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City Centre · European, British · ££££
296 Reviews

About Fothergills

A historic pub and restaurant in the heart of Nottingham, Fothergills on Castle Road is a popular destination among locals and tourists alike. Located directly next to the city’s beloved Robin Hood statue, Fothergills is famous for its traditional hearty and rustic British cuisine as well as its numerous draught beers and fine wines. Found just next to Nottingham Castle and Museum in the city centre, Fothergills offers a slice of the past in the heart of the city.


5 - 7 Castle Road, City Centre
Nottingham NG1 6AA

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 10:00 am
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Chef's Choice



Pan Fried Chorizo & King Prawns

in a red wine and garlic butter sauce on toast


Cider & Leek Mussels

Steamed mussels in a creamy cider & leek sauce with smoked pancetta. Served with chunk chips and bread


Sticky Toffee Pudding

Homemade sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream

More about Fothergills, Nottingham

Whether you’re a visitor or a local, Fothergills is a classic restaurant that impresses even the pickiest of gourmands. Offering up an array of classic British mains, as well as fantastic sandwiches and smoky grilled specialities, Fothergills is a standout among the many restaurants in the busy Nottingham city centre. Its relaxed atmosphere makes it one of the city’s most respected watering holes, so stop by the premises on Castle Road, order a pint and see what all the fuss is about.

Classic dishes such as the slow roasted belly pork, the beer battered fish & chips and the pot roasted beef & ale stew are popular options among regulars at this fine Nottingham city centre establishment, all served alongside sides like roasted root vegetables, buttered cabbage and bacon and crushed new potatoes. Sample grilled favourites like the gourmet burger (with your choice of a gourmet lamb or 100% beef patty) or the succulent chargrilled rump steak served with onion rings and chips, or take the mozzarella, pesto & salsa if you’re trying to cut back on the meat. Whatever you do, don’t let yourself get disappointed – reserve ahead!

296 Fothergills Reviews

Suky G.24 days ago · 2 reviews

Had a fantastic evening at Fothergills! From the point of booking to the very end, it was all on point with a very attentive team. Food was delicious- we all chose a variety of mains and desserts and there were compliments all round. Shall certainly dine here again as we had such a great experience!

Alison P.25 days ago · 2 reviews

We went for a couples Christmas meal. The experience was excellent in everyway. Staff were attentive and well mannered. Food was superb. It was off a set menu that we had Pre ordered as is the norm for most Christmas meals. There was a nice atmosphere in the restaurant, with all customers well behaved and not over rowdy as can happen at Christmas.

Elizabeth S.a month ago · 1 review

Such a pretty restaurant in the perfect location. The Christmas lights made Fothergills look extra special for my graduation meal. Food is so nice, especially the mussels in a bacon and leek sauce, and all great value. Service is great too - not overbearing and the right level of jokes/banter to add to the atmosphere of the place. They also booked a cab for us, and rang the company to check how far away they were without us even having to ask. Loved it!

Lesley J.a month ago · 1 review

Great food, great service and great value for money. We normally go to Browns but will now be using Fothergills as our regular go to place. Very impressed

Jonathan P.2 years ago · 1 review

We drove up from Exeter to take my wife's mother out to lunch and arrived on time. We were seated near the entrance door which was not deal as it is was quite cold and a draft blew every time the door was opened. We asked if it was possible to move to another table and was told that the restaurant was fully booked and that we could not be moved. We arrived at 12.35 and left 2 hours later and there was a table available to our left which was not occupied during this time. People who arrived after us ( I counted three groups) were all seated away from the entrance door. I asked again and was told that we could not be moved to another table. When we finished our main meal we were told that there was a table available if we would like to finish our drinks there. We said that as we had been at this table for a considerable length of time that we would remain. We asked to see the desert menu and waited for a further 15-20 minutes but no one came to take our order. I asked one of the waiters to let us have the bill. I explained that we had waited a long time and no one came to take our desert order. At no time were we given an update as to why the service was so slow. When I paid one of the waiter's said that there was a staffing shortage and apologised. What should have been an enjoyable family Sunday lunch was spoilt by firstly not listening to our reasonable request to be re-seated out of the cold and secondly forgetting to take our desert order. We chose Fothergills based on the reviews on the website and will not be visiting our recommending it to our family or friends. Please can you investigate why we were so badly let down.

Ian E.5 months ago · 1 review

We went here just a few days after my boyfriend had been on his works do here. He came home and really raved about the food and the whole experience. So, I was obviously really looking to coming. The place was easy to get to and has a nice view of the castle and the old part of Nottingham. The bar itself is nice, I like the mix of tables and chairs that don't match. The decor was nice and understated with a plain brick feature wall. The music was a good mix also and we enjoyed the ambience. The staff were lovely and very friendly. The food, hmmm. Our table was booked for 5pm so it wasn't very busy at all. I ordered the fish and chips and my boyfriend ordered Chicken and chorizo pasta. His was lovely, mine was ok. The fish was tasty but the batter felt soggy in places, and some of the crispy parts were very overdone. We then ordered dessert, cheese board and the lemon brûlée. We both enjoyed the desserts. Overall I felt that the meal was good, but I was expecting a bit more.

Anne B.3 months ago · 1 review

Excellent service , great food , pleasing setting My friends and I enjoyed a relaxing meal at Fothergills. An excellent venue and the staff were cheerful and efficient. I would definitely recommend Fothergills Nottingham.

Peter E.a year ago · 2 reviews

I took my mum to Fothergills for a meal on Saturday evening. It's in a lovely spot next to the Castle and we sat outside in the sunshine. The staff were very attentive and friendly and I was impressed with the menu. I had mussels with chips and mum had a chicken caesar salad. I'd definitely go there again.

Scott F.2 years ago · 3 reviews

The food and service at Fothergills was spot on as was the atmosphere. Having visited before Christmas as part of a large group and recently as a smaller gathering, both evenings were faultless. The location also adds to the experience as you look out over Nottingham castle

Lorna D.6 months ago · 1 review

Fantastic food and service. The 3 cheese tear and share was fabulous. The chicken and chirizo linguini was very tasty although could have done with a little more chorizo. Exceptional value for money. The staff were efficient and very polite. Highly recommend Fothergills.

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