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The Wolds is a large and distinctive pub on the A60 in West Bridgford and is one of several in Nottingham built in the ‘moderne’ style of art deco architecture. It was designed by prolific pub architects W.B. Starr & Hall for Shipstone Brewery in 1939 for the new Wolds Estate. the West Bridgford magistrates weren’t keen on pubs and drinking and the proposal took four years to be approved. It was fitted with an expensive and stylish interior which received glowing reviews in the local press.
The 1930s interior is long gone of course and the pub is now one of Greene King’s “Hungry Horse” branded pubs. The latest refurbishment in 2017 as well as making more changes to the interior, painted the two bays dark grey, rather than the original white, and I’m not sure it works. It sells the Greene King range of beers and has a focus on family dining, but is actually more of a traditional community local. There is a pool table darts board, sports TV, karaoke and a weekly quiz.
See also my article on art deco pubs in Nottingham.
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