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.


Meat Board
Italian charcuterie, rosemary crisps, pickles £9.00

Cheese Board
British cheese selection, rosemary crisps, pickles (V) £9.00

Bread and Olives
Tear and share garlic and rosemary bread, nocerella olives (VV) £7.00


Mac & Cheese
With gin pickles (V) £6.00
Beer Butter Prawns
Whole king prawns in beer butter, homemade bread for mopping £6.50
Chorizo Scotch Egg
In a nest of micro fries with chutney £6.00
Breaded risotto balls with spicy dipping mayo (V) £6.00
Chicken wings tossed in hot, hotter or hottest sauce £6.00
Padron Peppers
Simply sprinkled with citrus salt (VV) £5.00
Sweet Corn Fritters
Served with peanut sweet chilli dipping sauce (VV) £5.00

Bigger Bites

Pulled Pork Cob
With cider apple sauce, slaw, with fries or salad £8.00
Pulled Beef Cob
With gherkins, sauerkraut, cheese, with fries or salad £8.00
Grilled Cheese
Homemade doorstop, mature cheddar, salsa, pickle, with fries or salad (V) £7.00
Sweet Pork and Apple Salad
Caramelised pork, apple, leaves (GF) £8.00
Seed and Grain Salad
Caramelised walnut, seeds, grains, leaves (VV, GF) £8.00

Biggest Bites

Classic Cheese Burger
Choose double beef burger or buttermilk chicken, with fries or salad £11.00
Add bacon +£2.00
Vegan Burger
Bean and Mushroom Burger, with fries or salad (VV) £11.00
Chicken Parmo
Breaded chicken, smothered in cheese, tomato salsa, with slaw and fries £12.00
Rump steak, topped with beer butter, mushroom, tomato with mash or fries £16.00
Add prawns +£4.00
Kilpin Beer Batter Fish & Chips
Haddock, chips, minted mushy peas (Vegan Beer Battered Tofish also available) £12.00
Texan Chilli
With rice and beans Vegan £10.00 / Beef £12.00
Pork Belly
Roasted pork belly with mash, braised cabbage, pork jus and apple sauce (GF) £13.00


Rosemary Fries £4.00
Buffalo Fries £4.25
Apple and Fennel Slaw £4.00
Minted Mushy Peas £3.00
Salad £4.00

V – Vegetarian  /  VV – Vegan  /  GF – Gluten Free  /  N – Contains nuts


Sticky Toffee Pudding
Made with porter, served with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce £5.00
Chocolate Indulgence
Baileys mousse in a dark chocolate shell with hand rolled truffles £5.00
Rhubarb and Apple Crumble
With home made custard, cream or ice cream £5.00

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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