Lace Market Trail

On this trail, you’ll weave your way around some of the oldest parts of medieval Nottingham. In terms of drinks, buildings and atmosphere, there’s a great mix and great choice – sampling both ales and craft beers. Starting at Carlton Street at the top of Hockley is the Six Barrel Drafthouse (1). At busy times, this…

The Herbert Kilpin

Address : 10 Bridlesmith Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HB More from this area 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…

The Kean’s Head

Address: 46 St Mary’s Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1QA More from this area “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,…

The Cock and Hoop

Address : 25 High Pavement, Nottingham, .NG1 1HE. More from this area 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 Pitcher and Piano

 Address : Unitarian Church, High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN More from this area Since the late 1990s this former church (and Lace Museum) has gone through several phases. When it first opened it had the “oh wow!” factor, before descending into a terrible meat market with bad crowd control and ridiculous drinks menus (with prices to…

The Cross Keys

Address : 15 Byard Lane, Nottingham, NG1 2GJ More from this area The location of this place makes it a bit of a melting pot. 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…