Ale'Up Nottingham!

This summer, enjoy old favourites and the freshest new venues, with Ale’Up Nottingham.

This year's event is bigger and better than ever, featuring not only Cask Ale but also Craft Beer from some of the best establishments in town.

The festivities begin on Monday 5 June and come to a close on Sunday 16 July 2023. The best part? Taking part is completely free! 

How does it work?

We’ve created seven trails for you to follow across Nottingham city centre, and seven limited edition badges to collect when you complete each one.

Check here for participating venues

Taking part is easy: 

  • Pick up a free trail map from Nottingham Tourism Centre, Brew Cavern, or any of the participating venues and choose one of the seven trails to follow
  • Buy a half pint (or a pint) of Cask Ale or Craft Beer in each of the listed venues and ask the bar staff to stamp your map
  • Once you’ve collected all the stamps on the trail, make your way to Nottingham Tourism Centre or Brew Cavern in Flying Horse Walk to collect a lovely, limited-edition pin badge. 
  • You can visit the venues in any order, we’re ok with that, but the badges are limited so don't wait too long to start exploring!

Join our complimentary city walking tour

Looking for a fun way to explore Nottingham? Join our guided city walking tour which is taking place every Sunday throughout Ale'Up Nottingham!

Led by a professional comedian, you'll have a blast sipping on beer while hearing amusing anecdotes and fascinating trivia about the city. 

There's no cost to take part, and it's the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon!

Spaces are limited, so click here to reserve your place.

Important information

• Ale'Up Nottingham is organised and run by It's in Nottingham, not the participating venues. If you have any questions or feedback; please direct them to us via email at

We kindly ask that participants of the trails drink alcohol in a responsible manner and remember that there is a six-week period to complete any of the trails.

The Trails | Ale'Up Nottingham

Introducing the Ale'Up Nottingham Trails for 2023. All named after a well known friend or foe of Nottingham's favourite outlaw... Robin Hood!

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