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.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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


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

Menu Highlights



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!

350 Fothergills Reviews

350 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Angie J.4 days ago · 1 review

Very friendly place with excellent service in a fabulous location with a good atmosphere. The food was great and a wide choice of dishes at a reasonable price.

jill t.14 days ago · 1 review

Came highly recommended to me. So pleased it was to. Good service. Fabulous food. Will defiantly be returning and passing on our recommendation to family& friends

William R.a month ago · 1 review

We received a friendly welcome and service throughout was good. It took a little longer to get coffee at the end and to pay the bill than was ideal - but this was a Sunday lunchtime and the restaurant was very busy. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Good options both for vegetarians and for carnivores. This was the first time we have been and would certainly go again.

Clive B.2 months ago · 1 review

I found the staff very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent and value for money. i will be comming back.

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.

Elizabeth S.6 months 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!

Ian E.10 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.

Jane M.3 months ago · 1 review

We had a great evening at Fothergills. The atmosphere was lovely, the service was very good, and we really enjoyed the food. The only reason for not giving a top score was that we had to complain about the quality of one of the beers. The charge for the beer was removed from the bill, so not a problem. We would love to return and recommend to others.

Roger B.2 months ago · 3 reviews

Great relaxed restaurant with a bar. Food was very good including one of our party who had a veggie option. Serving staff were very friendly and efficient. Mid range prices so thought the value for the quality of food and drink was excellent. Only tip would be if you don't want it to be too busy then ask to avoid the tables opposite the bar and go for the tables in the upstairs restaurant or in the lower level from the bar area. Main upstairs restaurant had a private function on the Saturday we went so would like to have been informed of that in advance.

Anne B.8 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.