Welcome to The Herbert Kilpin

10, Bridlesmith Walk Nottingham NG1 2HB

A beautiful and iconic old building in the heart of Nottingham’s city centre, unloved for over twenty years, The Herbert Kilpin is enjoying a new and and exciting lease of life as an independent free house. The Herbert Kilpin shares a hidden back yard beer garden with is neighbouring ‘brother’ Junkyard. The offering, however, is completely different.

The Herbert Kilpin delivers something that contrasts as well as complements Junkyard. Nottingham is blessed with many old and historic pubs but we always felt that there was a need for an urban and contemporary pub in Nottingham’s city centre. We like to to think of The Herbert Kilpin/Junkyard as an urban version of two village pubs which share a common village green – people can mingle yet choose where they get their drinks and food from.

Where does the name come from The Herbert Kilpin name recognises the life of one of Nottingham’s largely undiscovered heroes. During the build process we were blown away when we heard the story about Nottingham-born Herbert Kilpin – it felt like fate. We had to celebrate Herbert’s life, his adventure and his pioneer spirit by naming the pub after him. It’s an amazing fit, we invite everyone to take the time to learn more about one of the city’s quiet greats.

0115 948 4743 herbert@thekilpin.co.uk #thekilpin

Food at The Kilpin

From 5pm Mon-Thurs, from 11am Friday & Saturday, from 12pm Sunday.


Togarashi kale chips VV, GF £2.50 

Titanic stout candied bacon £2.50 

Truffle cheese popcorn VV, GF £2.50 

Salt & vinegar pork rinds GF £2.50 

Spicy nuts GF VV £2.50


Pepper & bean empanadas £6.00 

Charred cauliflower empanadas VV, GF £6.00 

Beef shin, gruyere croquette, truffle mayo £7.00

Boilermaker BBQ Wings £6.00

Bajan fish cakes, lime aioli £6.00 

Masala omelette, spinach, sweet potato, chickpea V, GF £6.00


Cured salmon, beetroot, fennel, orange, rye £8.00 

Seitan burger, “cashew cheese”, sauerkraut VV£6.00 

Grilled cheese, bacon jam, dill pickle (V available) £6.00 

Marinated tofu bahn mi, pickles, daikon, peanuts VV £6.00 

Tepaché pork taco, pineapple hot sauce, scratchings £8.00 

Beer braised brisket, pickles, smoked cheese £8.00


Tempura courgettes, whipped goats cheese, honey V £4.00 

Grilled corn, chilli lime miso butter GF, V £4.00 

Mozzarella sticks, bacon jam (V available) £3.00 

Fries/buffalo fries GF, V £3.00 

Kimchi VV, GF £3.00

V -Vegetarian  / VV – Vegan /  GF – Gluten Free /  N – Contains Nuts

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Drinks at The Kilpin

See our beer board/ask for guest real ales or craft keg.
All draught beers available in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 & pint measures

Amstell 4.1% ABV £2.60 /  £3.90
Beavertown Gamma Ray 5.4% ABV £4.00 / £6.00
Black Iris Endless Summer  4.5% ABV £3.60 / £5.40

