Whether you’re a native Nottinghamian or a visitor to our fair city, we’ve made it dead easy to navigate.
Scroll down to browse the geographical areas or explore a ready made pub crawl with a NottsNight Trail.
Remember, this blog is completely independent of any pub or bar operator, and you’re very welcome to leave your own comments on each outlet you visit.
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Once the weekend playground of Nottingham’s industrial workers, you’ll find a great selection of traditional pubs and some interesting newcomers around Derby Road and Alfreton Road, centred on the dominant features of Canning Circus.
Hockley is the beating heart of Nottingham’s party scene – and very busy at times, but you can escape from the chaos to enjoy a good honest pint or a tasty craft beer if you know where to look.
Lace Market West covers the boundary of the city centre and contains some of Nottingham’s oldest settlements. Today it’s buzzing with traditional bars and some interesting newcomers.
Nottingham’s global reputation for lace and tobacco may not have been possible without the Nottingham and Beeston Canal – which was used for transporting raw materials inwards and finished goods outwards. Today, that heritage is reflected in many of the local pubs.
Most of Nottingham Castle is closed for a major refurbishment until mid-2020. But this tourist area is still a great people watching area, especially on sunny days, where many of the bars offering outdoor seating or big windows to gaze from. Walk north to south to avoid any steep uphill action.
From the heart of the city centre, sample a range of Nottingham’s best bars before heading up Mansfield Road. This legendary route is well trodden by trade unionists, music fans and students – all in search of great beer and good company.
Once reserved for snobby women and wide boys, there’s now lots more choice straddling the river. Discover traditional real ale pubs or try something different with craft beers either side of the famous waterway.
There are several NottsNight favourites which don’t fit into any one area – usually, sadly, because other bars in the area simply don’t make the grade. So if you find a Notts Got, you know it’s a quality joint.
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Each listing comes complete with its own Notts Trumps card, which contains at a glance information like discounts for CAMRA members, whether there’s a beer garden, if you can grab a bite, bring your dog and the closest transport links to that pub.
Our tube-inspired local maps helping you to navigate from pub to pub. Just like in that there London, the graphics may not precisely reflect distances, but each map is generally walkable in one visit.
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