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 has refreshed the venue with a Spring 2019 makeover. You’ll still find a wide selection of primate-punned real ales, stouts and craft…

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…

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. Back in…

A Room With A Brew

Address : 78 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5FD The problem with some micro pubs is that they’re, well, a bit too small. This might sound like stating the bloody obvious but if theirs no room to swing a cat, how are you supposed to safely deliver a pint to your mates? Thankfully, that isn’t an…

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…