The Malt Shovel

1 Union Street, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2LU In recent times The Malt Shovel has had something of a mixed reputation with a succession of different managers running the place with varying success. Now a new chapter has opened, with the pub coming under the joint management of the nearby Commercial Inn. On the bar you’ll…

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. On the bar, an impressive selection of…

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 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 Running Horse

Address : 16 Alfreton Road, Nottingham, NG7 3NG. In the days when Players and Raleigh ruled this district, the Running Horse was the place for live music. Long before Rock City was dreamt of, the Horse would be rammed to the rafters. Sadly, in recent years, it’s been open and closed by successive managers who thought…

A Pottle Of Blues

Address : 1 Stoney Street, Beeston, NG9 2LA. In a town already boasting many great bars, opening up a micro pub might have seen a little risky. But if the crowds we’ve seen in here are anything to go by, the Pottle of Blues is thriving. The beers are advertised on the “bar” which is…

The Star Inn

Address : 22 Middle Street, Beeston, NG9 1FX. If a beer festival lasted forever, it’d look a bit like the Star. 17 hand pulls line the two ample main bars, and if they ever have fewer than eight working, you’ll get an apologetic look from the staff. The website has a whole page detailing the…

The Malt Cross

Address : 16 St James’ Street, Nottingham, NG1 6FG. The Malt Cross is currently closed. We have no word on a planned reopening date Summer 2018 saw dark days for the Malt Cross, which suddenly ceased trading. But thankfully, the venue has been saved – curiously, by the YMCA, which has now reopened the only surviving…

Getting started with NottsNight

Whether you’re a native Nottinghamian or a visitor to our fair city, we’ve made it dead easy to navigate. Click on one of the maps click here for a NottsNight Trail. Take a stroll around Nottingham’s gateway – Canning Circus – for pubs with a sense of tradition and history. The heart of Nottingham’s weekend nightlife…

The Golden Fleece

Address : 105 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FN. “Scrubs up nicely” could sum up the Fleece after a much needed refurbishment . Gone are the dark walls and sticky floors that used to characterise this grungy venue. But change begat change. And in 2018, the Golden Fleece was taken over yet again – this time…

The Angel Microbrewery 

Address : 7 Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1LG. As the Old Angel Inn, this bar was infamous for sticky carpets, questionable beer and a collection of what could best be described as “characters”. Now the Angel Microbrewery has transformed the building, with stripped back floorboards and an air of respectability. The bar has also been…