The Hockley Rebel

Address : 14 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AJ. After years serving up all manner of overpriced nonsense, the former Rum Bar (one of its many incarnations) has redeemed itself in its latest guise as The Hockley Rebel. And like many rebellious characters, this one doesn’t give a fig about some of its more pretentious neighbours….

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…

The Head of Steam

Address : 7 High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HF When a bar gets taken over by a brewery, with the promise of a full revamp, our NottsNight eyes roll upwards, complete with a long sigh, and a muttered “bleddy hell, here we go again”. However, we’re pleasantly surprised with the efforts of Hartlepool-based Cameron’s – because this…

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…

Raglan Road

Address : 69 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5BA. There aren’t many places where you can pee on Donald Trump’s face. At least legally. And when the Raglan Road added this hilarious gimmick to its urinals in 2017 it certainly got publicity. At NottsNight we tend to shy away from the brash and noisy, so at first…

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. 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 music hall of its kind outside London. On the bar you’ll find four real ale…

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. Browse each area via the maps below or click here for a NottsNight Trail. Looking for more information? Use the main menu at the top of the page to select “about” each district. Note : Generally speaking, each…

The Golden Fleece

Address : 105 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FN. “Scrubs up nicely” could sum up the Fleece after a much needed refurbishment in 2016. Gone are the dark walls and sticky floors that used to characterise this grungy venue. The pub was taken over by the same folk who run the Bunkers Hill, and in keeping…

The Angel Microbrewery 

Address : 7 Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1LG. As the Old Angel Inn, this bar was the centre of Nottingham’s alternative scene. Rockers, punks and many forms of life would hang out here, oblivious to the outside world as the loudest music emanated from the DJ booth or the gig room. Now, the Angel Microbrewery…