Bowled over by beer

Episode 15 – The Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival Some people still yearn for the days when the Nottingham Beer Festival was set inside the old Victoria Baths in Sneinton, where your half pint was accompanied by the smell of chlorine and sweaty Speedos . Thankfully, nostalgia is a thing of the past –…

Craft and creativity

Episode 14 – The Art of Beer We’re a bunch of creative buggers in Nottingham. Where else would could you find the utter brilliance of someone designing the Raleigh Chopper, while just down the road someone else was inventing Ibuprofen to numb the pain when you smashed your nuts on the gear stick? And there…

Life’s a circus

Episode 10 – Canning Circus We don’t care what anyone says; for NottsNight, Canning Circus is just about the most perfectly formed of all Nottingham neighbourhoods when it comes to pubs. There is genuine choice, and friendly but firm competition around here, and the summer of 2021 saw another addition in the shape of the…

A proud city

Episode 12 – Nottingham Pride It’s mid September and the sun is still shining. Around four thousand people are marching through the streets for Nottinghamshire Pride, cancelled last year and delayed this year because of Covid. At the front of the parade, colourful costumed dancers, a fire engine – and behind them, hundreds of rainbow…

A holy place

Episode 13 – The West of Ireland When mentioning men of the cloth and the remote West of Ireland, you might immediately think of your favourite scene from Father Ted. But the story of three hapless priests trying to just bungle along in the middle of nowhere is nothing compared to the tale of the…

The Good Fellow George

Address : 15 Alfreton Rd, Nottingham, NG7 3JE Pubs around Canning Circus have always had a great reputation, so when The Overdraught announced it was permanently closing, enterprising publicans Adam and James decided to take on the former bank and fancy dress shop (not at the same time, though that might have been fun) and…

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

We are slowly updating our nottsNight reviews as Covid regulations are gradually eased. But we need you help! Whether you’re a landlord, manager or a punter, we’d love to hear from you about the opening hours of your favourite establishment, along with links for bookings. Please email nottsnight@gmail.com putting the name of your pub in…

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,…