The Head of Steam

Address : 7 High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HF When a bar gets taken over by a brewery, with the promise of a full revamp, our NottsNight eyes roll upwards, complete with a long sigh, and a muttered “bleddy hell, here we go again”. However, we’re pleasantly surprised with the efforts of Hartlepool-based Cameron’s – because this…

Annie’s Burger Shack

Address : 5 Broadway, Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1PR What’s this? A restaurant in a beer blog? Well, yep. Because this is no ordinary restaurant. When Annie Spaziano took the bold step to move from America she established the original Burger Shack as a kitchen add on to what is now the Angel Microbrewery. From there the shack travelled…

The Herbert Kilpin

Address : 10 Bridlesmith Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HB Herbert Kilpin. An unassuming name, perhaps. But this son of a butcher from Mansfield Road left Nottingham and went on to found AC Milan. And we rather like that. As for the pub, the Kilpin sits alongside its hipster cousin, The Junkyard, where each 2/3 of a pint…

The Kean’s Head

Address: 46 St Mary’s Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1QA “Bleddy hell – were you born in a barn?!”… might well be a catchphrase for the Kean’s. Not because it’s a bad pub – but it’s somewhat sticky front door can create an icy blast, even in the summer. A good thing, then, that you’ll usually get…

The Cock and Hoop

Address : 25 High Pavement, Nottingham, .NG1 1HE. For those of us old enough to remember, this section of High Pavement used to house a true Nottingham classic. But the County Tavern has long gone, and in its place is the Cock and Hoop. Part of the Lace Market Hotel complex, the bar has had…

The Cross Keys

Address : 15 Byard Lane, Nottingham, NG1 2GJ On the cusp of the Lace Market with its trendy attractions, the Cross Keys keeps things simple and traditional. The split level bar contains a good selection of the owner’s own Navigation Ales (and a growing number of their craft beers) and there are screens showing sport…