The Dog and Parrot

Address : 13 Nottingham Road, Eastwood, NG16 3AP A traditional, independently owned real ale house in what has become the heart of Micropub country in Eastwood and the surrounding area, the Dog and Parrot is run by David and Kathryn Boam. You’ll find up to seven real ales on tap, many of them sourced locally….

The Roundhouse

Address : Royal Standard Place, Nottingham, NG1 6FS There’s a good rule of thumb in Nottingham when it comes to history – “look up and you will see it”. And that couldn’t be truer than in the Roundhouse – whose decorative ceiling was once seen by many a new mum – because this once was…

The Bell Inn

Address : 18 Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HL With it’s faux half timbered exterior, and a claim to be the oldest pub in Nottingham, NottsNight has previously shied away from The Bell – but then we realised, there was no good reason for doing this. While the two front bars (one of which may date back…

The Frame Breakers

Address : High Street, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, NG11 6DT Forget Robin Hood, the Frame Breakers of Nottinghamshire were the real rebels – and in 2015 the former Bricklayers Arms changed its name to honour this piece of significant local history. You can learn more about that at the Framework Knitters Museum in the village. Some mourned the end of the…

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…

Fellows, Morton and Clayton

Address : 54 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7EH. Opened in 1895, Fellows has been a mainstay of waterside drinking for far longer than its upstart neighbour, the Canal House. But its suffered in recent years, closing down twice – which is never a good sign. Now, the Bermondsey Pub Company – the trading name for Enterprise Inns –…

Poppy and Pint – Lady Bay

Pierrepont Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5DX. The Poppy & Pint, Nottingham CAMRA’s Pub of the Year in 2017, and runner up in 2018 continues to draw the crowds despite strong competition in nearby West Bridgford. The former Royal British Legion has more of a local feel to some others.  Beers are predominately Castle Rock…

The Salutation Inn

Address : 75 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 7AA. One of three pubs laying claim to be Nottingham’s oldest. the Sal boasts the date 1240 above the door. Or maybe that’s the opening time. Whatever it is, the Salutation offers plenty of history. And rock music. Lots of rock music. On the bar, an impressive selection of…

The Trent Navigation

Address : 17 Meadow Lane, Nottingham, NG2 3HS. On your first visit, the Trent Navigation may well test your own navigation skills. Nestled between Notts County’s Meadow Lane ground and a sea of industrial units, it’d be all too easy to think you’re taken a very bad wrong turn. If you’re coming from London Road,…

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 Vat and Fiddle

Address : 12 Queensbridge Road, Nottingham, NG2 1NB. Every beer lover love a p**s up in a brewery, and here you can do just that all year round. The home of Castle Rock brewery, the Vat and Fiddle takes its playful name from the nearby huge Revenue and Customs offices. On the bar you’ll find a…

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…

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…

Brewhouse and Kitchen

Address :  Trent Bridge, Nottingham, NG2 2GS The Brewhouse and Kitchen has now firmly established itself as a great addition to the Trent Bridge area, and a far cry from this venue’s many previous and often dubious incarnations. Craft beer is brewed on site, and on the bar you’ll usually find at least three selections…

The Victoria

Address : 85 Dovecote Lane, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1JG A little off the beaten track as far as Beeston itself is concerned, but the Vic’s reputation goes before it – not least because you can walk into its beer garden directly from the platform of Beeston railway station. The garden – or rather covered outdoor…

The Stratford Haven

Address : 2 Stratford Road, West Bridgford, NG2 6BA. A welcome relief from the strip of middle class nonsense of Central Avenue, the Stratford is yet another example of what Castle Rock does best : pubs for drinkers. The long bar snakes around to a large seating area offering plenty of room for a pint…

The Embankment

Address : 282 Arkwright Street, Nottingham, NG2 2GR Up until 2015, The Embankment was something of a museum piece – formerly the Boots Social Club in desperate need of some love and attention. Step forward Castle Rock brewery, who spent a pretty penny on reviving this magnificent old building into a drinking centre of excellence….