Barrel Drop in new hands

Arguably the city area’s original micro-pub, The Barrel Drop is passing into the hands of new owners. The founder and current owner Chris posted a message on the pub’s Facebook page: “After what has been a turbulent year, I have made the decision in the best interest of the pub (and my sanity) to hand over the…

The Horn In Hand

Address : Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JT. More from this area Despite a name worthy of a Viz comic strip, despite being right in the heart of student land, and despite its own website sporting a picture of a beardy hipster we still like this place. Thats largely down to dim and distant memories of…

Langtry’s

Address : 4 South Sherwood Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BY. More from this area Back in the deep depths of history – or the 1980s as they’re now known – The Peach Tree changed its name to honour Victorian actress Lille Langtry. But long before then, this place had become a favourite with Evening Post journalists…

The Barrel Drop

Address : 7 Hurt’s Yard, Nottingham NG1 6JD. More from this area The term “cask ale” doesn’t come much truer than in this place, where the beers are dispensed straight from the barrel. It’s like a mini beer festival, tucked away on an alleyway between Parliament Street and Angel Row. This micro pub occupies a former…

The Peacock

Address : 11 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG1 3FB. More from this area The Peacock is something of a Nottingham institution among the trade union movement; its upstairs room having been the venue for many a revolutionary council. But downstairs, it’s now branded as a “Victorian Pub and Vegan Kitchen” – claiming to serve Nottingham’s first all-vegan…

The Golden Fleece

Address : 105 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FN. More from this area “Scrubs up nicely” could sum up the Fleece after a much needed refurbishment in 2016. Gone are the dark walls and sticky floors that used to characterise this grungy venue. The pub was taken over by the same folk who run the Bunkers…

The Lincolnshire Poacher

Address : 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FR More from this area When you walk into the Poacher you get the impression it’s been there for ever. But it actually only opened in its present guide in the late 1980s. At times, there’s a whiff of a wild west saloon in here – but don’t let…

The Hop Merchant

Address : 64 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham. More from this area Just as the Old Dog and Partridge down the street doesn’t have many partridges residing in it, the former Turf Tavern was often filled with people that would have been more at home on a racecourse. Actually jumping the fences. However, the past is the past,…