Welcome to Nottingham
Download the pub crawl by tram list here which has been kindly produced by Nottingham CAMRA member John Wake. You can find the tram timetables and stop information at Net, we also have a pdf of the tram stops here.
Updated Jan 2015.
You can download a map to help guide you round the pubs in the city centre if you wish to pick and choose. This is by no means the full list of Nottingham pubs. Please visit CAMRA's pub database at WhatPub.com for up to date details on all pubs
Assuming you are mainly in the City Centre there are a good number of decent pubs worth a visit. The National Good Beer Guide (NGBG) lists many Nottingham pubs, but you can download a list here of some of the branch favourites.
If you wish to undertake a basic "guided" tour then try the following, which can be reduced by missing out certain pubs, or extended by following one of the Extended Pub guide walks here .
CITY CENTRE AREA
1. VAT & FIDDLE Queens Bridge Road NG2 1NB.
200 yards from the railway station. Castle Rock Brewery tap and has 12 handpulls. Full range of Castle Rock plus occasional guests.
2. FELLOWS, MORTON & CLAYTON (FMC) Canal Street NG1 7EH.
8 beers: Tim Taylors Landlord and a St Austell beer are regulars, usually has something from Lincoln Green & Nottingham breweries.
3. THE CANALHOUSE Canal Street NG1 7EH.
Castle Rock pub with generally 3 Castle Rock beers and up to 3 guests on. The Canalhouse is unique in that there is a canal boat parked inside the pub (one of the ways to the bar is across a bridge over the canal).
5. NEWSHOUSE Canal Street NG1 7HB.
2 room Castle Rock pub. 2 Castle Rock beers and 2 guests which usually includes a mild.
6. NAVIGATION Wilford Street NG2 1AA.
Marstons house, has up to 12 beers from the Marstons stable, such as Jennings, Wychwood, etc.
7. YE OLD TRIP TO JERUSALEM Brewhouse Yard, NG1 6AD.
At the foot of Nottingham Castle, built into the rock face. One of the oldest pubs in Nottingham. Owned by Greene King has Nottingham beers and other locals/Regionals as guests.
8. FOTHERGILLS Castle Road NG1 6AA.
Small bar/restaurant with 4 changing guest ales.
9. THE SALUTATION Hounds Gate NG1 7AA.
Another old pub, claims to be older than the Trip. Up to 8 changing ales. A rock music pub.
10. NED LUDD 27 Friar Lane NG1 6DA.
Small modern bar with up to 4 ales available, 2 from Navigation Brewery and 2 guests.
11. APPROACH Friar Lane NG1 6DQ.
A modern city centre pub, normally offering a couple of Navigation Brewery beers. Usually has some form of live music during the evening, gets very busy during the weekend.
12. THE JOSEPH ELSE South Parade, Market Square NG1 2JS. Wetherspoon pub offering up to 14 beers, next to the tram stop.
13. BELL INN Angel Row NG1 6HL.
Arguably the oldest pub in Nottingham. With 3 separate rooms, owned by Greene King with a full range of their beers, plus guests from Nottingham Brewery. Note: the house beer is from Greene King.
14. DRAGON 67 Long Row West NG1 6JE.
Long narrow pub with the bar at the back, 4 beers available, Roosters is a regular.
15. ROEBUCK St James Street NG1 6FH.
Wetherspoon pub with 15 handpumps serving a mixture of local, regional and national brands.
16. MALT CROSS St James Street NG1 6FG.
The building was built in 1877 and is one of only a few Victorian Music Halls remaining. Look out for the impressive high-arched glazed roof. 5 changing beers, the house beer is from Brewsters. "Charles Henry Strange" is Navigation APUS re-badged
18. HORN IN HAND Goldsmith Street NG1 5JT.
Single bar, popular with a younger clientele and up to 3 beers available generally from smaller micros.
19. LANGTRYS 4 South Sherwood Street NG1 4BY.
Popular city centre pub, features 8 beers from near and far, also large selection of regional real ciders and perries.
21. MAJOR OAK Pelham Street NG1 2EG.
Green King "O.S.H." as regular. Up to 7 ever-changing guests from micros; lots of screens showing sport, usually with no sound. Good value food menu.
