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 Malt Shovel

1 Union Street, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2LU In recent years, Beeston has seen a lot of emerging competition. So it’s good to see the Malt Shovel setting – and keeping – the bar high. Tucked away just off the pedestrianised high street, there are half a dozen handpulls on offer, with a knowledgeable staff. There…

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….

Curious Tavern/Lost Caves

Address : George Street, Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 3BP This isn’t a typical NottsNight venue, and yes, you may find drinks in test tubes served by hipsters wearing unicorn hide aprons. But bear with, because there are signs of redemption. Well, a few. The Curious Tavern is part of a small group of venues in Nottingham whose…

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 –…

The Head of Steam

Address : 7 High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HF The Lace Market can be a challenging place for newcomers. We’ve seen bars open and close here within a matter of weeks. So it’s good to see the Head of Steam – run by Hartlepool brewery Camerons – holdings its own and doing well here. The two floors…

Notts TV Pub of the Month

At NottsNight, we’re proud to bring you loads of details about pubs which are local to you. So it only seemed proper that we got on board with another proudly local brand to share some of our lovely reviews. That’s why we’ve partnered to bring you the Notts TV Pub of The Month. On the final…

Canal Trail – 2018 Edition

The Nottingham and Beeston Canal was once an important part of the city’s trade, transporting materials for industry and goods like lace and tobacco onward to the rest of the country and worldwide. On this trail, you can explore the city’s heritage and soak in a few pints in traditional pubs. Continue reading or download a…

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. Although bands usually play upstairs, it’s likely…

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…

Fox and Grapes

Address : 21 Southwell Road, Nottingham, NG1 1DL. Back in the day, traders from Sneinton Market would pop in here for a pint at eight in the morning, the pub having special dispensation to open up early to serve the workers. And there’s a much more gruesome bit of local history here – in 1963,…

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…

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…

Canning Circus Trail – 2018 Edition

Canning Circus was once the industrial playground of Nottingham. Workers from Players and Raleigh would come in their thousands on payday. Today, many of those pubs have gone – but plenty still survive, supported by a vibrant neighbourhood of working professionals, students and migrants from across the world. Continue reading or Download a PDF copy of…

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…