Nottingham’s newest pub, The Loxley on Victoria Street launched last Friday 6th October after a £250,000 overhaul.

The Nottinghamshire pub might have axed its predecessor the Major Oak – but in keeping with the Nottinghamshire theme, has been renamed The Loxley and is the birthplace of a proper pub with added sophistication.

“Nottingham is renowned for its beer, old pubs and at the other end of the spectrum High Street pubs,” said manager Phil Hughes. “The Loxley is what we’re saying is for modern pub lovers where sports are champion, real ale is king, yet the weekend is high energy with music guaranteed to send you home with that feel good feeling.”

The launch event on Friday 6th October resembled what the pub has to offer with fizz, craft and real ales and menu tasters. It was a musical delight with acoustics from Abbie Philips before two bands played back to back – American Idiot playing green day inspired covers, and Blink 1&2 playing blink 182 inspired covers.

The new facia is stand out from the huge windows, greenery, and chic grey whilst inside it’s a contemporary design, that’s suitably quirky showing this is definitely more than just a lick of paint.

Centre stage eight real ales from Doom bar to Purity brewing’s UBU; and Nottingham brewery’s own Oak Ale sit alongside craft beers Blue Moon and Shipyard. A varied cider range really do say modern ‘pub’ whilst cocktails are 241 all day every day – no happy hours just £6 or less for two muddled and shaken glasses (or party bowls for the socialites)!

The sport really is premier league with four zones so anything and everything will be on show. A multi media wall made up four 42-inch TVs is eye catching and nine other HD TVs ensure there’s a screen from any angle. Sports table service keeps things top class!

Food has something for every one too with 2 meals from £8.99 such as Fish & Chips and Beef & Ale Pie all day every day. Burgers from Classic Beef to Three-way Chicken, Grills and Build-your-own Planks for the ultimate socialites couldn’t get more ‘proper pub’.

Georgia Marchant

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