• castle_rock_banner_v2 Posted on 25 May 2017

    Raising a Glass to Castle Rock – Nottinghamshire Brewer Turns 40!

    Whether you’ve been for a long walk through Nottinghamshire’s countryside, are catching up with friends, or celebrating a special occasion, nothing’s quite like a sip of refreshing Castle Rock beer. Brewed with local pride and expert knowledge, every pint offers a delicious taste of Nottinghamshire.

    We have a proud brewing heritage here, and at the forefront of this is Castle Rock, who brew award-winning ales, which are distributed across the county and beyond.

    Ahead of their 40th birthday bash, we caught up with Head of Marketing, Lewis Townsend to discuss what makes Castle Rock beers special and to find out more about the plans for their birthday celebrations.

    What makes Castle Rock beers different?

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  • 18_4_17_blog_post_image_template-01 Posted on 15 May 2017

    Celebrating 1 Year of Belgo in Nottingham!

    Belgo Nottingham, the brand’s first restaurant outside London, was one year old at the end of April. We went along to this unique venue in the Lace Market to celebrate with Belgian biers, rope grown mussels and other delicious treats off their brand new menu.

    Chatting to the friendly team, we were blown away to hear that in the past year the restaurant has served up more than 11,000 kilos of mussels and 15,304 bottles of beer in Nottingham alone. It is fair to say that Nottingham locals and visitors alike have fully embraced the spirit of Belgo (who serve up 52 craft beers – each accompanied by their

  • 18_4_17_blog_post_image_template-01 Posted on 28 April 2017

    Q&A – Nottingham: A Tale of Two Cities Tour

    Guided tours offer an unbeatable way to get the most out of a trip to Nottingham, giving you a couple of hours in the company of dedicated guides, who are passionate about sharing their incredible local knowledge and insight into the city’s fascinating history and tales.

    We’re lucky to have a number of amazing tour guides here in Nottingham, and special mention must go to Ezekial Bone’s Robin Hood Town Tour, which you may have spotted in the Guardian this week. You can view information about all of Nottingham’s tour guides here.

    There’s always room for more however, and we’re delighted to welcome a brand new entertaining and informative guided walk, which promises to provide a different way of seeing

  • 18_4_17_blog_post_image_template-01 Posted on 20 April 2017

    Tapas at Bar Iberico Nottingham Review

    After a busy bank holiday weekend, my girlfriend and I arrived back in Nottingham and, having taken a brief break from eating chocolate, decided to venture out into the city centre to find some food.

    I’d heard a lot of very good things about Iberico World Service restaurant, which is located at the newly re-opened National Justice Musuem, but I’ve never managed to visit it myself. So I was excited to try out their new bar/restaurant.

    Located on one of the main streets in bustling Hockley, step through the doors and you’re instantly transported into a trendy Spanish tavern.

    Restaurant style tables are spread around the bar, but you can also grab a stool at

  • Untitled-2-01 Posted on 18 April 2017

    World Heritage Day in Robin Hood Country

    It’s #WorldHeritageDay, which gives us an excellent excuse to celebrate some of the wonderful history and heritage that you can explore right across Nottinghamshire.

    The spirit of Robin Hood is never very far away here, and is undoubtedly one of the county’s main attractions. During your visit, follow in his footsteps and explore Sherwood Forest and Visitor Centre.

    The forest is a 450-acre country park and nature reserve and many of its trees are over 500 years old. You can take a walk along one of the way-marked paths and leafy glades to see the mighty tree, the Major Oak; where the legend of Robin Hood and his merry men comes to life.

  • lovenotts1-01 Posted on 07 April 2017

    Top 5 #LoveNotts Photos of the Week – April 7th

    It’s been another busy week on Instagram here in Nottinghamshire and the opening of a high tech new building – which features a spectacular light installation – has certainly got some creative juices flowing. Take a look at our top 5 favourite photos below, and see more here.

     

     

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    As we’ve mentioned, BioCity has opened a new futuristic building in the centre of Nottingham – and the exterior has an amazing artwork, which is linked to NASA satellites. Here’s one of our fave photos of it – and we look forward to seeing plenty more shots of this spectacular addition to Nottingham’s cityscape.

  • lovenotts1-01 Posted on 31 March 2017

    Top 5 #LoveNotts Photos of the Week – March 31

    Spring’s definitely arrived in Nottinghamshire this week, meaning Instagram has been glowing with sunny snaps and blooming blossom.

    Here are our five favourite photographs from the past week:

     

     

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    The blossom bursting to life is always a sure sign that the warmer spring weather has hit Nottinghamshire – we love the colours in this snap.

    Pink blossom and blue skies, is there anything prettier? 🌸

  • lovenotts1-01 Posted on 21 March 2017

    Top 5 #LoveNotts Photos of the Week – March 20

    Here in Nottinghamshire, we’re lucky to have some incredible photographers and visitors, who skillfully capture the beauty and stories of our fantastic county. We love sharing their images with you, and so, in the first of a new series, we’ve handpicked our top five favourite images this week!

    Remember to share your snaps and instas with #LoveNotts if you want a chance to be featured!
    Watch this week’s round up, and read some more info on the photos below:

    The first photo comes from mikebeardphoto and captures Lady Bay Bridge, under a spectacular starry sky. Next, Visit Nottinghamshire’s own Elle Taylor shares a snap of Robin Hood and

  • 11111 Posted on 07 February 2017

    Get Ready for Light Night 2017!

    This Friday, for the 10th consecutive year, Nottingham will be all aglow as one of our favourite events lights up the city with glowing decorations and vivid light displays.

    Light Night is back for 2017, and this year there will be a dramatic new centrepiece to the celebrations, with Nottingham’s answer to the London Eye having arrived in the city. The Wheel of Nottingham can already be seen glowing beside The Council House’s illuminated dome in Old Market Square, with its 75,000 bulbs putting on a dazzling display.

    Ahead of @RobinHoodEnergy Nottingham Light Night check out this timelapse as night falls on the city https://t.co/j7L1LpSyRE @iamgarethevans pic.twitter.com/8jPZbasVtT

  • cycle-01 Posted on 24 January 2017

    A Year in the Saddle – Interview with Nottingham’s World Record Breaker

    With Christmas now a distant memory, we’ve reached the time of year when New Year Resolutions are tested, and the best of intentions fall by the wayside. If you ever needed a little inspiration to get outdoors and be a bit more active, it’d be hard to find a better role model than Kajsa Tylén.

    For the last year, this Nottingham resident has been quietly making history, taking to her saddle every day in a bid to break a 77-year-old Guinness World Record, by cycling 50,000 km in a single year.

    Setting out with Billie Fleming’s extraordinary record – set back in 1938 – in her sights, Kajsa cycled through wind, rain and

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