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Top Choice Pub in Nottingham

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

Carved into the cliff below the castle, this atmospheric alehouse claims to be England's oldest pub. Founded in 1189, it supposedly slaked the thirst of departing crusaders, and its rooms and cobbled courtyards are …
Top Choice Castle in Nottingham

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham's castle crowns a sandstone outcrop worm-holed with caves and tunnels. Founded by William the Conqueror, the original castle was held by a succession of English kings before falling in the English Civil W…
Top Choice Pub in Nottingham

Crafty Crow

Rotating brews at this beer specialist include several from its own Nottingham-based Magpie Brewery, made from British hops and malts, plus hand-pulls from local microbreweries and more than a dozen craft beers and …
Top Choice Deli in Nottingham

Delilah Fine Foods

Impeccably selected cheeses (more than 150 varieties), pâtés, meats and more from artisan producers are available to take away or eat on-site at this gourmand's dream, housed in a grand former bank with mezzanine se…
Historic Building in Nottingham

Wollaton Hall

Built in 1588 for land owner and coal mogul Sir Francis Willoughby by avant-garde architect Robert Smythson, Wollaton Hall sits within 200 hectares of grounds roamed by fallow and red deer. Along with extravagant ro…
Gastropub in Nottingham

Purecraft Bar & Kitchen

Purecraft matches artisan beers from around the world with well-crafted fare, including platters (Wyre Forest–reared pig board; British cheese board), light bites (such as a Scotch egg with Purity-beer ketchup, stou…
Gastronomy in Nottingham

Merchants

A stunning, coffered-ceilinged dining room sets the stage for some of Nottingham's finest dining. Knock-out combinations include Texel lamb with pistachio and courgette; Irish sea trout with samphire and radish; and…
Burgers in Nottingham

Annie's Burger Shack

More than 30 different burgers (available in vegan, veggie or meat versions) are on the menu at Annie's, a wildly popular joint in the Lace Market that stays true to its owner's US roots (and adds real ales to its o…
Pub in Nottingham

Dragon

The Dragon has a fabulous atmosphere at any time, thanks to homemade food, a good beer garden and funky music on weekends. But it peaks from 7.30pm on Tuesdays when it hosts the Racing Room (race entry £5) – an awes…
Crêpes in Nottingham

Aubrey's Traditional Crêperie

Traditional down to its savoury galettes made with buckwheat flour, its sweet crêpes including salted caramel and its Breton ciders, this little hole-in-the-wall is a charming spot for an inexpensive lunch. Alongsid…