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…

Your guide to NottsTrumps

Just like the slightly more famous card game, our unique Notts Trumps provide you with an at a glance guide to pub facilities and public transport. Please note that Notts Trumps are based on our most recent visit, so are as up to date as possible. However, some aspects – such as Camra discounts and…

The Malt Shovel

1 Union Street, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2LU In recent years, Beeston has seen a lot of emerging competition. So it’s good to see the Malt Shovel setting – and keeping – the bar high. Tucked away just off the pedestrianised high street, there are half a dozen handpulls on offer, with a knowledgeable staff. There…

The Hop Pole

Address :  2 High Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 4AE While much of the rest of Beeston and Chilwell has modernised and turned to the high end market, the Hop Pole does what it’s always done best – simple, honest service and good beer. A snug front bar makes way to a longer, open room at the…

About Notts Gots

Since we launched in 2016, NottsNight has evolved into a great website bringing you the very best places to find good beer and a great service. Many pubs fit neatly into one geographical area – but there are some that are so good, they outshine just about everything else around them. That’s why we created…