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WELCOME TO NOTTINGHAM While I’m not a native of the city, Nottingham has become the place I call home – and I love it. It’s exciting and busy enough to create a buzz, without being over-crowded. The food, drink, entertainment and cultural offerings are varied and totally unique, without making the city over-commercialised. The people, meanwhile, are friendly, sociable, proud of their city and offer visitors the warmest of welcomes. At Trent Bridge in 2019, we are getting ready to welcome the world. During the months of May and June, we’ll be hosting five matches in cricket’s flagship global tournament, the ICC Cricket World Cup, as well as an additional Royal London One-Day International between England and Pakistan. It means we’ll be opening our doors – and the gates to the city of Nottingham - to tens of thousands of people. Those visitors will not only travel from around the UK , but with our matches featuring India, Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Pakistan and the West Indies, people will be visiting from all different corners of the globe. Our focus, as ever, will be to give them a wonderful experience – and that is shaped long before and after they arrive at Trent Bridge. That’s why I’m so pleased that our venue is situated in Nottingham. We truly are a city of sport, but one with so much more to offer. If like me you love your history and heritage, there is a great selection of museums and historic buildings to explore. From the fantastic National Justice Museum in the thriving Lace Market to the spectacular Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Take a stroll through the green open spaces that surround us, like the Arboretum on the outskirts of the city (said to be the inspiration behind J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan), or while away an afternoon in one of the many splendid galleries, such as Nottingham Contemporary or New Art Exchange. I genuinely love my food too and Nottingham’s restaurant scene certainly sets us apart from other cities. For Sat Bains to currently be ranked by TripAdvisor as the best fine dining restaurant in the UK – and the fourth best in the world – is outstanding. It would definitely be high on my list of places to visit in the city. So, whether you choose music or theatre, a sightseeing trip to a listed building or an evening amongst the restaurants and bars, I urge you to come earlier, stay later and spend your time enjoying what our city has to offer.

Lisa Pursehouse - Chief Executive Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

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VISIT NOTTINGHAM

AN OUTLAW ITINERARY

A city of legends, lace and literature.

Two days discovering Robin Hood.

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HISTORIC DINING IN A MODERN CITY

Why Trent Bridge is on top of the world.

LET’S GET ACTIVE

Fabulously unique places to eat.

Enjoy some of Nottingham’s best indoor and outdoor activities.

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CASTLES, CAVES & CONTEMPORARY ART Wonderful places to visit while Nottingham Castle is closed.

ENTER A WORLD FAMOUS FOREST Explore Sherwood Forest and National Nature Reserve.

20 RETAIL THERAPY It’s In Nottingham’s guide to city centre shopping.

21 WHAT’S ON Your diary of events in Nottinghamshire.

16 OFF THE BEATEN TRACK Discover some of Nottingham’s best loved hidden gems.

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VISIT NOTTINGHAM CITY OF LEGENDS, LACE AND LITERATURE Welcome to Nottingham, home to Robin Hood and ground-breaking writers, secret cocktail bars and legendary music venues, curious caves and fantastic family festivals. Sitting in the heart of the UK, Nottingham was once nicknamed ‘Queen of the Midlands’, famed for her lace, breweries and rebellious spirit. Today, both international visitors and natives visit Nottingham to find an attractive, friendly city, brimming with vibrant culture and creative charm. In the heart of Nottingham, Old Market Square is the setting for many diverse events, enticing crowds with colourful markets and cultural festivities. Each summer, the square gets a seaside makeover to become Nottingham Beach, while in the chillier months, enjoy outdoor skating, winter warmers and festive stalls at the magical Winter Wonderland. A number of citywide festivals also take place throughout the year, celebrating everything from caves, comedy, cider and cinema.

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Make sure you don’t miss out by checking the Visit Nottinghamshire website to see what’s on during your stay. From the universally loved legend of Robin Hood, to the myriad of hand carved caves that lie beneath the streets, Nottingham boasts a wealth of truly intriguing history for the curious minded. The Nottingham in a Nutshell Tour, with award-winning tour guide Ezekial Bone, gives you a quick whistle-stop tour of the city, highlighting fascinating historical features you might have ordinarily missed, whilst giving you tips on how to live like a local. Take the Nottingham Booklovers Walk to hear about the city’s rich literary roots, or dare yourself to join the Nottingham Ghost Walk, for ghoulish tales every Saturday. Alternatively, join the ever-so-eccentric Madame Parboiled on one of her quirky tours. If you’re looking to pick up some treats while you’re here, no problem - Nottingham is one of the best shopping destinations in the Midlands, with high street favourites sitting alongside charming boutiques, plus many unique independent shops.

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Head to Cobden Chambers for indie magazine emporium Ideas on Paper and the stunning Keishi Jewellery, find graphic art at Hung Up, or buy a bottle of Nottingham’s own Castle Gate Gin at Weavers Independent Wine & Spirit Merchants. Download Guidigo’s Nottingham Independent Shopping Trail app to discover more exciting hidden gems., or take a look at pages 16 and 17. We all know that delicious food is a key ingredient to a good time, and the diverse cuisine in Nottingham is sure to impress even the pickiest of tastes. Choose from Michelin star dining at Sat Bains, cosy independent cafés such as Cartwheel Café and Roastery, and a huge range of international restaurants, including World Service. For those important morning-after fry-ups and revitalising smoothies, head to local favourite Hartley’s Café. Enjoy sizzling tapas, sangria and alfresco dining at the award-winning Bar Iberico next door, or pick up a phenomenal range of fresh meat, cheese, bread and wine at Delilah Fine Foods. To read about some of the city’s most unique and historic dining spots, turn to pages 6 and 7. With a rich history of brewing, Nottingham has a taste for excellent ale, and there is a great mix of pubs to discover. Relax in the sunny waterside beer garden, take in live music and comedy nights, or choose from over 250 beers at Castle Rock Brewery’s Canalhouse. Alternatively, get stuck into some local history at The Malt Cross; a true Nottingham treasure and one of the UK’s best surviving Victorian music halls. To find the best beer in the city, download a number of ale trails available on the Visit Nottinghamshire website. If you’re more of a cocktail connoisseur, never fear. Along with favourites such as Revolución de Cuba and Las Iguanas, recent years have seen an array of unique locations transformed into stunning bars, from fascinating caves to lace factories. Tucked away treasures such as The Hockley Arts Club might be a little trickier to find, but the special surroundings and creative menus are worth the hunt. A spot of evening entertainment however is never too far away. Delight in hit theatrical shows at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall or find acclaimed drama on the boards of Nottingham Playhouse. Catch unforgettable gigs at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham and the world-famous Rock City, discover Nottingham’s own exceptional music scene at The Maze and Bunkers Hill, or dance the night away at city festivals such as Hockley Hustle and Dot to Dot. Nottingham is a city where good times and exciting adventures await. Whatever you choose to get up to, you’ll be sure to find yourself charmed and inspired by a city blossoming with culture, history and creative spirit.

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HISTORIC DINING IN A MODERN CITY It isn’t unusual to feel immersed in history when dining in Nottingham. From medieval caves to pioneering chemist shops, some of the most unique city restaurants are located in historic buildings. Packed with character to make your dining experience all the more memorable, here are some of the city’s most unique places to eat. CURIOUS TAVERN Situated under the city’s oldest hotel, The Curious Tavern boasts a dark glamour and thrilling past, with historical links to Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Taylor, and the world’s first football league club. Enjoy a range of high-quality British pub food, or descend deeper into the labyrinthine lower floors for cocktails, caves and creative decor.

WORLD SERVICE Housed in the elegant surroundings of a Grade II listed Georgian town house, which was once occupied by the captured Marshal Tallard, commander of the French Army at the Battle of Blenheim (who, oddly enough, is credited with introducing celery to Britain), this quirky heritage is fitting for Michelin Guidelisted World Service. Its eclectic blend of modern British cuisine with inspired world influences makes World Service a must-visit.

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ALCHEMILLA The brainchild of Alex Bond, previously of Michelin-starred Sat Bains, creative eatery Alchemilla offers tasting menus bursting with innovation in characterful surroundings. Situated in a former coaching house once owned by a lace merchant, the property had lain disused for 176 years until its transformation into a modern fine dining restaurant in 2017.

YE OLDE TRIP TO JERUSALEM Nestled into the rock on which Nottingham Castle stands is Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, said to be England’s oldest inn. With characterful cave bars and an array of local historical images, curiosities and antiques dotted around, the pub has for many centuries been a legendary spot to enjoy delicious classic pub grub and carefully picked local ales.

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The airy art nouveau windows of The Larder on Goosegate were built to invite intrigue. As the original Boots the Chemist shop, from 1849 onlookers could see medical potions being whipped up by the innovative chemists inside. Today, sit and watch the world go by from these very windows, enjoying modern British European cuisine, topped with lashings of elegance.

Another pub famous for its caves is Derby Road’s Hand and Heart. Comfy armchairs, an elegant terrace overlooking the street, and charming William Morris wallpaper give charm to the bar, but the real treat is the cosy restaurant. The sandstone walls decorated with twinkling lights give a truly romantic atmosphere and utterly unique dining experience.

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CASTLES, CAVES & CONTEMPORARY ART Having closed its doors in 2018 for a fantastic £29m Heritage Lottery Fund redevelopment, there’s lots to look forward to when Nottingham Castle reopens in 2020. Planned improvements include a brilliant new visitor centre, a Robin Hood Gallery, an adventure playground, land train, more cave tours, and fascinating exhibitions detailing Nottingham’s thrilling history. For those wanting to discover the legend of Robin Hood, take in breathtaking views and parkland, descend into the city’s caves or check out some stunning art, there’s still plenty of places in Nottinghamshire to get your fix of what Nottingham Castle offers.

Here’s our definitive bucket list of what to do in Nottinghamshire while the Castle is closed. Driving through the north of the county, Bolsover Castle is easily visible high on the horizon. This striking Stuart mansion features sweeping views, a romantic ruined terrace range, a variety of historical events, and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. For a more romantic setting, head to the divine Belvoir Castle, situated south of Nottinghamshire. Built in 1800, the exquisite interiors will set your imagination alight, while the manicured gardens make for the perfect walk in all seasons.

Nottingham is undoubtedly famous throughout the world as the home of Robin Hood. Despite the hundreds of years that have passed, Sherwood Forest remains a glorious landscape to discover the legendary tale. Visit the brand-new visitor centre at Sherwood Forest Country Park to soak in the beauty of its ancient trees, or check out the Robin Hood Festival, a celebration taking place 5 – 11 August featuring costumed characters, performances, activities, and medieval crafts. To discover more Robin Hood related attractions, turn to pages 10 and 11.

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Beneath Nottingham’s streets lie a labyrinth of over 800 caves, carved by residents throughout the Middle Ages out of the soft sandstone rock and used as homes, dungeons, ale cellars and much more. For Nottingham’s prime cave experience, visit the City of Caves, which chronicles the history of the city’s curious underground world. You can also check out the city’s annual cave festival Cave City: a weekend featuring various events in caves previously closed to the public, this year taking place 5 – 7 April.

For long afternoons of picnicking and a break from the city’s hustle and bustle, the Arboretum is the place to go. A short walk or tram ride from the city centre, this local treasure boasts gorgeous greenery, charming hills and a small lake. It is even said to have been the inspiration for J.M. Barrie’s Neverland in Peter Pan! Just a few miles out of the city, another local favourite is the marvellous Wollaton Hall & Park. Not only home to the city’s Natural History Museum, this 500-year-old hall was the setting for Wayne Manor in the 2012 Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. Summer at Wollaton Hall sees music and food festivals, plus outdoor theatre and cinema, while the winter is perfect for atmospheric walks around the tranquil lake and through 500 acres of spectacular parkland.

A diverse mix of international exhibitions and free entry makes Nottingham Contemporary the city’s number one destination for art lovers, and 2019 is the perfect time to visit as it marks the gallery’s 10th birthday. The RIBA award-winning building is bright and airy, with a popular cafébar hosting an eclectic mix of creative events, regular live music, cinema nights and workshops. Established to house a collection of works by 20th century artist Marie-Louise Roosevelt of the prominent Pierrepont family, Thoresby Gallery has evolved into an artistic hub with an eclectic calendar of exhibitions, from rotating exhibits of the Pierrepont collection, to their ever-popular Open Exhibition, showcasing local artists each September. Situated in the extensive grounds of Thoresby Estate, with over 1,000 acres of scenic countryside, there’s a range of facilities and attractions open to the public all year round.

The quirky Bell Inn has stood by Old Market Square since 1437, but its rich history stretches back much further, and beneath its charming interiors it expands deep into the depths beneath the city. This labyrinth of natural and hand carved caves date to the 12th century and are a vestige of the Carmelite monks who once inhabited the site, including two 53ft deep wells, which provided water for their holy homebrew. Stop by for pint or a delicious dinner in their historic halls. A more grisly side to Nottingham’s history can be found at the National Justice Museum. Situated in an 800-year-old gaol and courtroom, you can explore exhibitions on the history of crime and punishment through the centuries, be put on trial in the grand courtroom, or descend into the dark cave cells beneath.

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AN OUTLAW ITINERARY EXPLORING ROBIN HOOD COUNTRY Outlaw, visionary and bane of the establishment, everyone knows the tale of Nottingham’s hero Robin Hood, who stole from the rich to give to the poor. With the majestic Sherwood Forest on our doorstep, and a rich history of rebellion to explore in the city, there’s no better place to learn more about the man and legend with our Robin Hood itinerary. Day One | Afternoon Feeling peckish after all that outlaw exploration? Drive to the delightful Ollerton Watermill and Teashop nearby - dating back to 1713 and the only working watermill in Nottinghamshire! Enjoy fresh salads, hearty sandwiches or mouth-watering slabs of cake while taking in lovely views of the river.

Day One | Morning Start your day with a delicious breakfast baguette in the café at the new state-of-the-art Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. The centre’s curved form and staggered roof beams reflect the forest environment and the way Robin Hood and his men, according to legend, used the trees as homes and shelter for protection. There’s lots to see and learn at the visitor centre, from the wonderful wildlife that makes its home in Sherwood Forest, to the legend of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. There’s also a fantastic shop and a brand-new play area where mini Maid Marians and Little Johns can let off steam. Now head into the heart of Sherwood Forest, home to the famous outlaw himself. Go it alone and discover the wonders of the forest yourself, or grab a trail guide from the visitor centre for inspiration. There’s a variety of trails, providing information about the ancient forest, including one for those on the hunt for Robin Hood and the famous, timeworn beauty, the Major Oak – Robin Hood’s hiding place from the Sheriff of Nottingham! However you choose to explore, there’s lots to find in this magnificent forest.

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Please note that Ollerton Watermill and Teashop is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but opens bank holiday Mondays and then closes Tuesday and Wednesday. Alternatively, the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre café serves lunch. Once your lunch has settled, it’s time for some archery in Sherwood Forest! Learn to use a bow and arrow just like our outlaw hero at Adrenalin Jungle, just an eight-minute drive from Ollerton Watermill.


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This one-hour archery course will teach you to shoot arrows on target. Unfortunately, there’s no Sheriff of Nottingham to aim for as you send those quivering feathered arrows whistling through the air, but you’ll still be aiming for gold as you stand opposite the bullseye, bow in hand.

Enjoy lunch at the stunning Pitcher & Piano, which is housed in a Grade II listed church in Nottingham’s oldest district, the Lace Market. You’ll be amazed by the interior of this relaxed bar and restaurant: beautiful stained-glass windows, exposed brick archways and stylish furniture. Graze on small plates of lemongrass tempura chicken or beetroot hummus and toasted pitta, or tuck into a main of sesame coated cod loin or a delicious burger.

The final stop of the day is the historic village of Edwinstowe. On the High Street, you’ll see a wonderful statue of Robin and Maid Marian, and a short stroll further up into the village, you’ll find the beautiful medieval church of St Mary’s, where it’s said Robin Hood married Maid Marian. The church, which in its current guise dates back to around 1175, is often open during the summer, but visitors should phone in advance if they are coming some distance. Next, head to The Cross Keys pub on Byard Lane. Ezekiel Bone’s award-winning Robin Hood Town Tour starts here at 2pm every Saturday from March – October (please contact Ezekial Bone in advance to check availability and book your place; private tours are available year-round by appointment). Adults and children alike will love this fun adventure around Nottingham, following a trail of historical facts to discover the truth, with Robin Hood himself leading the way. Learn how simple ballads over 700-years-old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told! You’ll see the city’s key sites of interest and learn about its history and culture.

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Time for tea! Forest Lodge Hotel and Pub, opposite St Mary’s Church is where you’ll enjoy your evening meal and an overnight stay to rest your weary head. This 18th century coaching inn boasts two cosy bar areas with roaring open fires, oak beamed ceilings, local ales and fine seasonal produce.

The Robin Hood Town Tour ends at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, England’s oldest inn, dating back to 1189, where you can enjoy a pint of real ale with Robin. This legendary pub was once a well-known pit stop for crusader knights and outlaws like Robin Hood. Indulge in a hearty evening meal – there’s loads of traditional pub classics to pick from, as well as some truly unique options such as jerk duck nachos.

It’s accredited to four-star standard with the AA and is rated under the National Accessible Scheme, and has large rooms available for families. You can leave your car in the Forest Lodge car park while you wander around Edwinstowe – just be sure to check in first.

To conclude your outlaw adventure, walk up Castle Road for a fantastic photo opportunity: our famous Robin Hood statue.

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ACTIVE & EXPLORE Home to the oldest professional football league club in the world, cricketing legends, world-famous ice skaters, and incredible swimmers, you could say us Nottingham folk are a sprightly bunch. Whether you’re 5 or 50, feeling adventurous and ready to explore new territories, restless and in need of fresh air, or just want to stretch your legs and get out and about, follow in the footsteps of our sporting heroes, adventurers and legends with a venture into our glorious county.

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Who says you need to go outside to have an exciting day out? For those who prefer to stay indoors but are still eager to get active, there are plenty of places to discover in Nottinghamshire. From dancing on ice to bouncing about like there’s no tomorrow - a world full of action and fun is waiting to be discovered right here.

For a thrilling adventure that our legendary outlaw Robin Hood would approve of, a trip to Adrenalin Jungle in the heart of Sherwood Forest is essential. Race around on quad bikes, take aim with laser clay pigeon shooting, evade your enemies in a game of paintball or practice your archery skills it’s the ultimate place for Robin Hoods and Maid Marians in the making to hone their outlaw skills. Now, if the thought of nifty tree houses, exhilarating trails through the ancient woods, and zip trekking from one (Major) oak to another gets your heart pumping faster, the UK’s number one forest adventure, Go Ape, is without question the place for you. Located in the stunning woodland of Sherwood Pines Forest Park, it’s certainly worth a visit. For the mermaids and mermen amongst us, escape the confines of your average indoor pool and unleash yourself on the open water at Colwick Country Park. Make a splash in the still, clear waters of the West Lake between April and October. Thrill seekers will be right at home at Holme Pierrepont Country Park, Home of the National Water Sports Centre. With white-water rafting, kayaks, canoes and paddleboats galore, plus their Lagoon Wipeout inflatable obstacle course, you can easily spend a day there! Additionally, land lovers can scale their high ropes Sky Trail or soaring climbing wall. For some solid teamwork activities there’s only one place to go -Teamworks Karting and Quad Centre (it’s all in the name, isn’t it!). Get a double dose of adrenaline and hit the pedal like you’re Lewis Hamilton, as you speed across the karting circuit and power through the slippery fields of the Quad Biking Safari Trek.

Embrace the cold crisp air at the National Ice Centre and show off your skating skills. Whether you’re an advanced skater, gliding over the ice like a newly-discovered Olympic champion or completely new to the game (there’s nothing wrong with a bit of slipping and sliding about!), you’ll have a blast at the Ice Centre. With a tots zone for the littl’uns, skating lessons and parties on ice – you’ll be a pro before you know it.

Fancy learning to bounce like Tigger rather than becoming the next Torvill or Dean? Reach for the sky at trampoline park, i-Jump, with special themed events throughout the year, plus fun regular sessions like Neon Nights, where the lights are turned down low and the music up high! You’re bound to leave with a spring in your step following a visit to Red Kangaroo Trampoline Park, where you can enjoy a competitive game of Wipeout, and navigate your way around the Ninja course or Tumble Track. With trampolines galore, you’ll quite literally be bouncing off the walls!

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For a day out with the family that’s guaranteed to go swimmingly, check out Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex. Bob about and drift on the tide around the lagoon while enjoying the ebb and flow of the awesome wave machine, or have a rip-roaring time riding the flumes of the wild Twister Ride.

If you’re up for a challenge, visit the colourful Clip ‘n Climb, where climbing meets theme park. Get saddled (or in this case – harnessed) up before you set off into a manmade jungle of fun and climb up, up and away to overcome the obstacles standing in your way. Completely worn out after tackling the busy Spaghetti Junction, Jungle Vine and Stairway to Heaven, you may be ready for a snack. Thankfully there’s a fab café on site serving fresh hot food and locally roasted coffee – perfect for recharging your batteries. Whether you’re prepared to battle the elements or not, there’s oodles of fun to be had getting active in Nottinghamshire. Enjoy burning off some energy indoors, or get outside and enjoy our picturesque countryside, perfect for intrepid treks and scenic strolls alike – Nottingham has got it all.

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ENTER A WORLDFA M O U S F O R E S T A new visitor centre has opened at Sherwood Forest, managed by the RSPB and partners on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, heralding a new era for the forest and its very special collection of ancient oak trees, wildlife and legends. Gemma Howarth, senior site manager, explains what makes the place so magical and why it attracts more than 350,000 visitors annually. “Sherwood is known the world over – it’s the home of Robin Hood, and is truly iconic.

Of course, Robin isn’t the whole story. No trip’s complete without seeing the Major Oak. At around 1,000 years old, with a canopy stretching 100ft, it’s the most amazing tree! We’re proud to have the finest collection of ancient oaks in Western Europe – many over 600-years-old. They’re special not just because they look phenomenal, but because they’re an ideal habitat for hundreds of species - insects, fungi, birds and mammals.

It’s been hugely exciting to open our new visitor centre, and be part of the future of Sherwood, with the important responsibility of not just keeping those stories alive, but finding new and innovative ways of telling them for a 21st century audience.

People love a good yarn, which is why we’re developing a lot of our interpretation, how we share these stories, around the spoken word. So there’s a host of guided walks and talks and knowledgeable staff and volunteers around the site, but also costumed guides out in the forest during popular periods, who really help bring these legends to life. There are also numerous events themed around the outlaw, including the much-loved Robin Hood Festival which we hold for a week in August every year.

Take our Giants Trail to spot some of the ancients, or pick up a trail guide to find what interests you – or just explore! We have backpacks for youngsters to hire from our visitor centre, which have all you need for a forest adventure. Our café has hot and cold food and drink, whilst our shop stocks everything from toy bows and arrows to souvenirs, t-shirts and books, alongside RSPB products. There’s a great amphitheatre outside - a lovely place to relax and plan your visit, perhaps whilst the children make the most of our Robin Hood-themed play area. We’ve just started our journey at Sherwood, and have great plans for the future, which we want our visitors to feed into too. There’s exciting times ahead!”

The forest is accessible all year round. The visitor centre is open every day except Christmas Day. Parking is £4 or free to RSPB members. There are disabled bays adjacent to the visitor centre, which has accessible toilets and a changing places facility. For more details, search ‘Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and National Nature Reserve’ on the Visit Nottinghamshire website. V I S I T- N O T T I N G H A M S H I R E . C O . U K

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK A little venture off the beaten track can lead to unique encounters and rewards, so indulge your curiosity with a trip to Nottingham’s lesser known, but ever-so-intriguing attractions. Too often these hidden gems remain the reserve solely of those in the know, and while you may not have heard of them before, we’re certain that once you visit, you’ll be glad you did. Tucked away down an unassuming alleyway in the characterful independent district of Hockley, lies an impossibly beautiful, Grade II listed building that houses The Hockley Arts Club - a creative space for social eating and drinking. Elaborately and impeccably decorated, it’s a great spot for delectable cocktails, boozy brunches, an express lunch, intimate dinner, or private party.

In the heart of the city lies a little-known oasis of calm, hidden away from the rush and hustle of Angel Row. Established in 1816, Bromley House Library brims with classic charm, with cosy reading nooks and curious antique features throughout, including a gorgeous original spiral staircase straight out of a storybook. Outside, the tranquil and secluded walled garden is the perfect place for quiet reflection or to soak up some inspiration. Discover the delights of this hidden gem on one of their regular tours, Wednesdays at 2.30pm, or seek out their programme of thought-provoking talks and inspired events.

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Nottingham’s curious cave network may be relatively well-known, but the latest addition to the escape room scene, Cave Escape, utilises our subterranean sandstone labyrinth with unique charm. Descend below ground for a truly immersive, atmospheric escapology experience full of riveting twists and turns, cryptic tasks, conundrums, and puzzles. The first room takes visitors on a lavishly gothic quest themed on Bram Stocker’s chilling classic Dracula, with more impressively designed rooms coming soon.

Located in the scenic Nottinghamshire countryside lies a stunning feat of Victorian architecture and engineering - Papplewick Pumping Station, which is the most spectacularly preserved water works in Britain. Built in the late 19th century, ornate and elaborately decorated structures of polished mahogany and brass shine with light that streams through stained glass. Regular steam days and special events give visitors the opportunity to see the imposing boilers and impressive pumping engines at work, and to take a tour of the underground reservoir.

