• 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

  • 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

  • father's day1-01 Posted on 14 June 2016

    Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

    Eek, Father’s Day is almost upon us! But don’t panic if you’ve not yet managed to sort out a gift for Dad, we’re here to save the day with some great, Nottinghamshire-themed gift ideas and inspiration!

    Whether it’s a day at the cricket, or the shiny new Nottingham Forest football shirt, read on for some great ideas to give your dad the perfect Father’s Day treat.

    Robin Hood Beer Festival Tickets

    It’s one of the biggest dates in the Notts calendar, as Nottingham Castle is taken over by barrel after barrel of ales and ciders, and the merriment commences!

    Featuring over 1,000 different ales and ciders to work your way through, the tickets sell fast,

  • Blog lead image template-01 Posted on 08 June 2016

    Something New is Brewing for Coffee Lovers in Notts

    Coffee fanatics in Nottingham will be all too familiar with the delicious aromas and smooth coffees of 200° Degrees Coffee Shop, an always busy and bustling cafe just off Old Market Square.

    Serving delicious coffee, roasted at 200°, in their relaxed and trendy coffee shop on Flying Horse Walk, it’s fair to say that their hip – but unpretentious – take on artisan coffee has taken Nottingham by storm.

    So coffee-nuts will be delighted to know that 200° are well on their way to opening up a brand new cafe! In fact, it will open its doors in just two weeks’ time.

    With the clock ticking, Experience Nottinghamshire was invited behind the scenes to take a

  • Blog lead image template-01 Posted on 31 May 2016

    Things To Do This Weekend 3rd-5th June

    Can it really be June already? With so many fantastic things happening in Nottinghamshire, it’s no surprise that 2016 is flying by – and there’s no let up this weekend, as even more top quality sport comes to Nottinghamshire. Keep up to date with everything that’s happening by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and see our What’s On guide for full listings.

    1. Aegon Open Nottingham WTA International Women’s Tournament 2016

    Following on from the European Archery Championships last weekend, it’s tennis’s turn to take over Nottingham, as the biggest names in the sport descend on Nottingham Tennis Centre. With Britain’s Heather Watson and former World No.1 Victoria

  • nottingifs-01 Posted on 26 May 2016

    Celebrating Nottingham’s Most Popular Attractions With Animated GIFs

    A series of ten fun animations, which celebrate some of Nottinghamshire’s best-loved institutions, have been spreading like wildfire across social media. Featuring references to everything from Batman’s home at Wollaton Hall to the selfie-magnet that is the famous Robin Hood statue – they celebrate all that’s great about our county.

    In this special guest post for Experience Nottinghamshire, Lydia from Skeleton – the team behind the GIFs – explains what motivated them to pay their quirky tribute to Notts:

    Wollaton Hall, with its grand Elizabethan front and rolling deer park.

    Market Square, which transforms from sweltering summer fair to glittering winter wonderland and back again.

    The statue of our favourite outlaw Robin Hood, where countless group shots and selfies are

  • Untitled-1-01 Posted on 24 May 2016

    New Robin Hood Film – Rumour Round-Up

    Update – New Robin Hood Film has Release Date – March 23, 2018
    As we predicted down below, the Lionsgate Robin Hood film has been the first to materialise, and with a release date for early next year, we don’t have too long to wait until Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest and Nottingham are back on the big screen!

    Filming has taken place, and recently released details include the interesting choice to cast comedian Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck. You may also recognise the new Will Scarlett – he will be played by Jamie Dornan, who featured in the 50 Shades films. The new Sheriff of Nottingham, Ben Mendelsohn, is unlikely to be a

  • Glee Club Nottingham review Posted on 17 May 2016

    Canalside Chuckles at the Glee Club Nottingham

    After a long week, a trip to the Glee Club Nottingham seemed like the perfect way to start the weekend, promising food, fun and plenty of laughs of a Friday evening.

    Located an easy walk from Nottingham’s railway station, on the banks of the canal, this well respected comedy and music hub is nestled inside the spacious interior of the former British Waterways Building – meaning there’s plenty of room inside to spread out and grab a drink or a bite to eat, before the main entertainment gets going.

    I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from the actual comedy. My only previous experience of this type of event was a grubby,

  • things to do 1005-01 Posted on 10 May 2016

    Things to do This Weekend – 13th to 15th May 2016

    With opportunities to get a good look behind the normally closed doors of museums at night, try out archery ahead of the European Championships, and enjoy plenty of arty goodness, we have another action packed weekend in Nottinghamshire coming up for you! Share your experiences with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and view our full what’s on guide here.


    1. A Real Night at the Museum
    Watch the film, then experience a real night at a museum, with this special event at the Galleries of Justice. There’s a whole host of things going on for Museums at Night – which you can read more about

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