The Bell Inn

Address : 18 Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HL With its faux half timbered exterior, and a claim to be the oldest pub in Nottingham, it’s not surprising that The Bell attracts a lot of attention, and can get incredibly busy at times. We don’t disagree with those who say it all feels a bit corporate at…

Six Barrel Drafthouse (Victoria)

Address : 14 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3GX. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And that’s what happened when the Pub People company decided to create a near identical version of its popular cousin the Six Barrel in Hockley. And why not? It’s a great format that manages to bring a modern twist to…

The Salutation Inn

Address : 75 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 7AA. One of three pubs laying claim to be Nottingham’s oldest. the Sal boasts the date 1240 above the door. Or maybe that’s the opening time. Whatever it is, the Salutation offers plenty of history. And rock music. Lots of rock music. On the bar, an impressive selection of…

The Ned Ludd

Address : 27 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6DA. The area around Old Market Square has a large collection of pubs – sadly many of them don’t make the NottsNight grade. So it’s good to see sanctuary in the form of the Ned Ludd. Om the bar you’ll find mainly craft beers, the usual being a perfectly…

The Horn In Hand

Address : Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JT. Nobody quite knows where The Horn in Hand got its name, but legend has it that the council previously turned down a licence for a Captain Pugwash themed bar, complete with toilets labelled Roger The Cabin Boy and Seaman Staines. Ok. We might have made that bit up….

Langtry’s

Address : 4 South Sherwood Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BY. Lillie Langtry was a renowned actress with a colourful lifestyle, but there’s nothing to suggest she had anything to do with Nottingham, so perhaps this pub is simply named upon her reputation and fame. That said, colourful lifestyles were abundant in here during the 1970s and…

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 . 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 time…

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. Things have come a long way since the bad old days of the Turf Tavern, where some of the customers might well have been more at home on a racecourse. Actually jumping the fences. The Hop Merchant, which replaced the infamous city boozer, has a cleaner, friendlier feel to…