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The long list of city centre pubs


Really stuck for a new watering hole? We’ve organised a – long – list of pubs for you to visit in Nottingham city centre. Ready?

Posted: May 2023


For those looking for a sports bar in Nottingham with a German twist, this lively bar offers a unique drinking experience and beer that comes in two-pint steins.

With a sizeable beer garden and long bench seating, this pub is the perfect place for any sports fanatic to wind down or party hard.

With regular events and waitresses serving you in classic Bavarian dresses, The Bierkeller will provide you with a memorable experience for years to come.

15-17 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DA

The Barrel Drop

What this Nottingham micropub lacks in size, it makes up for in quality and personality. This cosy little pub offers an ever-changing range of cask and craft brews in a comfy living-room-style environment. With a delightful range of modern and traditional ales, it is a treat for any beer-lover.

7 Hurts Yard, Nottingham NG1 6JD


For those who fancy some good, old-fashioned pub grub in a classic Irish setting, O’Neill’s provides all the entertainment and hospitality that Ireland has to offer.

‘A place where you feel right at home’, you can choose crisp draught pints of real ale, classic cocktails, fruity ciders, spirits and more. Not only do their cocktails taste delicious, you can also take advantage of their all-day 2-4-1 offer.

Fancy something to soak up the alcohol? This Irish pub has an extensive menu that provides options for meat-eaters, veggies and vegans.

Beastmarket Hill, Nottingham NG1 6FB

Tap & Tumbler

For those of you who are looking for a classic and traditional pub with an edge, the Tap & Tumbler is for you. This rock bar is based in the centre of Nottingham city and offers changing guest cask ales and whiskies, with a rock ‘n roll edge. The Tap & Tumbler has already made a name for itself as a well-established hard-drinking and music lover's meeting place.

Polish off your leather jacket, and pick up a whiskey for a pub experience you will never forget.

33 Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5FW

Hand & Heart

The Hand & Heart is an experience you can’t miss. This pub is a fantastic treat for real ale lovers, with the Victorian bar and live music events in Nottingham’s centre offering a uniqueness that you won’t forget.

A traditional English pub steeped in history, The Hand & Heart is built in sandstone caves that date back to Saxon times.

From the cave restaurant to the garden room conservatory, piano snug and more, this little pub is a delight to explore.

65-67 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5BA

The Angel Microbrewery

The Angel Microbrewery opened as a Chapel in the 1600s, but now it offers an exquisite range of food and drink. As you can imagine, this historic building has been through a lot over the years, even hosting gigs from Kasabian, Oasis and the Arctic Monkeys.

If you’re to visit The Angel Microbrewery, you will be able to sample their in-house brewed ‘Angel Ales’, as well as seasonal organic & ethically sourced food, and a range of other drinks for non-ale drinkers.

7 Stoney Street Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1LG

The Ned Ludd

With over 100 gins, great craft beers and a Peaky Blinder’s room to experience, The Ned Ludd offers traditional pub vibes with a modern atmosphere. Pop in for a drink, or enjoy something from their fantastic menu. They even have an incredibly varied playlist - in the best way!

27 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DA

Rose Of England

Branding themselves as a 'locals' pub within the hustle and bustle of the city, The Rose of England guarantees you a warm welcome, relaxing atmosphere and a friendly workforce. With an extensive range of real cask ales in addition to spirits, wines, bottled drinks and non-alcoholic beverages, you can experience a great environment, with even better prices.

36-38 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3GY

Coach & Horses

The Coach & Horses is a Nottingham pub that serves beers, wines and spirits as well as a selection of pub dishes. The Coach & Horse is a lively and friendly local serving real ales and food featuring a garden and outdoor seating.

15 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 2AP

Cock & Hoop

The Cock & Hoop dates back to the 1800s but is now a classic and traditional pub, selling a range of local cask ales.

25 High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HF

The Cross Keys

The Cross Keys is a quintessential British pub, offering a very warm welcome, cosy, comfortable surroundings and good conversation.