22. LLOYDS No1 1 Carlton Street NG1 1NL.
Conversion of an old bank building, between 8 & 12 beers, very good value, even for a Wetherspoon pub.
23. BROADWAY 14 Broad Street NG1 3AL.
Public bar of an independent cinema; 3 beers with the house beer brewed by Nottingham Brewery.
26. ANNIES BURGER SHACK/OCEAN STATE TAVERN 5 Broadway, Lace Market NG1 1PR.
The upstairs portion is more dedicated to dining but still has 10 handpumps, while the downstairs bar is for the drinkers and has a repeat of 5 beers on upstairs.
27. CRAFTY CROW Friar Lane NG1 6EB.
Magpie Brewery own this freehouse; 10 handpumps, 2 from Magpie & the rest are micros from around the Country. Lots of use of recycled material. Every drink in the establishment comes from smaller producers.
28. THE ROUNDHOUSE Royal Standard Place NG1 6FS
This building was part of the old Nottingham General Hospital. A freehouse with 6 beers on offer and the house beer Roundheart, is brewed by Dancing Duck.
29. CAST Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus NG1 5AL.
Bar to the Playhouse, up to 3 beers normally available mainly for local micros.
30. HAND & HEART 65–67 Derby Road NG1 5BA.
Freehouse and sister pub to the Roundhouse, also has Roundheart as the house beer plus 7 ever changing guests.
CAMRA discount: 10p pint 5p half
31. RAGLAN ROAD 69-73 Derby Road NG1 5BA.
Next door to the H & H (above). Castle Rock Harvest Pale as a regular plus 3 guests from National & Regional breweries. An Irish themed sports bar
CANNING CIRCUS AREA
4 changing beers from micro breweries, popular with students, but all made welcome.
33. SIR JOHN BORLASE WARREN Ilkeston Road NG7 3GD.
Everards Project William pub, run by Lincoln Green has 2 of their beers, Everards Tiger plus 7 guests.
34. FALCON 1 Alfreton Road NG7 3JE.
35. ORGAN GRINDER Alfreton Road NG7 3JE.
Blue Monkey Brewery tap. 9 beers, Blue Monkey plus Doom Bar.
36. PORTLAND ARMS Portland Street NG7 4GN.
A Greene King pub, but generally has 2 beers from Full Mash of Stapleford.
HOCKLEY / SNEINTON AREA
A Pub People Co pub; up to 6 beers available, usually a mixture of regional brewers and local micros. It is next door to the National Ice Arena.
38. KING WILLIAM IV Eyre Street NG2 4PB.
Genuine family-run freehouse with 7 handpumps serving Oakham JHB & Bishops Farewell; the other 5 are regular rotating guests from various micros. The beers generally tend to be golden and hoppy.
39. FORESTERS INN 187 Huntingdon Street NG1 3NL.
Street-corner local. 3 beers from local micros, good value for money.
MANSFIELD ROAD AREA
40. ROSE OF ENGLAND 36-38 Mansfield Road NG1 3JA.
Imposing Watson Fothergill-designed building. It is mainly tied to National beers but can have some interesting guests fromlocal & micro brewers.
41. PEACOCK 11 Mansfield Road NG1 3FB.
Impressive 2 room establishment, the lounge still has push-bell service at quiet times. Beers mainly from Caledonian & Theakstons, but you can find the occasional interesting guest.
42. GOOSEBERRY BUSH Peel Street NG1 4GL.
Wetherspoon pub on the site of the old maternity hospital; 10 beers available and popular with students from the adjoining campus.
43. LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER 161-163 Mansfield Road NG1 3FR.
Multi-area Castle Rock pub, this was their first pub I believe. 13 changing beers available, Castle Rock and micros from around the country. Large bottled beer rage too.
44. FOREST TAVERN 257 Mansfield Road NG1 3FT.
Another Castle Rock establishment which has a music venue, The Maze at the back. 4 Castle Rock beers on.
There are many more pubs but most would never get round them all in one crawl, so apologies to those We've missed out - Look at the Website WhatPub.com for more choices.
We hope you had a pleasant day out in Nottingham.