Follow in the footsteps of Ice Age man to explore the majestic landscapes of Creswell Crags and discover a world shaped by nature and carved by our ancestors. Hidden away in a picturesque limestone gorge, honeycombed with caves, lies Britain’s only known Ice Age rock art. Wander round the central lake to admire the abundant flora and fauna or be amazed by the curious discoveries that helped us understand times past on a cave tour.

Nestled nearby you’ll find the grand Welbeck Estate, a treasure trove of brilliant attractions, and amongst the most intriguing of Nottinghamshire’s traditional landed estates. Listed in the Domesday Book, the Abbey has been home to the Dukes of Portland since 1607, including the eccentric ‘burrowing Duke’ who commissioned a maze of underground tunnels, along with a Gas Works to light his excavations. The building now houses the award-winning Harley Gallery – which this year celebrates 25 years of delivering engaging and intriguing exhibitions by leading artists – hosting contemporary exhibitions by leading visual artists, and the Portland Collection, showcasing the art and other treasures collected by the Dukes over 400 years. With a wonderful farm shop specialising in locally sourced produce, and the School of Artisan Food offering creative cooking courses, Welbeck Estate is a must-visit for lovers of art and foodies alike.

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WHY TREN T B R ID GE IS O N TOP O F THE W OR L D Breaking New Boundaries at Trent Bridge If you want to witness world records tumbling, history being written, and perhaps even see the first ever 500+ score in One Day International Cricket achieved, there’s only one place to be this summer, as the Cricket World Cup 2019 rolls into Nottingham.

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Trent Bridge has become the venue that batsmen dream of and bowlers dread - and it would be wise to write any further world records in pencil from now on. Practically every recent visit from the England ODI side has rewritten the rules of what’s possible on the cricket pitch, amid a flood of runs and tumbling records. The world’s third oldest Test cricket ground has seen it all over the years, and while there are too many memorable moments to mention from the longer form of the game - who could forget Ricky Ponting’s choice words to the England balcony as he departed during the legendary 2005 Ashes series, or hometown-hero Stuart Broad’s 8-15 obliteration of the Australians in 2015 - Trent Bridge has now firmly established itself as the global home of thrilling One Day International Cricket. The chaos began in earnest in 2016, when England’s new breed of brutal batsmen put Pakistan to the sword, hammering their way to a World Record score of 444-3, and striking fear into the hearts of anyone with windows living near Trent Bridge. Notts’ own Alex Hales was at the forefront of the madness, bludgeoning his way to a personal score of 171 - the highest ever ODI score registered by an English batsman.


Just two years later they were back, and at it again. This time it was the Australians who could only look on helplessly as a familiar face - in the form of Alex Hales - crunched 147 runs from just 92 balls. In the process, he helped to power England to 4816, comfortably eclipsing the previous world record they had set on their last visit. The 242-run win was England’s best ever victory against Australia, and saw Joss Buttler clatter the fastest ODI century ever scored by an English batsman, speeding to 116 from just 46 balls. Nottingham has become such a thrill-fest that - according to Wisden - the second, third and fourth highest ODI match aggregates ever recorded in England have now been set here. It’s not just international cricket where there have been plenty of fireworks, either. A single week of 2016 saw four of the top 100 highest team totals ever recorded in worldwide List A cricket achieved on the banks of the River Trent. The Notts Outlaws have also made hay in recent years, piling up the silverware in a golden 2017, during which they triumphed in both the T20 Blast and the Royal London Cup competitions. Whether it’s the shape of the ground, the atmospheric conditions, or the pristine pitch that makes batting a joy - there is also definitely a sprinkling of sporting magic in the air around these parts. Nottingham Forest’s City Ground stands just behind the Radcliffe Road End, and is, of course, home to one of sport’s greatest fairy tales - Nottingham Forest’s unbelievable European Cup triumphs in 1979 and 1980. Notts County’s Meadow Lane –

just across the river - has plenty of its own folklore too, as the home of the world’s oldest professional league club. Whether you’re a cricket fan or not, the chance to see big hitters from the West Indies, Pakistan, Australia, India, New Zealand and Bangladesh unleashing their most audacious attacking strokes in Nottingham is one not to be missed. All eyes will be on the hosts - and arguably favourites, England, when they take on much-fancied Pakistan on 3 June, for what promises to be one of the fieriest games of a mouth-watering tournament of top-quality cricket.

We can’t wait! D I D YO U K N O W ? You can see some of England’s biggest hitters and soak up Trent Bridge’s unique atmosphere during this summer’s T20 Blast competition. See whatsonnottingham.com for more details.

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It’s In Nottingham’s guide to Nottingham city centre shopping From high street labels to independent stores and luxury boutiques, Nottingham fulfils all your shopping needs, no matter your style, taste or budget. The two main shopping centres, intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh accommodate well-known brands and larger department stores such as John Lewis and Next to name a few. If it’s premium labels you’re looking for, then don’t miss The Exchange, Flying Horse Walk and Bridlesmith Gate, where you’ll find high-end fashion, beauty and homeware stores.

If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the high street then a wander down Clumber Street is an absolute must. Not only is the street one of the most lively in Nottingham, it’s actually one of the busiest streets in Europe. A well-balanced mixture of fashion, technology and tasty food will leave you with plenty to discover.

Surrounding Old Market Square you’ll find a threestorey Debenhams to explore, Burtons and an abundance of restaurants to choose from should you begin to feel peckish. Zara, H&M and Marks & Spencer are just a stone’s throw from the square so you’ll never be short of options for finding that perfect outfit.

Nottingham is also recognised for its eclectic mix of unique independent stores. One survey ranked Nottingham as the second city outside of London for its number of independent shops - it’s safe to say that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Our independents offer everything from handmade trinkets, jewellery, accessories and quirky decorative charms to vintage clothes, books and records. Head to the independent hotspots such as the Lace Market and Hockley, West End Arcade, Cobden Chambers and Kings Walk to discover a range of hidden gems in the city centre. If you’d like to know more about Nottingham’s fantastic shopping scene ahead of your day out then why not visit www.itsinnottingham.com/directory.

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8th June

Detonate Festival Colwick Country Park Take part in this unmissable day of dance music in the idyllic surroundings of Colwick Country Park.

N O T T I N G H A M

9th June

With lots of exciting events being announced all the time, keep an eye on our online What’s On guide at whatsonnottingham.com to stay up to date.

FEBRUARY 8th February

Light Night

Nottingham Festival of Motoring

MAY 4th & 5th May

EM-Con Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Be a part of the biggest film and television convention in the East Midlands.

4th - 18th May

The Magnificent Spiegeltent

Take part in a fantastic night of light and discovery as Nottingham city centre comes to life.

Old Market Square Step inside this beautiful century-old travelling dance hall and experience a variety of exciting events.

Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in February

31st May, 3rd, 6th, 13th & 20th June

Snowdrops at Holme Pierrepont Hall Take a walk through the majestic snowdrops and enjoy the view, followed by a look around Holme Pierrepont Hall itself.

APRIL

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Trent Bridge Expect fireworks as the ICC Cricket World Cup arrives at Trent Bridge this summer.

JUNE

5th - 7th April

6th – 9th June

Cave City: Nottingham Underground Festival

Gate to Southwell Folk Festival

Various venues Take your pick from a series of fun and intriguing events across the city, including tours, talks and activities, and discover more about Nottingham’s hidden landscape.

Various dates April - October

Outdoor Cinema Newstead Abbey & Wollaton Park Bring along a picnic blanket, something delicious to eat and enjoy a great film including blockbusters such as Harry Potter, Bohemian Rhapsody and Robin Hood. Go to whatsonnottingham.com for specific dates and times of screenings.

26th April – 5th May

Nottingham Poetry Festival Various venues Enjoy dozens of events, workshops and performances at various venues throughout the city.

Wollaton Park A fun day out for all the family, with vintage vehicle displays, live music, children’s entertainment and more.

8th – 16th June

Nature Valley Open Nottingham Nottingham Tennis Centre Enjoy a week of explosive tennis action at this pre-Wimbledon tournament.

14th – 16th June

Newark Festival Riverside Park Three days of music with an 80s night, tribute acts, and family fun day.

15th June

ITU Accenture World Triathlon

21st, 22nd, 23rdNottingham June Mixed Relay

Earth & Fire International Victoria Embankment Ceramics Fair

Support the Country British team Ruff ord Abbey Parkas they battle it out against the world’s Hear from experts and have-a-go at best triathletes. creating your very own ceramics.

Southwell Racecourse Join this roots and acoustic music festival and enjoy street theatre, family entertainment and much more.

28th - 30th June

Forest Live Sherwood Pines Listen to live performances from the likes of Jess Glynne, Paul Weller and more.

JULY 11th – 14th July

Patchings Festival of Art, Craft & Photography Patchings Art Centre Meet artists, designers and makers demonstrating and exhibiting a wide range of skills and techniques.

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Nottingham Beach City-by-the-sea Old Market Square Make a splash at Nottingham’s urban beach with live music, rides, food & drink stalls and sand!

24th August – 8th September

19th & 20th October

Wollaton Park See Wollaton Park transform into an Ice Age world.

Newstead Abbey Meet Robin Hood himself, his Merry Men, the Sheriff of Nottingham and a whole host of colourful characters, and be transported back in time to medieval Nottingham.

Ice Age

SEPTEMBER

14th & 15th July

British Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling Finals

13th – 22nd September

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Witness jaw-dropping routines from the most talented young gymnasts in Britain.

Various venues See behind the scenes and enjoy exclusive tours, as some of Nottinghamshire’s great heritage sites and attractions throw open their doors.

20th July

Heritage Open Days

Splendour Festival Wollaton Park Enjoy Nottinghamshire’s biggest outdoor music festival.

27th July

Nottinghamshire Pride Various venues Come along and celebrate sexuality, gender identity and equality in Nottinghamshire.

AUGUST

28th & 29th September

26th – 31st October

Old Market Scare Old Market Square Step into Nottingham’s scariest square and experience plenty of Halloween attractions and activities.

Late October*

Hockley Hustle

Ikano Bank Robin Hood Half Marathon Events

Various venues This well-loved music festival returns in 2019 to Nottingham’s Creative Quarter.

Victoria Embankment Join thousands of runners for the Half Marathon, Mini Marathon, Mile Challenge and Corporate Challenge.

NOVEMBER 1st – 9th November

Nottingham Comedy Festival

OCTOBER 2nd – 6th October

2nd – 4th August

Goose Fair

Nottingham Riverside Festival

The Forest Recreation Ground Enjoy one of Europe’s largest travelling fairs with history that dates back more than 700 years.

Victoria Embankment Celebrate the summer with music stages, a funfair, river races and fireworks along the banks of the River Trent.

Robin Hood Pageant

Various venues Get ready to laugh, as local and touring comedians bring the chuckles to venues across Nottingham.

5th November

Bonfire Night Forest Recreation Ground Enjoy the East Midlands’ biggest bonfire and a fantastic fireworks display for free.

9th – 12th October

Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Take part in this fantastic festival with over 1,000 different real ales and 200 real ciders on offer.

10th – 13th October

15th November – 31st December

Winter Wonderland Old Market Square Visit the ice rink or sip mulled wine and soak up the Christmas spirit, as Old Market Square transforms into a magical Winter Wonderland.

Mayhem Film Festival Broadway Cinema Grab a bag of popcorn and enjoy the best in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema.

19th October

Bramley Apple Festival 5th – 11th August

Robin Hood Festival Sherwood Forest Meet Nottingham’s famous outlaw with fun activities for all.

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Southwell No apple pie is complete without a filling of Bramley Apple, and you can visit the original tree in Southwell as the town celebrates its delicious export.

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UNDERSTANDING THE VISIT NOTTINGHAMSHIRE DIRECTORY Key to symbols

Accommodation Ratings

Within the individual listings there may be symbols displayed. These are to highlight the facilities available and any tourism accreditations and quality assessments. The key to symbols are presented in the Accreditations, Facilities and Accessibility table on this page.

Most accommodations within the guide are rated with stars and reflect the overall quality of the experience. The quality rose is the official marque of the VisitEngland national tourist board rating scheme and represents properties accredited within that scheme.

We strongly recommend you contact the venue directly for full clarification before your visit and note that businesses listed within the directories may have chosen to display accreditations and awards in addition to those we recognise on the table.

Some hotels are assessed by the AA and rated under a set of common quality standards. AA assessed camping and caravanning sites are graded with pennants.

Accreditations

Facilities

VisitEngland Rated Property

Member of Farm Stay UK

VisitEngland Breakfast Award

AA Rated Property

David Bellamy Award

Businesses that meet the National Disability Scheme

AA Rated Camping and Caravanning Parks

Part of the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme

AA Rosette Restaurant Awards

Attractions and accommodation on working farms

National standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Accessibilty

Al Fresco Dining

Refreshments Available

Beer Garden

Open All Year

Cycle Parking

Open Seasonal

Cycle Storage

Paid for Wireless Internet

Working Farm

Alternative visuals available

Disabled toilet onsite On-Site Shop

Wheelchair accessible On Site Restaurant

Green Tourism Business Scheme Trained staff Pets Welcome

AA Breakfast Award Pay for Parking

Free Wireless Internet

Free Parking

Free to enter

Wedding venue

Hard of Hearing Facilities

Accessibility statement

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FAMILY FUN OUTDOOR PURSUITS & ADVENTURES SPORTS VENUES, SPAS & SALONS MUSEUMS & HERITAGE TOUR GUIDES & STORYTELLERS ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & GALLERIES

FAMILY FUN

THE BIG TOPS PLAY CENTRE

CITY OF CAVES

CONKERS

Bookers Way, Dinnington, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S26 1HG T: 01909 560110 | W: www.thebigtops.co.uk The Big Tops is an indoor play centre with a giant 3 tier structure play frame for older kids and a safe play area for the toddlers. An ideal children’s party venue with 3 party rooms, a disco room and a range of party packages to suit all budgets. Relax and enjoy fresh coffee and free WiFi in their 5 star quality cafe.

intu Broadmarsh, Nottingham NG1 7LS T: 0115 988 1955 | W: www.nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk Discover the hidden secrets of Nottingham’s City of Caves. On your tour of this centuries-old site, you will see the UK’s only surviving medieval underground tannery, visit a spectacular cave dating back to 1250 AD, find out how caves were used during the war, and see the remains of the city’s infamous Drury Hill district.

Rawdon Road (B586), Moira Nr. Ashby-de-la-Zouch Derbyshire DE12 6GA T: 01283 216633 | W: www.visitconkers.com Explore the maturing woodland and lakes. Try out the play areas, 450-metre barefoot walk, Vertigo Adventures* and take a ride on their train between the Discovery and Waterside Centres. Indoors, experience their 4D cinema, Enchanted Forest play zone and interactive exhibits.

BLYTH ACTIVITY CENTRE

CLIP ‘N CLIMB NOTTINGHAM

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

*There is an additional charge to use Vertigo Adventures.

CRYPTOLOGY ESCAPE ROOMS

NOTTINGHAM TOURISM AWARDS 2017 – RUNNER UP IN BOTH THE VISITOR EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR & SMALL VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR.

Whitewater Lane, Blyth, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S81 8HG T: 07897 118786 | W: www.blythactivitycentre.co.uk Whether you’re experienced in the activities that Blyth Activity Centre offer or a complete novice, you’ll walk away with a new skill and a smile on your face. Experience driving with tractors and field activities including archery, axe and knife throwing, air rifle shooting and even zombie apocalypse training!

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Unit 2B, Ash Court, Millennium Way East, Phoenix Park Nottingham NG8 6AR T: 0115 8227120 | W: www.clipnclimbnottingham.co.uk A true family attraction - Clip ‘n Climb is where climbing meets theme parks! Clip ‘n Climb Nottingham offers 26 different climbing elements, which have been designed to provide everyone with healthy challenging fun, in a safe environment that is clean, well-managed and stimulating. There is also an onsite cafe.

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107 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 6LA T: 07804 910729 W: www.cryptologyrooms.co.uk/nottingham/ Bring your friends, family and colleagues for an endlessly surprising day at Cryptology Nottingham. Each of their bespoke games have been crafted carefully with immersion, fun and challenge in mind. You’ll be whisked away to tombs, to dreams and other ‘disarming’ situations. You’re entering an Escape Experience.


FAMILY FUN

THINGS TO DO DIRECTORY

ESCAPOLOGIC NOTTINGHAM

FUN STATION

I-JUMP TRAMPOLINE PARK

21-23 Castle Gate, Nottingham NG1 7AQ T: 0115 8374840 | W: www.escapologic.com Escapologic are a UK-leading escape room experience, with something for everyone. They have eight rooms at their Nottingham site and all are uniquely themed; from a quirky collectors manor house in Curio, to the daunting blood lined walls in the lair of the Butcher. Escapologic is an unequaled test of wit and logic.

The Cornerhouse, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4DB T: 0115 8715878 | W: www.funstationuk.com Experience Fun Station, an interactive family entertainment centre with fun & games for all the family - with the latest technology & traditional favourites plus Highway 66 Mini Bowling! Fun Station operates a state of the art cashless system: Swipe your Fun Card to Play, Win Tickets & Exchange for Great Prizes.

Old Mill Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire NG19 9AL T: 01623 705909 | W: www.i-jump.co.uk Built for you to defy gravity, i-Jump is the perfect place to get fit and have fun for the whole family. Take on the challenge – swing on the monkey hoops, unleash your inner gladiator or climb giant cargo nets suspended over enormous foam pits. There’s nowhere like it to burn off energy!

DERBYSHIRE PONY TREKKING

GULLIVER’S KINGDOM MATLOCK BATH

ILOCKED REAL-LIFE ESCAPE GAMES

2 Old Hall, Scarcliffe Lanes, Upper Langwith, Mansfield NG20 9RH | T: 07557 106679 W: www.derbyshire-pony-trekking.co.uk Complete off-road riding open all year round. Catering for all levels of experience from complete beginners to advanced riders from the age of 4 years upwards. Disabled customers catered for. Riding through beautiful woodland, fields, Country Park and a quaint village with fabulous views along the way. Open all year round.

Temple Walk, Matlock Bath, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3PG T: 01925 444 888 | W: www.gulliversfun.co.uk Designed for families with children aged 2-13, Gulliver’s Kingdom is one of the best theme parks for children in the UK. With 60 rides, attractions, shows and experiences, including the Western World and pirates play area, log flume, Blast Arena and Drop Tower, Gulliver’s Kingdom prides itself on providing a value for money fun day out.

Unit 1 Huntingdon Street, Marco Island Nottingham NG1 1AR T: 0115 988 1323 | W: www.iamlocked.co.uk Live escape games are a rapidly growing form of entertainment, and you can play right in the heart of Nottingham with iLocked. Each iLocked room has its own theme and scenario – a submarine, Egyptian pyramids or outer space. So if you’re looking for something to do in Nottingham, iLocked has the answer!

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FAMILY FUN

THINGS TO DO DIRECTORY LOGICLOCK ESCAPE ROOMS

NATIONAL ICE CENTRE

STONEBRIDGE CITY FARM

6 Trinity Walk, Nottingham NG1 2AN T: 07950 205499 | W: www.logiclock.co.uk Logiclock is an entertaining puzzle-based live escape game. Designed for small groups of 3-5 people. The goal is simple: escape from the rooms in 60 minutes using only the mind, logic and teamwork, solving all the puzzles and mysteries. There are 3 rooms: Pirates Adventure, Made in Stein and Cosa Nostra.

National Ice Centre, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1LA T: 0843 373 3000 | W: www.national-ice-centre.com There’s plenty of fun to be had with family and friends at the National Ice Centre! Skate any day of the week and choose from a variety of fun sessions including family skate, club sessions and foam parties. Plus, children under the age of five skate for free in a dedicated Tots Zone.

Stonebridge Road, St Ann’s, Nottingham NG3 2FR T: 0115 950 5113 | W: www.stonebridgecityfarm.com Stonebridge City Farm is a slice of the countryside in the heart of the city. Only a 15 minute walk from Old Market Square. They have lots of animals, lovely gardens, great play area, café using local produce and a small farm shop. Open all year round, 7 days a week.

THE LOST CITY ADVENTURE GOLF

NATURESCAPE

SUNDOWN ADVENTURELAND

The Cornerhouse, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4DB T: 0115 985 9455 | W: www.lostcityadventuregolf.com Enjoy an adventure whatever the weather at The Lost City Adventure Golf. Based in the heart of Nottingham, at The Cornerhouse, it features two separate 18 hole, rainforestthemed, indoor adventure golf courses suitable for all ages plus a Tiki bar serving a tropical selection of drinks and cocktails.

Wildflower Farm, Coach Gap Lane, Langar, Nottinghamshire NG13 9HP T: 01949 860592 | W: www.naturescape.co.uk Naturescape was founded in 1978 by Brian and Liz Scarborough and has grown over the years to become the largest producer of British native wildflower seeds in the United Kingdom and also one of the largest producers of wildflower plants in plugs and 9cm pots. 200 acres with 45 acres of this being open to the public.

Treswell Road, Rampton, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 0HX T: 01777 248274 | W: www.sundownadventureland.co.uk “Come on kids, there’s lots to see and do. Your adventure is just beginning!” Exclusively designed for the under 10s and a whole day of fun for all the family!

MANOR FARM PARK & WOODLANDS

RAZZLE DAZZLE POTS

TROPICAL BUTTERFLY HOUSE, WILDLIFE & FALCONRY CENTRE

East Leake, Nr Loughborough, Nottinghamshire LE12 6LU T: 01509 852525 | W: www.manorfarm.info Every day is an adventure at Manor Farm Park & Woodlands. You’ll find over 20 types of animals to see, woodlands to explore, indoor and outdoor play areas to discover and a full programme of activities running every day. Visit the website for opening hours and discounted online tickets.

852 Woodborough Road, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5QQ T: 0115 905 6029 | W: www.razzledazzlepots.co.uk Looking for a creative family day out that’s suitable for all ages? Visit Razzle Dazzle Pots and paint something from their extensive range of pottery items. The friendly and helpful staff are always on hand to help. Whilst there, relax and enjoy a homemade cake and hot drink.

Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S25 4EQ T: 01909 569416 | W: www.butterflyhouse.co.uk Encounter the exotic! Meet meerkats, owls, reptiles and more, in unforgettable daily animal encounters and displays! The outdoor play area and indoor activity and craft centre will entertain children in all weathers. Walk around the Dinosaur Trail or try the Dinosaur Dig! VIP experiences, adoptions, gift vouchers and pre-booked afternoon tea available in the new Lottie’s Coffee Lounge.

MFA BOWL

REDKANGAROO NOTTINGHAM

TWINLAKES PARK

1 Belward Street, Nottingham NG1 1JZ T: 0843 290 8916 | W: www.mfabowl.com/nottingham MFA Bowl is the biggest bowling centre in the United Kingdom, with 48 automated lanes over two floors. It has two bars, a diner facility serving hot food and drinks, and a whole range of amusement and gaming machines that will keep you entertained. MFA Bowl has a live DJ on a Friday and Saturday evening.

2 Dabell Avenue, Blenheim Industrial Estate, Nottingham NG6 8WA T: 0115 824 9555 | W: www.redkangaroo.co.uk RedKangaroo houses a whole host of super-bouncy interconnecting trampolines and more air-bound-activities and state-of-the-art equipment than in any other UK park, including a challenging ninja course, wipeout game, giant foam pits, tumble tracks and much more! Book your session online today; you are born to bounce.

Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 4SB T: 01664 567 777 | W: www.twinlakespark.co.uk Twinlakes All Action, All Weather Park. 100 acres of family theme park, water park (seasonal) and farm park all in one! Great days out where the fun never stops. Join Twinlakes year round for events and seasonal fun including Eggstreme Easter, Halloween, Firework Festival and Winter Wonderland!

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FAMILY FUN

THINGS TO DO DIRECTORY

WATER MEADOWS SWIMMING, FLUMES, SPLASHPOOL, AND FITNESS COMPLEX

ROBIN HOOD’S WHEELGATE PARK

WHITE POST FARM

TitchďŹ eld Park, Bath Street, MansďŹ eld, Nottinghamshire NG18 1BA | T: 0345 0000 232 W: www.mansďŹ eldleisure.com/water_meadows Looking for a fun day out with the kids at a great price? Then come and have fun in the toddler splash pool or larger pool with wave machine and flume slides. There’s a soft play area and a cafĂŠ too! And for adults - there’s an additional 25m pool with lane swimming and fitness classes. Plus a newly refurbished gym.

White Post, FarnsďŹ eld, Nottinghamshire NG22 8HX T: 01623 882773 | W: www.wheelgatepark.com Robin Hood’s Wheelgate All Action, All Weather Park. 30 acres of family theme park, water park (seasonal) and farm park all in one! Great days out where the fun never stops. Join Wheelgate Park year round for events and seasonal fun including Eggtastic Easter, Halloween, Firework Festival and Christmas Experience!

White Post Farm, MansďŹ eld Road, FarnsďŹ eld, Nottinghamshire NG22 8HL T: 01623 882977 | W: www.whitepostfarm.co.uk The White Post Farm has animals such as llamas, deer, meerkats and reptiles. Expect plenty of indoor and outdoor play facilities as well as character days, animal shows and evening events which make every visit full of surprises. Visit the website and check social media feeds for updates.

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OUTDOOR PURSUITS & ADVENTURES

THINGS TO DO DIRECTORY ADRENALIN JUNGLE

ELK MOTORSPORT KARTING

The Jungle HQ, Deerdale Lane Sherwood Forest, Nottingham NG22 8SY T: 01623 883980 | W: www.adrenalinjungle.com The Adrenalin Jungle Nottingham is set in the heart of Sherwood Forest Nottinghamshire, covering over 150 acres of woodlands and clearings; it’s the largest multi-event outdoor activity centre in the East Midlands and offers the very best in outdoor entertainment from archery, quads, Segway, paintball and more.

Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2RB T: 01636 673 322 | W: www.elkmotorsport.co.uk Elk Motorsport is located in Newark. Their go karting is renowned as the best all-weather and outdoor circuit in the East Midlands area. Just seconds from Newark Showground, their track is ideally situated between Lincoln and Nottingham. Offering twin-engined karts on a 1200m circuit.

PRINCESS RIVER CRUISES GROUP TRAVEL AWARDS. RUNNER UP - BEST CANAL OR RIVERBOAT FOR GROUPS 2017

COLOURED COB EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

GO APE TREE TOP ADVENTURE

Bank House Farm, Mansfield Road, Creswell, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 4AA T: 01909 725251 | W: www.colouredcob.co.uk An equestrian centre set in 35 acres of land with 50 horses to choose from. They have lessons, off road pony trekking, carriage driving, side saddle, and are accredited by both the ABRS and Pony Club. They are insured from the age of 2 and have sessions to suit complete beginners to advanced riders.

Go Ape Sherwood Pines, Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9JH T: 0845 094 8709 | W: www.goape.co.uk Live life more adventurously with three fantastic Go Ape Adventures: Conquer the Tree Top Adventure (with Tarzan swings and Zip Wires). Forest Segway – jump on board an all terrain Segway and explore the forest with a twist. Tree Top Junior – release your mini Tarzans on a Go Ape adventure designed just for them.

C/O The River Lodge, 100 Racecourse Road, Colwick, Nottingham NG2 4RF | T: 0115 9100401 W: www.princessrivercruises.co.uk Celebrate in style and experience the quality and value of a river cruise package with Princess River Cruises. Available throughout the four seasons providing a perfect meal stop for individuals, families, tour operators & group organisers alike. Princess River Cruises welcome children on their daytime cruises and since April 2017, they have operated from the brand new River Lodge moorings with bar, reception room, disabled WC and terrace overlooking the River Trent in a beautiful countryside location. The fleet consists of two vessels, which cruise the River Trent and are available for day and evening party cruises all year round. Also available for private hire. Walk on passengers are welcome, please contact the bookings office for availability and sailing timetable.

TEAMWORKS KARTING AND QUAD CENTRE

Langar Airfield, Harby Road, Nottinghamshire NG13 9HY T: 01217 036165 | W: www.teamworkskarting.com Teamworks Karting and Quad Centre is only 15 minutes from Nottingham city centre, set within the Vale of Belvoir. The Centre includes a championship Indoor Karting Circuit, Twin Off Road Buggy tracks, Quad Bike Safari trails, Cafe and much more.

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HOLME PIERREPONT COUNTRY PARK OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ZONE Home of The National Water Sports Centre Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham NG12 2LU T: 0115 982 1212 | W: www.nwscnotts.com Set in 270 acres of beautiful Nottinghamshire parkland, Holme Pierrepont Country Park is as well known for its country park as it is for its amazing water activities – enjoyable for both groups and individuals. Have a rip-roaring day out and join in on a wide variety of activities, from the Sky Trail and the Climbing Wall, to ECombat Laser Tag, Mini Golf and Segways in the family fun park. Experience the exhilarating water sports such as Whitewater Rafting, Wakeboarding and Whitewater Tubing to get your adrenaline pumping. From water sports to family fun, there’s something for everyone.

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Sherwood Pines, Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire NG21 9JL T: 0300 067 4340 W: www.forestryengland.uk/Sherwood-pines Sherwood Pines is a fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from walking and family cycling to mountain biking, Go Ape and adventure play.

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Colwick Country Park, River Road, Colwick, Nottinghamshire NG4 2EW | T: 0115 9100507 W: www.trentcruising.com Trent River Cruises Limited operate The Trent Lady and The Nottingham Crusader Riverboats, sailing on the River Trent, and offer a range of differing cruise packages for private, public, corporate and tourism markets all year round. Cruises include Sightseeing, Afternoon Tea, Roast Dinners and Carvery Cruises, Murder Mysteries, Disco Party Nights, Hen Party Packages, Christmas Cruises and much more. The Nottingham Crusader was purposely built to fully accommodate passengers of differing abilities. The Trent Lady was modified to permit ease of access for the lesser mobile with toilet facilities that will accommodate a standard wheelchair plus a carer.


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MGM MUTHU NEW LEAF SPA (CLUMBER PARK HOTEL)

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Old Drive, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG9 3DA T: 0115 9257062 | W: www.beestonďŹ elds.co.uk Beeston Fields is a relaxing, calm oasis, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is both a challenging parkland golf course and an events centre, comprising of their 1837 clubhouse and stunning Walled Garden venue.

Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire NG13 8PE T: 0115 982 1212 | W: www.nwscnotts.com Set in 270 acres of parkland, Holme Pierrepont Country Park is one of the UK’s hidden gems with a huge amount of activities, both on and off the water.

Blyth Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3PA T: 01623 835333 | W: www.muthuhotels.com The New Leaf Spa sits within MGM Muthu Clumber Park Hotel and offers an indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, outdoor hot tub and gym. Enjoy luxurious treatments in the six treatment rooms or relax in the enclosed garden area. With a dedicated cafĂŠ and relaxation lounge.

EDEN HALL DAY SPA

MINDALIVE

NOTTINGHAM BELFRY SPA

Elston Village, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5PG T: 01636 525 555 | W: www.edenspa.co.uk Relax, unwind & escape. There is a selection of day packages to choose from, all including use of the swimming pool, heated rooms, gymnasium, exercise & relaxation classes, lounges and chill out areas, and a sumptuous three-course lunch. Eden also offers an extensive range of luxury treatments.

Events at various venues in Nottingham T: 07736330769 | W: www.mind-alive.co.uk MindAlive run fun and enjoyable mindfulness events across Nottingham for children, young people and adults who wish to find fun ways to relax, from meditating around cats at Nottingham’s Kitty Cafe and Bunny Calm at Stonebridge City Farm, to various fun, artistic and creative mindfulness events. For more information on events running, please visit the website.

The Nottingham Belfry, Mellors Way, Nottingham NG8 6PY T: 0115 973 9393 W: www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/the-nottingham-belfry/spa The Nottingham Belfry Hotel has a high-tech health club and tranquil spa, which is fully equipped to ensure guests have a truly enjoyable stay. With an indoor swimming pool, a relaxing sauna and steam room and six spa treatment rooms, the hotel is the perfect location for a rejuvenating spa day. Whether you’re looking for an extended break or a day visit, for the ultimate spa in Nottingham, look no further than The Nottingham Belfry.

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THINGS TO DO DIRECTORY NOTTS COUNTY FOOTBALL CLUB

THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

TRENT BRIDGE

Meadow Lane Stadium, Nottingham NG2 3HJ T: 0115 955 7222 | W: www.nottscountyfc.co.uk Notts County Football Club, now universally recognised as the world’s oldest Football League club, was formed in 1862. Offering match day tickets, hospitality and conferences and events, it’s the ideal venue for any event.

Main Road, Cotgrave, Nottingham NG12 3HB T: 0115 933 3344 W: www.thenottinghamshire.com As Nottingham’s only 36-hole golf complex, The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club is easily accessible and lies only six miles from Nottingham city centre. Set in the heart of the Nottinghamshire countryside, the club is perfect whether you are a group of friends looking for an enjoyable round of golf or to entertain clients on a corporate level. The 30-bedroom onsite hotel completes your Nottinghamshire experience.

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Trent Bridge, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AG T: 0115 982 3000 | W: trentbridge.co.uk The third oldest Test ground in the world is renowned for its warm welcome, where visitors can enjoy Nottinghamshire & England cricket matches. The venue hosts events including weddings, conferences & parties. Sign up for news at trentbridge.co.uk/mailinglist & follow @TrentBridge on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST FOOTBALL CLUB

RUSH HAIR NOTTINGHAM

THE URBAN ESCAPE

The City Ground, Nottingham NG2 5JF T: 0115 982 4444 | W: www.nottinghamforest.co.uk Nottingham Forest is the leading sporting organisation in Nottingham. Established in 1863, the club is world renowned for its achievements under Brian Clough, which saw Forest twice crowned European Champions. With its home on the banks of the River Trent, Forest continue to attract visitors from around the world.

20 Long Row, Nottingham NG1 2DH T: 0115 896 9628 | W: www.rush.co.uk/salons/nottingham From the moment you step foot in Rush Hair Nottingham you know you are in good hands. Sit back and relax as during your visit, they will treat you to a complimentary head massage in their tranquil spa, and nibbles and refreshments whilst your stylist creates a bespoke look for you.

Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5RH T: 0115 936 9936 W: www.crowneplazanottingham.com Located in Nottingham’s four-star Crowne Plaza Hotel, Urban Escape provides a bit of much-needed relaxation in the heart of the city. Escape for the day, stay overnight or become a member to enjoy the heated swimming pool, spa, steam room, ice station, relaxation area, gymnasium and super comfortable changing rooms.

NOTTINGHAM RACECOURSE

SOUTHWELL RACECOURSE

WOLLATON PARK GOLF CLUB

Colwick Park, Nottingham NG24BE T: 0115 958 0620 | W: nottingham.thejockeyclub.co.uk Nottingham Racecourse is proud to continue the tradition of horseracing at Colwick Park, a history that stretches back to 1892. There is something here for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned racegoer or visiting for the first time, offering a variety of fixtures on weekday afternoons, weekends and evenings.

Rolleston, Near Newark, Nottinghamshire NG25 0TS T: 01636 814481 | W: www.southwell-racecourse.co.uk Southwell Racecourse offers a unique blend of charm, excitement and comfort, making it one of the premier sporting venues in the East Midlands. With racing on both All-Weather and Turf tracks taking place throughout the year, they are sure to have a raceday for you!

Lime Tree Avenue, Nottingham NG8 1BT T: 0115 978 7574 | W: www.wollatonparkgolfclub.com Wollaton Park Golf Club is a traditional members’ club offering a warm welcome to visitors, societies and prospective members. With pars of 71 (men) and 74 (women), it measures 6,461 and 5,699 yards respectively. Set within the historic Wollaton Park, ‘Nottingham’s Premier Course for All Seasons’ offers a first class golfing experience.

NOTTINGHAM TENNIS CENTRE

SOUTHWELL GOLF CLUB

SPA AT YE OLDE BELL

Nottingham Tennis Centre, University Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 2QH T: 0115 876 1600 | W: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/ntc The largest community indoor tennis centre in the UK, NTC hosts international tournaments and national championships. With great community links, the centre offers everyone the chance to participate in many activities. With a gym, group exercise, health suite and tennis activities on a weekly basis, there are monthly memberships or pay and play options.

Rolleston, Near Newark, Nottinghamshire NG25 0TS T: 01636 816501 | W: www.southwellgolfclub.com Southwell Golf Club is renowned for its welcoming and friendly atmosphere with members and visitors alike, both on the course and within their spacious clubhouse, which opened in 2007. In the clubhouse, you can relax before and after your round, with first class facilities and excellent food and drink also on offer.

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 8QS | T: 01777 705121 W: www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk/spa Enjoy a journey of escapism and indulgence. Easily accessible, yet feels a world away. Feel invigorated, rejuvenated and utterly relaxed with a visit to this brand new luxury spa with eight hot and cold experiences in the thermal area, indoor/outdoor vitality pool & express beauty salon.

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ARCHBISHOP’S PALACE SOUTHWELL

BILSTHORPE HERITAGE MUSEUM

CLUMBER PARK

Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0HD T: 01636 812649 W: www.archbishopspalacesouthwell.org.uk The Archbishop’s Palace & Education Garden is an exciting day visitor attraction in Southwell. The main Palace was built in the 1360s and altered in the 1500s. Two notable residents were Charles I and Cardinal Wolsey. The State Chamber is the ideal event venue for wedding receptions, exhibitions and conferences.

Cross Street, Bilsthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 8QY T: 01623 871533 | E: bilsthorpe-heritage@btconnect.com Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum opened 11th July 2014. It has many mining artefacts from days gone by, which must apply to all former mining villages. Bilsthorpe Heritage works with the local primary school and does talks and displays further afield as and when requested. Bilsthorpe UDM banner is on loan from the Union of Democratic Mineworkers.

National Trust Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3BE | T: 01909 476592 W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park With 3,800 acres of picturesque parkland and gardens, peaceful woodlands and a magnificent lake as its heart, National Trust Clumber Park has the space to explore and relax with family and friends. Whether you enjoy walking, running, cycling or just exploring, Clumber Park offers something for everyone to enjoy all year round.

ARNOLD LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

BOLSOVER CASTLE

CRESWELL CRAGS

Meetings held at Arnold Methodist Church, 54 Front Street, Arnold, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 7EL T: 0115 920 0626 | W: www.arnold-history-group.org A local history group, aiming to encourage and support an interest in the history of Arnold and the surrounding areas. Dedicated to help conserve and archive material of local interest. Speaker meetings held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, commencing at 7pm, with the exception of July August and December.

Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire S44 6PR T: 01246 822844 W: www.english-heritage.org.uk/Bolsover Explore this unique 17th century castle with sumptuously painted walls and ceilings and see fabulous views of the rolling countryside from the restored wall walk. An exhibition and outdoor play area make this a must-see attraction. Don’t miss the block-busting bank holiday events!

Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3LH T: 01909 720378 | W: www.creswell-crags.org.uk Calling all intrepid explorers: Delve deep into Ice Age Man’s northern frontier. Uncover the history of the migrating people and animals who used the caves and hunted in the beautiful gorge, venture into a hyena den and discover Britain’s 13,000-year-old Ice Age cave art. Book a cave tour today! What will you unearth?

BELVOIR CASTLE

BROMLEY HOUSE LIBRARY

D.H. LAWRENCE BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM

Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire NG32 1PE T: 01476 871001 | W: www.belvoircastle.com Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland. This truly magnificent castle crowns a hill in Leicestershire, its turrets and towers rise over the Vale of Belvoir like an illustration in a romantic fairytale. This regency style castle is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland.

Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL T: 0115 947 3134 | W: www.bromleyhouse.org Bromley House Library has operated continuously as an Independent Library since 1816. With a collection of over 45,000 volumes, many fine reading rooms and a walled garden all within a Georgian Townhouse, it is a great place to visit. There are many events and a guided tour every Wednesday afternoon. New members welcome.

8a Victoria Street, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire NG16 3AW T: 0115 9173824 | W: www.lleisure.co.uk/dhlawrence Experience the humble beginnings of the controversial writer who scandalised the literary establishment. Visit this authentically recreated miner’s cottage, birthplace of world-renowned Nottinghamshire author D.H. Lawrence, then explore the surrounding countryside, which inspired his work. This charming, award-winning museum also features his original water colour paintings and his headstone!

BESTWOOD WINDING ENGINE HOUSE

CHATSWORTH

DUKES WOOD OIL MUSEUM

Bestwood Country Park, Off Park Road, Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire NG6 8ZA | T: 0115 9753782 W: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/bestwoodwindingengine Explore Bestwood Winding Engine House, the last remaining part of Bestwood Colliery. The winding engine lowered colliers into the mine shaft and winched up coal. Managed by Gedling Borough Council, admission is free. Community café. Open on Saturday mornings and bank holidays, 10am - noon (café to 1pm) Volunteer-led tours available.

Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP | T: 01246 565300 W: www.chatsworth.org Explore the house for fascinating stories and one of Europe’s most significant art collections, discover water features and sculptures in the garden and enjoy meeting the animals in the farmyard and adventure playground. With a full calendar of events and exhibitions, there’s always something new at Chatsworth.

Main Rd, Kelham Hall, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5QX T: 01623 882446 or 0115 9588242 W: www.dukeswoodoilmuseum.com Discover all aspects of oil exploration and production. See displays of real core and oil samples as well as artefacts from Dukes Wood, Britain’s first oilfield reserve. The reserve, located in nearby Kirklington Village is open to the public, with its historical statue and nodding donkeys*. *Please check website for updated opening times. Group tours only.

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THINGS TO DO DIRECTORY FRAMEWORK KNITTERS MUSEUM

HARDWICK HALL

MR STRAW’S HOUSE

Chapel Street, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE T: 0115 984 6914 W: www.frameworkknittersmuseum.org.uk A unique surviving example of a 19th century framework knitters’ yard. They tell the 400-year history of framework knitting, from its role in the Industrial Revolution to the infamous Luddite riots of the 1800s, and how framework knitting gave birth to the Nottingham lace and textile industry.

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ T: 01246 850 430 W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick Built in the 1500s by Bess of Hardwick, this hall is a magnificent example of Elizabethan architecture. Hardwick offers visitors a year round experience, from colourful herbaceous garden borders and prize-winning vegetables, used in the restaurant, to the picturesque circular walks and family friendly activities.

National Trust, 5-7 Blyth Grove, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S81 0JG | T: 01909 482380 W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mr-straws-house This Edwardian semi is little changed since 1923 when the family fashionably redecorated. A unique place, full of everyday household objects, evidence of the family business and the treasured possessions; Mr Straw’s House offers a chance to step back in time with a truly distinctive visit. Advance booking essential.

GEDLING COUNTRY PARK

HOLME PIERREPONT HALL

MERCIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES

Spring Lane, Gedling, Nottingham NG4 4PE T: 0115 9013963 | W: www.gedlingcountrypark.org.uk Gedling Country Park is 580 acres of open space, footpaths and wildlife for you to enjoy with stunning views over the surrounding area, space to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends, opportunities for exercise and activities and nature and wildness on your doorstep!

Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire NG12 2LD T: 0115 9332371 | W: www.holmepierreponthall.com Holme Pierrepont Hall is Nottinghamshire’s earliest brick building dating from 1500, displaying regional furniture and family portraits. Well known for its beautiful Courtyard Garden snowdrops and wild tulips. House and Gardens open February, March, April. Garden only in April, May and June. Group visits by appointment throughout the year.

Staffordshire House, Beechdale Road, Nottingham NG8 3FH E: info@mercian-as.co.uk | W: www.mercian-as.co.uk Mercian Archaeological Services provides archaeology experiences, field schools, training, education, archaeological consultation and community archaeology for volunteers and groups. Mercian runs guided walking tours of Sherwood Forest and the ‘Robin Hood Express’ Sherwood Forest bus tour with the opportunity to join expert Archaeologists and Historians aboard a vintage 1960s London Bus on a tour of legendary sites. Visit the events calendar on the website for tour dates.

GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY (NOTTINGHAM)

THE NATIONAL HOLOCAUST CENTRE AND MUSEUM

MUSEUM OF NOTTINGHAM LIFE

Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire NG11 6JS T: 0115 9405705 | W: www.gcrn.co.uk The Great Central Railway - Nottingham offers almost ten miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire. Heritage Steam & Diesel services re-create the experience of train travel from when it was more than just a way to travel from A to B.

Acre Edge Road, Laxton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0PA T: 01623 836 627 | W: www.holocaust.org.uk Explore a range of artefacts, exhibitions and survivor testimonies to appreciate the complexity of the causes & events of the Holocaust and to recognise and challenge prejudices in your own community. Make it a family day out! 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of The Journey exhibition, created for children 9+ years old.

Castle Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 1FB T: 0115 8761400 | W: www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk

GREEN’S WINDMILL AND SCIENCE CENTRE

KELHAM HALL AND COUNTRY PARK

MUSEUM OF TIMEKEEPING

Kelham , Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5QX T: 01636 980000 | W: www.kelham-hall.com Kelham Hall is a beautiful Victorian stately home nestling within 42 acres of parkland next to the River Trent. The Hall is open daily with free admission, whilst the grounds offer woodland walks, childrens play areas, fishing, camping and tennis. Make sure you visit the café for tea and cake!

British Horological Institute, Upton Hall, Main Street Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire NG23 5TE T: 01636 817601 W: www.museumoftimekeeping.org.uk Explore a fascinating collection of clocks, watches and timepieces, based at the British Horological Institute in Upton. See amazing exhibits including the watch worn by Captain Scott on his ill-fated 1912 polar expedition and hear the voice of the first Speaking Clock. Open seasonally. Special Events. Private Tours.

Due to a £29.8m Heritage Lottery Funded grant Nottingham Castle and The Museum of Nottingham Life will be undergoing redevelopment until 2020 and is now closed. Visit www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk for updates and information. Located at the base of the Castle rock, the museum depicts the social history of Nottingham over the last 300 years.

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4QB T: 0115 915 6878 | W: www.greensmill.org.uk Green’s Windmill is a restored 19th century tower mill, home to mathematician George Green. Climb the windmill and see how its sails turn grain into flour. In the interactive Science Centre, discover the story of George Green and experiment with light, electricity and magnetism. There’s something for all the family!

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NATIONAL CIVIL WAR CENTRE

NEWARK AIR MUSEUM

NEWARK TOWN HALL MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

14 Appleton Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1JY T: 01636 655765 | W: www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com Plunging you deep into the heart of Britain’s deadliest conflict, explore this richly dramatic era in British history, seeing stories of gunpowder, plague and plot as you walk through fantastic galleries. With real objects, digital interactives, large screen cinema and costumes and armour for all to try!

Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY T: 01636 707170 | W: www.newarkairmuseum.org This diverse collection of more than 77 aircraft / cockpits covers the history of aviation. Extensive under cover display areas includes two aircraft display halls that house more than 45 airframes. Other displays include aero engines and aviation artefacts. Free on-site parking, an excellent café and well-stocked shop.

Newark Town Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Newark NG24 1DU | T: 01636 680333 W: www.newarktownhallmuseum.co.uk The Grade I listed Newark Town Hall Museum has been used by the Town Council and the Mayor since it was built in 1776 by John Carr of York. Visitors can see a stunning assembly room, civic displays and a fine art gallery. Open from 10.30am-3.30pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

NATIONAL JUSTICE MUSEUM

NEWARK CASTLE AND GARDENS

NEWSTEAD ABBEY HISTORIC HOUSE AND GARDENS

High Pavement, Nottingham NH1 1HN T: 0115 952 0555 | W: www.nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk Nottingham’s National Justice Museum provides a fun day out for all ages. The Museum tells the story of crime and punishment over time in a truly unique way. Take centre stage in a mock trial and meet people from the past as you explore dark dungeons, a Georgian prison, authentic Victorian courts and more.

Castlegate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1BG T: 01636 655765 W: www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/newarkcastle/ Newark Castle has stood proudly on the banks of the River Trent in the historic market town of Newark on Trent for nearly 900 years and was partly destroyed in 1646 at the end of the English Civil War. The Castle Gardens were designed by Victorian landscape architect, H.E. Milner.

Ravenshead, Nottingham NG15 8NA T: 01158 763100 | W: www.newsteadabbey.org.uk The Ancestral Home of the poet, Lord Byron. This former monastery was converted into the family home of the Byron family after the Dissolution Act. Visitors can see the private apartments of the poet, walk around the magnificent medieval cloisters and walk in the formal gardens and park.

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PAPPLEWICK PUMPING STATION

THE ROBIN HOOD EXPERIENCE

Inner Courtyard, Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 2AE | T: 0115 915 3936 W: www.nottinghamindustrialmuseum.org.uk See the machines which made Nottingham’s industries famous worldwide. With a varied collection including vintage steam engines, lace making machines, bicycles, motorcycles, telephones, and printing equipment - the highlight being a working beam engine. Open weekends, the Industrial Museum is an unmissable experience. See website for details of monthly live running events.

Off the A60, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire NG15 9AJ T: 0115 9632938 W: www.papplewickpumpingstation.org.uk Britain’s finest and most complete Victorian waterworks is now a museum and wedding venue. The museum regularly steams the James Watt beam engines during the year and offers guided tours around the underground reservoir. Please see the website for opening times and further information.

94 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6EB T: 0115 9474 802 | W: www.robinhoodexperience.co.uk An interactive adventure back through time for the whole family to enjoy. Meet the characters, explore Robin Hood’s world, hear the stories and put your outlaw skills to the test! This is an indoor interactive experience within a three-storey Georgian building.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ARCHIVES

PURE LAND JAPANESE GARDEN AND MEDITATION CENTRE

SHERWOOD FOREST VISITOR CENTRE & NATURE RESERVE

County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham NG2 1AG T: 0115 958 1634 | W: www.inspireculture.org.uk/archives The Nottinghamshire Archives preserve over four million unique historic documents which can be used for academic research, to investigate your family history or discover the heritage of your community. They work with individuals, local groups, businesses and schools. They often hold talks and events where you can find out more about their hidden treasures.

Pure Land, North Clifton, Nottinghamshire NG23 7AT T: 01777 228 567 | W: www.buddhamaitreya.co.uk The gardens featured on ITV’s Best British Garden and in books such as the AA’s Inspirational Gardens. The Meditation Centre offers individual tuition for meditation, group meditation and regular meetings. Purchase the Perfect Relaxation & Meditation CD or download tracks via the website. Gardens open from end of March to end of October. Limited disabled access. Cafe serving refreshments. Facebook - Buddha Maitreya

Forest Corner, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9RN T: 01623 677321 | W: www.visitsherwood.co.uk A landmark thousands of years in the making, alive with nature, history and folklore, and it’s all yours to explore, from its ancient oaks and legendary characters, to the work of the RSPB, protecting the forest today. Play, discover and leave with tales of your own, inspired by 420 hectares of beautiful, precious, unique woodland.

