Tour of Nottingham's Pubs, Nottingham (Self Guided)

When traveling to Nottingham, don't forget to visit the national symbol of England - the pub. Nottingham has a great variety of traditional pubs, some of which are so old, they are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tasting English beer and ale is a 'must do' for any visitor to Nottingham. Take this tour to explore some of the most popular public houses in the city.
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Tour of Nottingham's Pubs Map

Guide Name: Tour of Nottingham's Pubs
Guide Location: England » Nottingham (See other walking tours in Nottingham)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Author: StaceyP
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Bunkers Hill Inn

1) Bunkers Hill Inn

Bunkers Hill Inn is a pub on Parliament Row that reportedly opened in 1799. It is a good place to have a pint of beer with friends. The drinks are well-priced, and the place is quiet, although it is located on a busy road. The beer is made locally at the Nottingham Brewery.
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The Old Dog and Partridge

2) The Old Dog and Partridge

The Old Dog and Partridge is a traditional pub located in the center of Nottingham. The pub features a bar and two lounge areas. It is a popular meeting spot for the young and old alike, and is a perfect place to enjoy some beer and conversation. The pub is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
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Langtry's

3) Langtry's

Langtry's is a small corner pub located on Parliament Street next to The Turf Tavern. This pub is popular with theater-goers attending performances at the nearby Royal Concert Hall. The atmosphere of the pub is quiet and relaxing. There is ale on tap and tasty beer available for reasonable prices. The pub décor is traditional, with wooden floors and heavy furniture.
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The Tap 'N' Tumbler

4) The Tap 'N' Tumbler

The Tap 'N' Tumbler is located in the heart of the city and is known as Nottingham's best "rock" pub. The pub has a diverse menu and offers a wide selection of beer and ale. On weekends the pub invites rock bands to perform. When there isn't live music, you can watch sports on the pub's large TVs. The place is open Monday to Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m., Thursday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
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Bell Inn

5) Bell Inn

The Bell Inn is a Grade II listed public house dating from around 1437 that lays claim to being the oldest in Nottingham. The Inn was originally constructed around 1420 as a refectory for the monks of the monastery on Beastmarket Hill, but became a secular alehouse in 1539 taking its name from the Angelus bell that hung outside. Entrance to the bars is via the central passageway, that used to lead to the stables where the Snack Bar now stands, which retains its original flagstones. To the right of the entrance are the leprosy windows where customers supposedly had their fingers counted before being allowed to enter.

The original bars known as The Long Room (a.k.a. The Tudor Bar) and The Elizabethan Bar (a.k.a. Lizzies Bar) date back to 1437 and the original timber crown-posts and cross beams have been preserved. The Snack Bar was an outdoor courtyard with two wells used for brewing that was converted to its current form by Robert Jackson in 1928 and extended by his son and grandson in 1991 to include a stage for live music performances.

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Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

6) Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (must see)

Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem is one of the 20 public houses which claim to be the oldest drinking establishment in England. The Trip (as it is known locally) is at the foot of Castle Rock in Nottingham's City Centre. According to local legend it takes its name from the 12th Century Crusades to the Holy Land: legend has it that knights who answered the calls of Richard I to join the crusades stopped off at this watering hole for a pint on their way to Jerusalem. It is even claimed that Richard himself frequented the pub although this is probably merely legend as the king spent little time in the country.

The pub is famous for its caves, carved out of the soft sandstone rock (beneath the castle) against which the building is set. The larger "ground level" caverns are now used as the pub's rear drinking rooms. There is also a network of caves beneath the building, originally used as a brewery. The cursed galleon is a small wooden model of a ship in one bar. It's claimed that people who have cleaned it have all met a mysterious death. Landlords have refused to allow anyone to dust the ship over the years, allowing inches of thick grime to build up on it. The Trip also contains an antique chair; it is claimed that a woman who sits in the chair will increase her chances of becoming pregnant.

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Walking Tours in Nottingham, England

Create Your Own Walk in Nottingham

Create Your Own Walk in Nottingham

Creating your own self-guided walk in Nottingham is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Nottingham is a historic city and is proud of its heritage. It is famous for its legends, particularly the one of Robin Hood and his merry men. Traces of history remain in the city's many old buildings and monuments. Take this tour to visit some of Nottingham's most prominent landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Tour of Nottingham's Statues and Monuments

Tour of Nottingham's Statues and Monuments

Over the centuries, Nottingham has been home to many famous men and women, known for both good deeds and bad. Nottingham has memorialized its heroes and villains with a number of fascinating statues and monuments. Take this tour to see the city's most notable memorials.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Tour of Nottingham's Churches

Tour of Nottingham's Churches

Nottingham boasts a multitude of beautiful historic churches, some of which date back to medieval times and the Norman Conquest. Take this walking tour to visit a few of the most famous and spectacular churches in Nottingham.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Tour of Western Nottingham

Tour of Western Nottingham

Nottingham is bursting with unique things to see. Notable attractions in the western part of the city include Wollaton Hall and the University of Nottingham. Take this off-the-beaten-path tour to check out other interesting places hidden in western Nottingham.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Tour of Nottingham's Museums and Galleries

Tour of Nottingham's Museums and Galleries

Nottingham has a long history and is home to a number of outstanding museums and galleries that focus on the city's storied past. Nottingham also knows how to celebrate the present, boasting a number of notable contemporary art galleries. Take this self-guided tour to gain insight into the history and culture of Nottingham.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Tour of Nottingham's Shops

Tour of Nottingham's Shops

Nottingham residents love shopping, which is reflected in the city's amazing array of stores. You can shop at specialty stores, markets, shopping centers, or studios. Take you pick! Go on this tour to explore the best shops in Nottingham and find the perfect souvenir to take home.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Nottingham for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Nottingham has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Nottingham, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.