The Trails | Nottingham Ale Trails | Its In Nottingham

Introducing the new Nottingham Ale Trails. This year we have named each trail after a well known friend, foe or relationship of Nottingham's favourite outlaw...Robin Hood of course!


Due to the recent health concerns in the UK, we have taken the decision to postpone the Nottingham Ale Trail. This isn't a decision made lightly and we appreciate your understanding at this time. We will be sure to update this page and our social media pages the moment we have any news about when the event will be rescheduled.

King John

Named in honour of the King of England from 1199-1216. This trail starts at a patriotically named pub on Mansfield Road and takes you through the city’s Royal Quarter.

• Rose of England
• Six Barrel Drafthouse (Victoria)
• Alberts
• Horn in hand
• Hop Merchant
• The Three Crowns
• Tap N Tumbler

Friar Tuck

Named after the boozy, religious and rotund Merry Man. This trail starts out on the aptly named Friar Lane and ends in a venue that was once a chapel. All bars on this route serve up hearty food too!

• The Ned Ludd
• The Southbank
• Joseph Else
• The Head of Steam
• Cock and Hoop
• Herbert Kilpin
• Angel Microbrewery

Maid Marian

Robin Hood’s main love interest. This crawl starts off on Derby Road, heads down a road named after her and finishes at a pub named after another strong woman of stage and screen.

• Raglan Road
• The Roebuck Inn
• Malt Cross
• Bell Inn
• The Dragon
• The Stage
• Lillie Langtry’s


Named after the legendary bad guy of the Robin Hood legend. This trail starts out near Nottingham Castle, the Sheriff’s old home. It goes past the statue of his arch-enemy and then down towards a canalside escape.

• Fothergill's
• Crafty Crow
• The Castle
• Ye Olde Salutation Inn
• Fellows Morton & Clayton
• Canalhouse
• The Company Inn

Will Scarlet

One of Robin’s most trusted fellows who has been played on screen by Christian Slater, Jamie Dornan and Sammy Davis Jr. If he was around today, we think Will would quite like the cool Hockley vibes.

• Pit and Pendulum
• The Loxley
• The Bodega
• Faradays
• JD Wetherspoon (Lloyds)
• Six Barrels (Hockley)
• Broadway

Little John

Robin’s oldest friend and often portrayed on screen as being the opposite of ‘Little’. This tour starts on Shakespeare Street, goes down Parliament Street and you end up near Nottingham’s biggest venue the Motorpoint Arena.

• Playwright 38
• The Old Dog & Partridge
• The Curious Tavern
• Keans head
• Saltbox
• Bunkers Hill

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