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Published August 24th 2020
Pubs to 'Eat Out to Help Out' in August
Many pubs have reopened or announced reopening plans since Super Saturday, the first weekend in July when many venues opened for the first time since lockdown. The following is a list of popular spots in the Nottingham area which are currently open with some new rules for visitors.
Every business varies a bit with their social distancing rules, but largely it just involves booking ahead or providing contact details on entry, following one-way walk systems, and adhering to hand sanitizing, distancing, and mask-wearing. Pubs have also initiated table service, which is a welcome change to the usual long queues and crowding at the bar.
Before visiting, be sure to check with the establishment to guarantee opening times and entrance requirements. With many pubs participating in the government's Eat Out to Help Out half-price dining scheme on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays during the month of August, there are just a few days left to take advantage of such a deal.
The Victoria Hotel, Beeston
The Victoria Hotel, or The Vic as it is known by locals, is situated adjacent to Beeston train station, just outside of Nottingham city. The building was constructed at the end of the nineteenth century and named for Queen Victoria. Today, it is one of the most popular pubs in the area and is well-known for its rotating menu of pub classics, cosy rooms with fireplaces, and outside beer garden.
See website for opening hours Tel: 01159 254049 E-mail: email@example.com Website Where: 85 Dovecote Lane Beeston Nottingham NG9 1JG
The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant opened in Nottingham's city centre in early 2018. The pub describes itself as 'theatre served' and is known for its smoking and colourful drinks served in laboratory glassware.
See website for opening hours Tel: 0115 950 9416 Website Where: 11 King Street, Nottingham, NG1 2AY
The Canalhouse, as the name implies, is known for a canal that extends into the building, which also serves as housing for narrow boats. Visitors can sit inside over the canal water or enjoy the canalside beer garden when the weather is nice. The pub's aim is 'to offer the best beer experience possible' with over 250 beers on tap from around the world.
See website for opening hours Tel: 0115 955 5060 Website
Where: 48-52 Canal St, Nottingham NG1 7EH
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
Attached to the foundation of Nottingham's castle mount is a building which claims to be the 'oldest inn in England'. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem dates to 1189. The name of the pub possibly is associated with its history as a meeting place for soldiers before they departed for the Third Crusade.
The medieval structure is carved into the limestone outcropping of the castle foundation and the pub still feels like a medieval cave hideaway. In keeping with the medieval theme, the pub is frequented by living history actors dressed as Robin Hood and his cast of merry characters. Popular with tourists and locals alike, visitors can enjoy the historical ambience of the interior or a large open space in the brewhouse yard.
See website for opening hours
Tel: 0115 9473171 Website
Where: Brewhouse Yard, 1, Nottingham NG1 6AD