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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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Suede Bar

Strolling through Hockley’s alleyways and hidden bars, you may find yourself on Heathcoat Street. Here, it’s difficult to miss Suede Bar – a sort of snazzy, retro time warp filled with good food, lovely staff and tasty cocktails. The perfect fit for the Hockley vibe. The walls are lined with cassette tapes, Teenage Mutant Ninja […]

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Rescue Rooms

Rescue Rooms is known for hosting plenty of awesome live music, but they also turn out some pretty tasty scran. I didn’t realise this until very recently, so got myself down to check out the new menu from head chef, Jamie Coleman. The bar is situated in a student area of the city, and with […]

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Last Chance Saloon

Nottingham is thumping with eateries and drinkeries as of late. And while the persistent landings of craft beer venues and fine restaurants lavish the city with tasty wares, few are going in quite as hard as and at the angle Last Chance Saloon are. Plod down the stairs to enter the gaff through swinging half-doors, […]

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Annie’s Burger Shack Breakfasts

Sure, the American diet is well-documented as being a little too indulgent and a touch heart clogging, but we’re hardly saints in England either: greasy fry ups, fish ‘n’ chips and copious amounts of Best Bitter. In a typically British fashion, we’ve become increasingly self-deprecating and apologetic about it, paving the way for hundreds of […]

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