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 took its playful name from the nearby huge Customs and Revenue Office, which – in typical Government fashion…

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 Running Horse

Address : 16 Alfreton Road, Nottingham, NG7 3NG. In the days when employers like Players and Raleigh ruled this district, the Running Horse was the place for live music. Long before Rock City was dreamt of, this place would be rammed to the rafters with some of the biggest stars of the era. Sadly, it’s impossible…

The Pottle

Address : 1 Stoney Street, Beeston, NG9 2LA. The “blues” have now been officially erased from what is now simply called “The Pottle Micropub”, with a neatly stripped back version of its previous incarnation. Competing in a town already thriving with great bars is a challenge, but The Pottle has a sufficiently different offer. A…

The Star Inn

Address : 22 Middle Street, Beeston, NG9 1FX. If a beer festival lasted forever, it might look a bit like the Star. 10 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…

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…