also Worth a Visit). It's quite a transformation, open plan but with distinctly different areas, with colourful contemporary décor that includes boldly patterned banquettes, blue and mustard suede and leather chairs around polished wood or metal-topped tables, funky lighting, wooden floorboards and seagrass carpeting. Oars are lined up on a bright blue wall and a collection of copper pans hangs from the ceiling. Friendly, chatty staff serve four real ales on handpump ' perhaps Adnams Southwold, Black Sheep, Castle Rock Harvest Pale and Oakham Citra ' as well as 13 wines by the glass, 20 gins and a similar number of whiskies. Outside at the back is a spacious fenced-off terrace with teak tables and chairs beneath parasols and an outside bar, and beyond that grass with a children's play area.
The good pub guide food review
Good brasserie-style food include sandwiches, duck liver parfait with grilled focaccia, prawn and crayfish salad, roast cod with tenderstem broccoli, poached clams and patatas bravas, macaroni with ratatouille sauce, goats cheese and black olives, bavette steak with confit tomato and fries, curried cauliflower steak with red lentils, apple and golden raisins, and puddings such as raspberry frangipane tart with clotted cream, and lemon posset with blackberry sorbet and minted meringue.
Radcliffe, 64 Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG12 1AW
(0115) 933 1622
Weekdays: 12-10; 12-11 Fri