Jaunt north and call in at the Foresters Inn, a gay pub with pool, food and slightly
older clientele and a real roaring fire to warm your cockles and raise more than
just a smile. And then over the road to the New Foresters, a fine refurbished gay
community hub now largely occupied by boisterous lasses with male guests in tow,
the start of a Notts theme one fast discovers! Due south again and The Lord Roberts
is a predominantly gay pub next to a theatre attracting a lovie loved-up crowd.
The Newmarket is as you would expect, based in the New Market area. It's the perfect bar to warm up
for a trek around town. You might even get tempted to stay all night as they have some great music, what
many people describe as an awesome atmosphone and some rather beautiful bartenders.
NG1, close by, is the town's best known gay nightclub and quite right too: with four bars,
two dance floors - one R&B/Pop, the other House - and a chill-out area for the
ultra-cool, the loos are again quite unique with unisex scrubbing troughs, and
the crowd is typically young with loads of lez ladies to scare away the hags.
Propaganda in the Lace Market is a lively LGBT nightclub venue open until 5am Wednesdays,
Fridays and Saturdays. They promise to be an attitude free space and accept people of all sexualities and genders.
ADVICE AND PRIDE
Notts LGBT+ Network is a helpline based in the Nottingham Voluntary Action Centre. They were originally known as the
Nottingham & Notts Lesbian & Gay Switchboard and they provide information and support to LGBT and associated communities
in Nottinghamshire. You can call them from 7pm to 9.15 pm Mondays to Fridays on 0115 934 8485. Here's how you can get in contact
with Notts LGBT+ Network.
Nottinghamshire Pride celebrations in the city take place at the end of July each year and is the largest event of its kind in the
East Midlands. Over 8,000 people from Nottingham.s diverse population and visitors from all over the country fill the streets for the
annual celebration that gives the LGBT+ community enormous visibility, a vibrant platform to educate people on LGBT+ issues and a safe
place for LGBT+ people to meet a range of incredibly supportive organisations. Find out more about
OUT AND ABOUT
For those with a car seeking authentic forest fun can try Thieves Wood: just take the A60 from
Nottingham past Newstead Abbey and then follow the B6020 towards Kirkby. The second
turning on the right veers to the left into the woods. The car park is up on the
left and there are several clear fairy trails to lead you to your fancy. Otherwise,
try the riverside down by Trent Bridge.
Nottingham is approximately 1¾ hours from London St Pancras by
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Broadway Café Bar (Broad Street; T: 0115 952 1551)
Foresters Inn (183 Huntingdon Street; T: 0115 958 0393)
New Foresters (St. Anns Street; T: 0115 958 0432)
NG1 (76-80 Lower Parliament Street; T: 0115 958 8440)
Nottinghamshire Pride (Website)
Notts LGBT+ Network (Nottingham Voluntary Action Centre, 7 Mansfield Rd; T: 0115 934 8485; Website)
Propaganda (The Lace Market, 8-10 Broadway; T: 0115 979 9183; Website)
The Lord Roberts (14 Broad Street; T: 0115 941 4886)
The Newmarket (38 Lower Parliament St; facebook)
Revised July 2019.