RUFFORD ABBEY COUNTRY PARK

ST MARTIN’S CHURCH BILBOROUGH

Off the A614, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF T: 01623 821338 | W: www.ruffordabbey.com Founded 870 years ago on the edge of Sherwood Forest, today’s Rufford Abbey is a romantic ruin set in a beautiful park. Enjoy its nature, art and history. From swans and swallows to cheeky squirrels, the woodlands are full of things to see and explore. Spread a picnic blanket, enjoy a snack in the cafe or indulge with afternoon tea in Lord Savile’s Victorian kitchen. Rufford is a great place to spend the day!

St Martin’s Road (off Strelley Road), Bilborough, Nottingham NG8 3BH | W: www.stmartinsbilborough.org.uk This beautifully restored 14th century church is a hidden treasure. Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, the unique Eveyln Gibbs murals, the carved barrel vault ceiling and the east window have all been revealed. Thomas Helwys, nonconformist and friend to the ‘Pilgrim Fathers’, worshipped and was married at St Martin’s.

RUSHCLIFFE COUNTRY PARK

ST MARY’S CHURCH, LACE MARKET, NOTTINGHAM

Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6JS T: 0115 9215865 W: www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/rushcliffecountrypark The park is set within 200 acres of wildflower meadows, conservation and landscaped areas. The park is excellent for walking, jogging, cycling, spotting wildlife and exercising your dog. Bring your family and encourage your children to let off steam in the extensive play area, or by following one of the many trails. Please note there is a £1 charge for parking

High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN T: 07885 653360 | W: www.stmarysnottingham.org St Mary’s is awe-inspiring in size and beauty. Largely complete by 1500, it’s a haven of tranquillity, contemplation and prayer. Reminders of the city’s great heritage abound. Renowned choir. Open Mondays - Saturdays 10am-3pm (phone to check). Sunday services at 10.45am and 6.30pm; atmospheric choral evensong on Wednesdays during term time at 6.15pm.

NOTTINGHAM CASTLE

Lenton Road, Nottingham NG1 6EL T: 0115 8761400 | W: www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk Nottingham Castle is a magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original medieval castle, with spectacular views across the city. The Castle has a turbulent past, linked to kings and conquerors and still has a maze of original caves hidden beneath its imposing walls, which are available to visit on guided tours.

After receiving a fantastic grant of £13.9m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Nottingham Castle is set to be transformed. Unfortunately, the building and grounds will remain closed until 2020. Check back then to see what amazing changes have been made!

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Discover 1,000 years of history at Southwell Minster Free admission (donations welcome) 01636 812649 www.southwellminster.org  @SouthwellMinster

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WILLIAM BOOTH BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM

THE CATHEDRAL FOR NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Marketplace, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire NG15 7AS W: www.hucknallparishchurch.org.uk The church offers a haven of peace and reflection, a reminder of the presence of God at the heart of community life. An HLF-supported restoration project has seen refurbishment and creation of a ‘heritage hub’. Interpretive displays; interactive tours; discover a 1,000 year history. Burial place of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace. Kempe stained glass.

Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0HD T: 01636 812649 | W: www.southwellminster.org.uk Southwell’s beautiful Romanesque Minster is often described as the county’s ‘hidden gem’. The late thirteenth century Chapter House contains the world famous ‘Leaves of Southwell’ stone carvings. Behind the Minster is the Archbishop’s Palace, the former summer residence of the Archbishop of York. No admission charges.

14 Notintone Place, Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4QG T: 0115 979 3464 W: www.salvationarmy.org.uk/ william-booth-birthplace-museum Discover the life and work of William Booth – Nottingham’s most famous preacher and social reformer and founder of The Salvation Army – at the William Booth Birthplace Museum. Travel back in time to William’s home as it would have appeared in 1829 and explore how William turned his vision into reality.

ST MARY’S RC CHURCH

THORESBY PARK

WOLLATON HALL NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM AND DEER PARK

Park Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 1HH T: 01909 473373 W: www. worksopcatholicchurches.weebly.com Renovated and refurbished in 2014 with help from Historic England, St Mary’s RC Church is a hidden gem of the Dukeries. Built in 1840 on land donated by the Duke of Norfolk, the church is in the Neo-Gothic style. The Church is a Grade II listed building and was visited by Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Thoresby Park Nr Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 9EP T: 01623 822009 | W: whatsonatthoresby.co.uk Thoresby Park sits in the heart of Nottinghamshire and is a lovely place to visit all year round with a range of attractions for all of the family no matter how young or old. Opening times are from 10.30am - 5.00pm, admission is free and there is disabled access.

Wollaton Park, Nottingham NG8 2AE T: 0115 8763100 | W: www.wollatonhall.org.uk One of the country’s finest Grade I listed Elizabethan mansions set within 500 acres of beautiful parkland. Experience stunning architecture, exhibitions, a packed events programme and the home of Nottingham’s Natural History Museum. Guided tours available every day. Complete your visit at one of the cafes on site.

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, CLAYWORTH

THRUMPTON HALL

THE WORKHOUSE

Wiseton Road, Clayworth, Retford DN22 9AB T: 01777 817429 | W: www.stpetersclayworth.org A fine 12th century church serving the picturesque canalside villages of Clayworth and Wiseton. The church houses the Traquair Murals, the 1556 tomb of Tudor judge Sir Humphrey Fitzwilliam and a rare medieval stone screen. Open daily, admission free, donations welcome. For group guided tours (incl. refreshments), and Sunday service times, please phone as above.

Church Lane, Thrumpton, Nottingham NG11 0AX T: 07796 956556 | W: www.thrumptonhall.com Nottingham’s Thrumpton Hall is the most beautiful venue in the East Midlands. The perfect venue for weddings, business meetings, conferences or parties all year round. They are the ultimate venue for all reasons. A spectacular 17th century hall is situated around formal gardens set in 300 acres of parkland. Thrumpton Hall also offers a magnificent lakeside pavilion for use in events. Private house tours of 20+ by arrangement - Mondays only.

Upton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0PT T: 01636 817260 W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/theworkhouse The Workhouse at Southwell provided relief for the Victorian poor. This austere building, the most complete workhouse in existence, was pivotal in the development of our national health and welfare system. Today you are invited to explore and reflect on its contemporary relevance through a programme of creative activities and events.

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THINGS TO DO DIRECTORY


TOUR GUDES & STORYTELLERS

THINGS TO DO DIRECTORY BRACKENBURY’S BRITAIN LIMITED

GOOD TOURS

NOTTINGHAM CYCLE TOURS

1 College Road, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FD T: 0330 660 0389 W: www.brackenburysbritain.co.uk Personalised cultural and walking tours focusing on the history, cultural life, heritage and countryside of Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands. The owner’s interests help create fascinating insights into one of the richest regions of the country for undiscovered and underexploited places of interest.

Tours start at various city centre locations T: 07767422147 | W: www.goodtours.co.uk Robin Hood of course…but there’s more…from Saxon village to City of Literature. A city of caves, sport and lace, from Lord Byron to Brian Clough, Nottingham has it all. Harvey Goodman is a Blue Badge Guide and would love to show you this fascinating city to share its history and uncover its secrets.

Tour starts at left lion in front of the Council House in Old Market Square Nottingham NG1 2BY T: 07940 742622 | W: nottinghamcycletours.co.uk Nottingham Cycle Tours provide guided cycle tours in and around the city of Nottingham. Catering for teenage children upwards with basic cycling competence, tours are 90% off road offering a unique, fun way to get to know the city. The guides will highlight key landmarks to help you understand the city’s rich history through the ages.

HELLO NOTTS GUIDED TOURS

NUTTY NOTTINGHAM WALKING TOUR

5 STAR RATED EXPERIENCE GUIDE: SEARCH TRIP ADVISOR “HELLO NOTTS TOURS”

ROBIN HOOD TOWN TOUR - NOTTINGHAM

The Cross Keys pub, Byard Lane, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 2GJ | T: 07941 210986 W: www.ezekialbone.com VisitEngland and VisitBritain Ambassador Ezekial Bone is Robin Hood! This multi award-winning tour is Nottingham’s leading attraction on TripAdvisor. With a unique theatrical presentation, it is the definitive way to explore Nottingham, learn about its history and be inspired by the legend. Educational entertainment at is finest! As seen on Discovery, History and Travel Channels. NOTTINGHAM IN A NUTSHELL OUTLAW ESCAPES PRIVATE TOURS See website for details.

GOLD STAR GUIDES

Tours Start at Nottingham Tourism Centre 1-4 Smithy Row, Nottingham NG1 2BY T: 0777 188 1489 | W: www.goldstarguides.com Literature-themed and heritage walking tours, plus panoramic coach tours and guided visits. Gold Star Guides founder, Felicity Whittle, is an award-winning Blue Badge Tourist Guide who has been entertaining visitors from home and abroad for over a decade. Public walks and private group bookings available.

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Tour starts at left lion in front of the Council House in Old Market Square Nottingham T: 07729366943 | W: www.facebook.com/hellonotts Join Hello Notts Tours to see the best bits of Nottingham’s history, iconic places and world-famous people to compliment your visit so you don’t miss out! Hello Notts Tours have been giving guided walking tours for years and cater for bespoke individual or small group tours as well as visiting coach and large conference parties.

All tours start outside The Bell Inn, 18 Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL T: 07939 081391 | W: www.nuttynottingham.co.uk A ninety-minute comedy and history tour of the city featuring fantastic facts, myth busting revelations and laughs all the way. Join ‘The Sheriff’ on a trip around Nottingham’s famous sites with a few stops you maybe weren’t expecting. See the website for details!

MADAME PARBOILED

PILGRIMS & PROPHETS CHRISTIAN HERITAGE TOURS

Tours start at various Nottingham locations T: 0115 8772638 | E: madameparboiled@gmail.com W: www.madameparboiled.co.uk Spend your Sunday with Madame Parboiled’s award-winning Historical Pub Tour and visit some of Nottingham city’s famous pubs. Learn about the history of these fascinating buildings and be entertained with stories to keep you amused all evening. Tours start from the Bell Inn at 7pm. £6 per person. Private Town Tours arranged. Tickets available from WegotTickets.com/madameparboiled.

c/o The Well, Hospital Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 7BD T: 07470 366689 | W: pilgrimsandprophets.co.uk Pilgrims & Prophets provide expert advice and tour guides for visitors to Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, with a special focus on the wide Christian heritage and history of the region. This includes the old monasteries of Sherwood Forest, Mayflower Pilgrims, Baptists, Wesley’s Epworth, Lincoln and Boston.

MAYFLOWER PILGRIM TOURS SUE ALLAN

THE ORIGINAL NOTTINGHAM GHOST WALK

Bespoke tours of the Scrooby, Babworth, Austerfield and Gainsborough areas. DN22 8HE T: 01673878398 | W: www.mayflowerpilgrimtours.co.uk Mayflower Pilgrim historian Sue Allan offers her unique guiding services for tours of the Mayflower Trail, following in the footsteps of our local Separatists/Mayflower Pilgrims. Her extensive knowlege and perceptive insight brings history alive. Exclusive entry onto the Scrooby Manor site. Pre-booking essential.

Starts at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, 1 Brewhouse Yard Nottingham NG1 6AD | T: 07968 648950 W: www.thenottinghamghostwalk.co.uk Nottingham’s oldest and most successful walking tour. The Ghost Walk is a storytelling tour focused on the city’s Castle Quarter; starting at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem and finishing in the ancient caves beneath Ye Olde Salutation. Come and encounter Nottingham’s darker past through its ghosts and spirits.

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THE CORNERHOUSE

JUST THE TONIC

North Circus Street, Nottingham NG1 5AA T: 0115 950 0411 | W: www.alberthallnottingham.co.uk The Albert Hall Nottingham’s grand ornate architecture was designed at the turn of the 20th century in the style of an Edwardian music hall. It has been Nottingham’s traditional venue of choice for successfully hosting musical performances of all genres, public performances, political rallies, award ceremonies and school speech days since opening in 1907. Check their website for upcoming events.

Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4DB T: 0115 950 5168 W: www.cornerhousenottingham.co.uk The Cornerhouse is Nottingham’s leading leisure and entertainment complex, based in the heart of the city centre, on Burton Street. It is home to a 14-screen cinema and IMAX, as well as a number of bars, restaurants, a nightclub, a hair and beauty salon, a casino, as well as a mini-golf adventure course and amusements.

25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5LB T: 0115 9100009 W: www.justthetonic.com/nottingham-comedy Just the Tonic is Nottingham’s original and longest running comedy club. Bringing you the best of stand up comedy every Saturday, plus big name tour shows in their amazing Art Deco building in Notttingham’s city centre.

ALEA NOTTINGHAM

GROSVENOR CASINO

LACE MARKET THEATRE

108 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 6LF T: 0115 8720600 | W: www.nottingham.aleacasinos.com Alea is one of the East Midlands’ most sophisticated gaming experiences. Housed in one of Nottingham’s historic buildings, casino games such as roulette, blackjack and slot machines await. There’s also Bar Esquina, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, a VIP lounge & a poker room, making Alea the most entertainment-rich casino in Nottingham.

4 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6HS T: 0115 979 9288 W: www.grosvenorcasinos.com/local-casinos/nottingham Grosvenor Casino is a great place that’s fun, entertaining and built on serving customers 24 hours day. The casino has American Roulette, blackjack, three-card poker, punto banko and Texas Hold’em cash game tables with a Bad Beat Jackpot, as well as new state-of-the-art HD electronic roulette machines, and progressive slot machines.

Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1PF T: 0115 950 7201 | W: www.lacemarkettheatre.co.uk A small independent amateur theatre, the Lace Market Theatre is owned and operated by The Lace Market Theatre Trust Ltd., which is a registered charity. It has a good reputation for its varied programme of modern and traditional drama, comedy and occasional musical.

BONINGTON GALLERY

THE HARLEY GALLERY

MOTORPOINT ARENA NOTTINGHAM GOLD AWARD

Nottingham Trent University, School of Art & Design, Bonington Building, Dryden Street, Nottingham NG1 4GG T: 0115 848 8268 | W: www.boningtongallery.co.uk Showcasing contemporary art, fashion, photography and everything in between, Bonington Gallery plays host to five major exhibitions each year. Add a series of micro exhibitions in glass display cases and a dynamic programme of talks and screenings, there’s something for everyone. Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturdays, 11 am – 3 pm (during exhibition periods).

Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3LW T: 01909 501 700 | W: www.harleygallery.co.uk The Harley Gallery is where old and new come together, with contemporary exhibitions by leading visual artists accompanied by historic works of art in the neighbouring Portland Collection. Additional attractions include events, pottery studio, café, shop and children’s activity area. Free entry and free parking.

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1LA T: 0843 373 3000 | W: www.motorpointarenanottingham.com The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham is the East Midlands’ premier entertainment venue based in the heart of the city centre. With a 10,000 crowd capacity, the Arena showcases the biggest names in music, comedy and sport. The versatile venue has an intimate feel where all visitors are treated to fantastic stage views allowing them to enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience.

BROADWAY CINEMA

INSPIRE CULTURE, LEARNING AND LIBRARIES

NCF COMEDY

14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AL T: 0115 952 6611 | W: www.broadway.org.uk A four-screen independent cinema showing the best films from around the world. Enjoy a meal or a drink in their cafébars or learn more about films on a course. Private hire for a meeting or party is available. More than a cinema, it’s where you go in Nottingham if you love watching, talking about or learning about films.

Inspire Libraries countywide. T: 01623 677 200 | W: www.inspireculture.org.uk Inspire is an innovative cultural organisation delivering services on behalf Nottinghamshire County Council. They are dedicated to inspiring people to grow, learn and achieve with the help of their services which include libraries, arts, heritage and learning.

Various venues for shows. Addresses can be found on the websites or by contacting NCF: W: www.ncfcomedy.co.uk and www.nottinghamcomedyfestival.co.uk Organisers of regular top quality comedy shows and events in many venues across Nottinghamshire. Including the annual Nottingham Comedy Festival each November and the awardwinning £1 Comedy Night at the Canalhouse (twice a month). “My favourite night of the comedy calendar” Notts Comedy review. Full listings can be found on the websites.

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ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & GALLERIES

THINGS TO DO DIRECTORY


ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & GALLERIES

THINGS TO DO DIRECTORY NEW ART EXCHANGE

RETFORD HUB

39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, Nottingham NG7 6BE T: 0115 924 8630 | W: www.nae.org.uk New Art Exchange is a contemporary arts space that celebrates the region’s cultural richness and diversity. It is the largest gallery in the UK dedicated to culturally diverse contemporary visual arts. The venue presents an ever-changing programme of art exhibitions, creative activities, CaféBar events and more.

11 Church Gate, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 6PA T: 01777 860414 | W: www.retfordhub.org North Notts Artisan & Tourist Information Centre (Retford Hub) offers visitors so much. They have visitor information, an art gallery (free), Mayflower Pilgrim Centre, museum (www.mayflowerpilgrimcentre.uk - small charge), cafe, deli, shop with local art, crafts & produce from over 140 artisans and artists made locally.

NOTTINGHAM ARTS THEATRE

12 George Street, Nottingham NG1 3BE T: 0115 947 6096 | W: www.nottingham-theatre.co.uk Nottingham Arts Theatre is a self-funded charity theatre. With a 300-seater main theatre including proscenium arch and orchestra pit, and 50-seater studio theatre each with their own bars. A perfect venue for plays, musicals, concerts, pantomimes and more. Productions range from amateur to professional.

NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF T: 0115 941 9419 | W: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk Nottingham Playhouse is one of the UK’s leading theatres since its foundation in 1948 – producing bold and thrilling theatre from drama, music and dance to comedy and pantomime - made in Nottingham. Housed in its spectacular grade II* listed building, designed by Peter Moro and situated in the heart of the city, it welcomes around 300,000 visitors every year to see plays from timeless classics to enthralling family shows, as well as Anish Kapoor’s stunning Sky Mirror. The Playhouse can also be hired as a wedding or conference venue.

THEATRE ROYAL & ROYAL CONCERT HALL NOTTINGHAM NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY

NOTTINGHAM SOCIETY OF ARTISTS

Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB T: 0115 948 9750 | W: www.nottinghamcontemporary.org Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest contemporary art galleries in the UK, hosting regularly-changing exhibitions of international art. The events programme includes talks, film screenings, music and performances. Free drop-in family activities take place every weekend and during school holidays. Free entry.

St Luke’s House, 71 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DH T: 0115 948 0476 | W: www.nottinghamartists.org.uk The Nottingham Society of Artists, just a few yards from Nottingham Castle, has a vibrant programme of exhibitions showcasing work from society members as well as artists from around the county. The membership comprises of artists of all ages whose innovative work ensures that standards are kept high.

NOTTINGHAM LAKESIDE ARTS

PATCHINGS ART CENTRE

THE WOOLLY TELLERS

University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD T: 0115 846 7777 | W: www.lakesidearts.org.uk Based on University Park Campus, next to Highfields Park, Lakeside Arts is the University of Nottingham’s public arts programme. The multi-art form venues include the Djanogly Theatre, Gallery, and Recital Hall, the University of Nottingham Museum, the Weston and Wallner Galleries, artist studios, two cafés and a shop filled with unique and beautiful gifts.

Patchings Art Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottinghamshire NG14 6NU T: 0115 965 3479 | W: www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk Celebrating 30 years of enjoying art. Patchings includes galleries, craft studios, gift shops, framing centre, art materials, art classes and a café. Enjoy a walk along The Artists’ Way to the Monet Bridge in extensive grounds.

19 Berkeley Avenue, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire NG10 3JY T: 0115 972 3913 | W: www.thewoollytellers.co.uk Mick Whysall and Dave Brookes are writers and performers of the spoken word, known collectively as The Woolly Tellers. Crafting a rich collection of tales, stories and anecdotes, they’re able to write, craft and adapt a performance to suit most venues, events, or occasions. Find them on Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and on their website www.thewoollytellers.co.uk.

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Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND T: 0115 989 5555 | W: www.trch.co.uk With over half a million visitors every year, the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham are two of the UK’s most successful touring venues, leading the way for arts and entertainment in the East Midlands region. The diverse programme includes internationally renowned orchestras, the highest quality ballet, contemporary dance, opera and touring drama alongside West End musicals, family shows, rock and pop music and stand-up comedy. Also offering a wide range of workshops and projects involving the local community, free foyer performances, backstage tours, conference and meeting facilities, plus the café bar and restaurant, there is something for everyone.


SHOPPING CITY CENTRE SHOPS SHOPS BEYOND THE CITY

BOOKWISE HOCKLEY

The Bead Shop, 7 Market Street, Nottingham NG1 6HY T: 0115 958 8899 | W: www.mailorder-beads.co.uk Creative shop in the heart of the city, providing a wide range of beading and jewellery making supplies including Swarovski Crystals, seed beads, Art Clay, resin and much more. The Bead Shop also hosts a variety of workshops and parties as well as providing tailored 1-2-1 tuition and a restringing service.

DEBBIE BRYAN PURVEYORS OF GREAT FOOD & CREATIVE FULFILMENT

10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF T: 0115 958 9312 W: www.bookwiseshops.co.uk Bookwise is a charity second hand bookshop with a great range of books and sheet music, and a really nice atmosphere. Good-as-new books, characterful old books, books for presents, books for study, old song sheets and music scores, vintage and antiquarian books – there is something for everyone.

18 St. Mary’s Gate, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1PF T: 0115 9507776 | W: www.debbiebryan.co.uk One of Nottingham’s major tourist attractions. In-house design studio, creative space and Tea Room, selling exceptional hand-crafted gifts and unique homewares a haven of gift giving, eating, drinking and things to do. Highly recommended for Afternoon Tea, Nottingham Lace and their daily Craft Menu. Multilingual menus available | Family friendly | Student & community discount

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Aakash Odedra’s #JeSuis, photo by Sean Goldthorpe

GALLERIES RECITAL HALL THEATRE MUSEUM CAFÉS SHOP Nottingham Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

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THE BEAD SHOP (NOTTINGHAM) LTD


SHOPPING DIRECTORY intu BROADMARSH

108 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5FB T: 0115 8375570 W: www.focusgallerynottingham.com Focus Gallery is a treasure trove of all things arts and crafts. From jewellery, glass, ceramics, originals, prints, woodwork, textiles, there is something for everyone. Below the gallery is Nottingham Jewellery School, which holds creative workshops such as silversmithing, stone setting, enamelling or wax carving. Learn a new skill and have an enjoyable day out.

Nottingham NG1 7LB T: 0115 840 4555 | W: www.intu.co.uk/broadmarsh With a choice of stores from high street names including Boots, Wilko and Dorothy Perkins through to local independent stores and cafes, intu Broadmarsh offers convenient shopping in the heart of Nottingham city. The Centre is also home to the popular tourist attraction, the City of Caves.

GEORGE THORNTON ART

intu VICTORIA CENTRE

12a Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham NG1 2HN T: 0115 924 3555 | W: georgethorntonart.com George Thornton Art is an independent gallery based right in the heart of Nottingham in the historic Flying Horse Walk shopping arcade, dealing in original works of art and sculpture by local artists and international modern masters. Top quality art at affordable prices.

Nottingham NG1 3QN T: 0115 912 1111 | W: www.intu.co.uk/victoriacentre intu Victoria Centre is a shopping centre at the heart of Nottingham with over 100 stores housing all your favourite brands. Perfect for a day out with your favourite shops including John Lewis & Partners and House of Fraser and tasty coffee shops, cafés, restaurants and a brand-new virtual reality experience.

THE EXCHANGE

HUNG UP

INSPIRED

High Street, Nottingham NG1 2DD T: 0115 947 0591 | W: www.theexchange.uk.net The Exchange has been at the centre of Nottingham retailing since 1929 and is the city’s oldest shopping arcade. Celebrating its 90th Anniversary in 2019, the magnificent Grade II* listed centre houses an unrivalled mix of 17 exclusive stores, including well-known High Street brands & unique independent retailers, as well as two noted eateries.

48 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5FQ T: 0115 837 4545 | W: www.hungupltd.com Hung Up is Nottingham’s urban/street art gallery showing work of both established worldwide artists as well as emerging artists. From signed limited edition prints to one-off originals on a variety of mediums.

5 Flying Horse Walk. Nottingham NG1 2HN T: 07970 486385 W: www.facebook.com/InspiredNottingham Inspired sources affordable works from many artists and designers, including framed prints, cards, jewellery, textiles and ceramics. Having built a great reputation with customers for providing that ‘difficult to find’ gift, the shop constantly adds new products and strives to continue to inspire.

THE FLETCHER GATE ART GALLERY

IDEAS ON PAPER

KEISHI JEWELERY

18 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 2FZ T: 0115 950 9966 | W: www.fletchergateartgallery.com The Fletcher Gate Art Gallery is the centre for original fine art in Nottingham and is situated close to stylish restaurants and cafes. This independent art gallery focuses on quality, original fine art, and is within walking distance of the Lace Market, Nottingham Contemporary and National Justice Museum.

Unit 4b Cobden Chambers, Pelham Street Nottingham NG1 2ED T: 07977 098375 | W: www.ideasonpapernottingham.co.uk Independent bookshop bringing thought provoking and collectable selection of magazines, journals and books to Nottingham. A must for independent titles on fashion, art, culture, design, business, food, wine and more complemented by a range of stationery, enabling you to get your ideas on paper.

4a Cobden Chambers, Pelham Street, Nottingham NG1 2ED T: 0115 9504526 | W: ww.keishijewellery.com Based in the delightful Cobden Chambers, Keishi brings a stunning collection of jewellery to life. Achieved with an array of semi-precious and precious pieces from their in-house designs and hand selected ranges.

