Fellows, Morton and Clayton

Address : 54 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7EH. Opened in 1895, Fellows has been a mainstay of waterside drinking for far longer than its upstart neighbour, the Canal House. But its suffered in recent years, closing down twice – which is never a good sign. Thankfully, a makeover a couple of years back has revived the…

Canal Trail – 2018 Edition

The Nottingham and Beeston Canal was once an important part of the city’s trade, transporting materials for industry and goods like lace and tobacco onward to the rest of the country and worldwide. On this trail, you can explore the city’s heritage and soak in a few pints in traditional pubs. Continue reading or download a…

The Barley Twist

Address : 91 Carrington Street, Nottingham, NG1 7FE. When Castle Rock announced their fourth new pub within a stone’s throw of three of its others, we wondered if they’d gone mad. However, the Barley Twist – housed in a former sweet shop – has a twist of its own, concentrating on craft beer and wines. Real…

BeerHeadZ

Address : Cabman’s  Shelter, 1a Queen’s  Road, Nottingham, NG2 3AS The micropub business in Nottingham has been booming in recent times, and BeerHeadZ arguably sums up the sector in a brilliant little building that’s bursting with character, history and heritage. The Cabman’s Shelter was used by taxi drivers in times gone by, neatly crammed into the…

The Vat and Fiddle

Address : 12 Queensbridge Road, Nottingham, NG2 1NB. Every beer lover love a p**s up in a brewery, and here you can do just that all year round. The home of Castle Rock brewery, the Vat and Fiddle took its playful name from the nearby huge Customs and Revenue Office, which – in typical Government fashion…

The Canal House

Address : 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7EH Copenhagen. Amsterdam. Bruges. Any of these places would be nicer than an afternoon by the Nottingham Canal. Or would they? Because here is a fine example of waterside drinking that breaks the dated stereotype of Nottingham “lads” getting tanked up on alcopops, taking their shirts off and…

The Navigation

Address : Castle Lock, Wilford Road, Nottingham, NG2 1AA Not to be confused with the Trent Navigation near Notts County, “The Nav” is usefully positioned on the Wilford Street bridge over the Nottingham Canal – in fact, you could easily walk from one to the other and reward yourself with a drink at both ends. The…