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City Centre · European, British · ££££
267 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 - 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

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
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Further Information

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!

267 Fothergills Reviews

Andrew S.2 days ago · 1 review

Great atmosphere, lovely location, fantastic service and a very tasty Sunday lunch. Roast beef was good, with extra gravy. Yorkshire puds were awesome. Puddings were good too!

Michael H.5 days ago · 1 review

Great location with very friendly and helpfull staff , good selection of wines and beers to go with an extensive menu freshly cooked to order

Anne B.6 days 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.

Patrick B.6 days ago · 2 reviews

A great venue close by Nottingham Castle with outdoor seating when weather permits. A friendly welcome and good service. A good range of well-kept draught beers and a good choice of wines. A menu offering a good choice of starters, salads and main courses (but apparently no sandwiches). I had chicken, brie and chorizo salad, which was excellent. Thoroughly recommended.

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.2 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.

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.3 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.

Ros D.a year ago · 2 reviews

This was a wedding present meal - we'd been given a voucher, which I informed the restaurant about and obviously hoped it might be a little more special. It wasn't. We were put at a table with no view, against the wall. The waitress was a nice enough girl, but desperately inexperienced and sort of bombarded us about whether we wanted a drink. We chose a bottle of wine which she literally plonked on the table in a chiller bucket, didn't open it, pour it or ask if it was ok. The food was nice, so no complaints and it wasn't an awful evening, but won't be going again, because despite informing them why we were there we were shoved in a really nothing part of the restaurant, when others who had obviously just popped out for something to eat, had the lovely views and nicer tables. There's so many places to go, so will choose else where in future. Shame because we'd looked forward to it.

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