Peacock Hotel

Nottinghamshire - Nottingham

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

11 Mansfield Road
Nottingham
NG1 3FB

Tel: (0115) 947 2152

Email: carsana1@live.co.uk

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

UPDATE 2020.

A refurbishment has recently been carried out which requires a re-assessment.

Please note - the photos are therefore out of date and the description is one written before the recent changes.


A very rare opportunity to experience something once common in pubs - table service. Sit on the bench seating in the right-hand lounge, press one of the numerous brass-plate mounted bell pushes and a member of staff will come and take your order (except on Friday or Saturday nights) The lounge itself is little altered since a 1930s refit and has carved bench seating throughout with turned legs and moulded arms plus a wooden-studded frieze above and the odd baffle. Non-table service is from a hatch/doorway at the back of the bar. The good-quality fittings in the public bar date only from 1993. What looks like an old glazed publican's office can be spied towards the back of the bar servery - only about a dozen of these survive countrywide.

UPDATE 2020.

A refurbishment has recently been carried out which requires a re-assessment.

Please note - the photos are therefore out of date and the description is one written before the recent changes.


The Peacock is worth a visit to experience something rare - table service - head for the right-hand lounge bar and sit on the bench seating and press one of the large number of bell-pushes mounted in brass plates situated all around the room. A member of staff will respond (not on Fri and Sat evenings) so choose your drinks - real ales are listed on a chalk board near the doorway to the servery - and they will be brought to your table. Until recently, the number of pubs in the country offering table service was down to less than a dozen but the trend has recently been reversed with nearly half of the micropubs being set up in England having no bars.

This three-storey pub of brick built about 1850 appears to have had a quality refit in the inter-war period. The front door leads to an inner lobby with a window that was probably an off sales in the past. The lounge is little altered since about 1930 and retains carved bench seating throughout with turned legs and moulded arms, a couple of draught screens/baffles near the door to the servery, panelled frieze above the seating with wooden studs, terrazzo and wood surround fireplace, and Art Deco-style doors.

The public bar was two rooms in the past and has good-quality fittings such as a bar counter with double columns and capitals but they only date from a refurbishment in 1993. There is what looks like an old glazed publican's office towards the rear of the bar servery.

Note the splendid set of etched windows with a peacock motif - no doubt some are quality replacements.

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