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Curious Manor

Trinity Square is an absolute goldmine for delicious wares, and a recent contender to join the top rankin’ is Curious Manor. Downstairs is a bar stocked to the brim with the most intriguing solutions, and a smartly dressed ‘tender who’ll knock you up a spiffing concoction. With the recent sunny weather, it’d be just swell […]

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Filthy’s

The word ‘filthy’ might not be one you want to hear a food reviewer use – and no self-respecting establishment would want to read that word used in context to its grub either. But, as with everything in life, there’s always an exception to a rule. And that exception is in the form of the […]

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Herbert Kilpin

Herbert Kilpin: a butcher’s son from Nottingham whose fancy footwork took him to Italy, where he went on to found a little football team by the name of AC Milan. Not heard of him? That might be about to shift, thanks to the people behind Boilermaker and Junkyard naming their latest venture after him. Situated […]

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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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