The Tap & Run
20% off the food bill Monday-Thursday for up to four people. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. To claim the discount, please book online and show your membership card in the pub.
The Tap & Run in Upper Broughton, Nottinghamshire, displays a logo of two cricket bats, a cricket ball and a beer-pump handle. Part of the Cat & Wickets Pub Company, the pub is owned by professional cricketers Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney.
They’ve created a stylish, modern and cosy pub that’s good for dining or a relaxing drink at the bar. The upper area is a bright and open-plan dining space, half of which is a conservatory containing several large and handsome planters. Walk down a few steps and you’re in a cosier, atmospheric bar area with bar stools, soft armchairs and a fireplace. As a whole, it’s an impressive, carefully designed interior.
Food-wise, you can choose from a nice array of pub classics such as beer-battered haddock with thick-cut chips and mushy peas; and Pie of the Day with mash and mixed greens. Alternatively, there’s a good range of slightly more ‘gastro’ options like half Norfolk lobster, garlic butter glaze, hand-cut chips, heritage tomato & fennel salad.
On our visit, we enjoyed a hearty beef Sunday roast with tender, pink-in-the-middle beef, a giant Yorkshire pud, roasties and fresh vegetables. We ordered a couple of sides, including ‘Pig in Pots’ – spectacularly moreish pigs-in-blankets.
The Tap & Run is a natty venue that combines a little sophistication with some pubby cosiness. Add good food and local cask beers (we had a perfect pint of Vixen from Loughborough’s Charnwood Brewery), and you’ve got a hostelry that’s a pleasure to visit.
For opening times, check The Tap & Run website.
Recommended by Matt Wright, founder, Great Food Club.
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