The Trails

Sadly the Nottingham Trail has been and gone this year but there's nothing stopping you from giving them a go for fun. It makes for a great day out! Here's a handy break down of each trail for you.

The Animals Trail

From mystical creatures to noble steeds, pick a favourite on our Animals Trail.

  • Cock & Hoop
  • Crafty Crow
  • The Roebuck Inn
  • The Dragon
  • The Hop Merchant
  • Old Dog and Partridge

The Caves Trail

Explore the pubs set above some of Nottingham’s famous sandstone caves, many of which have been used for the brewing and storing of beer.

  • The Angel Microbrewery
  • Curious Tavern
  • Six Barrel Drafthouse
  • Bell Inn
  • Malt Cross
  • Ye Olde Salutation Inn (offering cave tours when requested at the bar!)

The Industry Trail

Learn the links between the venues with trade and commerce on the Industry Trail.

  • Lloyds No. 1 Bar
  • Oaks
  • Fellows Morton & Clayton
  • The CanalHouse
  • The Waterfront
  • The Company Inn

The Legends Trail

Discover the face behind the pub names on our Legends Trail.

  • Albert’s
  • Faradays
  • The Loxley
  • The Herbert Kilpin
  • The Joseph Else
  • The Ned Ludd
  • The Castle
  • Fothergills

The Music Trail

Tap your foot, bop your head or do a little jig on our Music Trail.

  • Rose Of England
  • The Horn in Hand
  • Tap N Tumbler
  • Southbank City
  • Pitcher & Piano
  • The Bodega
  • Hockley Rebel
  • Bunkers Hill


The Performers Trail

Learn the links to stage and screen with our Performers Trail.

  • Playhouse Bar and Kitchen
  • The Stage
  • Yarn
  • Lillie Langtry’s
  • Broadway
  • Pit & Pendulum
  • Kean’s Head
Ale Style Guide

New to the world of cask ale? This style guide by Magpie Brewery is a great way to get yourself acquainted with the different flavours and tastes.

The Map

Here's a digital copy of the Ale Trails map. As the official event has now ended you won't receive a limited edition pin badge or T shirt for completing the trails but there's still plenty of fun to...

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