CITY CENTRE SHOPS

FOCUS GALLERY AND NOTTINGHAM JEWELLERY SCHOOL

DUKKI LTD 18 St. James’s Street, Nottingham NG1 6FG T: 0115 9413800 | W: www.dukkigifts.co.uk Dukki is a thriving independent gift shop and wholesaler in the heart of Nottingham. It specialises in fabulous regional giftware, souvenirs and while-you-wait personalised gifts, designed to be enjoyed by both locals and visitors. Dukki uses rich heritage, wonderful local dialect and beautiful landmarks of Nottingham to celebrate the city and create quirky colloquial gifts. Different local artists are showcased each month. Unable to pop into the shop? Just head to the website where you’ll find everything you need.

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SHOPPING DIRECTORY No1 CURRENCY

WINDBLOWERS

W: www.lcemstore.com Le Chien et Moi has moved online! Nottingham based, family run & independent to the core, Le Chien Et Moi offers a diverse & covetable collection of unusual & beautiful things, old & new, for you, your home & your gifting. Get social with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest to keep up to date with their news, special offers & events.

31-33 Wheeler Gate, Nottingham NG1 2NA T: 01159475871 | W: www.no1currency.com No1 Currency is one of the UK’s leading travel money retailers, offering customers competitive exchange rates in convenient high street locations. With over 100 stores, No1 Currency has built its reputation on providing high quality service and great rates on travel money, commission free with no minimum spend.

75-77 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5BA T: 0115 9410543 | W: www.windblowers.com Windblowers is a delightful, well established music shop specialising in woodwind & brass instruments and sheet music for all musicians, with a relaxed atmosphere & knowledgeable staff. Take the opportunity to try their ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of musical delights! On-site repairers ensure a prompt turnaround of any general maintenance.

EAST MIDLANDS DESIGNER OUTLET

STICK & RIBBON

THE WORM that TURNED

Mansfield Road, South Normanton, Derbyshire DE55 2JW T: 01773 545 000 W: www.mcarthurglen.com/uk/ east-midlands-designer-outlet/en/ East Midlands Designer Outlet is situated in the heart of England, conveniently located just 35 minutes from Nottingham, where you can find all your favourite designer brands under one roof including Hugo Boss, Yankee Candle, Nike, Radley, Tommy Hilfiger and many more.

4 Bridlesmith Walk, Nottingham NG1 2HB T: 0115 941 4555 | W: www.stickandribbon.com Ladies fashion boutique in the heart of Nottingham’s city centre. The perfect place to find something a little different! Always a friendly welcome. Home to Mary Portas’ Kinky Knickers - made with Nottingham Lace! A wonderful souvenir or gift!

66-68 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5FD T: 01159 482800 | W: www.worm.co.uk More Kings Road than Derby Road, the ‘Worm’ has a mission to help turn your outdoor space into a thing of beauty. With an edited selection of fine garden decor, furniture, lighting and gifts, this shop is a rare find. Heather and her team combine knowledgeable service with inspirational displays. Delivery anywhere in the UK.

LE CHIEN ET MOI

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BOOKWISE NEWARK

ENGINE YARD AT BELVOIR CASTLE

2 Queen’s Head Court, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1EL T: 0115 958 9312 W: www.bookwiseshops.co.uk Bookwise is a high quality second-hand bookshop with a great range of books, sheet music and CDs. A relaxed atmosphere where you can pick up books by favourite authors and make fascinating finds at bargain prices. All in aid of a good Nottinghamshire charity, Music for Everyone.

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Leicestershire NG32 1PA T: 01476 871001 | W: www. engineyardbelvoir.com Carefully restored from Victorian buildings and surrounded by woodland, the Engine Yard is the first retail village of its kind in the local area. Originally constructed in 1850, the Engine Yard has a wealth of history. Today it’s home to a distinctive selection of shops and experiences right next to Belvoir Castle. Enjoy browsing the best of British gifts, garments and accessories from established and upcoming designers.

BOOKWISE SOUTHWELL

LAUNDRY SHOP

REG TAYLOR’S GARDEN CENTRE Hill Farm Nurseries, Normanton, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0PR T: 01636 813184 | W: www.regtaylors.co.uk Reg Taylor’s is a family run Garden Centre. Set over a 25 acre site, including a wonderful and unique 9 acre swan sanctuary, fully licensed tea room and dedicated mower shop. The range of nursery stock is second to none and includes an extensive selection of mature trees. There is also a wide range of home and giftware with a large selection of artificial flowers, you’ll be sure to find something to improve your home or garden. At Reg Taylor’s, the dedicated staff have years of experience supplying expert knowledge and advice, and are always happy to help. Whatever time of year you visit Reg Taylor’s, it will be a wonderful experience.

2 Queen Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0AA T: 0115 958 9312 W: www.bookwiseshops.co.uk Bookwise is a charity used bookshop with a great range of books, sheet music and CDs. A relaxed atmosphere where you can browse, discover and find fascinating books at remarkable value.

National Trust Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3BE | T: 01909 544912 W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park Decorative accessories for the home and garden as well as seasonal scents and hand-crafted sculptures offer just a glimpse of some of the unique gifts available from the shop. The shop is open every day from 10am – pop into the Laundry Yard to find a range of quality and local gifts from books to bird boxes, scarves to sculptures and a selection of National Trust favourites such as preserves, teas and biscuits. You might find you’re spoilt for choice!

CREATED BY HAND

STRAYS BOOKSHOP

WHEATCROFT NOTCUTTS GARDEN CENTRE

The Stables, Strelley Hall, Main Street, Strelley Village, Nottinghamshire NG8 6PE T: 07977 657785 | W: www.createdbyhand.co.uk An independent gift shop, located in the stables area of the prestigious Strelley Hall. Discover an ever changing mixture of eclectic and unusual pieces in glass, ceramic, jewellery, artwork and high quality textiles from over 40 of the region’s best designer makers. Ask about the range of Craft Workshops on offer.

17-21 Boar Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AJ T: 01636 613 764 | W: www.strayscoffee.co.uk/books Strays is one of the last independent bookstores in the area. The store stocks a wide range of literary genres including history, arts and children’s books. It also sells unusual greetings cards, gift wrap and Jazz CDs. Strays very much offers a personal service to all of their customers.

Landmere Lane, Edwalton, Nottinghamshire NG12 4DE T: 0115 9216060 | W: www. notcutts.co.uk Visit Notcutts Wheatcroft Garden Centre and be inspired by their fantastic range of plants and stunning displays. Receive expert gardening help from their team, browse the stylish furniture and hand-picked homewares, or relax over a bite to eat in the family-friendly restaurant with outdoor terrace and children’s play area. THE GARDEN CENTRE ASSOCIATION AWARD OF MERIT FOR CATERING THE GARDEN CENTRE ASSOCIATION AWARD OF MERIT FOR OUTDOOR LIVING

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200 DEGREES COFFEE ROASTERS

BIG MELT

COLSTON BASSETT DAIRY

16 Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham NG1 2HN T: 0115 837 3150 | W: www.200degs.com 200 Degrees are specialist coffee roasters that are unashamedly proud to be ‘coffee geeks’ and proprietors of distinctive coffee shops. Their roast house on Meadow Lane supplies respectfully roasted beans and top-notch equipment to their five shops, numerous wholesale customers and online to drink at home.

Various Locations, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5GF T: 07816 881360 | W: www. bigmelt.co.uk This pop-up street food company brings the much loved but sometimes overlooked, cheese on toast to the streets of Nottingham. Their ‘signature’ cheese blend can be savoured in every single bite. To keep things tantalising there’s a neverending choice of fillings, to add to their scrumptious toasties – the ‘slice’ of life.

Harby Lane, Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire NG12 3FN T: 01949 81322 | W: www.colstonbassettdairy.co.uk Home of traditional Stilton and Shropshire Blue, Colston Bassett Dairy has been making outstanding cheese by hand for 105 years. 2018 Awards - Top three British Cheese Brand / Three Great Taste Stars / Best PDO Cheese at British Cheese Awards. Multi-award-winning cheese available from the shop Monday - Friday and Saturday mornings.

BLUE MONKEY BREWERY

CASTLE ROCK BREWERY

CROPWELL BISHOP CREAMERY CHEESEMAKER’S SHOP

10 Pentrich Road, Giltbrook Industrial Park, Giltbrook, Nottinghamshire NG16 2UZ T: 01159 385899 | W: www.bluemonkeybrewery.com/ A full range of Blue Monkey beer is available from their brewery shop along with at least one or two seasonal specials for you to try. In addition to the bottled range, there are five litre mini-casks, together with gift packs, Blue Monkey mugs, t-shirts and glassware.

Queensbridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB T: 0115 985 1615 | W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk Castle Rock is a multi-award-winning brewery and pub group based two minutes from Nottingham Train Station. Offering brewery tours with Robin Hood, an exceptional range of exciting beers and a brewery tap on-site, it’s a must-see for visitors and beer lovers. Tours start from just £12 per person.

Nottingham Road, Cropwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire NG12 3BQ T: 0115 9891788 | W: www.cropwellbishopstilton.co.uk The Cheesemaker’s Shop is located at the front of Cropwell Bishop Creamery and stocks a full range of Cropwell Bishop cheese, as well as crackers, biscuits, chutneys and gifts. They sell freshly ground coffee made with milk from the creamery, fresh sandwiches, locally produced pork pies and bread, and their special Stilton scotch eggs.

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FOOD & DRINK DIRECTORY DELILAH FINE FOODS LTD

HARKER’S FARM SHOP

THE SCHOOL OF ARTISAN FOOD

12 Victoria Street, Nottingham NG1 2EX T: 0115 9484461 | W: www.delilahfinefoods.co.uk Delilah’s is a fully stocked traditional delicatessen with hundreds of cheeses, meats, condiments and more. With a 70-seater café/food bar where the menu is put together using the hundreds of ingredients available in the deli, Delilah offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or even after work drinks/early dinner.

Blackberry Farm, Clipston on the Wolds, Wolds Lane, Nottinghamshire NG12 5PB T: 0115 9892260 | W: www.harkersfarmshop.co.uk A traditional family farm shop tucked away on a working farm, offering an outstanding selection of home-reared meat and game, cheese and deli counter, along with locally grown fruit and vegetables, fresh bread, fish, cakes, eggs, jams and honey. There are plenty of farm animals to see and a tractor play area.

Lower Motor Yard, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire S80 3LR T: 01909 532 171 | W: www.schoolofartisanfood.org The School is a registered charity dedicated to teaching skills in all aspects of sustainable and artisan food production, including baking and patisserie, cheesemaking, butchery and charcuterie, chocolate making, preserves and pickling, ice cream making and more.

HAMBLETON BAKERY

NAVIGATION BREWERY

TORWORTH GRANGE FARM SHOP AND LAKES LTD

101 Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire NG2 6ET T: 0115 998 5545 | W: www.hambletonbakery.co.uk Using the finest ingredients, the ‘signature’ loaves are made without baker’s yeast and are baked in a wood fired oven for a perfect crust. Hambleton Bakery also bakes a selection of delicious savouries, cakes and desserts. The traditional techniques and ingredients used in baking develop the real taste of their products.

Meadow Lane, Nottingham NG2 3HS T: 0115 9869877 | W: www.navigationbrewery.com Located in Nottingham, just a stone’s throw from the iconic Trent Bridge, Navigation Brewery combines historic Victorian premises, cutting-edge technology and a passionate team of brewing experts. Producing craft beer and hosting regular brewery tours.

North Road, Torworth, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 8NY T: 01777 816439 | W: www.torworthgrange.co.uk Torworth Grange Farm Shop, Café Restaurant and Lakes. Based in Nottinghamshire, this beautiful setting lends itself to a lovely day out for all the family. The Farm Shop stocks a great range of fresh produce, from meat and vegetables to bread and cakes, as well as showcasing specially selected meats.

NOTTS DERBY WINE SCHOOL

WEAVERS INDEPENDENT WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANTS

Jurys Inn, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3BJ T: 0115 7722041 | W: www.nottsderbywineschool.com Wine tasting fun for everyone! Notts Derby Wine School is a local independent wine education company specialising in hosting wine tastings and wine courses in Nottingham. Join them for an evening of sipping, slurping and learning in a fun and relaxed environment.

Vintner House, 1 Castle Gate, Nottingham NG1 7AQ T: 01159 580922 | W: www.castlegategin.com Weavers is the long-standing home to Castle Gate Gin. This Independent Wine and Spirits Merchants, ran by the Trease family since 1897, brings the best wine and spirits to Nottingham. No.1 Castle Gate is home to Weavers and where Castle Gate Gin was formed and perfected. It embraces the distinctive spirit of Nottingham and its people.

REDSMITH DISTILLERY

WELBECK FARM SHOP

Unit 33, Avenue C, Nottingham NG1 1DW T: 01158712545 | W: www.redsmithdistillery.com Redsmith Distillery is the only gin maker and distillery in Nottingham city. It operates from an old converted fruit market on the edge of the city centre; Sneinton Market. You can visit the distillery and find out more about its award-winning gins and hear the fascinating story of how Redsmith Distillery came to be.

Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3LW T: 01909 478 725 | W: www.welbeckfarmshop.co.uk The award-winning Welbeck Farm Shop focusses on low food miles, traditional artisan produce and rigorous taste testing. Welbeck’s own raw milk, Stichelton cheese, ales and bread compliment a multi award-winning butchery counter. Many of the products sold in the Farm Shop can be enjoyed at the neighbouring Harley Café.

BEST FOOD & DRINKEXPERIENCE

HANWELL WINE ESTATE Melton Road, Hickling Pastures Melton Mowbray, Nottinghamshire LE14 3QG T: 01949 81393 | W: www.hanwellwine.co.uk Hanwell Wine Estate is a family-owned vineyard offering Nottinghamshire Sparkling Wine, vineyard tours and wine tasting. There’s also an on-site café, along with a fascinating calendar of rural arts and crafts workshops. The estate’s 8,000 champagne variety vines are carefully hand-tended to produce a ‘traditional method’ English Sparkling wine. International award-winning winemaker Tony Skuriat takes 3 years to create Hanwell’s Quality Sparkling Wine. With delicious yeasty flavours and a lovely light fizz, it is available to buy online or directly from the vineyard. Seasonal open hours are available on the website. You’ll find the Estate in Hickling Pastures in South Nottinghamshire.

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200 DEGREES COFFEE SHOP FLYING HORSE WALK

ANNIE’S BURGER SHACK AND FREEHOUSE

BAR IBERICO

16 Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham NG1 2HN T: 0115 837 3150 | W: www.200degs.com 200 Degrees are specialist coffee roasters that are unashamedly proud to be ‘coffee geeks’ and proprietors of distinctive coffee shops. Their roast house on Meadow Lane supplies respectfully roasted beans and top-notch equipment to their five shops, numerous wholesale customers and online to drink at home.

5 Broadway, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1PR T: 0115 6849920 | W: www.anniesburgershack.com Visit Annie’s Burger Shack for delicious Rhode Island inspired burgers or Real American Breakfasts, 7 days a week! Over 30 authentically American burgers and an array of expertly selected drinks in a stunning Lace Market venue. All menu items can be made vegan, veggie or meaty. Annie’s welcomes families and can cater for special dietary needs.

17-19 Carlton Street, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1NL T: 0115 9881133 | W: www.ibericotapas.com Bar Iberico is located in the centre of thriving Hockley, and the sister restaurant to the award-winning Iberico World Tapas. The ethos is to use top quality ingredients treated simply to create an all day menu, all served in a more relaxed dining style.

200 DEGREES COFFEE SHOP NOTTINGHAM STATION

ANOKI

BAR ESQUINA

99 Carrington Street, Nottingham NG1 7FE T: 0115 8372240 | W: www.200degs.com Nottingham coffee roasters 200 Degrees have opened a second coffee shop, serving their hand-roasted specialist coffee and fresh deli style food less than a minute form Nottingham Station. Their shop brings the stylish and comfortable interior design from their popular Flying Horse Walk venue with a slick take-away service for train and tram passengers.

Barker Gate, Nottingham NG1 1JU T: 0115 948 3888 | W: www.anoki.co.uk Situated in the heart of the historic Lace Market district, Anoki fine dining Indian restaurant has an unrivalled reputation for serving up indulgent cuisine in luxurious surroundings.

108 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 6LF T: 0115 8720600 W: www.nottingham.aleacasinos.com The exciting late-night Bar Esquina brings a little corner of Spain to the heart of Nottingham. Here you can savour the quintessential Spanish flavours of fragrant fizz and mellow Madrid Mahou, from Tuesday to Saturday. In true Spanish style, Esquina is open from 8pm until 6am on Fridays and Saturdays. So it’s the perfect place to kick back with friends after work or after dinner.

ADAMS RESTAURANT

BELGO

The Adams Building, Nottingham College City Campus, Stoney Street, Nottingham NG1 1NG | T: 01159 104510 W: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk/about-us/our-facilities/ adams-restaurant-and-brasseries Adams’ Restaurant is nestled in the heart of the Lace Market within a stunning grade II listed lace factory. It is staffed by students under the guidance of experienced chef lecturers and food & beverage service professionals. Adams’ delivers high standards of elegant European cuisine and service for unrivalled value.

9 Weekday Cross, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 2GB T: 0115 924 1765 | W: www.belgo.com Belgo launched in Chalk Farm, London in 1992 and is today an iconic bar and restaurant brand specialising in moules, frites, more than 62 Belgian Bieres to over 70 craft beers as well as rotisserie chicken, grills and cocktails.

ALCHEMILLA

192 Derby Road, Nottingham NG7 1NF T: 0115 941 3515 W: www. alchemillarestaurant.uk Alchemilla is a unique fine dining restaurant, which celebrates seasonal ingredients, especially vegetables, which take centre stage in thoughtfully constructed dishes. The menu changes daily, depending on what the team have foraged and what ingredients are abundant. Diners can choose between five, seven and 10 course tasting menus with paired wine flights.

THE BELL INN

BARESCA 9 Byard Lane, Nottingham NG1 2GJ T: 0115 948 3900 | W: www.baresca.co.uk Opening daily from 10am, baresca is a lively tapas bar & restaurant taking inspiration from the magical city of Barcelona. You can start the day with a hearty ‘breakfast completo’ at an attractive price of £9.95 for any freshly cooked breakfast, paired with hot drink & fruit juice. From lunch to early evening their menu del dia offers fantastic value too – treating diners to flatbread strips & dips, 2 tapas and a side for just £10.95. In the evening, the incredibly diverse menu celebrates all that is great about tapas-style dining…great fresh, bold flavours served in a buzzing environment.

18 Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL T: 0115 947 5241 W: www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/nottinghamshire/bell-inn The Bell Inn is a fantastic pub situated in the heart of Nottingham, with great staff, great pub food, and real ales. Pop in if you love great beer, live music and a good oldfashioned pub atmosphere. Travel through history with their Tudor & Elizabethan bar to modern day with their newly designed Gin Palace!

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FOOD & DRINK DIRECTORY BARLEY TWIST

BREWHOUSE AND KITCHEN

CAFÉ SOBAR

91 Carrington Street, Nottingham NG1 7FE T: 0115 950 5456 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/barley-twist This new craft beer and wine bar is just a stone’s throw from Nottingham Station. The Barley Twist houses an astounding range of craft beer bottles and cans, with a further ten on tap. It also sells Castle Rock merchandise. Cosy-up in the wine cellar or sit in the window and watch the world go by.

Trent Bridge, Nottingham NG2 2GS T: 0115 986 7960 W: www. brewhouseandkitchen.com/venue/nottingham The Brewhouse & Kitchen is different from your traditional pub, brewing their own, unique craft beers onsite in their own microbrewery! As well as matching every dish on the menu to a style of beer, The Brewhouse & Kitchen also loves cooking with beer. Keep an eye out for recipes that make use of the beers they brew!

22-24 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ T: 0115 8240364 | W: www.doubleimpact.org.uk/cafe-sobar Café Sobar is one of a kind: a vibrant and welcoming alcoholfree environment offering something for everyone. Named as one of Nottingham’s Top 10 bars by The Culture Trip, the venue is a refreshing alternative to mainstream bars and restaurants!

BISTROT PIERRE

BROWNS BRASSERIE & BAR

CALCUTTA CLUB RESTAURANT

13-17 Milton Street, Nottingham NG1 3EN T: 0115 941 2850 W: bistrotpierre.co.uk/locations/nottingham Bistrot Pierre’s great value menus combine regionally influenced specials to classics you may have enjoyed in France such as steak-frites, boeuf bourguignon and crème brûlée. Their relaxed and friendly restaurant is the place to dine whatever the occasion and you’ll find plenty of gluten free dishes as well as a child-friendly menu on offer.

20 Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6GR T: 0115 9588183 W: www.browns-restaurants.co.uk/restaurants/ eastandwestmidlands/nottingham Join Browns for a relaxing brasserie brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner made with quality, fresh, seasonal ingredients. Or if you don’t fancy a meal, their expert, friendly team will look after you in the stylish cocktail bar area, where you can enjoy a cocktail (or two!), a glass of fine wine or champagne!

8-10 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6HS T: 0115 941 4441 | W: www.calcutta-club.co.uk With over 20 years’ experience in cooking for and entertaining guests, the Calcutta Club know how to prepare authentic Indian dishes. Their recipes are inspired by many of India’s rich regional cuisines including timeless classics and tasty specials, as they endeavour to offer a memorable dining experience.

BRAMLEYS BRASSERIE & BAR

BUNKERS HILL

CANALHOUSE

De Vere Orchard Hotel, University of Nottingham, Beeston Lane, Nottingham NG7 2RJ | T: 0115 876 0881 W: www.phcompany.com/de-vere/orchard/dining/ Enjoy a range of tempting dishes created using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients at Bramleys Brasserie. With fresh décor, plenty of natural light and modern design, the brasserie provides a relaxed spot whether you’re joining colleagues for a business lunch or enjoying an evening meal for two.

36-38 Hockley, Lace Market, Creative Quarter, Nottingham NG1 1FP | T: 0115 910 0114 W: www.bunkershillnottingham.co.uk Located close to Nottingham’s landmark Motorpoint Arena, Bunkers Hill serves a range of local real ales including Blue Monkey, Castle Rock and Flipside. With a lineup of top entertainment, quiz nights and other quirky events, you can enjoy a tasty pint in a friendly environment.

48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH T: 0115 955 5060 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/the-canalhouse The Canalhouse is at the forefront of the craft beer scene in Nottingham, with probably the most extensive beer range in the East Midlands. This Grade II listed building is famous for the canal that extends inside and has a huge waterfront beer garden. A range of pub classics and specials are available.

BREAD AND BITTER

BYRON’S BRASSERIE

CARTWHEEL CAFE AND ROASTERY

153-155 Woodthorpe Drive, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5JL | T: 0115 960 7541 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/bread-bitter The Bread is highly regarded for quality and choice of real ale in Nottingham. Exquisite seasonal dishes are created using locally sourced ingredients by the chefs. The pub comprises of several unique sections, including a dining area with original baker ovens, creating a welcoming community pub for all to enjoy.

Colwick Hall, Racecourse Road, Nottingham NG2 4BH W: www.colwickhallhotel.com/ afternoon-tea-and-fine-dining-byrons/ Situated right next to Nottingham Racecourse, located at Colwick Hall, Byron’s Brasserie is ideal for afternoon tea and fine dining, the former ancestral home of Lord Byron who was one of Britain’s greatest-ever poets. Byron’s Brasserie is the ideal venue for romantic dinners, traditional afternoon teas, light lunches and dining with family and friends.

16 Low Pavement, Nottingham NG1 7DL T: 0115 959 8434 | W: www.cartwheelcoffee.com Winner of the Nottinghamshire Food and Drink Awards 2017 best café category, Cartwheel brings the city of Nottingham the unique combination of exquisite specialty coffee and delicious, wholesome food. The coffee is sourced and roasted by themselves locally, the food is made entirely from fresh produce, with every care given to the finer details of flavour and exceptional service.

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Best not-for-profit organisation awarded at the Nottingham Post Business Awards. Visit England access for all scheme. • Food Hygiene Rating 5 (very good). Best Zero Alcohol Initiative awarded at Alcohol Concern Zero Alcohol Awards. Coffee Shop of the Year 2017 (North Nottingham) awarded by LUX Lifestyle Magazine Food & Drink Awards.


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Classic vintage English Tea Room directly opposite the Theatre Royal in the centre of Nottingham. Elegantly styled, serving traditional afternoon tea as well as a wide selection of homemade and handmade breakfasts, lunches, dinners and of course, cakes. Pour a cup of one of the 20 finest loose leaf teas you'll come across and lose yourself in the ambience of Nottingham's most talked about Tea Room. Watch the world go by whilst listening to Andy Williams, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Josephine's Tea Room & Cafe 49 Upper Parliament Street (opposite Theatre Royal) Nottingham NG1 2AB 0115 9474147 - Booking not required for Afternoon Tea www.josephinesnottingham.co.uk

COCK AND HOOP PUB

COPPER CITY

COSMO AUTHENTIC WORLD KITCHEN

27-33 Market Street, Nottingham NG1 6HX T: 0115 985 9304 W: www.coppercafe.co.uk/copper-city-centre/ Situated opposite the Theatre Royal and Concert Hall, Copper is a great spot to dine and unwind with its beautiful and relaxed setting. Brunch and lunch are served until 4pm alongside afternoon tea with evening menus to suit all. All menus are complemented by delicious coffees, speciality cocktails, craft beers, cask ales and fine wines.