Titanic Stout 4.5% ABV £2.55 / £3.80

Orchard Thieves Cider 4.5% ABV £2.80 / £4.20

Black Iris Kilpin Pale Ale 3.8% £2.47 / £3.70

Lagunitas IPA 4.0% ABV £3.20 £4.80

*All wines served by the glass are also available in a 125ML measure upon
Favola, Prosécco DOC Veneto, Italy  £6.00 / £25.00
Moutard Grande Cuvée Champagne, France £45.00
Moutard Prestige Rosé Champagne, France £50.00
Heraldique, Cuvée Prestige Blanc Languedoc, France £4.70 £6.00 £17.50
Il Casone Pinto Grigio, Sacchetto Vini, Venota, Italy £5.00 £6.50 £19.00
Founders Chenin Blanc, Swartland Winery Western Cape, S Africa £5 £6.30 £17.50
Sauvignon Malvasia ‘Il Pumo’, San Marzano Italy £5.20 £6.30 £18.50
Viña Echeverria, Chardonnay Reserva Maule, Chile £5.20 £6.30 £18.50
Faultline Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand  £6.20 £7.60 £22
Le Campuget, Syrah Grenache Rosé Rhone, Fr. £5.00 £6.50 £19
Heraldique , Cuvée Prestige Rouge Languedoc, France £4.70 £6.00 £17.50
Antina Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo Tierra de Castiila, Spain £5.00 £6.50 £19
Viña Echeverria, Merlot Maule, Chile £5.40 £6.90 £20.20
Nero D’Avola Vitese (Organic), Columbia Bianca, Scicily, Italy £5.50 £7.00 £20.50
Viña Edmara, Pinto Noir, Central Valley, Chile £5.70 £7.20 £21.00
Rioja Crianza, Hugonell, Rioja. Spain £6.50 £8.00 £23.50
All our wines are vegan, except Founders Chenin Blanc, which is vegetarian.  All our wines contain sulphates. All wines are by the glass, and are available in a 125ml measure.


Moskovskya £3, Tito’s £3.50, Chase English Potato £4, Chase Marmalade £4, Chase Rhubarb £4, Sipsmith Sipping £3.50


Brokers £3, Sipsmith London Dry £3.50, No.209 £3.50, Williams Chase £4, Hayman’s Sloe £3.25, Redsmiths £3.50, Monkey 47 £6, Hendricks £4, Tanquerey Rangpur £3.50, Brockmans £4, Haymans Old Tom £3.50, Electric Spirit Gin £3.50


Pampero Blanco £3, Ron Abuelo Anejo £3, Goslings Black Seal £3.50, Sailor Jerry’s £3.50


Buffalo Trace £3.50, Tullamore Dew £3, Glenfiddich 12yr £3.50, Glenfiddich 15yr £4.50, Bowmore £4, Balvenie Double Wood 12yr £4, Lagavulin 16yr  £5.50, Dalwhinnie £4.50, Highland Park £4, Girvan £4.50

Fortified & Liqueurs

Cocchi Americano (50ml) £4.50, Aperol (50ml) £3, Cointreau £3, Amaretto £2.50

Gin & Tonics

Broker’s Gin, lime, Fever Tree Tonic      £5.75    

Portobello Road, grapefruit, Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic     £5.75

Tanquerey Rangpur, lime zest, Fever Tree Tonic    £6.25

Brockmans, blueberries, pink grapefruit, Fever Tree Tonic        £6.75

Monkey 47, lemon peel, lemon tonic                £8.25   

Hendrick’s, cucumber, Fever Tree tonic   £6.75    

Warner Edwards Rhubarb, orange, Fever Tree ginger ale    £6.75

William’s Pink Grapefruit, pink grapefruit, Fever Tree tonic   £7.25

Napue, lemon twist, Fever Tree mediterranean tonic       £7.75

JJ Whitely Elderflower, lime, Fever Tree elderflower tonic               £5.75

Tanquerey Flor De Sevilla, orange, Fever Tree mediterranean tonic      £5.75

Masons Tea Edition, mint, Fever Tree lemon tonic     £7.25


Sodas & Juices

Fever Tree Tonic £2.25

Fever Tree Tonic Light £2.25

Fever Tree Ginger Ale £2.25

Fever Tree Soda Water £2.25

Fever Tree Bitter Lemon £2.25

Fever Tree Lemonade £2.25

Fever Tree Ginger Beer £2.50

Grapefruit Juice £2.45

Apple Juice £2.45

Orange Juice £2.45

Cranberry Juice £2.45

Pineapple Juice £2.45

Belu Still Mineral Water £2.50

Belu Sparkling Mineral Water £2.50

Coca Cola £2.50

Diet Coke £2.50

Coke Zero £2.50

Hot Drinks

Locally roasted beans & fine teas from Outpost Coffee

Americano Black £2.30

Americano White £2.30

Flat White £2.50

Latte £2.50

Cappuccino £2.50

Espresso £2

Dbl Espresso £2.30

Mocha £2.70

Macchiato £2

Cortado £2.50

English Breakfast £2.20

Early Grey £2.20

Peppermint £2.20

Green Tea £2.20

Hot Chocolate £2.60