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

Midday to 10pm Mon-Sat, Midday to 6pm Sun.


Togarashi black 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


Chicken & chorizo empanadas £6.00 

Roast cauliflower, pomegranate, tahini VV, GF £6.00 

Beef shin, gruyere croquette, truffle mayo £7.00 Shakshuka V £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, vegan 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 

Fish taco, mango salsa, coriander GF £8.00 

Beer braised brisket, pickles, smoked gouda £8.00


Tempura courgettes, whipped goats cheese, honey V £4.00 

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

Fruity slaw, curry mayo GF, V £3.00 

Fries/buffalo fries GF, V £3.00 

Fried pickles, mustard mayo GF, V £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
Moretti 4.6% ABV £3.70 £5.50
Freedom Four Lager 4.0% ABV £2.60 £3.90
Titanic Stout 4.5% ABV £2.55 £3.80
Orchard Thieves Cider 4.5% ABV £2.80 £4.20
Kilpin Pale Ale 3.8% ABV £2.47 £3.70
Lagunitas IPA 5.5% ABV £3.80 £5.70
*All wines served by the glass are also available in a 125ML measure upon
Favola, Prosécco DOC Veneto, Italy  £5 £21.50
Moutard Grande Cuvée Champagne, France £39.50
Moutard Prestige Rosé Champagne, France £45
Heraldique, Cuvée Prestige Blanc Languedoc, France £4.50 £5.70 £16.50
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
Torrontes, Matias Riccitelli Mendoza, Argentina £22
Inmacula, Tandem Navarra, Spain £23
Le Campuget, Syrah Grenache Rosé Rhone, Fr. £4.70 £5.80 £17
Blanc de Noir, Groot Constatia Constantia, S. Africa £21.50
Heraldique , Cuvée Prestige Rouge Languedoc, France £4.50 £5.70 £16.50
Antina Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo Tierra de Castiila, Spain £4.70 £5.80 £17
Viña Echeverria, Merlot Maule, Chile £5.20 £6.30 £18.50
Carmen, Pinot Noir Reserva Leyda, Chile£5.50 £6.90 £19
Primitivo ‘Il Pumo’, San Marzano Puglia, Italy £22
Ondarre Reserva Rioja, Spain £24
Estate Malbec, Dona Paula £25


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

Chase Gin, green apple, elderflower tonic water        £6    

Haymans Old Tom, juniper berries, Indian tonic water        £5.50

Portobello Road, grapefruit, aromatic tonic water        £5

Tanquerey Rangpur, lime zest, Indian tonic water        £5.50

Brockmans, blueberries, pink grapefruit, tonic water        £6

Monkey 47, lemon peel, lemon tonic                £8   

Boilermakers – All £8     


The Rock N Sock Connection; Beavertown Gamma Ray & Wild Turkey 101       

The Rockers; Magic Rock Dark Arts surreal stout & Buffalo Trace bourbon    

The Mega Powers; Beavertown Neck Oil session pale & Monkey Shoulder       

Money Inc.; Tiny Rebel Cwtch Welsh red ale & Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey   

The Natural Disasters; Magic Rock Cannonball & Bulliet Rye   

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