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The Angel Microbrewery

The closure of The Old Angel marked the end of an era for a much-loved pub. With a massive scaffolding question mark over its future – more student flats? The Libertines as landlords? A return to a church-cum-brothel? – we let out a collective sigh of relief when we discovered that the man behind The […]

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Thaikhun

Following its revamp, Victoria Centre has suddenly exploded with restaurants. One of which, continuing the Thai street food craze, comes in the form of Thaikhun. But where the busy decorations, tuk tuks and Singha beer posters of Maid Mazza’s Zaap hit you hard, Thaikhun is a touch more smoothed out. However, not without its quirks: […]

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Riverbank Bar and Kitchen

Riverbank There are two things in this world that fill me with insurmountable joy; getting my money’s worth and eating good scran. At The Riverbank Bar and Kitchen, you can do both – eating like a king or queen for the price of a pauper. Well, a well-off pauper by pauper standards. With one course […]

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Bunkers Hill refurbishment

The earliest record of a public house at the site of Bunkers Hill is 1799. Their most recent refurbishment brings craft beer fridges, brass beer pumps, cherry red leather and the ubiquitous raw brick interior walls. A cracking place for a pint and some food. Bunkers Hill website

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Barrio

Barrio In England, tapas can apparently be from any country in the world, and you invariably have to pay for it. Utter bollocks. In truth, it can only be from Spain and it should be free. Walking the backstreets of Granada with my brother, we propped up the bar after a busy day of hardcore […]

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Purecraft Bar & Kitchen

Purecraft With the recent resurgence of beer as a drink for those with discerning tastes, brewers are relishing the opportunity to go all mad scientist on us, creating myriad variations of the good stuff. It seems only logical that, as with wine, you might want to select a suitable drop to complement your meal. We […]

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A Pottle of Blues

Pottle of Blues As far as nominative determinism goes, it’s tough to beat East Midlands Today’s weather presenter Sara Blizzard. But up there are husband and wife publican team Jen (née Pottle – an old word for a half-gallon bottle), and blues lover Ralph Glover, who were perhaps always destined to open their own music-based […]

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Travelling Gastronomers

Travelling Gastronomers, the UK’s newest touring pop-up street food market, are returning to Nottingham after a very successful inaugural event last month. They will be setting up stall (over fifteen stalls in fact) from Friday 17 – Sunday 19 June 2016 for their second weekend of unbridled gastronomic revelry. The first Travelling Gastronomers event went […]

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Herbert Kilpin

Named after one of Nottingham’s lesser-known historical figures, the Herbert Kilpin on Bridlesmith Gate is now open. Herbert (1870 – 1916) was born in Nottingham. The son of a butcher, he lived on Mansfield Road with his nine older brothers. The lacehouse assistant was a keen footballer, playing for a number of local sides, and […]

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Taste Nottingham

Taste Nottingham

MONDAY 27 – THURSDAY 30 JUNE Taste Nottingham sees four days of foodie events and special offers across the city.  Organised by Nottingham BID it’s the perfect opportunity to try a new resturant or bar that you’ve not been to before. There are loads of special events happening including: The Moving Feast A three-course meal which will […]

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