The Hop Pole

Address :  2 High Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 4AE While much of the rest of Beeston and Chilwell has modernised and turned to the high end market, the Hop Pole does what it’s always done best – simple, honest service and good beer. A snug front bar makes way to a longer, open room at the…

About Notts Gots

Since we launched in 2016, NottsNight has evolved into a great website bringing you the very best places to find good beer and a great service. Many pubs fit neatly into one geographical area – but there are some that are so good, they outshine just about everything else around them. That’s why we created…

The Brickyard – Carlton

Address : 1a Standhill Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 1JL Once upon a time, a walk up Carlton Hill would end in the inevitable disappointment of an old estate pub serving nothing better than John Smiths. Or worse still – Worthington Creamflow. But with the arrival of The Brickyard, all that should thankfully be consigned to history….

Poppy and Pint – Lady Bay

Pierrepont Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5DX. There’s some strong competition in and around West Bridgford, but the Poppy and Pint – the Former Lady Bay Royal British Legion – packs an extra punch that arguably beats the rest, winning Nottingham CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2017, and coming runner up in 2018. A…

The Station Hotel, Hucknall

Address : Station Terrace, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 7TQ. A beacon of excellence in a sea of Greene King mediocrity, The Station Hotel, as its name suggests, is exactly what you’d expect from a Victorian station pub. Comprehensively transformed by Hucknall’s Lincoln Green brewery in 2017 and operating as their Tap House, railway memorabilia permeates throughout the…

The Lion, Basford

44 Mosley St, New Basford, Nottingham NG7 7FQ Some pubs claim they’re all about their local neighbourhood – but many are all mouth and no trousers. The Lion at Basford, though, has jeans, casual slacks, flares, pantaloons and cords bursting out of its wardrobe. That’s a lot of trousers, and rightly so. Wrapped around the…

Doctor’s Orders, Carrington

Address : 351 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2DA. It was Nottingham’s first ever micropub. Set in a former pharmacy, “prescriptions” were dispensed from a hatch in the cosy living-room sized bar. But that was then, and today the Doctor’s Orders – under the management of the Magpie Brewery – has expanded in size, making excellent use of the…

The Bread and Bitter, Mapperley

Address : 153-155 Woodthorpe Drive, Mapperley Top, Nottingham. NG3 5JL You might think that a district that has three pubs and two bistro bars would mean a clamour for your custom. But when it comes to Mapperley Top, the rest have a fair bit of work to do to match the quality of the Bread…

The Boat Inn, Lenton

Address : Priory Street, Lenton, NG7 2NX A few years ago, The Boat was designated an asset of Community Value, protecting it from demolition or development. Not that there’s much chance of that happening anyway, since this is a true neighbourhood pub with a loyal local following. On the bar you’ll find up to six…

The Johnson Arms, Lenton

Address : 59 Abbey Street, Old Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 2NZ. The Johnno has had some ups and downs over the past couple of years, and in Autumn 2018 was taken over by the management of The Hop Merchant in the city centre. On our most recent visit, it still appeared to be a work in progress. On…

The Cadland, Chilwell

Address : 342 High Road, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, NG9 5EG. The front of the Cadland has the appearance of a Grimm Brothers fairytale – and you might baulk at the prospect of a chain pub (run, in this case, by Ember Inns). But bear with, because inside reveals a sprawling bar and a good choice of real ales. At…