River and South Trail

Around the River Trent and just beyond you can find a great selection of pubs. This trail doesn’t fit into the traditional pattern of a single pub crawl, but thanks to public transport connections you can mix and match as you wish. Click here to download the River and South Trail © 2019 NottsNight  

Beer festival tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Nottingham Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival, which runs from 9th-12th October. For the second year, the event is being held at the Motorpoint Arena, while restoration works continue at Nottingham Castle The organisers and venue both describe last year’s festival as a “runaway success”. Nottingham CAMRA chairman, Steve…

The Mutt’s Nuts

If you have a hound, it can sometimes be tricky to find a pub where they’re welcome. Here, we’ve handpicked five dog friendly outlets from our NottsNight library. Download our Mutt Friendly Pub Guide © 2019 NottsNight  

The New Castle

Address :  8 Sneinton Road, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG2 4PA Many city drinkers won’t bother to cross Sneinton Market – the pubs beyond are simply a bar too far. Which means that the lovely New Castle retains an air of a venue unspoilt by anything approaching trendy. The two room bar offers up to four rotating…

Alfresco Ales

The forecasters reckon that this coming Easter weekend is set to be a scorcher. Well, at least bearable temperatures to sit outside. So we thought we’d give you five lovely NottsNight pubs where you can enjoy a pint in the garden. 1. The Sir John Borlase Warren The grand daddy of Canning Circus pubs, the Sir…

Peacock “has incredible potential”

One of the city’s best loved pubs – The Peacock on Mansfield Road – is currently lying empty and closed, following the recent retirement of the landlord. But Star Pubs – part of Heineken – are promising “stylish new decor”, complete with a new gin bar upstairs and a “secret garden. The blurb on Star’s…

Get set for summer!

OK, we know it’s barely Spring, let alone Summer – but with the clocks going forward in just a few days time, the seasons are changing and we’re dead proud to bring you the brand new NottsNight Map for Summer 2019. They’ll be landing in pubs over the coming days – but you can also…

Cave City Festival Returns!

The Cave City – Underground Festival will return between 5-10 April 2019 as Nottingham continues to celebrate and showcase a selection of the 800+ caves that exist below the very feet of its residents. With a wide range of events from Friday to Wednesday, organisers plan to build upon the huge interest from last year…

The Ruddington Arms

Address : 56 Wilford Road, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6EQ. The key to operating in a competitive market is to offer something different. The Ruddington Arms does just that, combining all the great elements of a traditional pub with upmarket dining, local coffees and sweet and savoury snacks. To some, that might sound a bit “posh” –…

The Victoria Tavern

Address : 40 Wilford Road, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6EQ. The best pubs are often those that keep things simple. And that appears to be the secret of success for this great little village pub. The Victoria doesn’t pretend to be something it isn’t, and the customers seem to like it. On the bar you’ll find at…

The Frame Breakers

Address : High Street, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, NG11 6DT Forget Robin Hood, the Frame Breakers of Nottinghamshire were the real rebels – and in 2015 the former Bricklayers Arms changed its name to honour this piece of significant local history. You can learn more about that at the Framework Knitters Museum in the village. Some mourned the end of the…

The Hockley Rebel

Address : 14 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AJ. After years serving up all manner of overpriced nonsense, the former Rum Bar (one of its many incarnations) has redeemed itself in its latest guise as The Hockley Rebel. And like many rebellious characters, this one doesn’t give a fig about some of its more pretentious neighbours….

Newark Needs You!

We’re dead proud of our NottsNight network. You might have already noticed our NOTTS GOTS – where we feature pubs that are a little bit out of town, and usually don’t have anywhere else decent nearby. Now, though, we’re expanding the network even further – and our latest project includes Newark, with the intention of…

Take a “Virtual Tour” of the Robin Hood Beer Festival

Nottingham CAMRA has released more details of this years Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival. Real ale gurus Steve Westby and Andrew Ludlow have posted an online video taking you on a tour around the new venue, the Motoropoint Arena. The Festival has been forced to move because Nottingham Castle is closed for renovations. But while the…

Fellows reopens (again)

In a touch of deja vu, Fellows, Morton and Clayton on Canal Street is to reopen again on 3rd September. It closed down earlier this year after the owners, Ever So Sensible Group, decided to pull the plug after just a few months of operation. Now, the Bermondsey Pub Company – the trading name for the pub’s…

Langtry’s gets a makeover

We were puzzled – and a bit worried – to see loads of scaffolding up around Langtrys this week. The pub has long been a NottsNight favourite, and is one of the few remaining examples of a true, traditional, non nonsense boozer in the heart of the city centre. Thankfully, it’s not bad news. It’s not entirely…

Malt Cross to reopen

We were devastated to report last month that the Malt Cross had suddenly closed. But there’s good news today – the YMCA have stepped in to save it. And the even better news is that the cafe bar is set to reopen in the Autumn. “As a charity already so invested in the rich history…