Castle Rock Brewery Tap. At least 11 Ales available including guests. Traditional Ciders & Perry's & over 30 Malt Whisky's. Serving great, traditional Pub food.

The Vat and Fiddle is the Castle Rock Brewery tap and therefore offers the full range of Castle Rock regular and occasional beers together with guest beers from other breweries. A short walk from Nottingham train station, the building was purpose built as a pub in the 1930s and retains many original art deco features and, without background music, exudes a traditional pub atmosphere.

Beside our hot food menu including Sunday lunch and many special dishes cooked with ale and cider, the Vat offers a range of filled rolls from mature cheddar & onion to our specialty of home roast beef & blue stilton. We have popular live music sessions on Sunday afternoons and occasional live music at other times including the occasional Rock and Blues night.

The pub has recently been extended to include the Golding’s Room and Castle Rock Brewery Visitors’ Centre. The Golding’s Room has a modern and fresh feel which is popular with diners. The Visitors’ Centre, with its own bar, is a gift shop and reception area for those attending tours of the brewery. Both of these rooms are available for hire and have been used for meetings, presentations and parties.

The Vat & Fiddle is proud to have a very diverse clientele, ranging from students to visiting football fans. Whatever they are drinking, whether it’s ale, wine, cider or one of our 60 single malt whiskeys, they all enjoy the Vat’s traditional pub atmosphere.


  • Food
  • Function room
  • Real ale
  • WiFi free
  • Dart board
  • Live music
  • Quiz nights
  • Best Bar None
  • Camra members