• chocoalte Posted on 13 September 2016

    International Chocolate Day

    International Chocolate Day is just the excuse we need to work our way through the dessert menus on Notts’ food and drink scene – here’s some of our favourite places to get our chocolate fix in the city and county!

    The Pudding Pantry

    Whether it’s a rich marquise or a classic brownie, The Pudding Pantry know what they’re doing when it comes to chocolate.

    Chocolate Afternoon Tea at The Larder

    Keep your eyes and ears to ground for The Larder on Goosegate’s one-off chocolate afternoon tea events. Anticipate chocolate petit fours, chocolate chip scones and even a glass of chocolate liqueur wine…

    Crêpes at French Living

    Does it get any better than crêpes

  • img_9939 Posted on 09 September 2016

    Walking D H Lawrence’s Nottinghamshire

    Eastwood, which lies around eight miles away from Nottingham, is bustling with events and activities over the next few weeks to celebrate the life and legacy of the town’s most famous son – D.H. Lawrence.

    Nottingham was recently named a UNESCO City of Literature, and the county’s lyrical landscapes have shaped and inspired the writing of everyone from Lord Byron to J.M Barrie and Alan Stilitoe over the years.

    D.H. Lawrence often wrote of his love of the Notts’ countryside, and in 1929, penned of the woodlands around Eastwood: ‘To me it seemed, and still seems an extremely beautiful countryside, just between the red sandstone and oak trees of Nottingham and the

  • heritage_open_days_pink Posted on 01 September 2016

    Heritage Open Days 2016

    On 8th-11th September, hundreds of the country’s best loved attractions open their doors for a special free weekend of celebrating English architecture, history and culture.

    With so many unique heritage sites and attractions to it’s name, there will be lots to see and do in Nottinghamshire. Here’s some of our favourite places to explore.

    In Nottingham city centre, learn about Nottingham’s lace making past with hands on workshops at the Debbie Bryan studio, and take in panoramic views of the city after climbing the tower at St Mary’s Church.

    Take a self guided tour of the the secret Bromley House Library, hidden in a grade II listed Georgian town house just off the

  • Posted on 24 August 2016

    National Burger Day in Notts

    It’s #NationalBurgerDay tomorrow and Notts certainly knows how to celebrate the occasion. Here’s our round-up of unbeatable burgers from the city and county.

    Annie’s Burger Shack

    Annie’s all-American freehouse restaurant has been something of an Nottingham institution since opening in 2013. The original menu includes the Elvis – a peanut butter and jelly smothered burger inspired by the King himself, and the Vermonter, which comes topped with pancakes soaked in maple syrup.  What’s more, veggies and vegans are fully catered for and can choose from the same menu as meat-eaters.

    Missoula Montana

    Another taste of USA to be found in the Lace Market area of the city, the burgers at Missoula Montana

  • Bilsthorpe2 Posted on 23 August 2016

    Celebrating Nottinghamshire’s Mining Past at Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum

    Experience Nottinghamshire’s Business Development Manager Jayne on her visit to the Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum. 

    Nottinghamshire has always been a county that not only embraces its heritage but celebrates it, shouting from the rooftops at every opportunity. Whether it’s majestic stately homes or gritty stories of rebels and endurance, the good people of Nottinghamshire rise to the challenge and in a small corner of North Nottinghamshire, the Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum continues to grow and welcomes visitors from far and wide.

    In the centre of the village and adjacent to the village hall, the old village squash courts became home to the Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum in 2014. It is a treasure trove of mining and historical

  • Bills Nottingham 3 Posted on 18 August 2016

    Bill’s Summer Menu

    The team spent a leisurely lunchtime devouring the delicious summer set menu at Bill’s Nottingham.

    Kinga

    I decided to go for the roasted plum tomato and red pepper soup starter and chargrilled minute steak lightly batted out, with watercress, garlic butter and skin on fries. Both the starter and main course were delicious, although my heart was stolen by the steak. It was very tender, juicy, rich with garlic butter, and extremely tasty – one of the tastier steaks I’ve ever had.

    I was also happy to discover that there are quite a few PokeStops just outside the restaurant and someone set up lure modules on all of them! So, were sitting at

  • planet bounce 8 Posted on 18 August 2016

    Planet Bounce’s 1st Birthday Party

    Planet Bounce, the intergalactic trampoline park in Nottingham city centre celebrated its first birthday on Monday,  with an all-day party fittingly filled with face painting, cakes, a live DJ and, of course, plenty of bouncing.

    The trampoline park is first of its kind in the area and one year on is proving to be just as popular as ever, having welcomed over 195 thousand jumpers through the doors since opening.

    Here’s how Alistair and Jessie got on when they went to join in the fun.

    Alistair

    What better way to spring into a new week than by visiting Planet Bounce – a fantastic attraction for big and little kids. Turning one this week, the venue offers

  • 10649895_405254609685362_3485878673883556558_n Posted on 12 August 2016

    Win tickets to Lou Lou’s Vintage Carnival at Nottingham Racecourse

    The Vintage Carnival bringing all things vintage back to Nottingham Racecourse  on  Saturday 3rd September and we’ve got a pair of tickets up for grabs!

    The huge one-day event is hosted by the time-travelling team behind Lou Lou’s Vintage Fairs, the most popular vintage fair in the country and winner of the UK’s Best Vintage Fair 2013, 2014 and 2015.

    Expect to find vintage shopping, delicious street food, real ales and cocktails, classic cars, live music, hair and beauty, carnival rides, dance lessons, children’s activities and more.

     

    The Vintage Marketplace

    From the 1920s to the 1980s, we’ve gathered together the best vintage traders from around the country in clothing, home, jewellery, collectibles and

  • 20160722_135925 Posted on 09 August 2016

    A taste of Thailand in the heart of Nottingham

    We were recently lucky enough to be invited by Thaikhun in Nottingham to sample their menu, so on a sunny Friday my colleague Linda and I walked down to discover this new restaurant, which is located in the new food quarter of the intu Victoria Centre in the heart of Nottingham.

    A very warm welcome awaited us, all of the staff were fantastic, very attentive and also informative, helping us navigate the menu and decide on the best choices so we could try plenty of the options available. The décor of the restaurant is quirky and colourful, reflecting Thaikhun’s focus on traditional Thai street food, with plenty of touches making

  • FullSizeRender (15) Posted on 05 August 2016

    Ready, Set, Go: Team Sport Indoor Karting

    Team Sport, the biggest go kart track company in Europe, opened their spectacular multi-level 750m track in Nottingham in December 2015.  Since then, thrill seekers from the across the city and beyond having been suiting up at their Netherfield base to try out life in the fast lane – some of the Experience Nottinghamshire team included. Here’s how Elisia, Lydia and Jessie got on when they went for a spin.
    Elisia
    I couldn’t contain my excitement when we organised a trip to Team Sport Indoor Karting. As soon as I was suited up I was ready to release my inner Lewis Hamilton and could feel my competitive nature kicking in. We all

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