Best pubs in Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Born and raised in Mumbai, Pierre Noronha thought that he was destined to be a Chartered Accountant, but all that changed when he discovered his love for writing. Taking this new found passion forward, he started working as a content writer for UniAcco.

Last updated Jun 16, 2020

From legendary speakeasies in listed buildings to uber-chic gastropubs in trendy locations, Nottingham makes an impressive claim to have the best pubs in the UK. Everybody loves a frothy beverage, but where are the best places to quench your thirst in Nottingham? To make your life a little easier, we’ve scoured the internet to come up with a list of our favourite pubs in Nottingham. 

Revolution Hockley

Awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2018 – 2019 by Trip Advisor, Revolution Hockley is one of the best, if not the best pub in Nottingham. For a pub to have such an impressive wine menu, cocktail menu and food menu at such competitive prices is rare, but Revolution Hockley does it with aplomb. Every occasion to celebrate warrants a visit to this great pub. Be it a tasty lunch with colleagues or perhaps a great night out with your mates, the ambience at Revolution Hockley provides the perfect backdrop for a fun, relaxing and excitement-filled experience. 

Don’t miss – Nightly happy hours.

Address – 7 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AJ, United Kingdom.

Nearest station – George Street (Stop H2) bus stop, Lace Market tram stop

Opening hours  – Mon – Sun 11:30 AM – 02:00 AM

Phone – +44 115 948 1964

Poppy And Pint

Welcoming atmosphere, fantastic food and friendly staff. Poppy And Pint ticks all the boxes for prerequisites to ensuring patrons have a good time. No wonder they’re slowly becoming the go-to jaunt in the Lady Bay community. The management at Poppy And Pint understand the different tastes and budgets of their patrons and with that in mind, created a pub experience that has something for everyone! The Poppy and Pint comprises three distinct areas : 

  • Poppy café bar 
  • Traditional bar 
  • Dining room

Don’t miss – The cafe bar that opens at 9.30 AM serves breakfast every day until 12 noon.

Address – Pierrepont Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5DX, United Kingdom.

Nearest station – Rutland Road bus stop, Queens Walk tram station

Opening hours  – Mon – Sat 09:30 AM – 11:00 PM, Sun 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Phone – +44 115 981 9995

Willowbrook

pubs in Nottingham

The latest addition to the Castle Rock group is Willowbrook, and it enjoys a fine reputation in the Gedling community. When you enter the doors of Willowbrook, you’re immediately drawn to the chic and contemporary pub. Then you have the bar that is laden with every imaginable range of premium lager, ciders, wines and spirits. The dining area located in the rear of this pub is adorned with beautiful art deco artwork. Lastly, a function room is also available for hire, or for larger dining parties.

Don’t miss – Dishes like spinach and ricotta pancakes, Brussels pâté and Normandy Pork.

Address – 13 Main Rd, Gedling, Nottingham NG4 3HQ, United Kingdom.

Nearest station – Westdale Lane East bus stop, Carlton train station

Opening hours  – Mon – Fri 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Sat – Sun 09:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Phone – +44 115 987 8596

Embankment

The Embankment, housed in a Grade II listed building, is a stylish pub located on the city side of Trent Bridge. Its location hits the sweet spot for sporting fans visiting both Nottingham football grounds and Trent Bridge cricket ground. At this multi-storeyed pub, there’s something for everyone. On the ground floor, you’ll find the main bar in the hub of the building, the Arkwright Room – ideal for dining. At the next level, you’ll find The Dispensary, that is an ale and craft beer bar. 

Don’t miss – The brand new beer garden that is ideal for catching some rays while you have a pint or a bite to eat.

Address – 282-284 Arkwright St, Nottingham NG2 2GR, United Kingdom.

Nearest station – Victoria Embankment (Stop ME06) bus stop, Queen’s Walk tram stop 

Opening hours  – Mon – Thurs 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Fri 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Sat 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Sun 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Phone – +44 115 986 4502

BrewDog Nottingham

BrewDog Nottingham

The BrewDog brand has a strong presence in the UK, with BrewDog Nottingham being one of the oldest pubs under the BrewDog banner in the UK. The rustic feel of this pub is further enhanced by the 100-year-old factory building this pub sits in. As the name suggests, BrewDog specialises in beer and fittingly so, has around 20 taps of the freshest craft beer. There’s also a deli fridge that they’re really proud of as it displays some of their favourite brews from around the globe. 

Don’t miss – Freshly made sourdough pizzas.

Address – 20-22 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AL England

Nearest station – George Street (Stop H2) bus stop, Lace Market tram stop

Opening hours  – Mon – Tues 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Wed – Thurs 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Fri – Sat 2:00 AM – 01:00 AM, Sun 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

The Cross Keys

A true legend in the Nottingham pub scene, The Cross Keys has built a fierce reputation over the past 200 years of its existence. Having been renovated several times over the years, the original charm and character of the first The Cross Keys is still intact. It has over 7 real ales on tap although there’s no ignoring craft beer at this Nottinghamian stalwart. The Cross Keys has cultivated an image of being a gastropub, owing to its delectable weekly specials of ‘Pie Night’ and ‘Steak Night’.

Don’t miss – If you’re a big sports fan and looking for a nifty place to catch the game, this is the place for you.

Address – 15 Byard Ln, Nottingham NG1 2GJ, United Kingdom.

Nearest station – Fletcher Gate (Stop H1), Lace Market tram stop

Opening hours  – Mon – Wed 09:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Thurs – Fri 09:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Sat 09:00 AM – 01:00 AM, Sun 09:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Phone – +44 115 941 7898

Malt Cross

First traces of the Malt Cross can be found in 1877. Ever since then, it has cared for punters by giving them an unforgettable experience every time they set foot in this pub. In 2014, it underwent a massive renovation that cost £1.4m. The finished product – a sterling pub with two more levels to accommodate more patrons. There’s also a cafe bar that doles out a good variety of hot and cold drinks. The bar is equally impressive with bottles of beer from all over the world and a handy selection of real ales. 

Don’t miss – The guided tours of sandstone caves dating back to the 19th century.

Address – 16 St James’s St, Nottingham NG1 6FG, United Kingdom.

Nearest station – Beastmarket Hill (Stop B2) bus top, Old Market Square tram stop

Opening hours  – Mon – Thurs 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Fri 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Sat 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Sun 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Phone – +44 115 941 1048

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