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…

Canning Circus Trail – 2018 Edition

Canning Circus was once the industrial playground of Nottingham. Workers from Players and Raleigh would come in their thousands on payday. Today, many of those pubs have gone – but plenty still survive, supported by a vibrant neighbourhood of working professionals, students and migrants from across the world. Continue reading or Download a PDF copy of…

The Running Horse

Address : 16 Alfreton Road, Nottingham, NG7 3NG. In the days when Players and Raleigh ruled this district, the Running Horse was the place for live music. Long before Rock City was dreamt of, the Horse would be rammed to the rafters. Sadly, in recent years, it’s been open and closed by successive managers who thought…

The Organ Grinder

Address : 21 Alfreton Road, NG7 3JE. If you’re old enough, you may recall the rough and ready, sticky-carpeted Red Lion in Alfreton Road. Thankfully, the Blue Monkey Brewery saved it from closure, and it’s once again thriving with a new manager taking over in 2021. You’ll still find a wide selection of primate-punned real ales, stouts…

The Falcon Inn

Address : 1 Alfreton Road, Nottingham, NG7 3JE Pubs come and go, and a few years ago it was far from certain whether The Falcon would survive, with a succession of short term managers. Thankfully, things have changed for the better and this lovely little place is enjoying a well earned revival. On the bar,…

The Hand and Heart

Address : 65-67 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5BA. If you live in Nottingham, you will, of course, have visited the Trip To Jerusalem – the the pub carved into the side of Nottingham’s Castle Rock. But if you want the same cosy setting without the American tourists, the Hand and Heart is your alternative. On the…

The Good, The Bad and the Drunk

Address : 78 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5FD Micropubs are often a labour of love for their owners, and 2021 saw a new addition to Canning Circus in the form of The Good, The Bad and The Drunk, which apparently is a playful take on this bar’s new owners – who took over following the…

The Sir John / Dog & Thief

Address : 1 Ilkeston Road, Canning Circus, Nottingham, NG7 3GD. In the heart of Canning Circus, the Sir John is arguably the big top of pubs. And despite commanding much of the trade around here, its owners haven’t been complacent – consistently upping the offer. Its sprawling main bar offers up to twelve beers at…