The Vat and Fiddle – Excellent Beer and some Good Pub Grub

  The Vat and Fiddle is the tap house of the Castle Rock Brewery and I would describe it simply as a proper pub serving proper beer.  I have been treading the boards of this excellent Castle Rock pub for many a year and it has become one of our regular meeting up spots, basically our regular Friday night…

Quality Doorstop sandwiches at Attenborough Nature Reserve

Attenborough Nature Reserve is located about 6 miles south of the City in the old gravel pits near to Attenborough. It has been evolving since around 1966 when part of the working pits were converted to a reserve that was opened by Sir David Attenborough. In 2005 the visitor centre was opened up and in that centre…

Homemade Café at the Forest Recreation Ground

  I really like going to Homemade in the city centre but it is so popular and busy sometimes it is hard to find a table. So bearing that in mind this Sunday afternoon we took a little stroll across the Forest Recreation ground past all the kids young and old playing football on the park…

The Bridge Sandwich Bar in the Old Toll Booth by the River at Wilford

Despite being surrounded by tram works and barricades the Bridge Sandwich Bar on the Nottingham side of the Wilford Toll Bridge appears to be alive and kicking. You just need to follow the chalk boards to find your way inside. Hopefully it will not be that long until the Bar is released and the trams start…

Ewan Burns Cafe in Keyworth

Ewan Burns café is attached to Ewan Burns Hairdressers in Keyworth on the small strip of shops opposite to the St Mary Magdalene Church. I didn’t realize that there was a small café attached until the warmer weather arrived and the tables and chairs appeared outside on the pavement. That turns it into a nice…

Loch Fyne – a leisurely set lunch

I am somewhat fond of the Loch Fyne Restuarant in Nottingham, even though it is part of a small nationwide chain, the food is still well sourced and usually of good quality. I have only been to the one in Nottingham so cannot compare it to any of the others, and I have been to…