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The FESTIVAL FRINGE FORTNIGHT (FFF) will run from – Friday, 5th October to Sunday, 21st October inclusive to complement the run up to and period of the Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival 2018

The Robin Hood Beer Festival has been held at the Castle site since 2009 and in 2010 the festival was extended into the City by virtue of ‘Festival Fringe Fortnight’ – providing an opportunity for a selection of city centre pubs to showcase their fine foods and local beers and ciders during the week before and after the festival.

In 2011 Festival Fringe Fortnight (FFF) was extended to include venues with entertainment and for the 2018 Festival it is hoped that even more will take place. Pubs interested in joining in FFF are required to offer at least one of the following:

- Food offers linked to local beers or ciders

- Entertainment

- Pub beer/Cider festivals

- *NEW* - 'Cave Tours' (sensible footwear essential)

- *NEW* - Exploring the 'Chemistry of Beer'

Follow the links above to see what each public house is offering, serving up and most importantly, when!

Nottingham is already known for its hospitality and party atmosphere and with FFF and the Robin Hood Beer Festival we intend extending this reputation and encourage visitors to come to Nottingham in October.

In 2018 - the following Public Houses will be participating:

(The) Angel - 7, Stoney Street, Lacemarket, Nottingham, NG1 1LG - (0115 948 3343) E : angelbar.amb@gmail.com | Facebook: angelmicrobrewery | Twitter: angelmbrewery | Instagram : The Angel Microbrewery

The Barrel Drop - 7 Hurts Yard, Nottingham, NG1 6JD - (0115 924 3018) E: hello@thebarreldrop.co.uk | Facebook : The Barrel Drop | Twitter : @thebarreldrop | Instagram : @barreldropnotts

Bread and Bitter - 153-155 Woodthorpe Dr, Nottingham, NG3 5JL - (0115 960 7541) E : breadandbitter@castlerockbrewery.co.uk | Facebook : Bread Bitter | Twitter : @breadandbitter | Instagram : breadandbitter

Broadway Café Bar - 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AL - (0115 952 6611) E : info@broadway.org.uk | Facebook : Broadway Cinema | Twitter : @BroadwayCinema | Instagram : @broadwaycinema

Bunkers Hill - 36/38 Hockley, City Centre, Nottingham NG1 1FP - (0115 910 0114) E : info@bunkershillnottingham.co.uk | Facebook : Bunkers Hill | Twitter : thebunkershill

Canalhouse - 48-52 Canal St, Nottingham, NG1 7EH - (0115 955 5060) E : canalhouse@castlerockbrewery.co.uk | Facebook : Canal House | Twitter : @canalhousebar | Instagram : canalhousebar

Crafty Crow - 102 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6EB - (0115 837 1992) E : info@craftycrownotts.co.uk | Facebook : Crafty Crow Nottingham | Twitter : @craftycrow | Instagram : crafty_crow

Doctor's Orders - 351 Mansfield Rd, Carrington, Nottingham, NG5 2DA - (0115 9607885) E: info@doctorsordersmicropub.co.uk | Facebook : Doctor's Orders | Twitter : @DOmicropub

(The) Embankment - 282-284 Arkwright Street, Nottingham NG2 2GR - (0115 986 4502) E : embankment@castlerockbrewery.co.uk |
Facebook : Embankment Pub and Kitchen | Twitter : @EmbankmentNottm | Instagram : embankmentpub

Fox & Grapes - 21 Southwell Road, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG1 1DL - (0115 841 8970) E : foxandgrapes@castlerockbrewery.co.uk | Facebook : Fox & Grapes | Twitter : @FoxandGrapesCRB | Instagram : foxandgrapes_nottm

Hand and Heart - 65 – 67 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5BA - (0115 958 2456) E : handandheart@ntlworld.com | Facebook : Hand and Heart

Kean’s Head - 46 St Mary's Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1QA - (0115 947 4052) E : keanshead@castlerockbrewery.co.uk | Facebook : Kean’s Head | Twitter : @keanshead | Instagram : keanshead

(The) King William IV (aka the King Billy) - 6 Eyre Street, Nottingham NG2 4PB - (0115 9589864) E : jon@thekingbilly.co.uk | Facebook : The King William IV | Twitter : @thekingbillypub

Lincolnshire Poacher - 161-163 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FR - (0115 941 1584) E : lincolnshirepoacher@castlerockbrewery.co.uk | Facebook : Lincolnshire Poacher | Twitter : @lincpoacher | Instagram : lincolnshirepoacher

(The) Lord Roberts - 24 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AN - (0115 948 1592) E : info@flipsidebrewing.co.uk | Facebook : The Lord Roberts Pub

New Castle - 8 Spencer Road, Sneinton. NG2 4PA - (0115 9504601)

Poppy & Pint - Pierrepont Rd, Lady Bay, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5DX - (0115 981 9995) E : poppyandpint@castlerockbrewery.co.uk | Facebook : Poppy & Pint | Twitter : @poppyandpint | Instagram : poppyandpint

Sir John Borlase Warren - 1 Ilkeston Road, Canning Circus, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 3GD - (0115 988 1889) E : sjbw@lincolngreenbrewing.co.uk | Facebook : Sir John Borlase Warren | Twitter : @TheSirJohn

Six Barrel Drafthouse - 14-16 Carlton Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NN - (Ezra Watson 0115 950 1798) E : info@sixbarreldrafthouse.co.uk | Facebook: Six Barrel Drafthouse |Instagram: @SixBarrelDrafthouse | Twitter: @SixBarrelDraft | Untappd : Six Barrel Dratfhouse

Stratford Haven - 2 Stratford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6BA - (0115 982 5981) E : stratfordhaven@castlerockbrewery.co.uk | Facebook : Stratford Haven | Twitter : @stratfordhaven |Instagram : stratfordhaven

Vat & Fiddle - :  12-14 Queensbridge Rd, Nottingham, NG2 1NB - (0115 985 0611) E : vatandfiddle@castlerockbrewery.co.uk | Facebook : Vat and Fiddle | Twitter : @vatandfiddle | Instagram : vatfiddle

Willowbrook - 13 Main Road, Gedling, Nottingham, NG4 3HQ - (0115 987 8596) E : willowbrook@castlerockbrewery.co.uk | Facebook : The Willowbrook | Twitter : @willowbrookCRB | Instagram : willowbrookpub

Yarn - Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND - (0115 989 569) E: yarn@castlerockbrewery.co.uk |Facebook: Yarn Bar | Twitter: @Yarn_Bar | Instagram: @yarnbarnottingham

to enjoy fine food with fine ale.

If you are interesting in being part of FFF please contact Andrew Ludlow, LocAle Co-ordinator by e-mail locale@nottinghamcamra.org or telephone ( 07775 603091 - Alternatively download the application form and return it by e-mail.

Andrew C Ludlow
Festival Fringe Fortnight Co-ordinator

The Beer Festival web site also has details of other FFF events where pubs selling local ales are putting on entertainment and special beer festivals and events.

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Festival Fringe Fortnight was originally conceived by Dave Green, former manager of the Castle, who In August 2008 suggested that Nottingham CAMRA might like to transfer the annual beer festival to the grounds of Nottingham Castle - the rest is as they say history.

Dave’s concept for the festival was that it should be seen not just as an opportunity to showcase the best in beer and ciders but a chance to promote the City of Nottingham and to remind people, both far and near, what the City has to offer. So look and see what is on offer for 2013.

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Page updated : 14th September 2018