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New beer festival coming to West Bridgford this Bank Holiday weekend

The Trent Bridge Beer festival is heading to West Bridgford this bank holiday weekend with live music, DJs, food, sport and of course, plenty of beer. The festival is being organised by local pub Larwood and Voce, located next to the famous Trent Bridge cricket ground.

Many of the events will take place in the car park in Fox Road, from Friday 23rd August to Monday 26th August.

There will be over 20 different beers and ciders to sample, including ales and bottle beers. To soak up the alcohol, a BBQ with sticky smoked pulled pork, piri piri chicken, lamb kofta burgers and sweet chilli halloumi skewers will be available on Friday from 5pm.

The event, in conjunction with Nottingham Brewery, will host beers ranging from 3.2% right up to 14%, including cask ales, lager, Belgian Geuze, Trappist, IPA and stout.

Cask ales include:

Kelham Island Pint Break (5.0%)
Abbeydale Special (4.1%)
Welbeck Abbey Harley (4.3%)
White Rose Stairlift to Heaven (4.3%)
Pheasantry Brewery Pale Ale (4.0%)
Dancing Duck Dark Drake ((4.5%)
Oakham Citra (4.2%)
Newby Wyke Kingston Topaz (4.2%)
Oalham Green Devil (6.0%)
Dancing Duck Ey Ay Up (3.9%)

Live music and vinyl DJ sets (Synic, Wrighty, Peachy, Ny Henry and special guests) will take place on Saturday into the evening, alongside a themed set menu paired with beers and live football on Sky and BT Sport in the bar.

The festival will continue on Sunday with an award-winning Sunday roast, a hog roast in the car park and more DJs.

And finally, celebrate the long weekend with discount on ales and craft beers throughout the day on Bank Holiday Monday.

Entry to the festival is free however VIP packages can be purchased in advance and these include a table for the day with table service, food, a tasting glass and beer tokens.

The Embankment re-opens after refurbishment

The Embankment re-opened on 12th November following a £600,000 refurbishment.

From outside the refurbishment looks amazing, showing signs of old school pub charm with a modern twist, which fits the style of this distinctive building.

Castle Rock are the new owners of The Embankment and are keen to ensure that the building still remains a hub for the community. The facilities will be set over three floors with eight distinct areas and four separate bars. There will be a beer garden for when the winter frosts have gone and a dispensary and a sports bar perfect for pre match drinks. Upstairs will remain a function room which will be for hire for all occasions.

You will be able to find Castle Rock real ales on the bar alongside premium lagers, spirits and locally roasted coffee.

Why not pop down this weekend and give it ago.

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The Embankment Re-opened on 12th November

Larwood and Voce scoops Roast Dinner Award

The Larwood and Voce Pub and Kitchen has beaten off stiff competition from more than 440 hopefuls to win the coveted title of Best British Roast Dinner 2015.

The West Bridgford pub-restaurant’s Sunday roast impressed the competition’s judges, who included top food critic Charles Campion. Following mystery dining, Larwood and Voce scooped the crown owing to its faultless cooking and choice of three meats. The judges were also impressed by the pub’s high degree of local sourcing: using pork from its own rare breed pigs, making its own condiments and baking its own bread.

Larwood and Voce Sunday Lunch Larwood and Voce Team

Chris Brown, channel category manager, Unilever Food Solutions, said: “Standards were exceptionally high across the board, and to choose between the five finalists was an extremely close call, but Larwood and Voce just had the edge over the rest. Not only does it offer perfectly cooked food in a welcoming pub setting, there are plenty of innovative touches too, such as the option to buy a takeaway roast dinner or bring your own veg in exchange for a free pint.”

Having visited the Larwood and Voce, renowned food critic Charles Campion said: “The star of British Roast Dinner Week has been revealed. The Sunday menu offers four different roast dinners. As well as roast beef (tender, and a good sized portion) you can choose from roast lamb; honey roast gammon; or a whole roast chicken for families to share. At the weekend this gastropub is buzzing and you can hear the urgent clatter of knives and forks. The classic roast dinner is alive and well and living in Nottingham.”

Dan Cramp, General Manager of Larwood and Voce, said: “We were over the moon to be awarded the Best British Roast Dinner title. Our roast dinners are incredibly popular, we pride ourselves on the consistent quality. They form an important part of our menu and being crowned the winner of this prestigious national competition has made the whole team very proud.”

