• 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?

    I

  • 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 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

  • griddle and shake Posted on 14 April 2017

    An interview with Ed Halls – founder of Griddle & Shake Nottingham

    We sat down with Ed Halls – the founder of Griddle & Shake – to find out what inspired him to establish the restaurant in Nottingham, and to learn about its philosophy, future plans and much more.

    What inspired you to establish Griddle & Shake?

    I was inspired to start Griddle & Shake after deciding to pursue my passion for high-quality burgers. I sought to improve and revolutionise the ‘better burger’ market and its standards, and with my extensive experience from working as a chef, I was confident I had the skills to do this.

    Why did you choose to open the restaurant in Nottingham?

    I chose to open Griddle & Shake in Nottingham because

  • 200 degrees coffee shop nottingham Posted on 13 April 2017

    A great cup of coffee in Nottingham(shire)

    To celebrate UK coffee week we’ve rounded up some of our favourite coffee drinking destinations in Nottingham and the Shire. So, raise your cup and let’s get started.

    —–UK coffee week – 10th – 16th April—–

    HARTLEYS

    At this independent family run business you can treat yourself to a selection of beverages. We recommend you try a skinny cappuccino with a choice of chocolate sprinkled on top for just £2.50. You can sit down at one of the tables (inside or outside) and have your brew or if you’re in a hurry you can take it away. And if you find yourself stray to Hartleys more than once a week we recommend you

  • ye olde trip to jerusalem Posted on 10 April 2017

    10 things I love about Nottingham

    Everyone who lives in Nottinghamshire has got their own favourite places to go and ways of spending time. In today’s blog I would like to share a few of my top picks of places to visit and things I like about Nottingham. Maybe some of them will encourage you to go and enjoy them as well. I’d also like to hear about your favourite spots and things to do in your spare time so I can discover them for myself.

    1. University Park Campus – The University of Nottingham

    The University of Nottingham’s Park Campus is an oasis of peace which can be enjoyed not only by the students but also by tourists and local

  • hggf Posted on 29 March 2017

    Lunch at Bread and Bitter

    Castle Rock Brewery is a Nottinghamshire institution, famed for its award-winning beers and fantastic pubs. With 14 pubs across the county, and many more serving its locally made beers and ales, there are plenty of opportunities to sample their top tipples. We were recently invited to try some of the food at one of their pubs, the Bread and Bitter, where we were pleased to learn that this real ale pub is as much about the food as it is about the beer.

    On a Friday in February we took a table in the conservatory area of the pub, a sun-trap on this cold but bright winters day. Dining with children

  • zaap Posted on 04 January 2017

    A visit to Zaap Thai Nottingham

    A Friday night spent with my friend Emily from Leicester called for a meal out somewhere quick and delicious in the city centre. After working up an appetite over a very nice glass of Pinot Noir at Veeno, we headed to Zapp on Maid Marian Way.

    The wintery November nights meant that it was already dark outside by the time we headed over, but Zaap looked very inviting, with its colourful lighting glowing through the restaurant’s glass front.

    The staff were incredibly welcoming, greeting us with wide smiles as soon as we got through the door. Our table near the back of the restaurant gave us a great view of all

  • 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

  • marcos_kegworth_bar_area1 Posted on 23 November 2016

    The Italian Job was the icing on the cake at Marco’s Italian

    It was Friday night, but not just any Friday night, it was the inaugural Funky Friday at Marco’s Italian, Kegworth. Unsure what to expect and a touch nervous of the word funky I invited my 19 year old daughter to join me.

    We drove to the restaurant, which is located in the Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel in Kegworth. Kegworth is a pretty village just a few minutes’ drive from East Midlands Airport, yet seemingly situated a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of a busy

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