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Nottingham Forest Football Club
Nottingham Forest are often referred to as simply 'Forest', the title the club carries on its badge. They were founded in 1865 shortly after their neighbours Notts County, which is oldest club in the football league. Nottingham Forest are often referred to as the 'Garibaldi Reds', named after the italian freedom fighter Giuseppe_Garibaldi who fought in red shirts and was immensively popular in Britain at the time.
The lower end of Mansfield road has, I think, three of the nicest city centre pubs in Nottingham if you want to try traditional beers. The Castle Rock Brewery produces fantastic beer such as "Elsie Mo" and"Harvest Pale".The nearest to the shopping centre is The Peacock, which is nicely furnished, has 2 rooms and a quiet cosy atmosphere.
Further up the road is The Lincolnshire Poacher, which is more of a friendly, standup bar and has won loads of awards (2008 it won another real ale award.)
The Golden Fleece has dark, modern decor but good music, suntrap roof terrace, local beers and good food (especially fab Sunday lunch.)
Delilahs is an independent Deli, fine food store & wine merchant - you will find some of the most unusual foods here and a wonderful choice of hard to come by fine wines.
We started our boozy evening here with a few glasses of the recommended Saviougn Blanc together with a deli platter of cold meats and cheeses it was completely delicious. The sell biltong a south african delicacy. The staff are wonderfully helpful & will let you sample what they sell this is top quality stuff. There are seats to sit around a service bar so you can nibble your deli platters or sandwiches freshly prepared before your eyes.
Another pub claiming to be the oldest pub (1189) is Nottingham's Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, situated at the base of Nottingham castle. So once you have got bored with the castle, why not not come here for a beer or two?