9A Milton Street (Opposite John Lewis), Nottingham NG1 3EN T: 0115 9507755 | W: www.cosmo-restaurants.co.uk With more than 150 dishes from eight countries freshly prepared in three kitchens, COSMO Authentic World Kitchen is a family friendly venue where diners of all ages can choose whatever they want, from Chinese dim sum to Indian curries, a British carvery and delicious desserts - and all for one fixed price.

COPPER MAPPERLEY

CRAFTY CROW NOTTINGHAM

930 Woodborough Rd, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5QS T: 0115 960 9259 W: www.coppercafe.co.uk/copper-mapperley-top Copper is one of Mapperley’s most stylish venues for everything from breakfast to a night out with friends. Doors open early for a full breakfast menu that includes freshly ground coffee crafted into lattes, cappuccinos and more. Lunches, afternoon teas and mouthwatering mains are complemented by craft beers, cask ales or excellent wines. With beautiful interiors, a cosy, southfacing garden or pavement seating to enjoy.

102 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6EB T: 0115 8371992 | W: www.craftycrownotts.co.uk A Magpie brewery tap house, the Crafty Crow offers the very best in British independent produce. Specialising in beer, with an impressive 25 beer lines, they offer an ever changing selection of the best British brewers. Complemented by a Crafty Menu, pairing traditional bar food with beers from their extensive range.

25-27 High Pavement, Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1HF T: 0115 9484414 W: www.lacemarkethotel.co.uk/dining.php Cock & Hoop is a traditional and cosy English pub situated in the Victorian-style Lace Market area of Nottingham’s city centre – located in an old period building. Serving locally sourced real ales – with an ever-changing offer through the year - and delicious, mouth-watering food, from nibbles and sweet treats to a good Sunday roast. The pub is set above old tanning caves and with history relating to the National Justice Museum, it’s a unique establishment to sit and enjoy your day or evening all year round.

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THE CROSS KEYS

CURIOUS MANOR

DOCTOR’S ORDERS MICROPUB

15 Byard Lane, Nottingham NG1 2GJ T: 0115 941 7898 | W: www.crosskeysnottingham.co.uk Steeped in hundreds of years of history and renovated to the highest standards, The Cross Keys offers a fantastic range of quality beers including cask ales and craft beers. The food menu is essentially British-based with an extensive breakfast selection, small plate, sharers, traditional mains and homemade snacks. A delightful pub perfectly located in the city centre.

Trinity Square, Trinity Row, Nottingham NG1 4AF T: 0115 7773760 | W: www.curiousmanor.co.uk A venue for the wanderers of the world. Your mind won’t settle in this unique venue. There is something new everywhere you look & a panoramic vista. Exquisite cocktails, an intriguing selection of beverages and afternoon teas that will make your heart skip a beat. Scrumptiously fresh food. Enter the world of Curious.

351 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG5 2DA T: 0115 9607985 | W: www.doctorsordersmicropub.co.uk Doctor’s Orders is Nottingham’s first micro pub. A Magpie Brewery tap, this cosy one room pub offers friendly table service from a selection of top quality cask ale from the finest British Breweries, along with locally sourced wines and real cider, complemented by a traditional bar snack menu.

THE CUMIN

CURIOUS TAVERN

DOLCINO

62-64 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 1PS T: 0115 9419941 | W: www.thecumin.com Situated a stone’s throw from Nottingham Castle and Old Market Square, The Cumin is a family-run Indian restaurant offering an authentic taste of North Indian and Punjabi cuisine, infused with a touch of the modern. The Cumin’s attained many awards over the years, Best Newcomer, Best in Midlands by Pat Chapman & the Cobra Guide for 2013 - 2014.

2A George Street, Nottingham NG1 3BE T: 0115 9881252 | W: www.thecurioustavern.co.uk A curious take on a traditional tavern on the site of the original Old George. Comfy and relaxed by day and lively by night. Curious Tavern’s Hockley based venue is a destination any time of the day, any day of the week. Quirky and friendly, offering a delicious tavern style food menu, their bespoke Curious classic cocktail range, local cask ales and an extensive range of spirits to suit everyone’s taste.

7 Beastmarket Hill, Nottingham NG1 6FB T: 0115 924 1579 | W: www.dolcino.co.uk Founded by a local Italian family descended from three generations of gelato makers, Dolcino brings you authentic Italian gelato, coffee and a whole range of waffles and crêpes to add a touch of sweetness to your life.

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HAND AND HEART

202-284 Arkwright Street, Nottingham NG2 2GR T: 0115 986 4502 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/the-embankment The refurbished Embankment is a stunning tudor-style building, ideally located next to Trent Bridge. A former Boots social club, the old shop now houses the Dispensary, a real ale and craft beer bar. There’s also a dining room, conservatory, main bar and beautiful function rooms available to hire.

21 Southwell Road, Nottingham NG1 1DL T: 0115 841 8970 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/fox-grapes Situated in the creative epicentre of Nottingham, the Fox & Grapes first opened in the 1830s and has been part of the fabric of the city’s pub scene ever since. The Fox serves a diverse and high-quality selection of cask, keg and craft beers, as well as unique and delicious food.

65-67 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5BA T: 0115 9582456 | W: www.thehandandheart.co.uk A traditional English pub steeped in history with a sandstone cave. Upstairs is the garden room conservatory, private dining room with a real wood fire and smoking terrace. Famous for a fantastic selection of real ales, cider, whiskey, and fine wines and renowned for their home-cooked English food and Sunday Lunches.

FOREST TAVERN

GEORGE’S GREAT BRITISH KITCHEN

HARTLEYS COFFEE & SANDWICH BAR

257 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FT T: 0115 947 5650 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/ forest-tavern-maze At the forefront of The Maze, an established music venue, is this traditional and friendly pub. Integrated with a European style, relaxed Bavarian bar, the Forest Tavern is packed with an extensive drinks range, a lively weekend atmosphere, and often The Maze’s musicians, acts and DJs pre and post-performance.

13 Queen Street, Nottingham NG1 2BL T: 0115 950 5521 W: www.georgesgreatbritishkitchen.co.uk/ nottingham-restaurant/ George’s Great British Kitchen serves good, honest British food, with a unique twist. Their menu features traditional dishes such as fish and chips, but with options like onion bhaji or paprika batters. Their new menu features a great vegan range, and George’s desserts and sweet-shop cocktails are the perfect treat to satisfy a sweet tooth.

21 Carlton Street, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1NL T: 0115 9504877 W: www.hartleyscoffeebar.com An independent coffee and sandwich shop, located in the heart of Hockley. Hartleys offers food and drink for everyone and all diets. Food is made fresh to order and caters for veggies, vegans, GF and those who eat all! Specialising in all day brekkies, lunches, coffees and cakes.

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KEAN’S HEAD

LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER

Standard Court, Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6GN T: 0115 9881900 | W: www.hartsnottingham.co.uk Hart’s Restaurant opened in 1997. The kitchen sources the best local and other ingredients and creates seasonal dishes that impress all those who enjoy fine dining. Game in season, fresh fish and hot desserts are specialities. The seasonality and consideration of the menu has won them acclaim in the Good Food Guide.

46 Saint Mary’s Gate, Nottingham NG1 1QA T: 0115 947 4052 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/keans-head Situated in the historic and culturally vibrant Lace Market area of Nottingham, resides this inviting, single room pub. With a dynamic drink offering including world beers and an extensive whisky and gin range, the Kean’s Head is also a hidden gem for fresh, flavourful, and locally sourced food.

161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FR T: 0115 941 1584 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/lincolnshire-poacher “The Poacher” has been an integral part of Nottingham’s pub scene for decades, with an established reputation for quality and choice of real ale. Tucked away just a short walk from the city centre, the pub has a large public bar and newly refurbished, high walled garden.

THE HOCKLEY ARTS CLUB

THE KITCHEN ON PELHAM STREET

THE LION

20A Carlton Street, Nottingham NG1 1NN T: 0115 7860293 | W: www.thehockleyartsclub.com The Hockley Arts Club are all about using the finest seasonal produce to create delicious food with uncomplicated flavours. Working with the best local suppliers Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire have to offer, everything on the menu has been produced with the utmost care & attention in & out of the kitchen. With a wealth of dining spaces available, The Hockley Arts Club can cater for everything from an express lunch, intimate dinner or large private booking.

20 Pelham Street, Nottingham NG1 2EG T: 0115 9243030 | W: www. pelhamstreetkitchen.com Established in 2018, The Kitchen on Pelham Street is an independent cafe serving lunch, brunch, coffee & cake. The cafe offers delicious, freshly prepared food and a great selection of homemade cakes. There are many options for different dietary requirements, including vegans and those who are gluten free. Available for private party bookings and catering for special occasions.

44 Mosley Street, Basford, Nottingham NG7 7FQ T: 0115 970 3506 W: www.thelionatbasford.co.uk The Lion in Basford is renowned for its fine cask ales and live music. Its rustic charm and great ale house ambiance has made it very popular with locals and travelling customers. They offer traditional homemade food served every lunchtime and evening, with traditional roasts on a Sunday, accompanied by live jazz.

HOMEMADE AT THE PAVILION

THE LARDER ON GOOSEGATE

MALT CROSS MUSIC HALL

LISTED IN THE MICHELIN GUIDE, GOOD FOOD GUIDE & HARDEN’S RESTAURANT GUIDE

Forest Recreation Ground Park, Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG5 2BU T: 0115 9781608 | W: www.homemadecafe.com Homemade, established in 2005, is now solely located in the Forest Recreation Ground Park, close to the city centre. This cosy licensed café serves an extensive brunch menu, lunch and delicious homemade cakes with locally roasted coffee. Child friendly with high chairs, board games and a play park next to the café.

1st Floor, 16-22 Goosegate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF T: 0115 9500111 | W: www.thelarderongoosegate.co.uk The Larder on Goosegate is housed in what was Jesse Boot’s first apothecary. Located in Hockley, The Larder is elegant yet informal. Expect high quality, locally sourced ingredients and steak is a speciality. Open for lunch and dinner; and also serving traditional afternoon tea. Booking recommended.

16 St James’s Street, Nottingham NG1 6FG T: 0115 941 1048 | W: www.maltcross.com A stunning Victorian music hall only a minute’s walk from Market Square now home to a not-for-profit Bar & Kitchen supporting charitable work in the city. Discover a great range of beers and good pub food as well as a medley of events from jazz nights, heritage tours or gin tasting in the caves.

IBERICO WORLD TAPAS

LAS IGUANAS

MANGA SUSHI

The Shire Hall, High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN T: 0115 941 0410 | W: www.ibericotapas.com Located in the National Justice Museum, Iberico brings together rustic Spanish tapas and refined world cooking. Iberico is brought to you by the team behind World Service, offering high quality dining but with a laid-back style. Iberico has received a Bib Gourmand in the 2018 Michelin Guide.

4 Chapel Quarter, Chapel Bar, Nottingham NG1 6JS T: 0115 959 6390 W: www.iguanas.co.uk/restaurants/nottingham Home to authentic Latin American food cooked from scratch, here you’ll discover unique flavours & inspiring recipes from Brazil, Mexico & beyond. There’s gluten free, veggie & vegan menus & a fabulous kids menu. Celebrating? Enjoy 2FOR1 on all cocktails, all day every day!

21 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY T: 0115 779 9038 | W: www.mangasushi.co.uk Manga Sushi serves and brings an authentic taste of the Far East to the heart of Nottingham, with a large selection of delicious freshly prepared noodle and sushi dishes.

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THE PUDDING PANTRY

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

33 Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 6LF T: 0115 872 0602 | W: www.mpwnottingham.com Offering a beautiful ultra-modern dining experience, serving locally-sourced quality produce accompanied by an outstanding champagne and wine menu. Marco’s restaurants are all about experience – the buzz, the unique atmosphere, and enjoying the company of friends in the comfortable surroundings, exquisite food and stunning cocktails.

123 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7HB T: 0115 947 5650 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/newshouse This friendly, family run pub is located within walking distance of both football grounds, Nottingham Train Station and the Motorpoint Arena, ideally located for sporting events and concerts. The Newshouse offers Castle Rock ales alongside guest beers, LocAle and national favourites.

27-29 Trinity Square, Nottingham NG1 4AF T: 0115 9504660 | W: www.thepuddingpantry.co.uk The Pudding Pantry is a unique food and beverage heaven which serves epic milkshakes, American style pancakes, indulgent desserts, cakes and much more alongside a special breakfast and brunch. All made in house, they strive for perfection in every product and have established themselves as the go to place in Nottingham.

MEMSAAB RESTAURANT

THE ORGAN GRINDER NOTTINGHAM

RESTAURANT SAT BAINS WITH ROOMS

12-14 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6HS T: 0115 9570009 | W: www.Mem-Saab.co.uk MemSaab is a multi-award-winning, fine dining, Indian restaurant in the heart of Nottingham. It is the first restaurant in the East Midlands to have been awarded Two AA rosettes for culinary experience. AA Gill wrote that ‘MemSaab Nottingham is amongst the top three best Indian restaurants in the country’.

21 Alfreton Road, Nottingham NG7 3JE T: 0115 9700630 W: www.bluemonkeybrewery.com/pubs/ organ-grinder-nottingham The Organ Grinder is Blue Monkey’s pub in Canning Circus, only a short walk from the centre of Nottingham. Complete with a roaring fire in winter and a selection of cask ales, real ciders and keg beers, pull up a chair and enjoy a tasty pint.

Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2SA T: 0115 986 6566 | W: www.restaurantsatbains.com Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms has been run by husband-and-wife team Sat and Amanda Bains for more than 15 years. The two-Michelin-starred property enjoys international acclaim for its innovative and modern approach to cuisine, and is fourth in the top 50 restaurants in the UK according to the Good Food Guide 2019.

MERCHANTS RESTAURANT

OSCAR & ROSIE’S

REVOLUCION DE CUBA

29-31 High Pavement, Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1HE T: 0115 948 4414 W: www.lacemarkethotel.co.uk/dining.php Merchants Restaurant is set in a Georgian building with astounding original features and beautiful pieces of locally sourced artwork.

8 Stoney Street, Nottingham NG1 1LH T: 0115 9361983 | W: www.oscarandrosies.com Originally a pop-up who have gone on to open their own restaurants (now one in Leicester too), their unique brand of hand stretched pizza made featuring award-winning, free range and locally sourced produce, has earned them a cult following among diners and critics alike. Home to the infamous ‘Metre of Pizza’…as well as some more sensible sized offerings.

Alexandra House, 26 – 28 Market Street, Nottingham NG1 6HW | T: 0115 8715735 W: www.revoluciondecuba.com/bar/nottingham A Cuban-inspired bar and restaurant bringing to Nottingham the story of Havana sunsets, vibrant music and dancing until sunrise; celebrating the heritage, culture and literature of Cuba! Daily live music and 2-4-1 cocktail offers, weekly Salsa Social, weekend DJs and monthly Fiesta events!

MOGAL E AZAM

PITCHER AND PIANO NOTTINGHAM

THE ROEBUCK INN

7-9 Goldsmith Street, Royal Centre, Nottingham NG1 5JS T: 0115 947 3820 | W: www.mogaleazam.co.uk Experience authentic Indian cuisine at the oldest and largest Indian restaurant in Nottingham. Located seconds away from the Royal Centre tram stop and Theatre Royal. Established in 1977, and visited by stars of the stage and screen (as the signed pictures on the walls attest), Mogal E Azam is THE place to dine.

The Unitarian Church, High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN T: 0115 9586081 W: www. pitcherandpiano.com/where-are-we/nottingham Pitcher and Piano’s church setting provides a stunning backdrop to dining, drinking and socialising with friends. Complete with a new all-day food menu, a hugely creative drinks list - discerning drinkers can enjoy a range of delicious cocktails, worldly wines and boutique beers - and a hearty roast dinner with live music on Sundays.

9-11 St James Street, Nottingham NG1 6FH T: 0115 979 3400 | W: www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk Tucked away on St James Street you will find The Roebuck Inn. This Wetherspoon pub boasts an array of real ales and craft beers along with a huge range of gins, whiskeys and other spirits. The menu has meals to suit all tastes with deals on throughout the week. Free WiFi available.

Best Indian Restaurant in the County, Nottingham Post Food and Drink Awards 2016 • Best Indian Restaurant in the Midlands, British Curry Awards 2014 Michelin Guide • Hardens Guide • Winner of the ‘Best Front of House Team’ in the Nottingham Restaurant and Bar Awards 2018

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SON OF STEAK

TRENT NAVIGATION INN

29-21 High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HE T: 0115 948 4414 | W: www.lacemarkethotel.co.uk/ Adjoining Merchants Restaurant, Saint Bar is a sophisticated inner city bar, with a great selection of spirits and beers but closest to its heart is its amazing selection of cocktails. This is certainly the place to be seen in Nottingham.

Trinity Square, Nottingham NG1 4AF T: 0115 959 9585 | W: www. sonofsteak.co.uk Son of Steak is the new destination in Nottingham for great steak without the fuss. Located in the city centre and just a short walk from Cineworld and John Lewis. Pop in for a quick treat - whether you’re on your lunch break, on a shopping trip or on your way to a night out.

17 Meadow Lane, Nottingham NG2 3HS T: 0115 986 5658 | W: www.trentnavigation.com A historic Victorian pub and tap house for Navigation Brewery, providing excellent standards of service, traditional homecooked food and a huge choice of quality beers. Hosting regular live music, weekly quiz nights and showing all major live sports, the pub is just a stone’s throw from Trent Bridge and both grounds of the city’s football teams.

SALTBOX BAR

SPOKES

VAT AND FIDDLE

1A Bolero Square, Nottingham NG1 1LY T: 0115 7841 700 | W: www.saltboxbar.com A stunning bar in the heart of Nottingham, next door to the Motorpoint Arena - perfect for dinner and drinks before or after an event, serving a delicious menu and amazing cocktails. Available for all types of private hire from corporate hospitality to personal occasions, accommodating parties from 50 to 500 guests.

Ground floor, De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre, Jubilee Campus, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG8 1DH T: 0115 938 0080 W: www.facebook.com/spokesnottingham Spokes is situated on the original Raleigh manufacturing site on Triumph Road. Serving delicious, mouth-watering food daily and a range of drinks from Nottingham’s 200 Degrees, Spokes is a haven for coffee, cake and food lovers alike.

12-14 Queensbridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB T: 0115 985 0611 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/vat-and-fiddle Castle Rock’s brewery tap offers a broad range of real ales and exudes a traditional pub atmosphere. The pub houses a Visitors’ Centre, a suntrap beer garden in the brewery yard, and is home to the Old Cold Store where you can find regular events and live music. Homemade food is served every day.

SAUCE ‘EM CHIPS

SWATCH BAR & RESTAURANT

WALTON HOTEL RESTAURANT

17 Wheeler Gate, Nottingham NG1 2NA W: www.sauce-em.co.uk Dutch fries, completely fresh; peeled, hand cut and fried on site - twice fried and transformed into chunky yet slightly crispy fries, doused with a dollop of taste bud tingling sauces, topped off with spices or herbs of your choice. A blend of deliciousness heaped into a cone, bringing a Belgian bundle of authenticity to our beloved country and salivating mouths.

Crowne Plaza, Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5RH T: 0115 936 9988 W: www.crowneplazahotels.com/nottingham Swatch 90-seater restaurant, located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, offers a variety of menus, business lunches, delightful afternoon teas or delicious dinners, Swatch restaurant and bar is the perfect place to meet, eat and drink, day through to night, showing live sports in the evenings. The menu, which changes seasonally, offers modern British cuisine provided in relaxed surroundings.

2 North Road, Nottingham NG7 1AG T: 0115 947 5215 | W: www.thewaltonhotel.com The restaurant at The Walton welcomes both hotel residents and non-residents. The restaurant is located in a superb location on the edge of the historic Park Estate close to Nottingham Castle. As well as enjoying dinner or a drink in the atmospheric bar, relax on the spacious terrace and enjoy a cocktail.

THE SOUTHBANK BAR NOTTINGHAM CITY

THEA CAFFEA ENGLISH TEA ROOM

WARSAW DINER

18 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ T: 0115 950 6149 | W: www.southbankcity.co.uk Nottingham’s finest sports bar boasts 24 4K screens, private booth seating and a 155” HD projector, showing all major sports events. Warm hospitality and outstanding service makes this is a relaxed bar serving an amazing kitchen menu by day and a lively sports and music bar by night, with a wide range of live music and events.

Enfield Chambers, 18 Low Pavement, Nottingham NG1 7DG T: 0115 941 2110 | W: www.theacaffea.co.uk Established in 2012, Thea Caffea is a family owned and run quintessential, traditional English Tea Room. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, Thea Caffea is an oasis of calm and elegance with its own secluded gravel courtyard with outside seating in the summer months.

93-95 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5BB T: 0115 950 8500 | W: www.warsawdiner.co.uk Looking for interesting and well-prepared food in American or Polish style? Warsaw Diner follows the well-tried and tasty recipes which will satisfy even the most demanding customers. Building their experience over the last 22 years, Warsaw Diner is confident in delivering the highest customer service.

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WILLOWBROOK

YARN

13 Main Road, Gedling, Nottingham NG4 3HQ T: 0115 987 8596 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/willowbrook The Willowbrook is a welcoming, contemporary pub in the heart of Gedling, loved for the delicious and ever-changing homemade food menu. With 13 quality real ales, real ciders, world beers and wines, and distinct areas including a walled garden, there is something suited to the likes of all.

5 South Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 5ND T: 0115 989 5569 | W: www.yarnbar.co.uk An exciting craft beer, pizza and tapas bar in the city centre of Nottingham, serving both cask and keg ale, including permanent Castle Rock Brewery beers. Yarn is the perfect place to take a rest from your shopping trip, or to while away an evening in the bustling city centre.

WORLD SERVICE

Newdigate House, Castle Gate, Nottingham NG1 6AF T: 0115 847 5587 | W: www.worldservicerestaurant.com Housed in a 17th century building, World Service restaurant and lounge bar celebrates the heritage of the building’s past. The fine dining restaurant opened in 2000, building critical acclaim both locally and nationally. It can be found in the AA and Michelin guides.

YE OLDE TRIP TO JERUSALEM

ZAAP Thai Street Food

1 Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham NG1 6AD T: 0115 9419043 | W: www.triptojerusalem.com This fascinating building is said to be the oldest pub in England. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem is built on the same rocks as Nottingham Castle and has got rich history and enchanting features. The garden and courtyard thrive all year round and the real open fire will make you feel warm. The pub is famous for its caves, carved out of the soft sandstone rock against which the building is set. The larger ground level caverns are now used as the pub’s rear drinking rooms. There is also a network of caves beneath the building, originally used as a brewery. They seem to date from around the time of the construction of the castle (1068 AD).

6 Bromley Place, Nottingham NG1 6JG T: 0115 9470204 | W: www.zaapthai.co.uk ZAAP brings Thailand’s world famous bustling street food market to Nottingham’s city centre. Zaap is located between Maid Marian Way and Market Square, minutes away from Nottingham Castle and the city’s best shopping and nightlife. You’ll swear you’ve been transported to Thailand when you step inside!

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THE HOP POLE

MARCO’S NEW YORK ITALIAN KEGWORTH

Old Drive, Nottingham NG9 3DD T: 0115 9257062 | W: www.beestonfields.co.uk The restaurant overlooks stunning views of Beeston’s parkland golf course, making it the perfect place to enjoy fabulous food with equally exceptional service. Their bar and waiting staff will ensure you are looked after from start to finish.

2 High Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 4AE T: 01159 251174 | W: www.pubpeople.com/hop-pole The Hop Pole is a traditional community pub dating back to 1870. With its lovely original beams and two fireplaces, this gives the pub a very warm, homely feel, and friendly staff throughout make The Hop Pole a fantastic place to spend the afternoon.

Yew Lodge Hotel, Packington Street, Kegworth Derbyshire DE74 2DF T: 01509 672 518 | W: www.marcoskegworth.co.uk Marco’s New York Italian Kegworth by Marco Pierre White is all about good Italian/American food in a relaxed setting. This casual dining experience serves lunch, dinner, bar bites, afternoon tea and cocktails. There’s something for everyone with this all-day dining concept. Black and White Hospitality Restaurant of the Year 2016 Highly Commended Casual Dining Experience, Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2016

THE BOTANIST WEST BRIDGFORD

THE HORSE AND PLOUGH

40 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire NG2 6AP | T: 0115 7043700 W: www.thebotanist.uk.com/locations/westbridgford It started with a seed. An idea shared amongst friends. They imagined a secret garden, where all can enjoy curious refreshments of nature... Offering world-famous botanical cocktails, craft beers and ales, champagne and wine. Food inspired by the deli, rotisserie and grill, with live music every night.

25 Long Acre, Bingham, Nottinghamshire NG13 8AF T: 01949 839313 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/horse-and-plough This charming British pub is well reputed for its excellent selection of cask ales, craft beers, wines and spirits, and high quality food. It was voted Cider Pub of the Year and Mild in May ‘Best on Trail’ by Vale of Belvoir CAMRA in 2017.

COPPER WEST BRIDGFORD

LANGAR HALL

21 – 23 Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5GQ | T: 0115 981 4254 W: www.coppercafe.co.uk/copper-west-bridgford/ Copper is one of West Bridgford’s favourite venues for everything from breakfast to a night out. Doors open early with a comprehensive breakfast menu followed by a delicious choice of lunch, afternoon teas, snacks and main meals. The bar serves craft beers, cask ales, superb wines and speciality house cocktails alongside signature coffees and teas.

