• 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

  • Derby Road 5 Posted on 05 April 2017

    The Hidden Delights of Derby Road

    To make the most of your exploration of Nottingham’s city centre, a little venture off the beaten track can lead to unique encounters and rewards. We have got a thriving independent community of people cultivating their personal interests into well curated businesses, and this of course means knowledge, passion and dedication are inherent within their services. Derby Road, a sophisticated street that you might not often think to visit, has maintained a culture of local business for decades. Top notch eateries, quirky shops and some of the best beer gardens in the city… if you’ve not had the pleasure yet, we really do recommend a wander!

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  • 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

  • adams-tabbed-image Posted on 15 March 2017

    Lunch at the Adam’s Restaurant

    In the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to eateries and places to hang out. It’s also a hub for shops, private companies and students attending the local college. Standing out from the sea of buildings is the historic Adam’s Building, in the past the lace headquarter and now a hub for education.  The building is the largest and finest example of a Victorian lace warehouse to survive in the country, and is one of Nottingham’s finest treasures.

    Last week we were invited to sample lunch at the Adam’s Restaurant, run by New College Nottingham staff and students and located in the Adam’s Building. Read on

  • griddle and shake nottingham burger Posted on 10 March 2017

    Burger delights at Griddle & Shake Nottingham

    Griddle & Shake offers a burger and shake experience like no other. With a range of burgers including beef, chicken, and pulled pork (along with one of the UK’s first vegan tempeh burger) there are also unlimited toppings and sauces as well as sides.

    We were invited to try the unlimited deal, which runs every Monday and Tuesday after 6pm. Read on to find out what we thought about our visit!

    Kinga – I was excited before our venture to Griddle & Shake as it was my first time paying it a visit. My colleagues, already experienced #GriddleShakers, all recommended the mouth-watering burgers and refreshing milkshakes, so I couldn’t wait to try them too.

    We were invited to

  • Capture Posted on 08 March 2017

    An Interview With Karl Gibson, Nottingham’s Tourism Superstar

    With subterranean caves, a cellar full of local ales, mysterious cursed objects, and a few ghosts thrown in for good measure, there’s certainly a lot to look after at Nottingham’s oldest inn. Karl Gibson has been the landlord of Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem for the past four years, attentively keeping things rolling as the 30th successive known landlord in a whopping 800 year history.

    Through sharing the pub’s fascinating history on tours of the building and caves, Karl has become known for his knowledge of local history and his passion for the business shines through. This year he is a finalist in the Visit England Tourism

  • bierkeller nottingham Posted on 02 March 2017

    Win tickets to exclusive opening of the Bierkeller Nottingham

    To celebrate the opening of Nottingham’s new Bierkeller Entertainment Complex (BEC) this March, we have 25 pairs of tickets up for grabs for a very special VIP launch night on the 16th March 2017. 

    The Bierkeller Entertainment Complex comprises three distinct bars – the Bavarian themed Bierkeller, the Around the World Bar with beers and cocktails from across the globe and the Shooters Bar boasting the largest screen in Nottingham for watching live sport.

    The classic Bierkeller, celebrating all things Bavaria, will have live Oompah shows on a Friday and Saturday night, traditional German beers and hearty food straight from the tables of a traditional German feast.

    And for those who prefer wine over

  • HIDDEN-Trail-Facebook Posted on 01 March 2017

    Nottingham’s New Independent Shopping Trail

    More often than not the best things in life take a bit longer to discover, and it is certainly something to keep in mind when getting to know a city. While Nottingham is splendidly compact to get around, if you roam a little beyond the bustle of the main city streets you’ll find a true taste of Nottingham’s character. Hiding within retro shopping arcades, peaceful courtyards, inconspicuous alleys (or twitchells if you want to learn the local dialect!) there is a spectacular array of niche, independent businesses all ripe for discovery.

    These ventures are lovingly began by locals, who hold a true passion and knowledge of their trade.

  • ye olde trip nottingham Posted on 24 February 2017

    Nottingham’s Tourism Superstar at Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem

    (This blog is part one of two. To discover more about the history of Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, keep a watch next week for an exclusive interview with Karl!)

    Its always great to take a moment to celebrate those who keep our city interesting and unique, and so we are thrilled to announce that a dedicated Nottingham local has been once again shortlisted for the Visit England Tourism Superstar Awards.

    Karl Gibson, landlord of the much loved Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, is contending with tourism stars from nine other cities. Each year the award, which is chosen through a public vote, recognises one passionate individual dedicated to giving tourists in

  • Craft Courses Posted on 23 February 2017

    Snap, Coffee & Craft: Creative Courses in Nottingham

    You’ve settled into the new year and the winter is getting a little old. In just a few months time you’ll be shunning the comfort of your living room and soaking in the energy of balmy evenings and spring flowers. But for now, it’s time to get busy. Time to pick up a new hobby or hone an old skill, crack out the crafts and start wowing people with your creations.

    With such a wealth of independent businesses in Nottingham who are eager to share their knowledge and expertise with you, we’ve selected a few of the best workshops and classes to get you feeling inspired.

    DEBBIE BRYAN STUDIO

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    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

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