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Nottingham’s newest real ale and craft beer destination has opened its doors to the public following three days of celebrations.

The Head of Steam, located in the former Missoula Montana Bar & Grill on High Pavement, officially launched on 22nd March, when guests were invited to choose from more than 120 local and world beers, and sample dishes from the menu.

Owned and operated by Hartlepool-based Camerons Brewery, the newly-renovated pub is set across two floors and has 38 beer taps, including 22 specialty keg lines. It offers a regularly-changing selection of guest ales from some of Nottinghamshire’s best-loved breweries such as Blue Monkey, Black Iris, Neon Raptor and Castle Rock.

Commenting on the Nottingham launch Chris Soley, chief executive at Camerons Brewery, said:

“We are really pleased to have received such positive feedback from members of the local community, who came along to try our beers and food ahead of opening night. It was also great to welcome so many pooches, including a Miniature Schnauzer, Jack Russell and King Charles Spaniel – clearly, word has got out we’re a dog-friendly pub!

“Beers, Oskar Blues Death By Coconut and Black Iris Bajan Breakfast have proven to be our most popular beers in the first week, while the Full Head of Steam Burger was the top choice among diners. Now the pub is officially open, the team is looking forward to meeting even more people, especially as we go into spring bank holiday season.”

As well as offering a CAMRA discount on cask ales, The Head of Steam has beer sommeliers on hand to share their expert advice, and is a verified venue on the Untappd social media app, so people can discover what guest brews are on.

Alongside its vast array of beers, The Head of Steam offers a wide choice of wines, cocktails and spirits and a menu featuring pub classics with a contemporary twist, like the Full Head of Steam Burger. It also hosts regular events, including live music and quiz nights.

Established in 1995, The Head of Steam has 13 pubs across the North of England in cities such as Leeds, Newcastle, Hull, and Liverpool. Its launch in Nottingham has seen the creation of 25 new jobs and it is now set to open a venue in Leicester at the start of April and another in Birmingham after that.

For further information visit and, for local news, follow The Head of Steam Nottingham’s Facebook and Twitter @HOS_Nottingham.


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