A guide to Notts Trumps

Each of our reviews contains a Notts Trumps card, detailing some of the facilities and features of our NottsNight pubs. During 2021 we will be updating these to the new style cards shown here. Each symbol relates to a different feature. It’s worth noting that the Camra discount, where mentioned, was correct when the review…

The Dog and Parrot

Address : 13 Nottingham Road, Eastwood, NG16 3AP A traditional, independently owned real ale house in what has become the heart of Micropub country in Eastwood and the surrounding area, the Dog and Parrot is run by David and Kathryn Boam. You’ll find up to seven real ales on tap, many of them sourced locally….

Emerging from lockdown

It’s been the most challenging time our pubs have ever known, so as lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, we want to be able to feature the very latest information across NottsNight land. Whether you’re a landlord, manager or a punter, we’d love to hear from you about the opening hours of your favourite establishment. To…

The Roundhouse

Address : Royal Standard Place, Nottingham, NG1 6FS There’s a good rule of thumb in Nottingham when it comes to history – “look up and you will see it”. And that couldn’t be truer than in the Roundhouse – whose decorative ceiling was once seen by many a new mum – because this once was…

The Bell Inn

Address : 18 Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HL With it’s faux half timbered exterior, and a claim to be the oldest pub in Nottingham, NottsNight has previously shied away from The Bell – but then we realised, there was no good reason for doing this. While the two front bars (one of which may date back…

Six Barrel Drafthouse (Victoria)

Address : 14 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3GX. Not to be confused with the Six Barrel in Hockley, the Pub People company have created a near-identical version of its popular drinking hole right next to the Victoria Centre. And it’s a vast improvement of the terrible, sticky-floored Irish bar that was here before it. On…

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 August Bank Holiday 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,…

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…

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…