25 High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HF

Fellows Morton & Clayton

A proper pub in Nottingham with a collection of delicious drinks and tempting food to match.

54 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH

Horn in Hand

Horn in Hand is a pub in Nottingham for chilling out with friends and enjoying the good things in life like beer, burgers and sports on TV.

7 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5JT

The Kean’s Head

A traditional English pub, The Kean’s Head is run by Castle Rock Brewery and located opposite the beautiful St Mary’s church in the middle of the Lace Market.

46 St. Marys Gate, Nottingham NG1 1QA

Ocean State Tavern

Annie’s Ocean State Tavern bar is one of Nottingham’s best hidden gems! Just downstairs from Annie’s Burger Shack Nottingham, you will find a little bit of waterside Rhode Island…

5 Broadway Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1PR

Old Dog & Partridge

The Old Dog & Partridge is an old-school pub, part of a Greene King chain, with real ale and TV sports.

18 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 3DA

Raglan Road Irish Bar

This modern Irish bar is for all major sports fans. Pop in for rugby, football, GAA games, fantastic company, and live entertainment. The Raglan Road Irish Bar is also partly built into the caves with an outside garden terrace and smoking area.

69-73 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5BA

The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn dates from around 1437, and claims to be the oldest in the city. Visit a traditional British pub, and become a part of history.

18 Angel Row Market Square, Nottingham NG1 6HL

The Blue Bell Inn

A traditional pub in the heart of the city, your walks can now end where they should - at the pub!

50 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 2AG

The Castle

The Castle is a traditional city centre pub and restaurant, situated opposite the historic gatehouse of Nottingham Castle and designed with the unique style of Watson Fothergill in 1883.

1 Castle Road, Nottingham NG1 6AA

The Curious Tavern

Situated in Nottingham’s oldest hotel and formerly known as ‘The George’ the Curious Tavern has the feel of the traditional Georgian décor with a 21st-century curious twist. The Curious Tavern serves Starbucks coffee by day with tempting grab-and-go snacks. Thursday to Sunday evenings you can indulge in Colchester rock oysters with delicious dressings, accompanied by cask ales from the medieval cellars below or classic Curious cocktails.

2A George Street, Nottingham NG1 3BE

The Dragon

The Dragon is your local in Nottingham city centre. A welcoming and friendly pub, it combines the convenience of location, with the feel of your local. Visit for delicious salads, sandwiches, burgers and breakfasts, or get your groove on at one of their regular events.

67 Long Row, Nottingham NG1 6JE

The Herbert Kilpin

A beautiful building in the heart of Nottingham city centre, The Herbert Kilpin is a spacious pub with a modern twist. A friendly and welcoming pub serving classic European beer and hearty food, the Herbert Kilpin offers a spacious and loft-style upstairs area for dining and drinking with three screens showing live sports.

10 Bridlesmith Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2HB

The Hop Merchant 

Breathing new life into this old city pub, whilst keeping its original charm and quirkiness intact, The Hop Merchant boasts a great range of cask ales, draught lagers as well as an extensive collection of bottled beers and ciders from around the world.

64 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 2AG

The Joseph Else

A classic Wetherspoon’s establishment, The Joseph Else is teeming with history. As well as the famous lions guarding the entrance to the Council House (in front of the pub), Joseph Else was also responsible for the frieze representing the old industries of Nottingham.

11–12 South Parade, Old Market Square, Nottingham NG1 2JS

The Lord Roberts

The Lord Roberts is an atmospheric pub offering a wide range of real ales, real ciders and craft beers. A small but quality food menu is available.

24 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AN

The Three Crowns

At The Three Crowns you'll find everything you'd expect from a traditional local pub in Nottingham - but with a bit of added sizzle. Located near Hockley, they’re a fantastic place to go to enjoy the football and chill out with friends. A fantastic range of drinks with prices to match, and famous sizzling skillets or flame-grilled burgers if you fancy a bite with your pint.

51 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 6LD

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