Pitcher & Piano - Nottingham

Pub, Bars and Pubs, Brewpub, Restaurant

Address

Address

4 High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN
pitcherandpiano.com

+44 115 958 6081

Reviews

Reviews

4.1

Based on 201 reviews.

 

Agregated reviews (201) Pitcher & Piano - Nottingham

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This is a great place, super atmosphere but on a recent visit with some friends found the bar staff particularly choosey with who they would serve. One of the bar staff blatantly looked at my partner and promptly served someone else, an easy mistake to make on a busy Saturday night, so he waited patiently until said bar attendant had finished, sure that having previously made eye contact with them he would be next to be served. Wrong. The member of staff seemed to make a point of NOT serving him, nor serving someone that had been waiting longer but someone that had just reached the bar. I am not wishing to tar all of the staff with the same brush and I know just how hard people work and I also understand if we had been obnoxious or rude or worse for wear but this was our second drink of the night which was subsequently spent in a much friendlier bar.

1 by Review source

Lets start from the outside the front off a little street you reach the gates to the court of the building of P&P nice original look with benches and few boards of what's to offer then walk into the entrance and few props stationed around then walk further though the doors and you are welcomed into one of the most beautiful settings nottingham and pitcher & piano can offer plenty of seating for couples, disabled or families & parties the decor is a blend wood and metal don't forget this is a restored church but its beautiful and relaxing music is smooth not loud service with a smile BIG Thanks to i think her name was Miriam had our seating ready and provided comfortable service the food was brilliant so good i forgot to take a picture . Thank u p&p and crew

5 by Courtney Walcott Review source

I love the atmosphere of this bar. I travel weekly from city to city, and I rarely go to the same place twice, but I really loved this place. It has classic pub food and some great healthy options too. Offers some vegetarian and gluten free options as well. Happy hour house cocktails are £5. My group tried most of them and we found them all to be tasty and inspired. The only downside is that the service is a little slow, probably because it is just very spread out.
One more thing: they do a great job with live music. The natural acoustics of the church with just a little bit of reinforcement gives it a great level to enjoy the music without overpowering conversation.

4 by Kelsey Bailey Review source

Food was nice when we finally got it, took an hour for it to arrive with no explanations or customer service, when it finally did arrive, two of the four meals were wrong and had had to go back to be sorted by which time the other two had nearly finished eating, it is meant to have table service but in the hour and a half we were there we only had the drinks we had initially ordered as nobody had returned at at any point to see if wanted more, customer service was terrible so when I complained they did offer a small discount but we were very disappointed, it was not an enjoyable experience but I will say again the food was nice once it was finally sorted.

2 by Review source

Having waited for quite a while on Saturday night on 28th April, we were not even given an eye contact. I know it is a bit harsh to say, but it is too obvious the 'gentlemen' chose to ignore me and my friend. Instead they served two customers who just reached the bar right next to us, one after another. At the end, we had to leave with disappointments. This poor rating is only for the service. Objectively, the venue is nice and unique. It would be such a huge plus if the bartenders were friendly. If you look for good services, perhaps that is not the best place to go. If you would like to check out the place, don't hesitate.

1 by Review source

We went there on Saturday about 7pm. Inside wasn't very busy as it was sunny day but the waiting time at the bar was horrendous! Eventually when we caught an attention of a barman, we ordered three pints and G&T, instead of putting three taps up, the barman was making a pint one by one and after each one, he was walking up and down the bar looking for another pint glass. He looked confused and not very capable.
Sitting outside we couldn't not have a proper conversation with friends as the music was too loud and couldn't hear our own voice.
Advice - when at the bar, order at least couple drinks for yourself.

3 by Katarina Kuzmiakova-Drea Review source

It's great to see a church used for something useful, instead of the 'praise jeebers' nonsense they're usually used for, where a dubious be-frocked bloke tells made-up stories about his invisible pretend friend while eyeing-up your kids.

However, as a pub it's as duff as every other pitcher and piano with student standard service and poorly maintained lines. We had to return 2 out of 4 pints. There are far better pubs nearby.

Worth popping in to laugh at the sick futility of organised religion and its iconography.

3 by raymond dunthorne Review source

Many features of the redundant church have been retained to give an unusual shell to house this bar. Some of the added decorative features are more than a bit twee (like vintage suitcases glued to the wall). Spacious place, attentive staff on the quiet Tuesday afternoon I visited. Didn't sample the food. Sadly the mezzanine floor was closed off for the time being, and it was only after climbing the stairs that the closure was evident -- okay, I'll come back down again, no biggie, but a sign at the foot of the stairs would have been considerate.

3 by Martin Sylvester Review source

I had to wait ages to be served a warm bottle of water. There was live music - not a concert, more along the lines of a piano in a hotel bar - but despite the name of the place the music was a solo act guitarist and singer. Although he was talented enough it was TOO LOUD. As it wasn't a concert and his performance was not the reason we were there, it was annoying not to be able to converse with anyone at the table other than my immediate neighbours (who were also annoyed).

1 by Alison Healey Review source

At least two of the four stars I've given this bar come from the architecture of this place alone. It must have been a truly beautiful church back in it's former life, for it makes a beautiful bar now. It's even got some fine gardens to enjoy as well. It still has a lot of the classic P&P issues - bad beer at good prices, ok food at good prices, and an air of cheapness that makes one feel a bit snobbish. But it's worth visiting at least once.

