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The Best Sun-Trapped Alfresco Venues: Nottingham

From hip classy cocktail lounges to pubs so old Robin Hood could have stepped through them, the Queen of the Midlands has something for everyone who wants to enjoy a drink and take advantage of the summer weather.

The Bodega 23 Pelham St, NG1 2ED

The Bodega is a popular bar and live music venue in Nottingham. This vibrant venue is famous for its atmosphere and shows from rising musicians. The Bodega also sports a beer garden, perfect for enjoying the sunshine. Whether you're catching up with friends or unwinding after work, The Bodega's open-air space is a wonderful relaxed setting to enjoy a drink while taking in the bustling atmosphere of the city.

The Golden Fleece 105 Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FN

The Golden Fleece is a beloved vegan pub. The charming venue offers a warm and welcoming ambience, making it a popular choice among locals and visitors alike. Climb up to the pub's roof garden, and you'll discover a hidden gem. The out-doors space at The Golden Fleece provides a tranquil retreat above the bustling city streets. Sit back, relax, and indulge in a well-crafted pint while enjoying the fresh air and lively atmosphere.

Cafe Coco Tang 8 Byard Ln, NG1 2GJ

Cafe Coco Tang is a unique fusion of a bar, cafe, and Vietnamese eatery. The entire building is adorned with fairy lights and greenery, transporting you to a magical oasis. You’ll be able to enjoy their signature cocktails and sample their carefully selected range of spirits. With its cosy and intimate atmosphere, Cafe Coco Tang's outside space is a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the delightful concoctions on offer.

The Embankment Pub 282-284 Arkwright St, NG2 2GR

The Embankment Pub is a historic pub nestled by the banks of the River Trent. The Embankment Pub's beer garden will seat you right next to the river, making it an idyllic place to enjoy a drink. If you're opting in to their selection of cask ales or explore their extensive wine list, the combination of tranquil surroundings and classic architecture makes it a perfect place to relax and refresh.

The Sir John Borlase Warren 1 Ilkeston Rd, NG7 3GD

The Sir John Borlase Warren is a popular pub with a secluded pub garden and upstairs patio. With real ciders, 30 whiskies and over 100 gins, it’s no surprise it was voted one of the best pubs in the country in 2018. With summer here, they open the external bar ‘Dog & Thief’ which serves beers and ales from across the country as well as locally. Whether you're a beer enthusiast or prefer a refreshing cocktail, The Borlase offers a wide selection to suit every taste.