Newark Needs You!

We’re dead proud of our NottsNight network. You might have already noticed our NOTTS GOTS – where we feature pubs that are a little bit out of town, and usually don’t have anywhere else decent nearby. Now, though, we’re expanding the network even further – and our latest project includes Newark, with the intention of…

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 Brickyard – Carlton

Address : 1a Standhill Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 1JL Once upon a time, a walk up Carlton Hill would end in the inevitable disappointment of an old estate pub serving nothing better than John Smiths. Or worse still – Worthington Creamflow. But with the arrival of The Brickyard, all that should thankfully be consigned to history….

New brew promises to be a scream

A brand new ale is being launched to celebrate a quarter of a century of Nottingham’s original ghost walk. “Screaming Isabella” is named after one of the legendary tales often told during the weekly guided walks which begin most Saturday nights from Ye Olde Trip To Jersusalem. Nottingham Ghost Walk owner Simon Unsworth says : ““We…

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….

Hockley Trail

Hockley is the beating heart of Nottingham’s weekend party scene, and as such you’ll see dozens of bars vying for custom. So it’s nice to be able to step away from the gimmicks and enjoy some of the area’s more traditional watering holes. You can still find great ale here, and a growing craft beer…

Uncovering Nottingham’s Hidden Treasures

More details have been revealed for a huge festival celebrating Nottingham’s caves. A massive 830 caves have now been mapped across the city by resident archaeologist Scott Lomax, and this years event – from 11th-13th May – will include the chance to explore some brand new locations. It’s the perfect companion to our own lovely…

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…

The Overdraught

Address : 11-15 Alfreton Road, Nottingham, NG7 3JE The Overdraught comes from the same people who brought you Totally Tapped in Beeston. But the venue couldn’t be any more different. A former bank (and more recently, a fancy dress shop), the owners have gone to town on the decor, hanging star shaped lights from the ceilings and fitting…

Nottingham to host Caves Festival

Nottingham’s always had a great underground scene, and this coming May there’s a chance to explore even more of it. The City Council and partners are to stage a Caves Festival from Friday 11-Sunday 13 May, which give you more than a good enough excuse to check out the NottsNight Underground Trail. Designed towards the end…

Doctor’s Orders, Carrington

Address : 351 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2DA. It was Nottingham’s first ever micropub. Set in a former pharmacy, “prescriptions” were dispensed from a hatch in the cosy living-room sized bar. But that was then, and today the Doctor’s Orders – under the management of the Magpie Brewery – has expanded in size, making excellent use of the…

NottsNight launches #FirstyFebruary

While many people have done exactly the right thing by partaking in Dry January, we thought that by the end of the month, folk would be bleddy well parched and ready for a beer, which is why we’re designating the second month of 2018 #FirstyFebruary. Every day, NottsNight will tweet a totally different pub for…

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 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…

NottsNight launches new city guide

It’s a little less than a year since we launched the NottsNight blog, and what started out as a bit of a hobby has turned into a growing website, featuring the very best bars in Nottingham and the surrounding areas for good beer, good service and a great atmosphere. So we’re super proud to launch…

Legendary Nottingham Pub To Reopen

Peggers, The Fox and Grapes, The Pretty Windows. Whatever you called it, there’s no doubt that the distinctive old pub on the edge of Sneinton Market gained legendary status – and something of a dubious reputation – down the years. And now Castle Rock has confirmed it’s to reopen Peggers as its latest pub in…

Nottingham Beer Festival 2017

At NottsNight we love a good beer festival. And the Nottingham (Robin Hood) Beer and Cider festival is the grand-daddy of them all. This year’s event takes place from 11th-14th October. Many argue that the best beer festivals were back in the days of the old Victoria Leisure Centre. We agree, there was certainly an…