4 by john Ashton Review source

Visited during Christmas break. Beautiful converted church but very cold which was to be expected due to this being a converted church. Only 2 serving behind the bar and as people were ordering cocktails it was a long wait to be served. That said we ordered food which we didn't have to wait long for at all. We ordered rib eye steak which was cooked perfectly and couldn't be faulted at all so would highly recommend.

3 by Review source

Great building and lots of outside spaces so you can always catch the sun. However, the service at lunchtime was hugely disappointing with staff disorganised and forgetting orders. Add to that a 45 min wait for food from the lunch menu, which we only found out by asking when we'd been waiting 20 mins, makes it a place to avoid if you're on a schedule. Having said that, the food was good when it eventually turned up

3 by Andy Mills Review source

Well I used to believe it was a good bar until being accused of taking drugs and being refused entry. I was also informed the person who refused me entry was the manager. Is this the type of incompetent people that they Employ!
I will be in contact and hope you can give me an answer to why to you pay people to accuse and humiliate customers instead of welcoming and thanking them into your bar.

1 by Review source

Great venue for drinking and eating. The inside of the old church has been beautifully converted to keep the features of the church whilst allowing it to be used for drinking and eating. Good menu, friendly service. Feels open and very spacious, but can get busy. There are tables outside which are great to use in fine weather. Lots of offers and promos on the website each month.

4 by Nigel Sarsfield Review source

Went in for the first time, the lady behind the bar served everyone and ignored me several times (I'm black) gave the money to my friend (who is white) got served instantly!! Asked her 3x what drinks she wanted and still got it wrong. In disgust we asked for money back and walked out. Would give zero stars if I could.

1 by Review source

The Pitcher and Piano in Nottingham has a unique setting inside a church. The decor and the space is fantastic, and they also have a a terrace over looking the lower part of town and the contemporary art museum. They also run speed dating on Tuesday's if you want to find a partner while drinking

4 by Rick J Review source

Only had coffee. Asked for two Cappuccinos and was brought Americanos In small cups and not very warm. The staff were more interested in their mb's than customers. Gave three stars stars because of the splendid building and contents. If it wasn't for that it would have been one star!

3 by Review source

This place could be really fantastic - the converted church is so classy. Unfortunately it was deserted on a Saturday night because the DJ was absolutely dire and was playing so loud I couldn't hear myself think.

Treat yourself to a better bar until this place fires their DJ.

2 by Sarah Cleveland Review source

this pub is really special as it was originally a church and it looks really cool. A live band was here when i visited, slightly a bit too loud/noisy for the guitar and the vocals should be a bit louder. anyway, really good vibe for drinks. popular place to go for a pint.

4 by Francis Chan Review source

brilliant building, great renovation but as usual, poor service, staff need training. scruffy tables, no-one clears, you are ignored at the bar. what a huge shame - it is expensive so they really should be able to afford to treat tbe customer with a little more respect.

2 by Review source

Not cheap and can get very busy which means getting served can be a pain but with all that taken in, where else can you have a drink in one of the most amazing churchs in the midlands. Its worth a drink just to gawp in awe at the interior.

5 by Squeeels Beals Review source

Gorgeous place, lovely quirky decor, friendly bar staff who were happy to let my boyfriend and I try their local ales before buying. More expensive than most pubs but it's worth it for the atmosphere and environment. My kind of church!

5 by Katherine Pingree Review source

extremely nice inside, some people really like the food, im very picky and found it below average, just a bit boring for me, but staff are great, got my order wrong but its all good because i got free drink of some very nice apple juice.

3 by Phil Davidson1321 Review source

An upscale venue offering a fantastic choice of alcoholic drinks. I particularly like their cocktail section and the venue is stunning. Great for drinks as it's not too rowdy and there is an outside terrace offering city views.

5 by Catherine Stewart Review source

Nice place for a drink very different and cool place with it being an old church and still having those main features, beer garden and bar was also very nice to sit in when it was dunny. Only bad point was bouncers were a bit weird.

4 by Review source

Fabulous surroundings. stunning building being put to good use, drinks maybe pricier than elsewhere, but a great place for groups to meet, or for couples. Food is good, not too far from the center of town. Well worth a visit.

4 by keith baines Review source

Pitcher & Piano is very different and interesting inside as it is built out of an old church. The place is well kept and the staff are friendly and fast. Drinks can be expensive. Great place to go for a drink with friends.

4 by Joshua Percival Review source

Still a Nottingham Favourite! The new outdoor bar is amazing and the central bar inside is better than it used to be. They still make the best mojitos in Notts, always busy, great place for pre drinks in other friends

4 by Review source

Came back after a couple years away and place has changed dramatically: good for drinks, not so much for food. Building is still splendid, but grab a quick pint, enjoy the scenery and then have dinner somewhere else.

2 by Silvia Storti Review source

Amazing visually, many of the original features have been retained and the decor is spot on. The staff are very friendly, great bar selection and the food is exceptionally good. I would definitely recommend a visit.

5 by ruth hare Review source

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