The Victoria is a genuine free house located in the town of Beeston in Nottinghamshire. Known for its welcoming atmosphere and fantastic food, the pub is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike.
The Victoria has been featured many times in the following listings:
CAMRA Good Beer Guide
The Good Pub Guide
A.A. Good Pub Guide
Which? Good Pub Guide
Hardens Top U.K. Restaurants
Nottinghamshire Dining Pub Of The Year – Good Pub Guide 2002
Nottingham CAMRA Pub Of Excellence Award Feb 2003
The Times – Pub Of The Year , Runner-Up 2000
...and many more!
The Victoria, Beeston - Twinned with In de Wildeman, Amsterdam
The Vic has been "twinned" with famous bierproeflokal In De Wildeman for many years. Many good friends have been made, and our reciprocal trips are the stuff of legend. If you are in the Amsterdam locale please pop in - you won't be disappointed! For more info please visit In de Wildeman'
What we offer
An unparalleled choice of real ales, wines, malt whiskies, continental beers & soft drinks
An ever-changing menu of delicious fresh food....traditional, Mediterranean, world, seafood, vegetarian, light snacks etc etc
Regular Beer Festivals & Themed Food Evenings
Outside Beer Garden
Our famous annual VICFEST, featuring live music, food events, fun evenings, quizzes and much more
Wine & Food Matching Functions
Paella_for_50, VictoriaBEER & Food Matching Functions
Please Note: Reservations
WE ARE NOT A RESTAURANT WITH A BAR, NOR A GASTROPUB - WE ARE PROUD TO BE A TRADITIONAL PUB WITH GREAT FOOD, THEREFORE WE HAVE ONLY LIMITED SPACE RESERVED FOR DINING. RESERVATIONS ARE WELCOME BY TELEPHONE ONLY ON 01159254049. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO RESERVE BY E-MAIL AS WE ARE NOT AUTOMATED FOR THIS PURPOSE!
The Victoria is situated at the bottom of Dovecote Lane off the A6005 Queens Road. It stands adjacent to the east ‘Nottingham bound’ platform of Beeston Railway station. The station is well served by local trains from Nottingham,Leicester & Derby. To reach the pub for those arriving from Leicester or Derby trains you need to exit on to Station Road, turn left into Barton Street & left again into Dovecote Lane. Those alighting from Nottingham exit from the westbound platform, proceed along the rear of the platform and over the pedestrian footbridge to drop you nicely into the public bar. For those traveling by bus from Nottingham the No.13 runs a frequent service, the nearest stop being on the corner of Queens Rd & Station Rd.
Parking is an eternal problem at the Vic. We have very limited space in our car-park & immediately outside the building. There is plenty of on-street parking within a few minutes walk but please do not park illegally. Unfortunately, due to the selfishness of a few individuals, we have had unnecessary confrontations with our long-suffering neighbours. Please park sensibly and with due care & consideration. Do not obstruct driveways or the entrance to our car-park!
Better still, leave the car at home and catch a train, bus or taxi.
Well-behaved children are welcome in the non-bar areas of the Victoria until 8.00 only. Although we do not have a children's menu, a number of dishes from our daily menu can usually be offered in smaller portions. Please note, we do not provide highchairs and because of the nature of the building, large prams and buggies are very difficult to accommodate. However there is usually plenty of room in the outside, covered area.
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Special Dietary Requests
We are more than happy to cater for special dietary requests, food allergies, etc-all we ask as a little advance warning (give us a ring!). By the very nature of our menu style we are unable to list each individual ingredient – if you have any queries please ask before ordering.
Vegetarian / Vegan
50% of our menu is vegetarian or vegan! Usually at least 10 options.
Given sufficient notice we can sometimes cook special meals for small or large groups i.e. Paella, Fruit de Mer, Tapas etc. Please ask!