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Ale trails in Nottingham city centre


The city of Nottingham is known for its real ale pubs, rich history... and its favourite outlaw, Robin Hood!

Posted: Aug 2023

What better way to celebrate than by bringing all of those together with our seven ale trails – each named after a well-known friend or foe of Robin Hood. These trails weave around the city centre, taking you from drinking spots that are steeped in history, those that are more modern, and a whole mix of characters in between!

Can we tempt you to an ale trail – and a half, or pint – in some of our favourite places for a tipple?

The Sheriff Trail

The Sir John Borlase Warren 🐾
The Whistle and Flute 🐾
Mist Rolling Inn 🐾
The Dragon
The Barrel Drop 🐾
Three Crowns
The Stage Pub 🐾

Robin Hood Trail

Fothergills 🐾
The Malt Cross 🐾
The Taphouse 🐾
The Cross Keys 🐾
Cock & Hoop 🐾
Kean's Head 🐾
Annie's Burger Shack
Angel Micro Brewery 🐾

Maid Marian Trail

Lincolnshire Poacher 🐾
Rose of England 🐾
Six Barrel Drafthouse - Victoria 🐾
Horn in Hand 🐾
Rescue Rooms
Lillie Langtry's 🐾
Hop Merchant
Tap & Tumbler 🐾

Will Scarlet Trail

The Castle Pub 🐾
Ye Olde Salutation Inn 🐾
The Southbank Bar
The Bell Inn 🐾
The Loxley 🐾
Jamcafé 🐾
Bunkers Hill 🐾
Bustler Nottingham 🐾

King John Trail

Brew Cavern, Flying Horse Walk 🐾
The Kilpin Beer Cafe 🐾
Junkyard Nottingham 🐾
The Curious Tavern 🐾
Rough Trade Nottingham* 🐾
The Lord Roberts 🐾
Liquid Light Brew Co
Fox & Grapes 🐾

*Please take note that on certain days, access to Rough Trade may be restricted to ticket holders only during events.

Little John Trail

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem 🐾
Navigation Inn 🐾
Via Fossa 🐾
Beer HeadZ 🐾
Cured 🐾
Barley Twist 🐾
The Newshouse 🐾

Friar Tuck Trail

Copper City 🐾
The Roebuck Inn
Lloyds No.1
Six Barrel Drafthouse, Hockley 🐾
Neon Raptor Brewing Co 🐾
Binks Yard 🐾
Vat & Fiddle 🐾
Canalhouse 🐾

🐾 - these little paws mean they're a dog-friendly venue.

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