A local master gin distiller opened his latest venture Juni on Low Pavement, Nottingham on Friday 30th November.

Located in the former Prezzo unit, Juni serves a Balkan-influenced menu, cocktails and features Nottingham’s first gin lab experience.

Private gin lab experiences, distilling classes, wine tasting and cocktail making courses are available at the restaurant.

Juni is a joint venture between the owner and four private investors.

Opened with the support of his partner, Harriet Unwin-Miller and general manager, James Dexter.

The bar will serve a selection of craft gins alongside the full range of Juni 93 gins.

Information on their gin lab experiences, cocktail making master-classes, wine tasting and tutored gin tasting sessions can be found on their website.

Juni 93 is located on 8-10 Low Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 7DL

The Hockley Rebel

Real ale pub, The Hockley Rebel opened its doors in Hockley after receiving a £90,000 investment from the owners.

Box Property sold the lease to the independent real ale operator on behalf of the previous tenant.

The Hockley Rebel is a traditional, dog-friendly pub located on Broad Street, they provide real ales and ciders from local and Welsh breweries.

The pub, which is part of the Ales from Wales company, is the first of its kind to open in the UK and will be open 12pm– 11pm Sunday to Monday and 12pm – 12am Friday and Saturday.

Upstairs is Club Tiki; a late-night bar where customers can enjoy live music, the club is open from 10pm til 2am.

The Hockley Rebel is located on 9A Broad Street, Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 3AJ

Portello Lounge

Loungers, the West Country based restaurant/café/bar group will be opening a brand-new site in West Bridgford on Wednesday 19th December 2018. Portello Lounge will open on Central Avenue, creating 25 jobs for local people.

Loungers have spent £750k transforming the site into a family-friendly retro-inspired cosy retreat, where eclectic artwork and quirky curios sit next to oversized vintage sofas and old school benches, strikingly painted table tops and statement lighting, in Loungers’ eclectic style.

Particular attention has been paid to families – there is a fine selection of games, books, colouring pencils and pads, a full menu just for little Loungers and high chairs and baby-change facilities.

Portello Lounge caters for all occasions, from business lunches to casual coffee with friends, certainly worth a visit!

The all-day menu features everything from an array of tapas and the famous Hero burger to Tin Pan Louie’s beef chilli, packed paninis and the best mac and cheese you’ve ever tasted! Or there’s the ever changing specials menu. Little Loungers, vegans and those favouring a gluten-free diet are well catered for with their very own menus.

Portello Lounge is located 3 Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5GQ