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Hand & Heart, Nottingham

The Hand & Heart in Nottingham isn’t your average pub. Not at all. This pub is built into sandstone caves that date back to Saxon times. It’s an atmospheric place with plenty of cosy spots to sit and enjoy some home-cooked food (we recommend the Sunday lunch) or a pint.

Real ale and cider are always on offer – much of it locally-sourced – and the pub has its own house brew called Heavy Handed. This copper coloured bitter was developed by the team at Dancing Duck Brewery in Derby. There’s a cellar full of fine wines plus cider and plenty of spirits. Whatever you like to drink, they’ve got it.

Today, the pub is under the care of publican Dawn Underdown. She purchased it in 2008 and completely restored it to its former glory with reclaimed antique furnishings and adding a new dining room and smoking terrace.

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65-67 Derby Rd, Nottingham NG1 5BA
0115 841 8428

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