The Overdraught

Address : 11-15 Alfreton Road, Nottingham, NG7 3JE The Overdraught comes from the same people who brought you Totally Tapped in Beeston. But the venue couldn’t be any more different. A former bank (and more recently, a fancy dress shop), the owners have gone to town on the decor, hanging star shaped lights from the ceilings and fitting…

Raglan Road

Address : 69 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5BA. There aren’t many places where you can pee on Donald Trump’s face. At least legally. And when the Raglan Road added this hilarious gimmick to its urinals in 2017 it certainly got publicity. At NottsNight we tend to shy away from the brash and noisy, so at first…

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. The Blue Monkey Brewery has really established itself since launching in 2008, and the Organ Grinder was its first tap bar. Walking in, you’ll get an air of spit and sawdust – or in the winter, a whiff of logs burning on the mahoosive fire. Monkey’s brews all have primate-punned…

The Falcon Inn

  Address : 1 Alfreton Road, Nottingham, NG7 3JE The first time we discovered the Falcon, people were literally falling out of the front door – but in a good way. A private bank holiday party had snowballed into something much too big for this tiny venue. It’s not a micro-pub, but anything more than…

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 Borlase Warren 

Address : 1 Ilkeston Road, Canning Circus, Nottingham, NG7 3GD. Legend has it that the founder of Wetherspoons – when at the University in Nottingham – based his vision for pubs on the Borlase. But don’t let that put you off. Because the Sir John is just about everything a ‘spoons isn’t. For starters, it’s…