• veeno-nottingham-banner Posted on 09 November 2016

    Drinks and nibbles at Veeno

    Veeno Italian Wine Café is in the heart of Nottingham’s busy city centre. Set inside a listed building it’s a cosy and relaxing getaway. The award winning range of wines and authentic Italian spuntini (nibbles of cured meats & cheeses) make it a perfect place to meet with friends and family.

    Last month we decided to visit Veeno and have a few of their famous drinks. Read on to learn what we thought about our recent visit.

    Jessie – I can’t think of many occasions where a visit to Veeno could go amiss. Perched on the corner of Weekday Cross, just off Bridlesmith Gate, it’s the perfect pit-stop after some late night shopping

  • 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

  • lustre Posted on 17 October 2016

    Win one of two sets of two free entry tickets to Lustre 2016

    One of the best Christmas shopping opportunities of the year – Lustre returns with a special weekend at Nottingham Lakeside Arts from 12th – 13th November where you will find over 65 of the finest contemporary craft makers selling everything from jewellery, bags and hats to ceramics, glass and tableware.

    Each maker has been chosen for the quality and uniqueness of their craft and will be on hand all weekend to talk to you about the ideas and techniques behind their work.

    With something to suit every taste and budget and with Christmas just around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to find a really special gift.

    To celebrate

  • 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,

  • dsc_0767 Posted on 11 October 2016

    The making of the Nottingham Trail

    The Nottingham Trail launched yesterday, joining the dots betweens the city’s fascinating castles and caves, historical pubs and prisons and unique mirrors and masterpieces. Local award-winning creative design agency Spinning Clock are the minds behind the new 16 point trail and are sharing how they managed to fit a whole city into your pocket.

    Being set the challenge of creating Nottingham’s official walking trail would probably seem like a daunting task to some. In reality, it offered an opportunity like no other for us at Spinning Clock. That’s because our beloved city is in no way short of places to see.

    Here we are with a million and one places – right on

  • fantastic-fireworks-2 Posted on 05 October 2016

    Win tickets to the Fantastic Fireworks show at Gullivers Kingdom

    The week of spooky Halloween events at Gulliver’s Kingdom will come to spectacular end with a sensational firework display to light up the night sky on Sunday 30th October.

    The impressive display will be a perfect way to end a magical day out at Gulliver’s. The park has a huge selection of rides and attractions which will be staying  open later than usual for the occasion.

    We’ve got a set of four tickets to give-away to one lucky winner. Just fill in the form below by 17th October 2016 to be in with a chance of winning. Terms and conditions apply.

  • coffee-3 Posted on 29 September 2016

    Great Spots to Grab a Coffee in Notts

    We’re spoilt for choice for places to get a caffeine fix in the city and county, so here are just a few of our favourite independent bean brewers who we think make Notts a coffee capital!

    200 Degrees Coffee

    Nottingham coffee royalty since their Market Square shop opened in 2014, 200 degrees have since opened a second branch on Carrington Street and they even share their expertise at their Barista school – you’ll never have to suffer a substandard coffee again!

    Cartwheel Cafe and Roastery

    Cartwheel believe ethical production is key to producing a great cup. They take care when sourcing their coffee and their beans are roasted in house by their knowledgeable

  • Bramley apples Posted on 28 September 2016

    Feeling autumnal at Bramley’s Brasserie

    What better week to visit Bramley’s Brasserie, on our stunning University of Nottingham campus, than when it’s been announced that the original Bramley apple tree in Southwell which still bears fruit today has been shortlisted for a national award?

    I heard the new autumn menu was available, just as the leaves started to fall from the trees around this beautiful venue, so I branched out for a visit. The floor to ceiling glass in the foyer and restaurant never cease to please the eye and visiting around 7.30pm in September, I managed to catch the sun setting and appreciate the fairy lights in the trees which started to appear.

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  • nottingham-david-baird-6900 Posted on 27 September 2016

    Nottingham – The Perfect Tourist City

    This World Tourism Day, Christopher Harrison, general manager at St James Hotel tells us why Nottingham makes the perfect tourist city.

    Take a walk around Nottingham and you’ll soon come to realise that this is a city with a perfect mix of old and new, which is why I always suggest to guests that they get out and about and enjoy everything that Nottingham has to offer. When I ask if they enjoyed their stay at the end, I often hear stories of the things that they’ve seen, the restaurants they’ve enjoyed and the theatre they’ve been to watch, and 9 times out of 10 they tell me that they’d love to come back.

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  • 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

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