Church Lane, Langar, Nottinghamshire NG13 9HG T: 01949 860559 | W: www.langarhall.com At the end of an avenue of lime trees in the Vale of Belvoir, just twelve miles outside of Nottingham city centre, lies Langar Hall. A small and charming country house that has gently evolved over time into a hotel and restaurant, Langar Hall holds onto the air of a family home and provides a retreat for city-weary people.

ESCABECHE

THE LAKEVIEW RESTAURANT AT THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

THE ORGAN GRINDER LOUGHBOROUGH

27 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AU T: 0115 981 7010 | W: www.escabeche.co.uk Opening from 10am, escabeche offers exciting and authentic tapas inspired by Barcelona. At £10.95 their menu del dia is amongst West Bridgford’s best in terms of value and quality. The main menu offers freshly cooked tapas and flatbreads. Check out escabeche’s Sunday roasts, served with a Mediterranean twist.

The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club Main Road, Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire NG12 3HB T: 0115 933 3344 | W: www.thenottinghamshire.com Open seven days a week for lunch & dinner, The Lakeview Restaurant offers a full menu, with a range of sandwiches & light bites to classic dishes. Perfect for catching up with friends over fresh coffee & homemade cake, or a glass of something cold, especially in the summer to enjoy on the sunny terrace.

4 Wood Gate, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 2TY T: 01509 264008 W: www.bluemonkeybrewery.com/pubs/ organ-grinder-loughborough The Organ Grinder is Blue Monkey’s award-winning pub in Loughborough. Try a selection of cask ales, real ciders and keg beers, and relax in front of a roaring fire. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

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MULBERRY TREE CAFÉ Strelley Hall, Main Street, Strelley Village, Nottingham NG8 6PE T: 0115 9061305 | W: www.mulberrytreestrelley.co.uk The Mulberry Tree Café is situated in the Stables block at Strelley Hall, sympathetically converted with all the original stables pens still intact, and is surrounded by lovely countryside - perfect for walks or bike rides. Craft, gift and garden shops together with a pleasant outdoor seating area make the café a great destination for a day out. The café is open 7 days a week 9.30am-4pm, serving breakfasts and tasty homemade lunches, plus delicious afternoon teas and a wide choice of cakes all made on the premises. The elegant function rooms at Strelley Hall itself are also available to hire for special events, catering provided by the café.


THE SOUTHBANK BAR – TRENT BRIDGE

TIFFIN TEAHOUSE

Station Road, Plumtree, Nottinghamshire NG12 5NA T: 0115 937 3695 | W: www. perkinsbarbistro.co.uk Opened in 1982, Perkins is a relaxed countryside bar and bistro in Plumtree, Nottingham. Owned and operated by the Perkins Family ever since – Perkins continues to serve a combination of modern British and classic bistro dishes giving it an identity all of its own.

1 Bridgford House, Trent Bridge, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6GJ T: 0115 945 5541 | W: www.southbankbar.co.uk Famous for its warm hospitality, fantastic live music and comprehensive live sports coverage, showing every major sports event across 22 4K screens, large projector screens and private booths. Featuring a tasty burger menu and extensive bar selection, this vibrant bar is located right on Trent Bridge, perfect for football and cricket fans alike.

35 Abbey Road, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire NG2 5NG T: 0115 981 6224 | W: www.tiffinteahouse.uk.com Tiffin is a traditional teahouse serving over 30 types of loose leaf tea from around the world, as well as coffee, hot chocolate and home baked cakes. Freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas are served on delicate mismatched china whilst the 20s soundtrack adds to the friendly atmosphere.

POPPY AND PINT

STRATFORD HAVEN

WELLINGTON’S CAFÉ & BISTRO

25 Long Acre, Bingham, Nottinghamshire NG13 8AF T: 01949 839313 W: www.horseandplough@castlerockbrewery.co.uk Well reputed for its excellent food both downstairs and in the pub, and in the upstairs restaurant, as well as high quality ales, lagers, craft beers, 50+ bottles and wines.

2 Stratford Road, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire NG2 6BA T: 0115 982 5981 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/stratford-haven Located by Trent Bridge and close to the City Ground, the Stratford Haven boasts 14 real ales, featuring beers from Castle Rock and many micro and local breweries. With a relaxed atmosphere, homemade food and weekly curry, pie, and burger nights, the pub is a popular choice all year round.

Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Pendock Lane, Nottinghamshire NG11 6PQ T: 0115 984 7990 | W: www.wellingtonscafe.co.uk The Wellington’s Café & Bistro offers a modern décor and cosy seating areas not normally seen at a garden centre. The allday food offering ranges from breakfasts through to afternoon cream teas, all freshly cooked by the dedicated team of chefs. On Sundays, they host a lunchtime carvery. Free Wi-Fi is also available.

CARRIAGES CAFE

COCKLIFFE COUNTRY HOUSE RESTAURANT

Newark Castle Station, Ossington Way, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1BL | T: 01636 676129 W: www.carriagesnewark.co.uk Carriages cafe is housed in the grade II listed, Italianatestyled Newark Castle station. It has been sympathetically restored and is now a very attractive Victorian themed café/ bar with chandeliers, quirky ornaments and steampunk inspired décor. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon menus are available six days a week.

Burnstump Hill, Calverton, Nottingham NG5 8PQ T: 0115 9680179 | W: www.cch-hotel.co.uk The stunning 17th century Country House is set within three acres of mature gardens within a private wood just seven miles from Nottingham city centre. The fine dining restaurant, with a modern British menu is a perfect place to enjoy wonderful food and breathtaking views. The kitchen team draws on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible to create imaginative, beautiful food for the guests and visitors.

CRICKETERS REST

FOX & CROWN

4 Chapel Street, Kimberley, Nottinghamshire NG16 2NP T: 0115 938 3105 W: www. castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/cricketers-rest/ The Cricketers Rest, poised idyllically at the top a hill in Kimberley, is a warm and welcoming pub. Looking the part amongst the cottages of the town, the Cricks is a traditional pub streaked with intriguing eccentricities. Composed of three cosy rooms and exposed wooden beams, the strikingly unique, beautiful blue-tiled bar takes centre stage.

THE FOREST LODGE

Church Street, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 9QA

4-6 Appleton Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1JY T: 01636 605820 W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/fox-and-crown The pub’s re-opening in 1998 marked the return of Castle Rock to Newark, where the company was born 36 years ago. With excellent service in a comfortable environment, and up to ten cask ales, “the Fox” is also proud to offer a diverse food menu with locally-sourced produce.

T: 01623 824443 | W: www.forestlodgehotel.co.uk Situated in the heart of Sherwood Forest, home of the legendary Robin Hood, The Forest Lodge is a multi awardwinning 18th century coaching inn owned and run by the Thompson family. With both a restaurant and pub onsite, The Forest Lodge is a great choice. The restaurant offers fine dining using high quality, locally-sourced ingredients, and gives you a chance to eat in a truly atmospheric building. Or you can enjoy a comfortable drink in the cosy beamed bar, while being warmed by the open fire. Guests ales are available, and there’s a menu of tasty bar food to choose from. This traditional inn boasts multiple CAMRA awards and an AA dining award. A must if you are in the area!

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01623 792 383 hello@foxblidworth.co.uk www.foxblidworth.co.uk NG21 0NW FOX & HOUNDS

LAUNAY’S RESTAURANT

ORGAN GRINDER NEWARK

Calverton Road, Blidworth Bottoms, Nottinghamshire NG21 0NW T: 01623 792 383 | W: www.foxblidworth.co.uk The Fox & Hounds is known for its home-cooked menu that relies heavily on local produce from surrounding farms, which is served with authentic cask ales and some excellent wines. Situated in the heart of Nottinghamshire, it is a must for visitors to Sherwood Forest, Newstead Abbey, Center Parcs and Clumber Park. The pub boasts a huge beer garden and stylish terrace plus ample parking including space for mini buses and coaches.

8 Church Street, Edwinstowe NG21 9QA T: 01636 822 266 | W: www.launaysrestaurant.co.uk A family run restaurant serving good quality fresh local produce. They grow herbs, soft fruits and much of their veg in their kitchen garden and at their Edwinstowe allotment. They have a full, popular events programme including acoustic evenings, gourmet evenings, hog roasts and regional French evenings. See the website for full details.

Organ Grinder, 21 Portland Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 4XF T: 01636 671768 | W: www.bluemonkeybrewery.com With a choice of seven cask ales on the bar, most from the Blue Monkey brewery, the Organ Grinder is a top choice for beer fans. The pub provides a range of daily newspapers, as well as books and games, and there is a real log fire for chilly evenings.

GANNETS DAYCAFÉ

NEWFIELD DAIRY

35 Castlegate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AZ T: 01636 702 066 | W: www.gannetsinnewark.co.uk Gannets Daycafé and Bistro is a renowned stopping place with fabulous food and a warm welcome. Housed in an elegant Georgian building opposite Newark Castle, this family owned cafe provides delicious seasonal specials as well as a children’s menu, vegetarian and vegan dishes and daily choices of dairy and gluten free lunches, cakes and puds. Gannets also offers a ‘Party at Home’ menu, alongside outside catering tailored to your own event!

Caunton Road, Hockerton, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0PN T: 01636 636 600 | W: www.newfieldicecream.co.uk Newfield Dairy Ice Cream Parlour and Café is in a beautiful rural part of Nottinghamshire, where you will be able to indulge in the homemade, fresh ice cream and sorbets together with a range of delicious cakes and savouries, coffee, tea and other dairy delights.

GARDEN TEA HOUSE

OLLERTON WATERMILL

National Trust Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3BE | T: 01909 544929 W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park Relax in the grand setting of the Garden Tea House and enjoy a selection of homemade dishes and sweet treats, which where possible, are made using produce and ingredients from their very own Walled Kitchen Garden. Whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch with friends and family, a sweet treat or Sunday lunch with all the trimmings, there is always something to tempt you in the Garden Tea House.

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Market Place, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9AA T: 01623 822 469 Situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest, Ollerton Mill, dating back to 1713, is the only working watermill in Nottinghamshire. The mill has recently been restored and houses a visitor centre and teashop. Renowned for Nottinghamshire’s best afternoon tea, enjoy tranquil views over the river at this must-see location.

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THE RAM BAR & BRASSERIE 19 Castlegate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AZ T: 01636 940220 | W: www.theramnewark.com The Ram is a bar and brasserie located in the heart of the historic town of Newark. It has a colourful history of offering the perfect place for people to meet and enjoy good food and wine, right back to the 15th century when a coaching inn opened on the site where the current 18th century Georgian building stands. After years of standing empty, The Ram has been lovingly renovated and rejuvenated. Serving a wide selection of drinks from real ales through to fine wines. The restaurant menu is most tempting, offering choice for all diners on any occasion.


THE REFECTORY

TEA ROOMS AT KELHAM HALL

THREE LEGGED STOOL

Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0HD T: 01636 815691 The Refectory occupies a fantastic location inside Southwell Minster’s grounds, with magnificent views that can be enjoyed from the patio area. Their ethos is to serve seasonal, fresh & locally sourced food where possible. From light bites to daily specials, fresh bean to cup coffee to the carefully selected wine menu.

Main Road, Kelham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5QX T: 01636 980000 | W: www.kelhamhall.co.uk The café is open daily from 9am - 5pm serving snacks, refreshments, cakes, ice creams and hot & cold drinks. Enjoy beautiful views across the gardens through the sunny dining room windows. Afternoon tea can be pre-booked and enjoyed in one of their beautiful state rooms. Please call to pre-book on 01636 980000.

Ramoth Lane, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S81 7DY T: 01909 477 528 W: www.threeleggedstoolworksop.co.uk This newly refurbished pub in Worksop is a part of the Pub People group and prides itself on delivering quality meals made with locally-sourced ingredients, and a wide range of beers, wines and ciders. Stylishly furnished, the Three Legged Stool is ideal for a relaxed meal or drinks with friends.

STRAY’S OF NEWARK

THAYMAR CAFÉ AND TEA ROOM

TOM BROWNS BRASSERIE

16-20 Middlegate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AG T: 016367 00597 | W: www.strays.coffee Family-owned and run since 2003, Stray’s is one of Newark’s most popular destinations for coffee, books, jazz and tapas. Made-to-order lunches, lite bites and snacks accompanied by the best coffee you’ll have today. On Friday nights get all grown up with authentic Spanish tapas & live jazz - a unique offer in Newark...

Haughton Park Farm, Nr Bothamsall, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 8DB T: 01623 862632 | W: www.thaymaricecream.co.uk Visit the home of Thaymar Dairy Ice Cream where there are over 35 different flavours of ice cream to try. You can also treat yourself to a delicious meal in the tea room and then shop in the farm shop to take some goodies home with you.

The Old School House, Trentside, Gunthorpe, Nottinghamshire NG13 8DF T: 0115 9663642 | W: www.tombrowns.co.uk Tom Browns Brasserie combines the stunning charm and character of an Old Victorian School House with an elegant, contemporary interior. Sitting on the leafy banks of the River Trent it offers some gorgeous views of the river and offers 2 AA Rosette quality cuisine and superb service.

HARTS NOTTINGHAM THE PLACE TO MEET EAT & SLEEP HART’S UPSTAIRS IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR WEDDINGS, PRIVATE PARTIES & CONFERENCES HART’S HOTEL T: 0115 988 1900 AND RESTAURANT F: 0115 947 7600 Standard Hill, Park Row Nottingham NG1 6GN

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BENTINCK HOTEL

BEST WESTERN PLUS NOTTINGHAM CITY CENTRE

1A Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3AJ T: O115 9587701 | W: www.thebentinckhotel.com The Bentinck Hotel, refurbished in 2013, is situated close to Nottingham Train Station and the tram system. The hotel has 13 rooms, each refurbished to a very high specification. There’s also a bar and brasserie onsite. Internet access is available to guests.

17-31 Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5FW T: 0115 9128000 | W: www.bwnottinghamcitycentre.co.uk Right at the heart of the city, this hotel is a real gem. Great location, great service and facilities all ensure you have an amazing stay. The hotel has 100 well appointed air conditioned bedrooms, with comfortable beds aimed at providing guests with an amazing night’s sleep.

COLWICK HALL HOTEL BEST WESTERN

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312 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG5 2EF T: 0115 955 5000 W: www.bw-westminsterhotelnottingham.co.uk A warm welcome awaits you at the 4-star Best Western Plus Nottingham Westminster Hotel. Perfectly located, the hotel has been beautifully converted from Victorian homes to offer a personalised yet comfortable hotel. Located less than a mile from the city centre, it offers the perfect location to access business and leisure activities in and around Nottingham.

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Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5RH T: 0115 9369988 W: www.crowneplazahotels.com/nottingham Comfortable Nottingham city centre hotel with complimentary spa and pool. A stylish home base in the heart of Nottingham city centre. The hotel itself is a dynamic business hub, with 17 event spaces including a banquet room for up to 400 guests.

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Colwick Park, Racecourse Road, Nottingham NG2 4BH T: 0115 9500 566 | W: www.colwickhallhotel.com Colwick Hall is a magnificent Palladian-style Georgian country house mansion nestling in over 60 acres of parkland. A historic building dating back to Saxon times and once the ancestral home of Lord Byron, making it the ideal weddings and event venue in Nottingham. Here you will find the famous Byron’s Brasserie, serving afternoon tea and a sumptuous selection of dishes for lunch, dinner and Sunday lunches. Why not make your visit even more memorable by staying in one of Colwick Hall’s uniquely designed bedrooms. Of all the hotels Nottingham has to offer, none are more brimming with history than Colwick Hall.


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HOLIDAY INN NOTTINGHAM

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De Vere Orchard Hotel, University of Nottingham, Beeston Lane, Nottingham NG7 2RJ T: 0115 876 0900 | W: www.devere.com/devereorchard This 202-bedded eco-chic, glass-fronted hotel provides views of the University of Nottingham campus. Featuring outdoor terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows and modern décor; it offers a stylish retreat for business or leisure. This stunning venue also offers free parking, Wi-Fi and use of the on-site gym and nearby pool.

21 Castlebridge Road, Nottingham NG7 1GX T: 0115 993 5000 W: www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/nottingham/ notuk/hoteldetail Holiday Inn Nottingham is situated near the city centre, on a quiet Marina location with parking on site and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is one of the finest and most sought after in Nottingham, with 128 bedrooms and five conference rooms and Eaton’s Restaurant and Bar - well renowned for quality, service and value.

Station Street, Waterfront Plaza, Nottingham NG2 6BJ T: 0115 901 6700 | W: www.nottinghamhotels.jurysinns.com Situated less than five minutes from the train station, tramway and car park – Jurys Inn on London Road is one of the most well placed hotels in Nottingham. The hotel offers 264 newly refurbished rooms designed for comfort, leisure and business. Rooms include the Jurys Inn DREAM® Bed, en-suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, flat screen multi-channel TVs and free Wi-Fi.

DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON NOTTINGHAM GATEWAY HOTEL

IBIS NOTTINGHAM CENTRE HOTEL

LACE MARKET HOTEL BY COMPASS HOSPITALITY

BRONZE

Nuthall Road, Nottingham NG8 6AZ | T: 0115 9777 661 W: www.NottinghamGateway.DoubleTree.com The extensively refurbished DoubleTree by Hilton Nottingham – Gateway offers a peaceful retreat in a natural wildlife haven. Ideally located for all public transport links and just one mile from J26 of the M1. All 105 stylish & comfortable bedrooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, car parking and fitness by Precor. With ten versatile function spaces and complimentary onsite car parking it’s the ideal venue for meetings, conferences and weddings.

16 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 2FS T: 0115 985 3600 | W: www.ibis.com/6160 Ibis Nottingham Centre hotel is located in the heart of Nottingham city’s shopping and nightlife. It has 142 modern guest rooms, ensuite, satellite TV, air conditioning & FREE Wi-Fi throughout. The bar and snacks are open 24 hours for residents. The hotel is located in the heart of the historic Lace Market district, with shopping and nightlife on the doorstep. Nottingham railway station is within five minutes’ walk.

HART’S HOTEL

Standard Hill, Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6GN T: 0115 988 1900 | W: www.hartsnottingham.co.uk Built on the former ramparts of Nottingham Castle. The light and airy rooms at Hart’s are both contemporary and comfortable. An acclaimed restaurant, a secluded garden with views over Nottingham and luxurious bedrooms provide an ideal place to unwind just a five minute walk from the city centre.

HILTON NOTTINGHAM

Milton Street, Nottingham NG1 3PZ | T: 0115 934 9700 W: www3. .com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hiltonnottingham-EMANOHN/index.html Hilton Nottingham is in the heart of the vibrant city centre, close to Nottingham’s business district and leisure attractions. Make the most of your time here; whether dining, unwinding, exercising or exploring.

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29-31 High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HE T: 0115 948 4414 | W: www.lacemarkethotel.co.uk Lace Market Hotel presents an extraordinary palette of temptations. Discover 42 sumptuous bedrooms, as well as, the magnificent Flagstaff room suitable for up to 22 guests. Come & explore Saint Bar’s cocktails & experience the exquisite cuisine in Merchants Restaurant. Not to mention, the Cock and Hoop Ale house that offers a traditional ‘pub’ feel. You will be spoilt for choice.


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An IIconic A i H Hotel t l For All Occasions Set in 330 acres of the University of Nottingham’s landscaped parkland; De Vere Orchard Hotel is a stylish, eco-friendly hotel. Offering the perfect place to relax, work and play.

Winner of CHS Award 2017 Best Green Sustainable Venue Meeting space available for up to 1000 delegates.

NOTTINGHAM BELFRY HOTEL

PARK PLAZA NOTTINGHAM

THORPE HOUSE

Mellors Way, Off Woodhouse Way, Nottingham NG8 6PY T:0115 973 9393 W: www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/the-nottingham-belfry The Nottingham Belfry is a modern yet welcoming hotel on the edge of the vibrant city of Nottingham. The hotel is an ideal base for both business and leisure guests due to its accessibility, just a mile from J26 of the M1. This stylish and contemporary hotel has 120 bedrooms, full leisure and spa facilities, complimentary parking and free Wi-Fi.

41 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6GD T: 0115 947 7200 | W: www.parkplaza.com/nottingham The 178-room Park Plaza Nottingham places business guests at the heart of the city. All guestrooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a generous workspace, and executive level guests enjoy larger rooms with kingsized beds and enhanced amenities. Facilities include two unique restaurants Chino’s & Oaks.

7 Albermarle Road, Woodthorpe, Nottingham NG5 4FE T: 0115 962 3424 | W: www.thorpe-house.co.uk Boutique Bed and Breakfast three miles from Nottingham city centre. Thorpe House was built in 1914 and retains much of its Edwardian character including period features and mature garden. Guests will find the tranquil setting a welcoming contrast after a day in the busy city of Nottingham. Breakfast is a luxurious experience.

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ST JAMES HOTEL

THE WALTON HOTEL

296 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG5 2BT T: 0115 935 9988 | W: www.parkinn.co.uk/hotel-nottingham Less than three kilometres from the city centre, this hotel is a stone’s throw from Nottingham’s sporting and cultural hub. It’s the perfect base for tourist attractions such as Chatsworth House estate and Nottingham Castle. Guests can also trace the legendary Robin Hood at nearby Sherwood Forest.

1 Rutland Street, Nottingham NG1 6FL T: 0115 941 1114 | W: www.stjames-hotel.com St James Hotel is an independent boutique-style hotel overlooking the iconic Nottingham Castle and just a short walk from all the city centre amenities. Offering a range of stylish bedrooms including crash pads, spacious family rooms and a stunning Penthouse Suite, the St James Hotel provides a relaxing base that will appeal to everyone.

2 North Road, The Park Estate, Nottingham NG7 1AG T: 0115 947 5215 | W: www.thewaltonhotel.com This grade II listed former hunting lodge is situated just five ten minutes’ walk from Nottingham city centre in the historic Park Estate, close to Nottingham Castle. Enjoy exceptionally stylish and unique surroundings throughout the hotel, a spacious terrace with regular events and an atmospheric bar and restaurant to enjoy dinner and cocktails.

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Nottingham Westminster Hotel Be our guest at the Best Western Westminster Hotel in Nottingham Our beautiful Victorian townhouse provides a warm welcome to all Perfectly located Located less than a mile from the city centre, it is in the perfect location to access business and leisure activities in and around Nottingham. Free on-site car parking is available to all guests for their convenience. All areas of the hotel have free wireless access. We are proud to offer 73 en-suite bedrooms all individually decorated and maintained to excellent standards. Each room features a atscreen Freeview TV and tea/coffee facilities.

Superb facilities The Carrington Restaurant and Bar are well established and locally acclaimed to offer homemade seasonal food served in a relaxed environment. The bar has a TV and offers light bites and snacks for lunch and dinner. With 5 function rooms; all air conditioned and with natural daylight, we are the perfect venue for a meeting, conference, wedding, private dining or parties.

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16 PILCHER GATE

IGLOO HYBRID HOSTEL

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

16 Pilcher Gate, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1QE T: 0781 3727/0115 986 0495 | W: www.16pilchergate.co.uk 16 Pilcher Gate is a listed building offering guests a real alternative to staying in a hotel. From its ideal city centre location guests can enjoy the vibrancy of this beautiful and exciting city. It is also conveniently situated for city centre offices, law courts, restaurants and sporting venues.

4-6 Eldon Chambers, Wheeler Gate, Nottingham NG1 2NS T: 0115 9483822 | W: www.igloohostel.co.uk Igloo Hybrid Hostel – located in the very heart of Nottingham city centre and just 1 minute walk from the Old Market Square. From boutique private rooms to shared dorms designed with eye catching murals and furnished with one off pieces of up-cycled furniture, Igloo Hybrid offers a fun, comfortable, affordable stay.

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PREMIER SUITES NOTTINGHAM

CRANBROOK HOUSE SERVICED APARTMENTS

Cranbrook Street, Nottingham NG1 1ES T: 0115 969 9309 W: www.serviced-apartments-nottingham.com Cranbrook House offers you quality serviced apartments, giving you space, privacy and freedom all at an affordable price. These self-catering apartments provide great flexibility and independence making them the ideal choice for a short stay. Complete with secure parking and free Wi-Fi, these oneand two-bedroom apartments offer the perfect alternative to hotel accommodation - whether you are visiting Nottingham for business or leisure. It’s located in the heart of the city and only a short walk away from many great shops, bars and restaurants, as well as the city’s leading attractions.

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100 MansďŹ eld Road, Nottingham NG1 3HD T: 0115 9475250 | W: www.igloohostel.co.uk Nottingham’s original, quality self-catering accommodation, offering rest and recuperation in an award-winning clean, safe, warm and friendly home-from-home environment, a place for budget-minded backpackers. Private rooms and dorms with top notch comfort features, memory foam mattresses, flat screen TVs & free WiFi.

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Ice House, Belward Street, Nottingham NG1 1JZ T: 0115 9082000 | W: www.premiersuitesnottingham.com PREMIER SUITES Nottingham offer the discerning business or leisure traveller an unusually comfortable, stylish and convenient alternative to the traditional hotel stay. Whether you want to work or to relax, for yourself, colleagues or family, PREMIER SUITES offer the freedom, privacy and convenience of ample space that is all yours.


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NEED A HAND? For advice and help getting the most out of your visit , drop into Nottingham Tourism Centre. You’ll find us on Long Row, just off Old Market Square. Tel: 08444 77 5678 @NottinghamTIC

BEST WESTERN PREMIER YEW LODGE HOTEL

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JERICO FARM

33 Packington Hill, Kegworth DE74 2DF T: 01509 672 518 | W: www.yewlodgehotel.co.uk Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel is a 4 star family owned hotel at the heart of Kegworth village a half mile from junct. 24 of the M1 and 15 minutes away from Nottingham city centre. The hotel has 114 bedrooms, 17 events rooms, a Marco’s New York Italian Restaurant and Reeds - a stunning health club & spa.

Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire NG12 1BA | T: 07759 776235 E: hillcrest106@hotmail.co.uk A comfortable guest home with a welcoming atmosphere in the village of Radcliffe on Trent conveniently located five miles east of Nottingham. Hillcrest will provide you with warm hospitality, comfort and good home cooked food. All bedrooms are comfortable and spacious offering single, double, twin, family rooms and a downstairs en suite.

The Fosse, Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire NG12 3HG T: 01949 81733 | W: www.jericofarm.co.uk The perfect bed and breakfast stop for your visit to Nottingham. This country property awaits you with lovely views and an award-winning farmhouse breakfast! The farmhouse is surrounded by land with wonderful views over the Nottinghamshire Wolds. It’s a working farm with sheep and cattle grazing nearby and peaceful walks and cycle rides into the Vale of Belvoir and beyond!

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NOVOTEL NOTTINGHAM DERBY

58 Main Street, Rempstone, Leicestershire LE12 6RH T: 01509 881 285 | W: www.hrempisfarm.co.uk A listed Georgian farmhouse, Hrempis Farm lies on the Notts/ Leics border, making it the perfect place for travellers on business or leisure. It boasts super comfortable bedrooms and lovely reception areas, furnished with antiques. With open fires, extensive grounds and the best of local produce - a home away from home.

Bostocks Lane, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire NG10 4EP T: 0115 9465111 W: www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-0507-novotel -nottingham-derby/index.shtml Novotel Nottingham Derby completed its full refurbishment in 2017. With 110 newly decorated bedrooms, a bar & lobby area, a contemporary restaurant serving international cuisine and a meeting & events space, this hotel is the perfect base, whether you are travelling on business, leisure or with family.

HOLME PIERREPONT COUNTRY PARK

PRIMROSE HOUSE B&B

EAST BRIDGFORD HILL

4 Kirk Hill, East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire NG13 8PE T: 01949 20232 | W: www.eastbridgfordhill.com East Bridgford Hill is a family business and exclusive country home, where small is beautiful and discretion is everything. A hotel offering B&B and dinner by prior arrangement - located in a serene setting with panoramic views across the Trent Valley. A place full of character, where bespoke style and friendship are the values of the day, where weddings have soul, wine has history and food is deliciously rustic. Whether you are enjoying the baby grand piano, indulging in a house martini from the Hat Bar or watching a ballet on ‘The Lawns’, the experience is exquisite and unforgettable.

Home of The National Water Sports Centre

Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire NG12 2LU T: 0115 982 1212 | W: www.nwscnotts.com Located just ten minutes from Nottingham city centre, Holme Pierrepont Country Park is the perfect base for anyone visiting Nottingham. Guests can enjoy en-suite bedrooms, free parking, free use of the state-of-the-art gym, free Wi-Fi, a café offering a variety of food plus the extensive range of activities the site has to offer.

Scrimshire Lane, Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire NG12 3JD T: 0115 989 9189 | W: www.primrose-house.co.uk Grade II listed farmhouse and converted barns in a village 10 minutes from Nottingham city centre. En-suite rooms, colour TV in bedrooms, children & pets welcome, ground floor bedrooms, parking, special breaks. Open all year. Top quality award-winning English breakfast with homemade bread, preserves and free range eggs. Situated in the old part of the village within walking distance to local pubs. Self- catering is available for longer stays.

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City Centre, Nottingham NG7 T: 0750 4221701 | W: www.smartservicedapartments.com Relax in luxury apartments in the heart of leafy Nottingham. Smart Serviced Apartments offers beautiful fully serviced apartments minutes away from Nottingham city centre with generous living spaces, integrated kitchens, free WIFI and housekeeping services. All set within 1 mile of the city centre, these luxury 1 and 2 bed apartments will give you easy access to major routes in and out of Nottingham.


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SHEPHERD HUTS AT CARRIAGE HALL

THORNTON’S HOLT CAMPING PARK

Thornton’s Holt Camping Park, Stragglethorpe, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG12 2JZ T: 0115 933 2125 W: www.thorntons-holt.co.uk/the-annex The Annex is a comfortable holiday bungalow, located in a rural setting within a carefully landscaped camping park. It sleeps four, with one double and one twin bedroom. The lounge has french doors opening onto decking and a garden. Double glazed with gas central heating and instant hot water. Bed linen and towels are included.

Nr Perkins Restaurant, Station Road, Plumtree, Nottinghamshire NG12 5NA T: 0115 9375300 W: www. thecarriagehall.co.uk/shepherd-huts/ Enjoy your stay in these hand crafted luxury Shepherd Huts. Wake up to Idyllic countryside views in the Carriage Hall’s brand new cosy cabins. Enjoy a rural retreat in either two of the site’s boutique huts; The Great Oak or Willow, each furnished with county cottage cosiness in mind. Each hut is fully equipped with a kitchenette and bathroom.

Stragglethorpe, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG12 SJZ T: 0115 933 2125 | W: www.thorntons-holt.co.uk Thornton’s Holt Camping Park is family friendly and facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, shop, launderette, washing up rooms and play area. There are 155 pitches for caravans, motor homes and tents. There is a country park and pub nearby as well as regular buses. New washrooms now open.

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WALTON THORNS FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGES

1 The Green, Muston, Nottinghamshire NG13 OFQ W: www.homeaway.co.uk/p1010120 This elegant house with two double and two single bedrooms – complete with a log fire in the sitting room, separate dining room, garden and patio - is ideal for a family get-together. If you like country walks; dogs are also welcome. Muston has a pub and tearooms; other facilities are available in the next village.

Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire NG12 2LU | T: 0115 9821212 W: www.nwscnotts.com/nwsc/short-breaks-index A great place to visit for a holiday or short break. Holme Pierrepont Country Park has an 18-acre site that welcomes vans, tents and campers and is perfect for families, groups of friends or event competitors.

Paudy Lane, Near Six Hills, Thrussington, Leicestershire LE7 4TB T: 01509 880315 | W: www.waltonthorns.co.uk Located on a working arable farm near Six Hills in North Leicestershire, the sympathetic, single-storey farm courtyard conversions offer guests the choice of three individual fourstar cottages. Each cottage provides peaceful, comfortable and spacious self-catering accommodation on one level, with patio furniture. There are also farm walks and a vintage tractor collection.

CANBYFIELD COTTAGE

LANGAR NEAR THE HALL

WOODVIEW COTTAGES

261a Seagrave Road, Sileby, Loughborough LE12 7NJ T: 07729 388989 | W: www.canbyfieldholidaycottages.co.uk Canbyfield Cottage is a one bedroomed property that provides self catering accommodation for up to two guests. The Cottage is located on a working farm on the outskirts of Sileby. Excellent location for access to Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough. A warm welcome awaits from Peter and Liz Astill.

Bottom House Farm, Cropwell road, Langar, Nottinghamshire NG13 9HD T: 07771883273 | W: www.langarnearthehall.co.uk Stay in this spotless rural retreat complete with bucolic views. Perfect for couples, small families or friends to come together for a memorable stay. You’ll find 5 star amenities, a generous welcome hamper including homemade cake & freshly laid hen eggs. An ideal base for visiting Nottinghamshire, cricket, etc.

Newfields Farm, Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire NG12 3SG T: 01949 81985 | W: www.woodviewcottages.co.uk Two converted cottages in an idyllic setting, boasting log burning stoves and beamed ceilings. Each cottage comprises of a living/dining room and a well-equipped kitchen. One double, one twin bedroom, spacious bathroom and separate shower.

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DUKERIES LODGE

MGM MUTHU CLUMBER PARK HOTEL

Main Street, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HS T: 01623 822 553 | W: www.thedukerieslodge.co.uk Refurbished by pub operators, Pub People, this beautiful pub hotel and restaurant in the heart of Robin Hood Country is a must for anyone in the Sherwood Forest area. The menu in the restaurant offers a range of dishes with different daily deals throughout the week.

Blyth Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3PA T: 01623835333 | W: www.muthuhotels.com A warm welcome awaits at the MGM Muthu Clumber Park Hotel. Within easy access of the A1 motorway, this wonderful hotel offers 73 bedrooms, all with a warm homely feel. Family rooms and inter-connecting rooms are also available. For that extra touch of luxury, try the Four Poster Room or the Suite.

EASTWOOD HALL

MOUR HOTEL

Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire NG16 3SS T: 01773 532532 | W: www.eastwood-hall.co.uk A leading conference venue and hotel in Nottingham. Eastwood Hall is located just a short drive away from the historic city of Nottingham and easily accessible from the M1. Set in 26 acres of spectacular grounds, Eastwood Hall delivers an unforgettable setting for leisure, business and private events.

Sherwood Park, Lake View Drive, Annesley, Nottinghamshire NG15 0EA T: 01623 727670 | W: www.mourhotel.co.uk Mour Hotel is a boutique hotel situated centrally on the Sherwood Business Park, a stone’s throw away from junction 27 of the M1. Designed by Amanda Rosa, the imposing building has an American loft feeling offering a quirky, yet luxurious place to meet, dine and sleep.

BROWNS

THE FOREST LODGE

THORESBY HALL HOTEL AND SPA

The Old Orchard Cottage, Holbeck Lane, Holbeck, Nr Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3NF T: 01909 720 659 | W: www.brownsholbeck.co.uk Celebrating more than 25 years, award-winning Browns of Holbeck with its acre garden, nestles in a peaceful hamlet. Three en-suite Garden Rooms, with four poster beds, surround a terrace, separate from the 1730 cottage. Delicious menu for breakfast. Cross over the ford in the driveway and stay somewhere secluded.

4 Church Street, Edwinstowe, Notts NG21 9QA T: 01623 824443 | W: www.forestlodgehotel.co.uk Situated in the heart of Sherwood Forest, home of the legendary Robin Hood, The Forest Lodge is a multi award-winning 18th century coaching inn owned and run by the Thompson family. This traditional inn boasts multiple CAMRA awards and an AA dining award. A must if you are in the area!

Thoresby Hall, Thoresby Park, Nr Ollerton Nottinghamshire NG22 9WH T: 01623 821000 | W: www.thoresbyhall.co.uk A Grade I Victorian listed Victorian Hall. Located on the edge of Sherwood Forest with 30 acres of gardens designed by Humphry Repton and steeped in history. Thoresby Hall is an adults only short break hotel providing live entertainment each evening, spa and evening dining including an AA Rosette restaurant, The Blue Grill.

COCKLIFFE COUNTRY HOUSE

MAUN RIVER COTTAGE B&B AND STUDIOS

YE OLDE BELL HOTEL & SPA

Burnstump Hill, Calverton, Nottingham NG5 8PQ T: 0115 9680179 | W: www.cch-hotel.co.uk Cockliffe House Hotel is a 17th century grade II listed farmhouse set in the heart of rural Nottingham, bordering the historically significant Sherwood Forest. Offering 11 luxury en suite bedrooms with a modern British restaurant and relaxing bar, Cockliffe House is a hidden gem in Nottingham, focussing on service and attention to detail.

Main St, Ollerton, Nr Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 9AD T: 01623 824746 | E: info@maunrivercottage.co.uk W: maunrivercottage.co.uk Maun River Cottage B&B is set in the pretty village of Ollerton. The River Maun runs through the village. In the heart of Sherwood Forest, four local pubs and many eating places including an Italian restaurant and award-winning tea rooms are all within walking distance. Two self catering studios are also available.

Barnby Moor, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 8QS T: 01777 705121 | W: www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk A hotel steeped in history with stunning restoration and a brand-new contemporary spa. Stylish bedrooms, suites & lodges plus a restaurant, bistro & terrace dining including afternoon tea on vintage china. Suited for weddings, events & conferences plus gardens and terrace bar. Complimentary parking. Easy access to Sherwood Forest, Clumber, Welbeck, Newark, Southwell & A1.

BRIDLEWAYS GUEST HOUSE

Newlands Road, Forest Town, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG19 0HU T: 01623 635 725 | W: www.stayatbridleways.co.uk Bridleways is situated in a private, quiet, semi-rural setting, off the B6030 between Mansfield and Ollerton, just on the edge of the village of Clipstone and close to Sherwood Pines and Sherwood Forest in beautiful Nottinghamshire. The car park is situated on the bridleway path that leads directly to Vicar Water Country Park with walking and cycling routes linking to Sherwood Pines and Forest. Bed & breakfast accommodation is provided in the main building which fronts the extensive private grounds. All nine guest bedrooms have en-suite facilities, televisions, easy chairs or sofas and tea/coffee making facilities. The centre of the building originally comprised of two late 18th century farm cottages which now houses five first floor single rooms and the ground floor breakfast room. The west wing was added in 2005 to provide four spacious rooms used as double, twin and family bedrooms. Two are ground floor rooms and one has a shower room specially designed for guests with restricted mobility and wheelchair users.

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DICKMAN’S COTTAGE

THE MEWS

Cooks Lane, Morton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG25 0XQ T: 07792 815 021 | W: www.blue-barn.co.uk Blue Barn is a deluxe self-catering holiday home located on a smallholding in a rural Nottinghamshire village. The Barn sleeps up to 5 persons and is dog and horse friendly! Great walks and an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas. Shortlisted for Notts STARS Awards 2018 for the following categories: 1. Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year 2. Sustainable Tourism

4 Mill Lane, Lambley, Nottinghamshire NG4 4PS T: 01943 462719 | W: www.dickmanscottage.co.uk Late 18th century cottage in pleasant village. Modernised to a high standard whilst retaining character features. Oak beamed lounge, fitted kitchen/pantry, two bedrooms (one double, one twin). Well equipped, linen/towels provided, dishwasher, washer/dryer, broadband, charming garden, generous private parking, conservatory. Sleeps four. Price from £410 to £560 per week.

The Mews, Eastwood Farm, Hagg Lane, Epperstone, Nottinghamshire NG14 6AX | T: 0115 966 3018 M: 07931 101 911 | W: www.eastwoodfarm.co.uk Guests staying in this cosy, thoughtfully equipped apartment on the family-run farm can relax and enjoy the homely surroundings. Being at first floor level, the living room overlooks the courtyard and stables. From the bedrooms (one double, one twin), the view extends over the paddock and lightly wooded farmland.

BLUE BELL COTTAGE

FOREST HOLIDAYS

MILESTONE CARAVAN PARK

Market Place, Old Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9AA T: 01623 624784 | W: www.blue-bell-cottage.co.uk Blue Bell Cottage is a Grade II listed cottage, which has a wealth of character with its beamed ceilings, log fires and flagstone floors. Sleeping six in three bedrooms, Blue Bell also has two lounges, kitchen, a 14 jet Jacuzzi bath and spa shower. Parking available for 1 car in front of the cottage.

Sherwood Forest Cabins, Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9JH T: 03330 110495 | W: www.forestholidays.co.uk Stay in luxury cabins, many with hot tubs, in the heart of Sherwood Forest. Perfect getaways for families, couples and groups of friends. You can even bring your dog and stay in a specific pet-friendly cabin. Choose to simply relax or explore the forest by foot or cycle. The choice is yours.

Great North Road, Cromwell, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 6JE | T: 01636 821244 W: www.milestonepark.co.uk Milestone Park is an award-winning 5-star holiday park situated in the village of Cromwell with a bus service opposite the park giving you access to Newark, Southwell, Nottingham and Lincoln with all the historical heritage they have to offer. Milestone Park offers fishing lakes and country walks for family to enjoy.

BOWLER YARD COTTAGE

GLEBE FARM COTTAGES

NEW HALL FARM TOURING PARK

Sookholme Lane, Sookholme, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG19 8LW | T: 0 780 2358737 W: www.sykescottages.co.uk/ cottage/Peak-District-Lincolnshire-Warsop-Vale/ Bowler-Yard-Cottage-963639.html Nestled in private vineyard grounds down a quiet country lane, this converted stable-block is an ideal base for walking and mountain biking activities. All ground floor. One double, one twin. Wet-room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Sorry, no smoking.

Peck Lane, Gunthorpe, Nottinghamshire NG14 7EX T: 07939 260042 | W: www.glebefarmcottages.com A beautiful four star modernised Victorian barn conversion of five cottages, sleeping from two to five people, just moments from the riverside village of Gunthorpe and within thirty minutes from Nottingham city centre. Choice of several nearby excellent restaurants, country pubs and supermarkets within ten minutes.

New Hall Lane, Edingley, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG22 8BS T: 01623 883041 | W: www.newhallfarm.co.uk This 25-pitch campsite is set on a working conservation farm near the historic market towns of Southwell and Newark. With panoramic views and a tranquil setting. New Hall Farm specifically caters for adults only. Ideally located for cycling and walking, nearby attractions include Southwell Minster and Sherwood Forest Country Park.

BRIDLEWAYS HOLIDAY HOMES

HARDWICK HALL HOLIDAY COTTAGES

NEWSTEAD ABBEY GARDENER’S COTTAGE

Newlands Road, Forest Town, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG19 0HU T: 01623 635 725 | W: www.stayatbridleways.co.uk Bridleways is situated in a quiet, semi-rural setting, off the B6030 just on the edge of the village of Clipstone. Bridleways Holiday Homes are all self-catering & located within three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. Ploughman’s Cottage is a two bedroom bungalow and their Holiday Homes are four large static caravans for hire.

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ T: 0844 800 2070 W: www.nationaltrustcottages.co.uk Comprising of three immaculately presented cottages, High Hazels, 4 Stableyard and Rowthorne Lodge all stand at the heart of the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall Estate. Perfect for groups who want to explore Hardwick, High Hazels sleeps up to 11, Stableyard sleep six and Rowthorne sleeps two.

Newstead Abbey Historic House and Park, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire NG15 8NA | T: 01623 455 900 W: www.ownersdirect.co.uk Situated in heart of the Abbey grounds, the Gardener’s Cottage is just a few minutes’ walk from many of the park’s unique features including the Abbey and Byron’s own fort. The cottage sleeps up to six people with two double bedrooms. Please enquire via the website for week-long, weekend and mid-week breaks.

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Top Street, Askham, Nr Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0RR T: 07967 111319 | M: 0779 2696 992 W: www.orchardhillfarm.co.uk Ginny’s Barn (pictured), Granary and Swallows Flight are three delightful conversions with character and modern living with underfloor heating, wi-fi and spacious parking. Situated on a family run livestock farm - located at the edge of a rural village with splendid walks and old pub serving good food. Prices start from £225 per week.

POND VIEW SYKES HOLIDAY COTTAGES

Mill House, Old Mill Lane, Cuckney Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG20 9JS T: 01244 356695 W: www.sykescottages.co.uk/cottage/Peak-DistrictLincolnshire-Cuckney/Pond-View-977691.html Pond View is a stylish and contemporary cottage, sleeping 2 people. With spacious and comfortable rooms and a fully equipped kitchen, the cottage is ideal for a couple’s getaway. The property is in a beautiful setting with a large garden, boasting views out towards the countryside and tranquil mill pond and river.

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ROSE & SWEET BRIAR COTTAGES

SHERWOOD FOREST HOLIDAY PARK

SMEATON’S LAKES TOURING, CARAVAN AND FISHING PARK

Hill Farm, Kersall, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0BJ T: 01636 636 274 | E: hind-hillfarm@hotmail.co.uk W: www.roseandsweetbriar.co.uk Two single storey cottages (sleeps two - four) with views of open countryside in a quiet location. Sweet Briar Cottage has one double and one twin bedroom. Rose Cottage has one twin bedroom. Large garden and secure parking. Ideal for visiting Newark, Nottingham and Sherwood Forest. Prices between £180 to £335 per week. Short stays available.

Kings Clipstone, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HW T: 01623 823 132 | W: www. forestholidaypark.co.uk An award-winning 52 acre campsite in Robin Hood Country. Sherwood Forest Holiday Park is a peaceful, picturesque site with an abundance of wildlife and mature trees. The park is situated on the banks of the River Maun and there is also a lake on-site, which is home to ducks, swans and all manner of creatures.

Great North Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 6ED T: 01636 605 088 | W: www.smeatonslakes.co.uk Set in 90 acres of lakes and parkland, Smeaton’s Lakes is a haven of peace and tranquillity and is ideal for caravans, motorhomes and tents. Described by new visitors as one of the East Midlands’ best kept secrets, Smeaton’s Lakes is ideal for exploring historic Newark.

SAVILE HOUSE

THE SHERWOOD HIDEAWAY

WHITE HORSE COTTAGE

Station Road, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9BN T: 0779 646 3986 | W: www.sherwoodholidays.co.uk Savile House Holiday Cottage is situated in Ollerton Village, a conservation area on the doorstep of Sherwood Forest. This character 1800s cottage offers spacious accommodation for four people (in three bedrooms) with the added advantage of an enclosed garden and parking area.

Blyth Road, Perlethorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 9EB T: 01623 824 594 | W: www.sherwoodhideaway.com Nottinghamshire Tourism’s Holiday Village of the Year for 2017, The Sherwood Hideaway is a relaxing retreat in Sherwood Forest. Each luxury lodge is elegantly styled and features slumberous bedrooms, a cosy living room, stylish kitchen and its own hot tub under the stars. With pet-friendly lodges available.

Eaking Road, Wellow, Nottinghamshire NG22 0EG T: 01623 624784 W: www.sherwoodforestcottages.co.uk White Horse Cottage is a charming detached period property set amid the historic Sherwood Forest. It also overlooks Wellow’s famous maypole. The cottage sleeps six in three bedrooms, has a wealth of character with beamed ceilings, exposed wood, open fireplaces, small sauna and a cottage garden.

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TRAVEL INFORMATION GETTING HERE

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By road Major motorways and A-roads make it a breeze to reach Nottinghamshire in the car. Or jump on the National Express coach, with regular services running to Nottingham, Mansfield, Newark, Retford and Worksop.

By rail High speed trains - operated by East Midlands Trains - whizz from London St Pancras to Nottingham and East Midlands Parkway in as little as 90 minutes, stopping off at towns and cities across the county. EMT trains cover a huge swathe of the country, from Liverpool in the north to Norwich in the east, and the Castle Line connects Nottingham Train Station with Newark Castle - ideal for visiting the National Civil War Centre. Cross Country Trains also has a wide network, connecting the region with cities as far north as Aberdeen and as far south as Penzance, Cornwall. Virgin Trains East Coast come from London Kings Cross to Newark. Nottinghamshire is also linked with the continent, thanks to the Eurostar services - which run to Paris, Brussels and Lille from London St Pancras International.

By air East Midlands Airport has train connections from East Midlands Parkway, which is just 10 minutes from the airport. The regular Skylink bus service hops between the airport and the city, or National Express coaches will also link you with the city centre. Doncaster Sheffield Airport is another option, just to the north of Nottinghamshire, while Birmingham, Luton and Manchester Airports are all easily connected via motorway links.

Nottingham City Transport is the main bus operator within the city, while Trent Barton’s network provides connections to attractions like Newstead Abbey. Stagecoach also operates a wide service, covering areas as far north as Retford, and stopping off at places like Sherwood Forest and Rufford Abbey.

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LGBTQ+ NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

The tourist information centres have everything you need to make the most of your visits to Nottinghamshire.

Nottinghamshire is a friendly, welcoming and inclusive place to visit - and there’s a great selection of things to do for the LGBTQ+ community. Nottinghamshire Pride is an annual highlight and adds plenty of colour to the streets of Hockley when 1,000s of people take part in Pride March – it takes in place in July each year. There are great venues, pubs and clubs open all year round. For more information on the LGBTQ+ scene in Nottinghamshire contact the Notts LGBTQ+ Network or go to: www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/ information/product-catch-all/ notts-lgbt-network-p453171

Nottingham City Centre 1-4 Smithy Row, Off Old Market Square NG1 2BY Tel: 0844 477 5678 Email: tourist.information @nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Hucknall Library, South Street NG15 7BS

Newark 14 Appleton Gate NG24 1JY Tel: 01636 655755 Email: museums@nsdc.info

Retford

Coming out and going out. Safer sex. Staying in or feeling down. Transitioning. Meeting up or breaking up. Networking or volunteering. A team of trained volunteers at Notts LGBT+ Network provides information and support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and associated communities of Nottinghamshire.

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Tel: 01777 860414 Email: chris@retfordhub.org

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Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Edwinstowe NG21 9RN

Notts LGBT+ Network Tel: 0115 934 8485 Text: 07481 344040 Website: www.nottslgbt.com

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Southwell The Minster Centre, Church Street NG25 0HD Tel: 01636 819038 Email: info@visitsouthwell.com

Worksop Worksop Library Memorial Avenue S80 2BP Tel: 01623 677200 Email: worksop.library@inspireculture.org.uk

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Retford Hub 11 Churchgate, Retford DN22 6PA

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Scooter Hire Shopmobility If you are visiting Nottingham, wheelchair hire is available at the intu Victoria Shopping Centre through the Shopmobility scheme. Photographic ID is required along with proof of address. Shopmobility Nottingham Tel: 0115 8761313 The Shopmobility scheme is also available in Arnold, Beeston, Mansfield, Retford, West Bridgford and Worksop. Tel: 01623 658 060 for specific information.

Key Attractions Clumber Park Wheelchairs, powered mobility vehicles and adapted cycles are available from the Cycle Hire Centre. Tel: 01909 544911 Rufford Abbey Country Park Mobility scooters and wheelchairs can be booked in advance. Tel: 01623 821338 Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Wheelchairs and scooters are available on loan. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance. Tel: 01623 677321


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