Six Barrel Drafthouse (Victoria)

Address : 14 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3GX. Not to be confused with the Six Barrel in Hockley, the Pub People company have created a near-identical version of its popular drinking hole right next to the Victoria Centre. And it’s a vast improvement of the terrible, sticky-floored Irish bar that was here before it. On the…

The Horn In Hand

Address : Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JT. 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. That’s largely down to dim and distant memories of the Horn’s previous existence…

Langtry’s

Address : 4 South Sherwood Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BY. Langtry’s, the Lillie Langtry, The Langtry – we wish this place would make up its mind on social media. But whatever it’s called, it’s had a makeover. Though actually, you’d hardly notice. Which is entirely a good thing. In the deep depths of history, also known…

The Barrel Drop

Address : 7 Hurt’s Yard, Nottingham NG1 6JD. When it first opened, the term “cask ale” didn’t come much truer than in this place, where the beers were dispensed straight from the barrel. Now in the hands of the Magpie Brewery, the barrels have been dropped and replaced with handpulls, which means a slightly more lively…

The Golden Fleece

Address : 105 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FN. “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. But change begat change. And in 2018, the Golden Fleece was taken over yet again – this…

The Lincolnshire Poacher

Address : 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FR 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 that put you off….

The Hop Merchant

Address : 64 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham. The Hop Merchant is now in the hands of Bass, and that’s a very good thing as far as we’re concerned because beers don’t get much better than a pint of its best bitter. There’s also been a subtle makeover, replacing the sometimes garish lighting with something that doesn’t…