• 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

  • namexmassong03-01 Posted on 19 December 2016

    Win one of three city breaks to Nottingham!

    With an extraordinary history and unique culture, you’re spoilt for choice for amazing things to do and places to see in Nottingham. Home of Sport, City of Literature and boasting an unrivalled food, drink and shopping scene, there’s so much to pack into a trip to the city. We’ve got 3 fabulous breaks for you to win below!  

    This competition is now closed.

    The winners are: Sherry Mckendrick, Christine Abdy and Elaine Dunlop.

    Enjoy bed and breakfast in an executive room for two at the centrally located Crowne Plaza, as well as dinner in the hotel’s Lace Maker restaurant. While you’re out and about, get a taste of the mediterranean with an authentic tapas meal of the day at 

  • 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

  • namexmassong03-01 Posted on 12 December 2016

    Win a short break in D H Lawrence County

    Retrace the footsteps of one of the UK’s most celebrated writers on a overnight stay to the hometown of D H Lawrence. Visit the former coal-mining mining community where the famous novelist grew up and the beautiful rolling countryside that inspired much of his work. After spending your day exploring, relax in luxury with a night in a 4-star Georgian country house, set within 26 acres of spectacular grounds. 
    This competition is now closed and the winner is Darren Sharp.

     
    The prize includes an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast at the stunning Eastwood Hall, as as well as a chance to glimpse the early life of the Lawrence with two tickets

  • wolly Posted on 09 December 2016

    ‘Definitely Not Respectable’ at The Malt Cross

    EN’s Linda joined the Woolly Tellers for old time story telling at the Malt Cross. Here’s what she thought. 

    Step back in time to a land before television, earlier than radio and definitely a world without wi-fi, websites and social media.

    Find it hard to imagine?  ‘Definitely not Respectable’ promised a unique evening of entertainment at The Malt Cross – Nottingham’s Victorian music hall – with The Woolly Tellers and the Malt Cross’s own Dr Rebekah Wood: with no 21st century amusements in sight!

     

    It was a night that certainly lived up to its promise, and one, which succeeded in transporting us to

  • namexmassong03-01 Posted on 05 December 2016

    Win an overnight shopping trip to Nottingham!

    Beat the post-Christmas blues and start the new year with some retail therapy! Hit the January sales hard with an overnight stay in Nottingham.

    One lucky winner will spend a night in executive room at the at the Best Western Westminster Hotel, including breakfast for two. You’ll also get £50 to spend in intu Victoria Centre to get your bargain hunting started and a £50 voucher for the Coast to Coast American Diner. Once you’ve shopped til you’ve dropped, you can relax over a meal for two and bottle of prosecco at the Malt Cross music hall. 

    This competition is now closed and the winner is David Pithie.

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  • competition-page-banner-01-01 Posted on 28 November 2016

    Daily Festive Nottinghamshire Giveaways – Share to WIN!

    This competition is now closed – a list of winners can be found below.

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again and Robin Hood has got a bag of swag to give-away every day in the run up to Christmas. From festive family days out to go-karting experiences to festival tickets, there’s plenty you’ll want to unwrap here in Nottinghamshire!

    All you have to do is keep an eye out for our daily announcements on Twitter and Facebook, then re-tweet or share our posts to be entered into

  • namexmassong03-01 Posted on 28 November 2016

    Win a family winter break at Sherwood Hideaway

    Get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and escape to the heart of Sherwood Forest this January. Enjoy up to four nights in one of Sherwood Hideaway‘s luxury two bedroom, self-catering lodges and explore the magnificent woodland of Robin Hood county.
    This competition is now closed and the winner is Christine Gillespie.

    Spend your evenings cosied up around the aga woodburning stove and relax in the cedar lodge’s beautiful interior, including a state of the art kitchen and bathroom,  flat screen TV, Molton Brown toiletries and even an outside decking and hot tub area.
     
    The lucky winner will receive a stay for 4 people for either 3 nights Friday – Monday or

  • 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

  • capture Posted on 22 November 2016

    Family fun at Gulliver’s Kingdom

    Experience Nottinghamshire’s Elisia takes the kids to the Spooky Spectacular at Gulliver’s Kingdom

    As I drove along the windy country roads on the way in to Matlock Bath the views were breathtaking. The quaint villages looked picturesque; the rich autumnal leaves dotted the countryside with their rustic colours and even the children happily gazed out of the window admiring the variety of animals we spotted on the way. I was pleasantly surprised that the journey from Nottingham took just under an hour which meant no need to stop at any expensive service stations on the way and it was a bearable journey time for the children.

    On arrival at Gulliver’s Kingdom it

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