Leroy Allen and John Molnar Leroy Allen of the Larwood and Voce

Larwood and Voce was awarded the title on Sunday to mark the last day of British Roast Dinner Week 2015, an annual event sponsored by KNORR® Gravy and supported by COLMAN’S® Mustard that celebrates the nation’s favourite pub meal. It encourages pubs, restaurants, hotels and staff canteens to serve roasts every day.

Chris Brown said: “Roast dinners are the nation’s favourite pub food. In fact, 40% of consumers say they want a roast on the menu every day of the week. So they shouldn’t be locked away, served only on Sundays.”

To try the winning roast for yourself, visit: to book. To find out more about British Roast Dinner Week visit

Did you know? Some facts on the roast dinner:

·         Roast dinners are the number one pub meal

·         Carrots are the favourite veg, with 7 out of 10 diners placing them top

·         Beef is the meat of choice, with one third of respondents preferring it to any other roasted veg

Summer treats hit escabeche menu

Escabeche have added more tastes of Mediterranean sunshine to their menus after unveiling 15 exciting new dishes on their Summer 14 menu. Nine new tapas get a summer launch:


Barbeque pork belly skewers and escabeche slaw offers spicy, lip-smacking flavour and creamy slaw; Seared calf’s liver, creamed potato, mint & caper jus is a locally sourced take on the traditional chicken liver dish; lamb rump, Israeli couscous, onion, feta and almonds adds tiny pearls of Israeli pasta to wonderfully tender lamb.

Corn and chilli empanadillas (think mini Spanish pasties), avocado & lime guacamole and fried polenta ‘chips’, mange tout & sesame with Romesco sauce are new treats for vegetarians.

There are four new dishes for fish lovers: Mojama, a light, summery salt cured tuna joined by orange & olives; poached smoked haddock salad, pickled beetroot with apple & walnut; warm potato, tuna, bean, pesto & Parmesan salad and seared sea bream, rosemary & potatoes.

Escabeche are making even greater use of their popular coca oven by adding Chorizo, mozzarella & tomato; barbeque pulled pork shoulder with Parmesan; and beef, truffled mushroom & rocket.

New on the Daytime Menu

For those looking for a fulfilling, cost-effective lunchtime meal try one of three new One Pots: Moroccan lamb, Chicken and chickpea, and Catalan stews are served on Moroccan couscous with stone baked garlic flatbread. One pots join Escabeche’s popular Flatbread Wraps and the £10.95 Menu Rapido.

Escabeche co-owner Jon Perkins commented:

“We’re really trying to bring a taste of the Barcelona sunshine to West Bridgford; at this time of year, the Catalan capital is awash with influences from across the Mediterranean. We really hope some of the superb new dishes we’ve added to the escabeche menu excite our diners as they did us when we gave them a test run on trips to Catalonia.” 

Southbank launches new menu

New menu for the Southbank:


All Day Breakfast Brunch.

Local British pork sausages, bacon, fried egg, tomato, beans, chips, mushrooms and toast £6.95

Grilled Steak

Grilled Rump Steak and Tomato, with rustic chip, mixed salad & Peppercorn Butter £9.95

Chicken & Bacon Salad

Char grilled chicken and bacon, crispy salad, Southbank’s honey & mustard dressing. £6.95

Bangers & Mash

Local British pork sausages, creamy mash, rich gravy and shallots. £7.25

Beef Chilli Nachos

Corn nachos, beef chilli, Cheddar cheese, jalapenos, guacamole and sour cream £6.25

Blue Cheese Steak Salad

Sliced, grilled pieces of beef steak with crispy salad, blue cheese and a light onion balsamic dressing £8.95

Pulled Pork Quesadilla

Pulled pork in BBQ jerk sauce, peppers, red onion and smoked cheese in between two crispy tortillas with sour cream and guacamole on the side £5.95

Chicken Quesadilla

Char grilled chicken, peppers, red onion, tomato salsa, cheddar cheese in between two crispy tortillas, sour cream and guacamole on the side £5.95

Ribs in a Basket With a Choice of Sauces

BBQ sweet chilli, hot peri peri, BBQ jerk or honey & mustard.

5 Ribs £5.45

10 Ribs £9.95

20 Ribs £18.75

Add 2 regular sides marked * for £3.45 or 2 large sides marked * for £6.65

Chicken Wings in a Basket With a Choice of Sauces

BBQ sweet chilli, hot peri peri, BBQ jerk or honey & mustard.

