Beer festival tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Nottingham Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival, which runs from 9th-12th October. For the second year, the event is being held at the Motorpoint Arena, while restoration works continue at Nottingham Castle The organisers and venue both describe last year’s festival as a “runaway success”. Nottingham CAMRA chairman, Steve…

Alfresco Ales

The forecasters reckon that this coming Easter weekend is set to be a scorcher. Well, at least bearable temperatures to sit outside. So we thought we’d give you five lovely NottsNight pubs where you can enjoy a pint in the garden. 1. The Sir John Borlase Warren The grand daddy of Canning Circus pubs, the Sir…

Peacock “has incredible potential”

One of the city’s best loved pubs – The Peacock on Mansfield Road – is currently lying empty and closed, following the recent retirement of the landlord. But Star Pubs – part of Heineken – are promising “stylish new decor”, complete with a new gin bar upstairs and a “secret garden. The blurb on Star’s…

Get set for summer!

OK, we know it’s barely Spring, let alone Summer – but with the clocks going forward in just a few days time, the seasons are changing and we’re dead proud to bring you the brand new NottsNight Map for Summer 2019. They’ll be landing in pubs over the coming days – but you can also…

Cave City Festival Returns!

The Cave City – Underground Festival will return between 5-10 April 2019 as Nottingham continues to celebrate and showcase a selection of the 800+ caves that exist below the very feet of its residents. With a wide range of events from Friday to Wednesday, organisers plan to build upon the huge interest from last year…

Newark Needs You!

We’re dead proud of our NottsNight network. You might have already noticed our NOTTS GOTS – where we feature pubs that are a little bit out of town, and usually don’t have anywhere else decent nearby. Now, though, we’re expanding the network even further – and our latest project includes Newark, with the intention of…

Take a “Virtual Tour” of the Robin Hood Beer Festival

Nottingham CAMRA has released more details of this years Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival. Real ale gurus Steve Westby and Andrew Ludlow have posted an online video taking you on a tour around the new venue, the Motoropoint Arena. The Festival has been forced to move because Nottingham Castle is closed for renovations. But while the…

Fellows reopens (again)

In a touch of deja vu, Fellows, Morton and Clayton on Canal Street is to reopen again on 3rd September. It closed down earlier this year after the owners, Ever So Sensible Group, decided to pull the plug after just a few months of operation. Now, the Bermondsey Pub Company – the trading name for the pub’s…

Langtry’s gets a makeover

We were puzzled – and a bit worried – to see loads of scaffolding up around Langtrys this week. The pub has long been a NottsNight favourite, and is one of the few remaining examples of a true, traditional, non nonsense boozer in the heart of the city centre. Thankfully, it’s not bad news. It’s not entirely…

Malt Cross to reopen

We were devastated to report last month that the Malt Cross had suddenly closed. But there’s good news today – the YMCA have stepped in to save it. And the even better news is that the cafe bar is set to reopen in the Autumn. “As a charity already so invested in the rich history…

Your guide to NottsTrumps

Just like the slightly more famous card game, our unique Notts Trumps provide you with an at a glance guide to pub facilities and public transport. Please note that Notts Trumps are based on our most recent visit, so are as up to date as possible. However, some aspects – such as Camra discounts and…

New brew promises to be a scream

A brand new ale is being launched to celebrate a quarter of a century of Nottingham’s original ghost walk. “Screaming Isabella” is named after one of the legendary tales often told during the weekly guided walks which begin most Saturday nights from Ye Olde Trip To Jersusalem. Nottingham Ghost Walk owner Simon Unsworth says : ““We…

Beer festival pledges outdoor experience – indoors

While most of us have been enjoying the alfresco experience of a lovely beer garden of late, the folk at Camra are already looking forward to mid October for the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival. But with the Castle now closed for major renovations, a new venue has been chosen – the Motorpoint Arena….

NottsNight Trails : Now In Print

NottsNight has been a great success online – but there are times when you don’t want to dick about with your phone to find out where the best pubs are in any given area. So, NottsNight has launched a whole set of printed trails to help you. Inspired by our original NottNight Overground maps, there…

Become a NottsNight Volunteer

Since 2016, NottsNight has grown from a humble blog to a website we’re dead proud of. But with around 60 reviews now online – and plans to add more – it’s a bit of a job keeping up with it all. So, we’re now looking to add to our small team of dedicated volunteers to…

Uncovering Nottingham’s Hidden Treasures

More details have been revealed for a huge festival celebrating Nottingham’s caves. A massive 830 caves have now been mapped across the city by resident archaeologist Scott Lomax, and this years event – from 11th-13th May – will include the chance to explore some brand new locations. It’s the perfect companion to our own lovely…

Hucknall pub is Camra’s best for 2018

Nottingham Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) has announced its “Pub of the Year 2018” and “Cider Pub of the Year 2018”. The Urban/City Pub of the year and overall winner is the Station Hotel in Hucknall – which features in our very own Notts Gots and the runner up is last year’s winner the Poppy and Pint in…