16 bars and pubs in Nottingham with outdoor seating

Looking for bars and pubs in Nottingham city centre with outdoor seating this Summer? Look no further!

Ah, to be sat in the glorious sunshine, drink in hand - It's one of Summertimes most enjoyable simple pleasures. Nottingham is home to a grand old collection of venues with outdoor seating that is perfect for the Summer months.

To give you a helping hand with finding a venue, we've put together a list of 16 bars and pubs in the city centre who definitely have outdoor seating at the time of writing. Each venue has slightly different rules around getting a table so be sure to check if you need to book in advance before heading into the city.

*Please note that some of these booking systems may have changed since the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions on Monday 19th July*

 

Fothergills

With an impressive view of Nottingham Castle, a good selection of beer on tap and a bistro-style fixed price food menu to choose from, Fothergills is always a solid option.

Where: 5-7 Castle Rd, Nottingham NG1 6AA
Do you need to book in advance? No. First come, first served.

 

Cock & Hoop

A friendly and traditional pub with great selection of real ales. Look out for it on high pavement, just up from the National Justice Museum. 

Where: 25 High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HE

Do you need to book in advance? No but it’s highly advised due the limited spaces. Book Here

 

Pitcher & Piano

A modern bar with a good variety of drinks and food to choose from. Pitcher & Piano is home to one of the larger beer gardens in the city. 

Where: High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN

Do you need to book in advance? Yes. Book Here

 

Bierkeller

Image Credit: Bierkeller

Image Credit: Bierkeller

A big fan of sport and beer. Sound like you? Head to Beirkeller! 

Where: 11 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6BS

Do you need to book in advance? Yes. Book Here

 

Ye Old Salutation Inn

Arguably Nottingham’s oldest inn, this 15th century pub is always a pleasure to visit.

Where: Hounds Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7AA

Do you need to book in advance? No. First come, first served.

 

The Bodega (Secret Garden)

The Bodega (Secret Garden)  - Image credit: The Bodega

The Bodega (Secret Garden) - Image credit: The Bodega

The Bodega has always been a cool spot for drinks but they’ve somehow raised the bar even higher with their new outdoor area in Cobden Chambers. 

Where: 23 Pelham Street, Nottingham, NG1 2ED

Do you need to book in advance? Yes. Book Here.

 

Cross Keys

A fairly traditional pub with plenty of real ale and craft beer on offer. 

Where: 15 Byard Lane, Nottingham, NG1 2GJ

Do you need to book in advance? No but it’s advised if you want to guarantee a table. Book Here

 

Turtle Bay

A fun bar just off of Trinity Square with Caribbean cuisine and tasty cocktails.

Where: The Cornerhouse, 12 Trinity Square, Nottingham, NG1 4DB

Do you need to book in advance? No but it’s advised if you want to guarantee a table. Book Here.

 

The Waterfront

With a stunning view of the canal and very reasonable prices, it’s difficult to not consider The Waterfront for outdoor drinks and food. 

Where: The Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7EH

Do you need to book in advance? No but it’s advised if you want to guarantee a table. Book Here.

 

Castle Pub

Located just opposite the historical gates of Nottingham Castle, this down to earth pub is perfect for those looking for pints and sunshine…. Providing the weather behaves of course! 

Where: 1 Castle Road, Nottingham, NG1 6AA

Do you need to book in advance? No. First come, first served.

 

Canal House

A beautiful pub right next to the canal with down to earth food and international beers.

Where: 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH

Do you need to book in advance? No but it’s advised if you want to guarantee a table. Book Here.

 

Fat Cat

Fat Cat outdoor seating area. Image credit: Fat Cat

Fat Cat outdoor seating area. Image credit: Fat Cat

Just a stones throw from Old Market Square, this popular bar is a great spot for delicious cocktails. 

Where: Century House, Chapel Bar, Nottingham, NG1 6JQ

Do you need to book in advance? No but it’s advised if you want to guarantee a table. Book Here.

 

Glasshouse

A quirky cocktail bar with a great vibe. 

Where: 6 Trinity Square, Nottingham, NG1 4AF

Do you need to book in advance? Yes. Book Here.

 

Bunkers Hill

A welcoming sports bar just on the edge of Hockley with a friendly team and an impressive  variety of beer.

Where: 36/38 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FP

Do you need to book in advance? No. First come, first served.

 

Slug & Lettuce - Long Row

A modern chain bar just off Old Market Square with a cocktail list and contemporary decor.

Where: 49 Long Row, Market Square Nottingham, NG1 6JB

Do you need to book in advance? Yes. Book Here

 

Penny Lane

Penny Lane - Image credit: Penny Lane

Penny Lane - Image credit: Penny Lane

Penny lane have temporarily switched out the neon lights of their arcade machines for chilled out pop up garden bar.

Where: 9 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 1QQ

Do you need to book in advance? No. First come, first served.

 

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