From soaking in the sun at a riverside pub to discovering some of Nottingham’s hidden gems, here are just 10 of the best beer gardens to visit in Nottingham…

Canalhouse, Canal St 

On a summer’s day the perfect day out is with family and friends at a beautiful location, the Canalhouse can be just that! This is a place where you can bring friends and tuck into some delicious food and drinks whist enjoying views of the canal their beer garden. If you are feeling adventurous, why not pick something to eat from their specials board, with up to 15 tasty meals to choose from. For those of you who love beer, Canalhouse is home to one of the largest selections of beer in the East Midlands; however, the pub also stocks real ale, wines, spirits and ciders too!


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Sir John Borlase Warren, Ilkeston Road

Nottingham’s full of great pubs, Sir John Borlase Warren is just one of them, with a beautiful beer garden perfect for those warmer evenings to wind down with friends (and your four-legged friends). After a week at work what could be better than your Friday night fish and chips with your beverage of choice to get you in the mood for the weekend! Keep an eye out for their events, from gin and whiskey tastings to quiz nights, this lively pub has something for everyone. They pride themselves on their excellent range of real ales, alongside plenty of other drinks such as wines and even fizz!

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The Cross Keys, Byard Lane

The Cross Keys, Nottingham’s own 20th century gem, where you can spend an hour or a few relaxing whilst watching the world go by. Why not pop along for their weekly food nights, from Monday pie nights to Wednesday burger nights and Thursday steak nights – so tempting! Feeling the working week blues? Take the team to The Cross Keys to indulge in the pub’s great Prosecco deal from 5-9pm every week!

Nottingham Secret Garden, off Trinity Walk

Imagine being with friends, enjoying delicious milkshakes or the timeless summer drink Pimms in a picturesque garden surrounded by twinkling lights, well dream no longer as Nottingham’s Secret Garden is here to be just that! The al fresco bar hosts Happy Hour between 4 and 7pm daily, what better excuse to hang out with friends and your pooch over a couple of beverages. Make sure you visit before the secret gets out!

Pitcher & Piano, High Pavement

Based in the heart of Nottingham in a stunning Grade II listed church, home to Pitcher and Piano, a contemporary bar/restaurant. As well as beautiful stained-glass windows, exposed brick and archways, P&P also have a cosy outdoor terrace with picture-perfect views to adore during the warmer evenings. Delicious British classics like sausage a mash are available as well as Peri Peri chicken, made with oh so succulent meat – yum! There are plenty of drinks you can choose, from cloudy lemonade to Piña Colada and Guinness.

Waters Edge, Castle Bridge Road

Just a stone’s throw away from Castle Marina and Nottingham Canal is the Waters Edge, open Monday to Sunday from 11am.

During the week enjoy their ‘two for £8.49’ deal, choose from 14 tasty dishes and indulge in the even tastier prices! From beef and ale pie to the chicken New Yorker salad. For pudding choose from a variety of items like the classic Bakewell Tart or the Millionaires Cheesecake.

From wine and beers to slushies and J20’s, the Waters Edge is the perfect day out for the family, with an outdoor playground for the children to enjoy whilst the adults admire the tranquil surroundings.


Brewhouse and Kitchen

Nothing beats a hearty meal, a refreshing beverage and scenic views over the River Trent. Bring your four-legged friend for the perfect day out at Brewhouse and Kitchen, open from 11am Monday to Saturday and from 10am on Sunday’s. Enjoy home-brewed beer, proper sandwiches like the ‘BBQ maple smoked ham hock’ or the ‘mature cheddar ploughmans’ as well as delicious mains, all under one roof, here at Nottingham’s Brewhouse and Kitchen. However, if beer isn’t your thing, don’t worry as B&K have plenty of other drinks to choose from such as cider, soft drinks, ales and more! In the warmer nights step outside and admire the peaceful views over the River Trent.


Hand and Heart, Derby Road

Hand and Heart, winner of multiple CAMRA awards, is a unique pub which has been built into Sandstone Caves dating back to the Saxon era, on Nottingham’s Derby Road. You are spoilt for choice with real ales and ciders, hand-picked fine wines and a range of great whiskeys. Drop by Heart and Hand for some delicious vegan pancakes or even a Full English Breakfast alongside a hot beverage. After work you could visit the pub for a delicious meal topped off with a lemon and almond tart, all to be enjoyed on their lovely terraced seating area.

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Brewhouse Yard

Another one of Nottingham’s historic treasures is Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, one of the oldest inns in England, which is built into the rocks of Nottingham Castle. Why not visit on Sunday with the family and tuck into a mouth-watering roast dinner with a glass of wine to hand whilst soaking in the sun from the beer garden out front. Not just a summer hotspot, during the colder months you can venture into the pub and sit around the open fireplace. Pop along from Monday to Sunday from 11am and enjoy a truly relaxing time out with loved ones in Nottingham.

Belgo, Weekday Cross

Belgo is a lively, atmospheric bar with quirky décor and delicious food and drinks. The perfect place to go for almost any occasion, whether it be a birthday, a family meal out or a catch up with friends. During the summer there is seating outside for you to relax and watch the world go by in Nottingham’s bustling centre whilst indulging in delicious meals and beverages. Why not try their venison burger or even their barley salad, two wonderfully tasty choices to be explored!

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