Pubs In Nottingham

From decadent boozers in listed buildings to sleek gastropubs in up-and-coming areas, Nottingham boasts a solid selection of spots to sink pints. With so many wicked watering holes to head to, we're giving you the lowdown on all the boozers offering British grub and delicious drinks. We've crunched the numbers, and finally, the results are in. Here is our list of the best pubs in Nottingham.

Last updated on 3rd August 2022

Housed in a grade II listed building from 1877, The Malt Cross is one of the most expansive and iconic pubs around. Offering up much more than exceptional food and drink, a trip to the venue is an unforgettable experience. Here, you'll have the chance to go on a guided tour around the music halls and sandstone caves.

Poppy and Pint

703 user reviews 5

Expect delicious eats from the cafe bar, an extensive range of local and international ales and plenty of space in this homely hangout in Nottingham. Poppy And Pint also whips up sumptuous Sunday roasts and yummy breakfast classics if you get a bit peckish.


442 user reviews 5

Marrying grand design and its Grade II listed status, Embankment whips our roasted coffee by day and Castle Rock beer by night. Plus, the venue offers scrumptious food offerings - we're talking pizza deals on Wednesdays and taco Tuesdays.

Faradays, Nottingham

96 user reviews 4

One of the best real ale pubs in Nottingham city centre, Faradays is serving up craft beers on tap. The Victoria Street watering hole is also keeping punters fed on wraps, burgers and pizzas. It also doesn't hurt that the venue screens all the latest sports fixtures on HD TVs.

Horn In Hand Nottingham

42 user reviews 5

A quirky drinking destination near Rock City, Horn in The Hand is known for its colourful decor and quirky printed walls. Head here on the weekend to load up on pints of Stella, alongside some seriously good pub food in Nottingham. We recommend trying the chicken curry sub - it's especially delish.

The Pit & Pendulum is a quirky drinking den that's filled with unique, spooky touches. Toting Victorian-inspired interiors, antiquarian charm and vintage trinkets, the venue balances its unique interiors with simple yet effective menus of classic pub grub and signature cocktails.

One of the best places for pub food in Nottingham city centre, O'Neills is definitely a top-notch boozer knocking up a wide selection of burgers, pizzas and freshly pulled pints. They also showcase bottomless brunches and HD screenings of games during the sports season.

For a more shabby chic venue, The Willow Tree fronts blue plush seating, modern lighting and potted plants. It also hosts plenty of activities, from pool to darts and happens to be one of the best pubs in Nottingham for food - think lasagna and BBQ wings.

The Cross Keys

34 user reviews 4

With The Cross Keys, it's simple - the venue is loved by all and gets more and more gorgeous as the years fly by. One of the most charming gastropubs in Nottingham, the joint dates back over 200 years and offers up yummy British classics, alongside a real ale selection.

Slinging out a menu filled with beef burgers, classic steak pies and truffle mac 'n' cheese, The Sir John Borlase Warren is one of the best pubs in Nottingham city centre. Not only does it front a killer menu, but the venue has pretty string lights by the bar and a beaut beer garden.