Now that lockdown is easing, and the weather is improving, people are rushing to pub gardens for the first time in months. Here is a handy guide to direct you to the cheapest pubs in Nottingham, ensuring you can go out and enjoy the sun on a student budget without breaking the bank.
1. The Rose and Crown
Situated in the middle of the student hub of Lenton, The Rose and Crown is undeniably one of the most popular pubs in Nottingham amongst students – and it is also one of the cheapest. It is a Greene King pub, with the average main course costing as little as £6, and drinks ranging from £3-£4. With these prices, it is obvious why it is so popular.
2. The Three Wheatsheaves
Another pub which is conveniently in Lenton, The Three Wheatsheaves advertises itself as the “cheapest pub in Nottingham” so it obviously had to be included on this list. They do a deal for 3 shots for £5.50, and beers and ciders cost around £4. They have covering outdoors, so it is an ideal pub to go to if it is a rainy day.
3. Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem
Ranked #1 on the Nightlife in Nottingham section of TripAdvisor, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem is a must-visit. It is a Grade II listed public house that was established in 1189, which (if this fact is true) makes it one of the oldest pubs in the country. It is a Greene King pub, so it follows the same menu as The Rose and Crown, so they therefore have the same prices.
4. Waters Edge
With many classic pub meals such as fish and chips only costing £5.99, Waters Edge is perfect for eating out. It is set in a beautiful location, overlooking Nottingham Marina. They also have excellent staff – TripAdvisor’s reviews repeatedly reference a particularly exquisite waiter named Curtis who is renowned for his great sense of humour when interacting with customers.
Another waterside pub, Canalhouse is famous for having a canal that extends into the Grade II listed building, complete with its own narrowboats. Among this beautiful setting, you can purchase a pint of beer for as little as £4. They also serve food, with their main courses averaging at £9.95.
6. The Gedling Inn
All mains at The Gedling Inn are 2 for 1 from Monday to Saturday (with the cheapest free) so if you are looking for a place to go for a pub lunch, then look no further. They also serve takeaway Sunday lunch for £9.95, which comes with a free pudding.
7. Bunkers Hill
Located in the Hockley area of Nottingham, close to Lace Market and Old Market Square, Bunkers Hill is renowned for its extensive beer selection. They serve 5 cask ales, 10 craft taps, traditional cider and a craft fridge full of beers from around the UK and the world. Every Wednesday, they offer 30p off a pint of cask ale, 50p off a pint of craft beer and 25% off all craft bottles and cans.