• Lunch Posted on 28 July 2016

    Lunch at the new 200 Degrees Cafe

    Nottingham coffee lovers have been rejoicing following the opening of the second 200 Degrees café in the city centre – an outlet for fresh brews and amazing food from Nottingham’s premier coffee roasters, 200 Degrees coffee.

    The roaster’s first café on the edge of Old Market Square in the Flying Horse Walk arcade is already hugely popular with locals and visitors alike, thanks to its delicious coffee and drinks, freshly prepared food and chilled-out atmosphere. Not only this, it’s home to Nottingham’s very own barista school, where you can learn everything from how to make the perfect cup of coffee at home, to how to perfect your latte art if

  • 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

  • Counter Posted on 21 July 2016

    A visit to the Mulberry Tree Cafe

    On a recent sunny Sunday, my friend and I decided to visit somewhere new for the afternoon, and we headed to the Mulberry Tree Café in the grounds of picturesque Strelley Hall, on the outskirts of Nottingham.

    Located in what was originally the stable block for the Hall, the Mulberry Tree Café is open every day and serves a delightful variety of café food, amazing cakes and ice cream.

    Upon arrival, we first took some time to walk around the grounds and to explore the vicinity, which includes picturesque fields and a historic church. For those feeling a little more energetic (and without a toddler in tow!), there are also a number

  • NT-01 Posted on 15 July 2016

    A National Trust Summer

    For decades The National Trust has been opening up and sharing the history of some of the most unique heritage sites in Great Britain.

    With the summer holidays just around the corner, we’re shining a spotlight on four regional treasures where we’ve spent some of our best days out.
    The Workhouse

    The most complete workhouse in existence, Southwell Workhouse is a living history of some of the poorest people in Victorian Britain.

    The Workhouse hosts regular events for visitors of all ages, recounting stories of real people who came to the institution. Follow an audio guide and meet inmates as you work your way through the atmospheric rooms and afterwards,

  • revolucion Posted on 08 July 2016

    Lunch at the Revolución de Cuba Nottingham

    We were invited by the Revolución de Cuba to sample their new lunch menu straight from the exotic island of Fidel and Che. With una gran fiesta on our minds our team went to explore Cuban foodie delights at this Havana-like setting. Here is what we thought of our lunch at the Revolución de Cuba.

    Rachel – I’ve been to Revolución de Cuba a few times – whether it’s with friends over a cocktail or a work lunch with a mocktail – it never disappoints.  The atmosphere has an authentic Cuban feel and the welcome is always friendly.  The Menu del Dia offers a perfect range for a work

  • Nottingham Old Market Square MED res Posted on 07 July 2016

    No Such Thing as a Bacon Roll by Leanne Moden

    Leanne Moden is a poet, performer, workshop leader, and event organiser, living in UNESCO City of Literature Nottingham. Leanne performs her poems all across the UK, and currently runs the ‘Crosswords’ spoken word open mic at the Malt Cross music hall.  Her latest work is an ode to the Nottingham and mentions some of our favourite things about the city.


    No Such Thing as a Bacon Roll 

    Choose Life. Choose a cob.

    Choose a canal.


    Choose Sneinton Market and Forest Fields,

    Goose Fairs and Market Squares,

    Stone Lions and Nottingham Lace.


    Choose walking through the arboretum on a warm summer’s evening

    Or bombing through Radford on the back of a bicycle.


    Trawling for vintage togs and vegan grub in Hockley


  • Pico Hockley 2015 - credit Experience Nottinhamshire (2) Posted on 04 July 2016

    Independent Nottinghamshire

    It’s USA Independence Day and to celebrate the 4th July a little closer to home, here’s some of Nottingham’s best independent shops.

    Derby Road

    Just a short walk from Nottingham Playhouse Cast bar and Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror, you’ll find a sophisticated strip of home and garden shops in the Le Chien et Moi,  The Worm that Turned and Brown Dog Interiors, as well as the independent Focus and Hung Up art galleries.

    The interior designs from Le Chien et Moi is a stylish alternative the the high street.


    Found in the heart of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, Hockley is made up of boutique shops, vintage stores and chilled out cafes and

  • 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

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