The New Castle

Address :  8 Sneinton Road, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG2 4PA Many city drinkers won’t bother to cross Sneinton Market – the pubs beyond are simply a bar too far. Which means that the lovely New Castle retains an air of a venue unspoilt by anything approaching trendy. The two room bar offers up to four rotating…

The Hockley Rebel

Address : 14 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AJ. After years serving up all manner of overpriced nonsense, the former Rum Bar (one of its many incarnations) has redeemed itself in its latest guise as The Hockley Rebel. And like many rebellious characters, this one doesn’t give a fig about some of its more pretentious neighbours….

Curious Tavern/Lost Caves

Address : George Street, Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 3BP This isn’t a typical NottsNight venue, and yes, you may find drinks in test tubes served by hipsters wearing unicorn hide aprons. But bear with, because there are signs of redemption. Well, a few. The Curious Tavern is part of a small group of venues in Nottingham whose…

Hockley Trail 2019 Edition

Hockley is the beating heart of Nottingham’s weekend party scene, and as such you’ll see dozens of bars vying for custom. So it’s nice to be able to step away from the gimmicks and enjoy some of the area’s more traditional watering holes. You can still find great ale here, and a growing craft beer…

Fox and Grapes

Address : 21 Southwell Road, Nottingham, NG1 1DL. Back in the day, traders from Sneinton Market would pop in here for a pint at eight in the morning, the pub having special dispensation to open up early to serve the workers. And there’s a much more gruesome bit of local history here – in 1963,…

The King Billy

Address : Eyre Street, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG2 4RG. It’s often the case that the most unassuming backstreet boozer throw up the biggest surprises, and if you can drag yourself away from the big bright lights of Hockley. you’ll be rewarded with a pub that’s right at the heart of its neighbourhood. On the bar you’ll find…

Six Barrel Drafthouse

Address : 14-16 Carlton Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NN. Amidst the array of cocktail salons – where drinks are dispensed from unicorn horns – and the General chavalanche of chains around this part of Hockley, comes the rather nice Six Barrel. Run by the same folk who have the Bunkers Hill, this completes (or starts) a…

The Lord Roberts

Address : 21 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AN After a couple of years being run by the Flipside Brewery, the Lord Roberts is now under new management, who are seeking to renew the pub’s reputation as a friendly and welcoming city centre bar. The previous array of real ales has been condensed into just three…

The Angel Microbrewery 

Address : 7 Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1LG. As the Old Angel Inn, this bar was infamous for sticky carpets, questionable beer and a collection of what could best be described as “characters”. Now the Angel Microbrewery has transformed the building, with stripped back floorboards and an air of respectability. The bar has also been…