Castle Trail

On this trail you’ll never be too far away from Nottingham Castle itself and the Robin Hood statue. Down the years, this district has been a bit hit and miss for watering holes, but some relatively recent additions and rebrands make this compact area well worth a few hours. Choose a sunny afternoon or a…

Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem

  Address : Brewhouse Yard, Castle Road, Nottingham, NG1, 6AD. “The Oldest inn in England” boasts the permanently whitewashed exterior of the Trip. And in the past, we’ve regrettably had pints here that taste like they’re from the 12th Century. But those days seem to be gone, and you’ll usually find a healthy rotation of real…

Fothergill’s

  Address : 5-7 Castle Road, Nottingham, NG1 6AA A sunkissed terrace directly opposite the Robin Hood Statue. You could hardly get more “Nottingham” if you dressed in green tights and changed your name to Marian. Fothergill’s (or Watson Fothergill’s to be proper and polite) is the rich cousin of The Castle next door. And herein lies the…

The Crafty Crow

  Address : 102 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6EB The Crafty Crow has now firmly established itself on the pub scene around Nottingham Castle. It was the first outlet of the Magpie Brewery, which has now also added the Barrel Drop and Doctor’s Orders to its estate. Large blackboards above the bar clearly set out the…

The Castle

  Address : 1 Castle Road, Nottingham, NG1 6AA. You can’t argue with this location, bang opposite the entrance to Nottingham Castle, this pub stands out from the crowd. Or does it? It has an impressive building – but so does Fothergill’s  next door (owned by the same company. It serves good beer – but so does…