5 wings £2.95

10 wings £4.45

20 wings £7.95

Add 2 regular sides marked * for £3.45 or 2 large sides marked * for £6.65


Fish & Chips £7.95

Classic Navigation ale battered fish, deep fried with chips, mushy peas and tartar sauce.

Fish Fingers & Chips £5.45

Classic Navigation ale battered fish fingers, deep fried with chips, mushy peas and tartar sauce.

Prawn Cocktail Salad

Prawns with a Mary Rose sauce, mixed crispy salad and white or brown bread & butter

Starter £4.95         Main £7.95

Crispy Panko Coated Calamari Rings

Calamari coated in panko bread crumbs with chips, garlic mayo and char grilled lemon.

Starter £5.25                         To Share £9.95

House Speciality All-In-One Sandwiches

It’s the Mega Sandwich and no one in town does them like the Southbank.  Meat, fish, veg, salad, chips, cheese and sauce all between baked white or brown bread.


Crispy beef, sweet chilli sauce, fresh salad and chips £5.45

Club all-in-one, char grilled chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, egg mayo, chips and fresh salad £6.45

Fish fingers, tartar sauce, fresh salad and chips £4.95

Pulled barbeque pork, smoked cheese, shallots, peppers, fresh salad and chips £5.25

Grilled haloumi, chilli bean salsa, fresh salad and chips £4.75

Tuna & cheese, chips, garlic mayo and fresh salad £4.95

The Full Test Match Platters,

Served on a flat bat for 2 to share or as a feast for 1


Char grilled chicken, salami, bbq ribs, pickles, olives, fresh salad, smoked cheese, cajun chips, baked bread & butter £16.95


Navigation ale battered fish fingers, mini prawn cocktails, crispy panko coated calamari rings, mini tuna melts, sweet chilli sauce, tartar sauce, chips, fresh salad, baked bread & butter £15.95


All burgers are served with chips

Add an extra beef burger patty for £1.95 or add bacon to your burger for £1

Classic Cheese Burger

Beef Burger, Cheddar Cheese, Pickle, Tomato & Lettuce £6.25

Blue Burger

Beef Burger. Blue Cheese, Tomato & Lettuce £6.75

Gammon Burger

Gammon Burger, Fried Egg, Chilli and Pineapple chutney & Lettuce £7.25

Hickory Burger

Beef Burger, Onion Rings, Smoked Cheese, Tomato, lettuce & BBQ Sauce £7.95

Peri Peri Chicken Burger

Char Grilled Chicken Breast, Cheddar Cheese, Peri Peri sauce, Tomato, Lettuce. £6.95

Philly Cheesesteak Burger

Beef Burger, Strips of steak, Pepper, onions and cheese . £8.95


Vegetable Chilli Nachos

Corn Nachos, Vegetable chilli, Cheddar Cheese, jalapenos, guacamole & sour cream. £6.25

Veggie Burger

Spiced Veggie Burger, Cheese, Tomato, Lettuce & Garlic Mayo. £6.45

Grilled Haloumi Salad

Char Grilled Haloumi Salad, Fresh Mixed Salad, crispy herb bread & Sweet Chilli Sauce. £.6.75

Macaroni Cheese                                                                              

Macaroni pasta in a rich cream cheese sauce, salad & garlic bread £6.45


*Onion rings by the inch 1 to 9 inches @ 75p per inch. how big do you feel?

*Chips or Cajun chips

regular    £2.20      large £3.95

add cheese            £1

Bisto gravy           £1

*Bread & butter (white or brown)

regular  £1.50                       large £2.75

Grilled corn on the cob £3

*Fresh mixed salad

regular £2                              large £3.75

Jalapeno peppers, crispy bread crumbed Jalapeno’s filled with cream cheese

regular £2.95                        large £5.45

*Deep fried pickles with sour cream & sweet chilli sauce

regular £2.95                       large £4.95

Add garlic mayo, bqq sauce, honey and mustard,hot peri peri, bbq jerk, sweet chilli and sour cream to any dish for 55p


12 mini sugar doughnuts and toffee sauce £3.50

Pecan caramel brownie with blueberry ripple ice cream £3.75

New York style gluten free cheesecake with cherry compote £3.95

Trio Of Dessert £7.95

6 mini sugar doughnuts & toffee sauce, Pecan caramel brownie with blueberry ripple ice cream and

New York style gluten free cheesecake with cherry compote