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The Ropewalk is an upbeat pub that offers a tasty selection of pub food and a regular list of live entertainment.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

16:00 - 00:00


16:00 - 00:00


16:00 - 00:00


16:00 - 00:00


11:30 - 00:00


11:30 - 00:00


11:30 - 00:00

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The Ropewalk reviews

By Bee B.

What's happened? I visited The Ropewalk many times during my student years, it was always a fun quirky place to visit. However after moving back to the area again in the past year for work I can say its really really gone down hill. The once friendly staff are now rude and obnoxious, acting like its actually a hassle to have to serve you!. I've been a couple of times now and it's been the same. We've eaten there both times and the food is now very disappointing, I fact I'm convinced that on my second visit a few weeks ago the food actually made me ill. I ordered a Sunday dinner and it was on my table within minutes of ordering ( I'm all up for quick service but that fast is never a good sign!) it was tasteless and a pile of mush. The place was also dead and the drinks prices are now ridiculous, it was like I'd somehow ended up in London! Two everyday drinks for just under £10! I'd avoid, you'll only be disappointed!

By Emily M.

poor quality sunday roasts! beef was overcooked, no bread sauce with the chicken even though advertised on the menu, smash not mash, frozen bought in roast potatoes and yorkshires, vegetables undercooked, instant gravy, meal was cold and a very long wait! might as well have gone to wetherspoons or Yates for half the price!

By P P.

We went early on a Friday night (05/11/08) for dinner since we happened to be in the city. I had the smaller serving of nachos and my boyfriend had one of the burgers (there are quite a few) - both were excellent, looked to be freshly made (even the nacho chips themselves) and were delicious. The chips were perfectly cooked and there were plenty of condiments to choose from. There are quite a few vegetarian options available on the menu, the place is scattered throughout with interesting tables and chairs (some couches, some high tables, some cushioned stools, etc.) which makes it quirky and a cool place to hang out. The food came out quickly (probably helped that we were there early), it wasn't too busy and the lighting was subtle and inviting. The drink selection seemed pretty extensive. I would love to go back on a Sunday and try their roasts (they do have a nut loaf option).

By Robert M.

Canning Circus often gets left off Nottingham’s city map but The Ropewalk, part student haunt, part posh pub, is one reason it definitely shouldn’t be.

The Venue
The Ropewalk is 15 minutes walk from Market Square, and it may be slightly too far from the hubbub and bright lights to always justify a trip. However, if you're nearby, The Ropewalk’s fascinating interior is worth the visit alone.

Its sleek, block colour paintwork, and Habitat-esque trinkets are complemented by a higgledy-piggledy selection of furniture, and this makes each corner of the labyrinthine ground floor have a completely different feel.

Gothic benches sit uneasily with the monochrome chequered floor, which looks like the set of the Korova Milkbar from A Clockwork Orange (if you're in the wrong frame of mind). Then there's a multi-coloured sofa that Paul Smith would be proud of, plus leather couches and wooden chairs.

It sounds disjointed, but the look is carried off with class and lures you in to investigate further, and it makes each trip feel new again.

The People
As The Ropewalk is located half way between the city centre and the student village otherwise known as Lenton, it's hardly surprising that most of its punters are dodging lectures.

But don’t make the mistake of writing-off this delightful outpost if your student days are behind you. It has a wide mix, with the evenings populated by folk not quite prepared to admit they're middle-aged.

The atmosphere is always relaxed and their attitude to dining is casual, serving your food to anywhere you care to sit. You're likely to stumble upon some event as there are weekly pub quizzes, film showings and open mic nights (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday respectively).

The Food
Simple, filling and bloody tasty – The Ropewalk have mastered the realm of top-notch pub grub. Their cheese-topped shepherd’s pie (available to share for two) is a delicious winter-warmer, and the summer season offers a wide range of side dishes including chicken wraps.

Chicken, bacon and red wine pie with mash costs £8.90, and a wild mushroom and Quorn stroganoff costs £6.90. There are also snacks and sharers starting from £3.50 to £11 for four plates. Dishes include honeyed chipolatas and mustard dip and hummus and flatbread.

With prices like these it seems the days of a cheap pub lunch are quickly disappearing, however, the ingredients are fresh and the portions hefty, just about justifying the expense.

The Drink
The Ropewalk is a bar first and a restaurant second, and as such you'll find no shortage of drinks to help your meal down or even justify a liquid lunch.

The regularly updated wine board takes up most of the far wall but prices can sometimes be a little too close to the £15 mark. Keep an eye on the great deals available on bottles.

The Last Word
The food, the drink, the decor - this place gets a thumbs up in so many areas that if it was in the city centre, you'd probably have to queue to get in. Pub food the way it should be.

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