• NSP-PIERRE0027 Posted on 30 June 2016

    Tres Bien! Bistrot Pierre Review

    Bringing a little French charm to Nottingham city centre, Bistrot Pierre is a true Nottinghamshire success story. The French bistrot has 16 restaurants across the country, but with a truly authentic feel, and fantastic food, it’s certainly no generic chain restaurant, and there’s a real independent feel to the place.

    With the flagship, original restaurant based in Nottingham, Bistrot Pierre has spread across the country, expanding without losing its philosophy of serving delicious food, offering excellent service, and providing a fantastic dining atmosphere.

    On arrival, the restaurant almost looked closed from the outside, because of the low-level lighting, which gave the walls a candle-lit flicker. The melodic French accents of the staff who

  • Junkyard 5 Posted on 29 June 2016

    Nottingham Craft Beer Week

    The second Nottingham Craft Beer Week is set to take place across some of Nottingham’s best loved  pubs, bars, bottle shops and breweries next week.

    From 4th-10th July, craft brew enthusiasts across the city will be clinking glasses at the only event of its kind outside of London.

    Notts has certainly gotten a taste for speciality beer in recent years, boasting a string of thriving independent businesses, from the laid back California style Junkyard bar to the well-established local favourite Bunkers Hill.
    Find our pick of Craft Beer Week events below

    Saturday 2nd July

    Annies Burger Shack Street Party, from 12pm

    The all-American and Nottingham famous Annie’s Burger Shack are kicking things

  • lawrence Posted on 24 June 2016

    Tour of the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

    On a sunny Friday morning I ventured into the town of Eastwood to find out more about the famous D.H. Lawrence. I’ve heard a lot about him and read some of his books but never actually knew much about his life and background. I was really looking forward to the day ahead.

    The small ex-mining town of Eastwood is where baby David Herbert Lawrence, also known as D.H. Lawrence, was born, and grew up, along with his two brothers and two sisters. Lawrence’s father, Arthur John Lawrence, was a coal miner, and his mother, Lydia Lawrence, worked in the lace-making industry to contribute into the family’s income. She

  • i Posted on 22 June 2016

    Q&A with Ben Orton – new GM at Forest Holidays

    We talk to Ben Orton – new General Manager at Forest Holidays in Sherwood Forest. See the venue through his eyes, learn about his favourite things about the job, and much more.

    You’re quite new to the role – what are your first impressions of Forest Holidays?

    The company is really progressive and great to work for. We have amazing plans for expansion, but are still very much focused in the here and now and supporting each location in it’s constant development. Our team, not just here at Sherwood Forest but across the UK, are so passionate about what we do, which has made my first few months in

  • dd-01 Posted on 21 June 2016

    Nottinghamshire Holiday Habits

    The sun’s finally out, and with summer holiday season almost upon us, what better time to take a look at what makes us tick here in Nottinghamshire? New research has shown that people across the UK like to holiday in different ways – so let’s find out what it is that sets us apart here in Notts.
    In Notts we love the beach!
    It’s no secret that we’re pretty landlocked here in Notts – we are located slap bang in the centre of the country after all. So maybe that’s why the research revealed we’re such big fans of a little sun, sand and sea. 60% of us prefer to

  • Things to Do2006-01 Posted on 20 June 2016

    Things to do this weekend 24th – 26th June

    We’re spoilt for choice for things to do this weekend, so we’ve doubled our list of picks this week and put together 10 events not to missed in Notts. You’ll find more ideas on our What’s On page or by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    Cycle Live

    Cycle Live returns for 2016 with the Nottingham City Ride the Great Notts Bike Ride and the Nottingham Grand Prix.

    #MondayMotivation #CycleLiveNotts is THIS WEEKEND! That should be the motivation you need to get riding this week! https://t.co/WJEw9e7AMh

    — Cycle Live Notts (@CycleLiveNotts) June 20, 2016

    Armed Forces Weekend 

    A weekend of celebration and remembrance

  • Cheeky glass of Merlot while we choose Posted on 17 June 2016

    Enjoying the fruit of the Orchard’s labour at Bramleys Brasserie

    We weren’t going to pass on the opportunity to sample the new summer menu when my colleague Sarah and I were invited recently by our friends over at Bramleys Brasserie.

    Apples flourish in Orchards, so very appropriate the DeVere Venues Orchard Hotel named its restaurant after the juicy, sour and world renowned Bramley Apple, first cultivated here in Nottinghamshire. Known to many as the ‘miracle fruit’ after a young girl planted some leftover pips in her back garden, the synergies don’t stop at just the name.

    Beautifully structured with a unique design, this

  • Tapas Dish 5 Posted on 16 June 2016

    World Tapas Day

    Spain has done diners everywhere a great gastronomic service by declaring today as World Tapas Day! We’re joining in the international celebration of small plates by sharing some of our favourite places for a Spanish food fiesta in Notts!

    Iberico Worlds Tapas

    Located in the grade II listed county Gaol building in the Lace Market area of Nottingham, in the award winning restaurant combines classic tapas dishes with modern global cuisine.

    Tapastry

    Bar Esquina

    Serving the fresh Spanish dishes in the trendy Hockley area of the city, Tapastry is just the place to go for a bit of Mediterranean Sunshine on a cloudy day.

    Escabeche 

    Found in cosmopolitan West Bridgford, Escabeche uses local ingredients to

  • Blog lead image template-01 Posted on 16 June 2016

    Where You Can Catch the Euro 2016 Action In Notts

    The action’s well underway in France, but don’t worry if you’re stuck on this side of the channel – there’s no shortage of places to watch the football here in Notts!

    England’s Home of Sport is filled with great pubs where you can enjoy a drink, some food and a fantastic atmosphere: here’s just a few of them:
    Southbank City and Southbank Trent Bridge

    Not long til KO #Englandvwales@dtwill wish you were here? pic.twitter.com/gFJ9KeylkJ

    — Southbank City (@SouthbankNottm) June 16, 2016
    More on Southbank here

    Bunkers hill

    If your boss is nice enough to let you clock off early today, come cheer on England with us! Food served from

  • Aegon Open Nottingham ATP - Commercial Creative Posted on 16 June 2016

    WIN tickets to the AEGON Open Tennis Tournament, courtesy of Highland Spring

    Together with Highland Spring we’re offering 10 pairs of tickets to the Aegon Open ATP International Men’s Tournament  every day from 20th – 24th June.

    Taking place at the state of the art Nottingham Tennis Centre, the tournament will see some of the biggest stars in tennis compete against each other for the prestigious title, including GB Davis Cup trio Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans and James Ward.

    Enjoy the tennis up front and watch the top players battle it out to be crowned champion!

     

    Expected play for the week is as follows:

    Monday 20th June: 1st and 2nd Rounds

    Tuesday 21st June: 2nd Round

    Wendesday 22nd June: 3rd Round

    Thursday 23rd June: Quarter Finals

    Friday 24th June: Semi Finals

     

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Guest blog by Carl Gibson – Gallery Co-ordinator at The Harley Gallery. In 2015 The Harley Gallery welcomed Warren Elsmore’s LEGO® based exhibition ‘Brick City’, an exhibition of famous architecture from around the world, created entirely from LEGO® bricks. This was a break from the norm for The Harley Gallery, used to showing the likes of…

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“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron The snowdrops have emerged, lambing season has begun and the daffodils are slowly waking…