• namexmassong03-01 Posted on 22 December 2016

    Robin’s Giveaway – Win One of Six Breaks in Nottinghamshire!

    It’s been a prize filled few weeks in the build up to Christmas – and the great news is, it’s not over yet!

    As a part of Robin’s Giveaway, he has SIX breaks in Nottinghamshire to give away.

    You can still enter each of the four competitions running below. All you have to do is watch each animation, and work out the Christmas song that it’s referring to. Just say what you see!

    All competitions are now closed.
    Competition Number One – Win a short winter break to Sherwood Hideaway

    Click here to enter

     
    Competition Number Two: Win an overnight shopping trip to Nottingham!

    Click here to enter

     
    Competition Number Three: Win a short

  • griddle2 Posted on 15 December 2016

    The #LoveNotts Team welcome Griddle & Shake to Nottingham

    Burger enthusiast and previous Michelin star chef, Ed Halls has opened the doors to his brand new venture Griddle & Shake on Fletcher Gate in the city centre this month. Griddle & Shake is a haven for burger lovers with an innovative menu of burgers, wings and shakes in a super cool new premises on the edge of Nottingham’s Lace Market. On behalf of all you NottingYummers out there the Love Notts team made it their priority to visit during opening week, please read our review to find out more.
    Sarah
    I enjoyed a Tempeh burger with halloumi on a pretzel bun with rosemary and garlic oil fries, washed down with

  • dav Posted on 25 October 2016

    Lunch at the Crafty Crow

    On a typical Sunday, the cobbled street that runs alongside the steep rise up to Nottingham Castle is always bustling with visitors posing for snaps with the Robin Hood Statue, or heading into the castle to admire the gardens, delve into the caves, or browse the art exhibitions contained inside.

    There’s a lot to do in this part of town, so it’s useful that there are plenty of spots to stop for a relaxing drink or a bite to eat. On this particular Sunday – which was particularly bustling as it was also a Heritage Open Day – we went along to sample the menu at the Crafty Crow.

    The first impressions are

  • fw Posted on 14 October 2016

    2016 Bonfire Night events in Nottinghamshire

    The 5th of November is always a special day in Nottinghamshire, as people from across the county come together to celebrate bonfire night, and the legend of Guy Fawkes.

    2016 is no exception, and there are plenty of sparkling events lined up for you to enjoy. So here’s our round-up of some of the best from across the county.

    Let us know if we’ve missed any, and we’ll keep this blog updated as the big day approaches.

    Center Parcs Sherwood Forest – 2nd/6th November

    Our Guy Fawkes Fireworks are at 6pm Wednesday 2 November and Sunday 6 November. Join us from 4.30pm for food and entertainment. pic.twitter.com/fha88KUl9N

    — Sherwood Forest (@CP_UK_Sherwood) October 19,

  • Posted on 23 September 2016

    Tucking into Pizzas at Rocket at Saltwater

    Sitting high above the city, Rocket at Saltwater is a stylish place to enjoy a drink and some food, with a fantastic atmosphere. A couple of members of the Experience Nottinghamshire team went along to try out their tasty looking pizza menu – here’s what we made of it:
    Alistair
    Few things make life worth living more than a good pizza – so when offered the chance to go and try out the pizzas at Rocket at Saltwater, I jumped at the chance to grab a slice of the action.

    Located in the Cornerhouse, which is a fantastic entertainment venue in the heart of Nottingham and features restaurants, a huge

  • plates-workshop-01 Posted on 14 September 2016

    Plates Records Workshop Puts Us In a Spin

    Since setting up shop in Nottingham back in 2014, Plates Records have been leading the way in Nottingham’s vinyl revival. Two years on, and one move to the Malt Cross later, Plates are continuing to keep the city’s music scene exciting.

    In a world where Spotify and YouTube give access to practically any song in a couple of clicks, sometimes it’s nice to slow the pace a little, and enjoy the simple pleasures of listening to music the old fashioned way.

    While it was tempting to spend a few hours flicking through the great collection of rare and interesting records, the EN team arrived at Plates a couple of weeks ago for another

  • Blog lead image template-01 Posted on 27 July 2016

    The Lion at Basford Review

    There’s no shortage of amazing pubs in Nottinghamshire, and while there’s many characterful options in Nottingham city centre, it’s always worth exploring a little further afield, to find a hidden gem.

    One pub, which you could easily overlook if you were unaware of its existence, is The Lion – which is located next to an industrial estate, in New Basford. The location doesn’t sound particularly promising, but don’t be discouraged – this is a fantastic pub with a great selection of local ales, live music and fantastic food.

    What’s more, it’s incredibly easy to get to. The tram runs right along side it, so hop off at Shipstone’s Street, and you’ll see

  • Blog lead image template-01 Posted on 11 July 2016

    Things to do this Weekend 15th – 17th July

    We’ve got another busy weekend of events coming up for you, and whether you want to cheer on The Outlaws as they look to continue their five game winning streak in the t-20 Blast cricket, or enjoy poetry in Southwell library, there’s something for every taste. Don’t forget to give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and share your experiences with us using #LoveNotts.
    Wollaton Arts Festival
    The first ever Wollaton Arts Festival takes place this weekend, with lots of fun and free events to enjoy.

    The first #WollatonArtsFestival takes place 14 – 17 July! See what’s on – #FREEhttps://t.co/xwnB5CurnPpic.twitter.com/uLfnNWayyT

    — Wollaton Hall (@WollatonHall)

  • 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

  • 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

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