Nottingham   Distance 1.4 miles.  Walking time 28 mins.
Nottingham is famed for its links to the legend of Robin Hood and, during the Industrial Revolution, obtained worldwide recognition for its lace-making, bicycle and tobacco industries. Our walk takes us to seven of the best pubs and also to the major attractions in the city.
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Hand and Heart, NottinghamStart at the Hand and Heart pub. 65-67 Derby Rd,  NG1 5BA  Open from 12 noon every day and serves food until 09:30pm in the evening. Free house.
The Hand & Heart started its commercial life in 1866 as a brewery. The building comprised of a Georgian House with stables to the back and a cave below. The beers were brewed in the converted stables and dropped through, for storage, into the cave. Soon after, when the Victorian shop front was added, it started to retail beer as a public house. Later, in the early 60′s, the roof terrace was replaced by a glass conservatory. Whilst it has seen many changes the building has retained its character and atmosphere.
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Turn right out of the Hand and Heart and walk down Derby Road to the big roundabout. Walk right, round to the pedestianised area to the left of the Holiday Inn Express, leading to Angel Row. The Bell Inn will be on your right.

The Bell Inn

Bell Inn Nottingham18 Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL The Bell Inn is a Grade II listed public house dating from around 1437 that lays claim to being the oldest in Nottingham. Open from 10am Mon to Sat, 11am Sundays.
Food opening times 11.00am - 10pm, 7 days a week.
The cellars of the Bell Inn are a combination of natural sandstone and hand carved caves dating from the 12th century. Cave tours are available for booking.
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Continue down Angel Row to the end and turn right to soon enter St James Street. You will find the Malt Cross on your right.

Malt Cross NottinghamNext is the Malt Cross.
16 St James's St, Nottingham, NG1 6FG  Open 11am daily, noon on Sundays.
The Malt Cross is on St James Street in Nottingham city centre just off the Old Market Square. The building was built in 1877 and is one of only a few Victorian Music Halls still standing.
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Continue along St James Street and cross over the main road Maid Marians Way and continue on the other side to the Round House and turn left down St James Terrace. Walk down and then into the path past the Castle Gatway. You will pass Robin hoods statue on your right and then enter Castle Road. Walk on past the walls and you will see the Old Trip to Jerusalem on your right.

Olde Trip to Jerusalem

Olde Trip to Jerusalem
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Brewhouse Yard NG1 6AD  Open for food and drink 11am daily.
A quaint old Inn which is carved into the rock and connected with the labyrinth of sandstone caves at the foot of Nottingham Castle. Another of the many pubs that claim to be the oldest in England. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.

Retrace your steps up to Robin Hoods statue and shortly turn right into Houndsgate. Walk to the main road and you will see the Salutation across Maid Marian Road.

Salutation, NottinghamThe Salutation pub.
77A Maid Marian Way, City Centre, Nottingham NG1 6AJ
Historic stone-floored and oak-beamed 17th century pub, with a labyrinth of caves beneath, which are said to be haunted by two ghosts. A Ghost walk starts here on Saturdays at 7pm. Open at noon daily.
A Rock themed pub that can be a little rowdy, but worth a visit.
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Turn right into Saint Nicholas Street and walk down to Castle Gate and turn left. Where the road turns right into Stanford street, keep straight on in Castle Gate. At the cross roads cross over into Low Pavement. Cross over the main road, Weekday Cross into High Pavement to eventually reach the Cock and Hoop on your left. Walk on and then left into St Mary's Gate.

Keans Head NottinghamNext is the Keans Head.
46 St Mary’s Gate,   NG1 1QA   Castle Rock Brewery.
The Kean’s Head celebrates a pub that once stood nearby. This noted hostelry commemorated the famous 19th century actor Edmund Kean, who once performed at the original Theatre Royale, which also stood on St Mary’s Gate. Open daily at 11.30, noon on Sundays. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.

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