The Top 10 Nottingham Beer Gardens 2023

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As the summer rays beckon, there’s no better way to unwind and socialise than by soaking up the sun with a cold pint in hand, don’t you agree?

Thankfully, Nottingham’s beer gardens offer the perfect escape from the bustling city streets! 

From traditional pubs with sprawling outdoor spaces to trendy spots with unique ambiance, our blog post will guide you through the top Nottingham beer gardens for students in 2023. 

So put on your favourite summer outfit, get texting the group chat, and let’s dive into the best outdoor drinking spots that are close-by to your student flat.

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1. The Embankment 

On the hunt for beer gardens in Nottingham where you can bask in the sun with your favourite brew? We have to recommend The Embankment. 

Situated on the city side of Trent Bridge, The Embankment is housed in a Grade II listed building with 3 floors and a huge outdoor area. 

If you’re a beer lover, they offer a range of Castle Rock real ales, local ales and craft beers so you can guzzle your go-to tipple and make the most of the sunny weather. 

They also serve premium lagers, spirits and wines too, along with tasty pub grub so you can grab a bite to eat! 



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Address: 282-284 Arkwright St, Nottingham NG2 2GR

2. Nottingham Secret Garden 

Wanting to catch some rays with a cocktail in hand? We urge you to check out Nottingham Secret Garden. 

Like the name suggests, Nottingham Secret Garden is home to a fantastic outdoor space which is a real sun trap. 

With an array of classic and signature cocktails, sharing pitches, draft beers, and mouth-watering tapas dishes, this leafy patio is the place to be during the summer months. 

Plus, they even offer a 2 for £12 drinks deal at certain times during the week so be sure to make the most of cheap bevvs.  

Got plans with your besties? Tables here do get filled up, so guarantee yours by booking in advance! 


Address: 17, 3/4 Trinity Walk, Nottingham NG1 2AN

3. The Horn In Hand 

The Horn In Hand is an ideal destination for those seeking a mega beer garden experience. 

This buzzing pub in the heart of the city centre has a brilliant food and drink menu serving the likes of burgers, steaks and nachos, alongside craft beers, spirits and cocktails. 

If you’re wanting to watch the sports, their summery garden is kitted out in HD TV’s so you can knock back your drink of choice and soak up the atmosphere. 

The best part? It’s 2-4-1 on cocktails, all day, everyday so get yourself down to Goldsmith Street! 



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Address: 19-21 Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5JT

4. The Magic Garden 

With the sun shining and exams finally beyond us, it’s time to gather with your friends and make the most of Nottingham’s beer gardens. 

One of our top recommendations has to be The Magic Garden, a vibrant bar and restaurant tucked away behind the cobbled streets of the Lace Market. 

The outdoor space here really is the perfect sanctuary with floral displays, fairy lights and quirky decor – talk about Insta-worthy! 

For those fancying some alfresco drinks, you can take advantage of their 2-4-1 cocktail deal on the likes of Spiced Mojitos, Lace Market Iced Tea and Aperol Spritz. 

If you’re feeling peck-ish you can indulge in some artisanal pizzas, gourmet burgers and tasty nibbles. 


Address: 24-26 Low Pavement, Nottingham NG1 7DL

5. The Canalhouse 

Looking for a beer garden where you can savour a range of craft beers, soak up the atmosphere, and create unforgettable memories? It has to be The Canalhouse.

This award-winning waterside pub is housed in a Grade II listed former canal museum and has a huge menu featuring real ales, international beers, real ciders, wines and spirits. 

With so many tables to choose from in their huge outdoor space, if a good time is what you’re after, you’ll be guaranteed it here. 

Be sure to head on down on Thursdays for their summer Canalside Sessions with live outdoor acoustic performances! 



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Address: 48-52 Canal St, Nottingham NG1 7EH

6. The Blind Rabbit 

Forget about heading on a trip stateside, at The Blind Rabbit you can experience the vibrancy of downtown New York. 

Set across two floors inside a Grade II listed building in the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market lies this hip NYC themed bar. 

With cafe-style seating served to the comfort of your table, you can soak up the sun whilst indulging in lip smacking cocktails, cold beers and tasty food everyday until late. 

No matter if you’re keen to watch football, rugby, cricket, NFL, ice hockey or boxing, there’s big screens and comfy seats within their first floor ClubHouse area! 


Address: 9 Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

7. The Bodega 

On the hunt for the perfect spot to while away the hours on a summer’s day in Notts? It has to be The Bodega.

Nottingham’s world-famous music venue isn’t just a great place to catch a gig, but also to hangout too, with two beer gardens to choose from. 

Their lush outdoor spaces are decorated in hanging lights and funky decor, offering you the best space to enjoy some sun-soaked spritzes. 

With DJs sound tracking your cocktails every single day, what could be better? They even host acoustic sessions, art events and barbecues throughout the summer. 



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Address: 23 Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2ED

8. Rescue Rooms 

We all know that the Rescue Rooms is a top-tier bar and music venue, but it’s also home to 2 big patio spaces for all your alfresco drinking needs. 

If you’re looking for a cosy spot with a delightful vibe, their garden areas are the ideal spot to sink into a few pints of craft beer or cider. 

More of a cocktail lover? Make the most of their happy hour deal from 4pm until 8pm, with something on offer to suit everyone.

Don’t worry about moving on to somewhere else for a late night, there’s first class gigs, karaoke quiz nights, and indie bingo taking place weekly! 



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Address: Rescue Rooms, Masonic Pl, Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5LB

9. Penny Lane 

Situated in the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market, is the much-loved bar and restaurant that is Penny Lane.

Renowned for its colourful, eccentric decor, neon signs and vintage arcade games, Penny Lane is also home to a mega beer garden where you can toast to the good times with your friends. 

There’s a good variety of drinks to choose from, including seaside and arcade cocktails including the Jammy Dodgem, Screwball and the Tutti Frutti. 

There’s also beer, wine, mocktails and champagne on the menu here, along with hot dogs, chicken wings, halloumi fries and more! 



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Address: 9 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 1QQ

10. Pitcher & Piano 

Boasting one of the largest beer gardens in the city is none other than the Pitcher & Piano. 

The iconic Pitcher & Piano is a beautifully designed bar and restaurant set inside a 19th century church. 

During the summer, their outdoor terrace really comes alive with DJs spinning the tunes and dancers providing the best entertainment every Saturday, along with drinks deals all through the week. 

There’s an impressive range of delicious cocktails, wines and beers to choose from too, so you’ve got all you need for an afternoon in the sun! 


Address: High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN

Nothing beats heading over to a beer garden, kicking back and relaxing in the sunshine with a drink in hand, right? 

Well, if you’re studying in Nottingham there’s an abundance of amazing venues to choose from! 

Did we miss your favourite Nottingham beer garden from our list? Let us know @prestigestudentliving.

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