Ye Olde Salutation Inn is a public house dating from around 1240 that lays claim (along with Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Inn and The Bell Inn) to being the oldest in Nottingham.
It was built on the site of an earlier 13th century ale house known as the "Archangel Gabriel Salutes the Virgin Mary", although I have read elsewhere that the first building on the site may have belonged to a tanner (a person who cures leather).
During the 1st Civil War (1642-46), part of the house was used as Recruiting Rooms for both factions. The original, still existing, cave system was probably part of a Saxon Farm, later used for servants, accommodation and brewing.
It's a nice cosy place to have a pint or three!
Las Iguanas in Nottingham provided us with the best cocktails we have had out in a long time! The guy at the bar knew all the cocktails by heart, so they were prepared quite quickly and done the proper way... from scratch! and all the staff were very friendly. We also ordered dinner from here, which is of Latin style, so the menu was different from your standard pub, which was great. Loved the food, cocktails, music, staff, atmosphere!
Dress Code: casual. or dressy
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.)
A great nightspot in Nottingham frequented by probably a slightly older clientelle, there are a lot of nightspots for the young at heart. The bar was being revamped the next day - nothing to do with my visit the previous evening! When the manager came round to greet me & my friend John D I lept up to shake his hand & compliment him on the venue & spilt my drink but they very kindly gave us another round on the house.
There is a split level bar & a separate restuarant with some great mood lighting. We chose some cocktails off the menu and were greeted by the manager of the bar. The staff are excellent and very attentive you will come out feeling like a movie star. The food I have on good authority is great.
Let me just warn you about this hot trendy night spot it is very happening & fairly pricey and I did find it hard to tear myself away from the champagne cocktails. They serve pan-asian food in the restuarant. We sat at the bar & I think I was just gazing into the eyes of our barman a very talented young man.
No wonder Nottingham is no longer the place to be..
If anybody is thinking of having a Hen night in Nottingham please think again.
We went as a group of 6 and stayed at the Lace Market hotel. We were hoping for a fun night of good food, good wine and lots of dancing.
What we actually got were rude, obnoxious, arrogant people who went out of their way to argue and make nasty comments.
The taxi drivers knew we were not from the area and charged us £12.50 from revolution to the Lace market hotel (we had only paid £4.00 from the train station which is further away.) Somebody from the city council should be looking into this..
I'm not surprised people are saying Nottingham has lost its appeal.. As the staff they hire for hospitality services would be better suited to the prison service! Give it a couple more years and even the beautiful architecture wouldn't attract a single visitor with the local’s attitudes.
What was once a lovely city where I went to Uni is now a much lagging behind city.
Please, if you want to enjoy a fun girl’s night out, pick somewhere you will be welcomed with open arms.. Liverpool, Newcastle, Dublin ect.. Anywhere other than Nottingham.
I don't know Nottingham that well, however I can recommend the Malt Cross on St James Street, just off from the old market square. http://maltcross.com/home/index.html
This used to be a dance hall and therefore designed for live bands, which they have on from time to time. They do charge for this. Comfy sofa's and chairs, good place to be. Closed on Mondays.
Good beer, wine and a lively, friendly atmosphere.
Dress Code: No dress code
No its not customery to visit gays clubs in notts...its more the opposite...straight men have a good chance to hook up with woman in nottingham as the percentage to men is quite favourable!
Ive been to this large pub in the city centre called YATES for a typical true english experience...enjoy
Credo's Nightclub is my local as its only 5 minutes from where i live. I used to going out clubbing here & i always have a great laugh with all my mates. I like it because its cheap to get in, free before 11pm & only £1-2 after 11pm. Its open Thurs, Fri & Sat nights, i enjoy all the nights although Thurs used to be my favourite.
It was refurbished not so long ago so its nice inside & also the new bar at the back of Credos is nice, its an open air bar called Stables, there are heaters outside to keep you warm.
It plays mostly R&B music here with a mix of pop music & dance. The doorman are quite strict on asking for ID now as there used to be too many underage people coming in. I used to get asked for it but they know me now. So if your ever out in Lomg Eaton on your visit give Credo's a try.
Dress Code: Anything you like.... smart casual no caps/hats.
The Maze is a pub with a smallish live music venue behind. It has a wide variety of acts from a 9 member ska band to house to comedy and I've heard burlesque. Always found it's a chilled friendly atmosphere with a lot of students mixed in with good sprinkling of 20/30/40 somethings.
Dress Code: No dress code, it's not that type of place!