he Bricklayers Arms on the High Street reopened on Wednesday 14 October as a Nottingham Brewery pub and with a brand new name, ‘The Frame Breakers’, in tribute to Ruddington’s framework knitting and Luddite heritage. After being closed for several weeks, the pub is now up and running with a good selection of Nottingham Brewery ales behind the bar, including the perennial favourites Rock, Legend and EPA.
Benjamin Zuchold, the pub’s General Manager, comments: ‘The Frame Breakers offers something a little different to other pubs in Ruddington. We’ve put in a cider wall with five traditional ciders on tap and we also stock a range of spirits from local companies like Two Birds Spirits in Market Harborough. Nottingham Brewery’s very own “Spirit of Nottingham” will also be on offer – it’s a malt spirit that’s a bit like a whisky. There’s an emphasis on local drinks, but customers can sample a selection of crafted beers and other drinks from interesting breweries around the world.’
The Frame Breakers also serves a selection of bar snacks and nibbles, including their own-brand pork scratchings, home-made doner kebabs and a Drunken Grilled Cheese Sandwich that’s already proving very popular.
In time, a full food menu will become available and the pub will be taking further advantage of the quality produce available on its doorstep, with meat, vegetables, bread and cakes all sourced from local suppliers.
Coffee connoisseurs can enjoy locally-roasted coffee provided by the Damn Fine Coffee Company, which is owned by George Darby, son of Nottingham Brewery’s Managing Director, Philip Darby. And even those with no time to sit down and enjoy a meal can still sample The Frame Breakers’ wares, as all food menu items and coffees are available to take away.
Adds Benjamin: ‘There’ll be the odd sporting event shown on the TV and occasional live music, but the overall atmosphere at The Frame Breakers will be relaxed and welcoming. We’re planning a few regular and one-off events such as board game nights, beer festivals, quizzes and coffee-themed events, so there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.’
For more information about The Frame Breakers, you can follow the pub on Facebook and Twitter, or give the team a call on 0115 859 0060.