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LocAle

The LocAle scheme was created here in the Nottingham Branch in 2007. The catalyst was the buy out and subsequent closure of Hardy & Hansons by Greene King. They then started brewing various H&H beers at Bury St. Edmunds and transporting it all the way back to Nottingham. This led to thinking about the miles that the beer was traveling. Hence we coined the phrase”Beer Miles”.

Locale accredited pubs should always stock at least one real ale brewed at a brewery no more than 20 miles from door to door (this rule may vary in other CAMRA branch areas). A list of breweries that are “LocAle” to Nottingham branch pubs can be seen here. LocAle brewery List

Encouraging pubs to sell local beer reduces the “beer miles” thus benefiting the environment. In addition;

  • It ensures more variety and diversity to the consumer, and hence better sales for the pub.
  • It helps sustain the local micro brewers.
  • It benefits the local economy.

The Nottingham branch now has nearly 150 pubs signed up to the scheme. Though initially the scheme was only in the Nottingham area it was then rolled out nationally, and now most branches have adopted the scheme and you can see LocAles up and down the country.

Each year a competition is held to find our “LocAle Pub of the Year”, click here for more details and a list of past winners.

You will find that participating pubs will display appropriate stickers in windows and doors, visible from outside.

You will always know a LocAle because most will have a topper attached to the pump clip.

LocAle Pub List

The Nottingham CAMRA LocAle scheme works by accrediting pubs that always stock at least one beer from a brewery within 20 miles of the pub door. Please click on the drop down list below for the current list of LocAle pubs in our Branch.

Last Updated 6th Feb. 2024

  • Abdication, Arnold
  • Admiral Rodney, Wollaton
  • Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren, Stapleford
  • Angel Microbrewery, Stoney Street, City Centre
  • Annie’s Burger Shack, Lace Market, City Centre
  • Baker & Bear, Hucknall
  • Barley Twist, Carrington St, City Centre
  • Barrel Drop, Hurts Yard, City Centre
  • Bath Inn, Sneinton
  • Beer Shack, Hucknall
  • Bell Inn, Old Market Square, City Centre
  • Binks Yard, London Road, Nottingham
  • Bird Hide, Attenborough
  • Black Horse, Caythorpe
  • Blue Bell, Attenborough
  • Blues Dawg, Mapperley Top
  • Bradley’s Micro-bar Bar 71, Sherwood
  • Bread and Bitter, Woodthorpe Drive, Mapperley Top
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen, Trent Bridge
  • Brickyard, Carlton
  • Broad Oak, Strelley
  • Bull’s Well, Bulwell
  • Bunkers Hill Inn, Hockley, City Centre
  • Byrons Rest, Hucknall
  • Canalhouse, Canal Street, City Centre
  • Caught & Bowled, Giltbrook
  • Castle, Nottingham
  • (Horse) Chestnut, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent
  • Cock & Hoop, Lace Market
  • Commercial, Beeston
  • Cornmill, Chilwell
  • Cricketers Rest, Kimberley
  • Cross Keys, Epperstone
  • Cross Keys, Byard Lane, City Centre
  • Crown, Beeston
  • Curious Tavern, City Centre
  • Doctors’ Orders, Carrington
  • Dog & Parrot, Eastwood
  • Dog House @ Kimberley
  • Dragon, Long Row, City Centre
  • Duke of Cambridge, Mapperley
  • The Embankment Pub, Meadows
  • Falcon Inn, Canning Circus
  • Ferry Inn, Wilford
  • Four Bells Inn, Woodborough
  • Foresters Arms, Newthorpe
  • Forty Bridges, Awsworth
  • Fothergills, City Centre
  • Fox and Crown, Church Street, Old Basford
  • Fox & Grapes, Sneinton
  • Frame Breakers, Ruddington
  • Gamekeeper’s, Eastwood
  • The Gate, Awsworth 
  • Gladstone, Loscoe Road, Carrington
  • Golden Fleece, Mansfield Road
  • Good Fellow George
  • Griffins Head, Papplewick
  • Griffin Inn, Plumtree
  • Harley’s Lounge Glaisdale Drive
  • Hideout (Dog House @ Hucknall)
  • Hop Merchant, City Centre
  • Hop Pole, High Road, Beeston
  • Horse and Jockey, Nottingham Road, Stapleford
  • Johnson Arms, Dunkirk
  • Joseph Else, Market Square, City Centre
  • Kean’s Head, St Mary’s Gate, City Centre
  • Keyworth Tavern, Keyworth
  • Kilpin Beer Cafe, City Centre
  • King William IV, Sneinton
  • Langtry’s, City Centre
  • Larwood and Voce, West Bridgford
  • Last Post, Beeston Square, Beeston
  • Lincolnshire Poacher, Mansfield Road, City Centre
  • Lion, Mosley Street, New Basford
  • Lloyds No 1, Hockley, City Centre
  • Loxley, Victoria St, City Centre
  • Malt Cross, City Centre
  • Navigation, 6 Wilford Street
  • Malt Shovel, Union Street, Beeston
  • Miners Return, Kimberley
  • Mist Rolling Inn, Derby Road
  • Nags Head, East Leake
  • Nelson & Railway, Kimberley
  • New Castle, St Anns
  • Newshouse, Canal Street, City Centre
  • Nurseryman, Beeston
  • Old Dog & Partridge, City Centre
  • Old Green Dragon, Oxton
  • Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, City Centre
  • Old Volunteer, Carlton
  • Organ Grinder, Arnold
  • Organ Grinder, Canning Circus
  • Pick & Davy, Eastwood
  • Pilgrim Oak, Hucknall
  • Plough, St Peters Street, Radford
  • Plough, Wysall
  • Poppy & Pint, West Bridgford
  • Pottle, Beeston
  • Queens Head, Watnall
  • Raglan Road, Derby Road, City Centre
  • Red Lion, Thurgaton
  • Refinery Bar & Restaurant, West Bridgford
  • Reindeer, Hoveringham
  • Robin Hood & Little John, Arnold
  • Robin Hood, Sherwood
  • Roebuck, St James Street, City Centre
  • Roots, Kimberley
  • Round Robinn, East Leake
  • Roundhouse, The Park
  • Royal Oak, Radcliffe on Trent
  • Royal Oak, Watnall
  • Ruddington Arms, Ruddington
  • Salutation, City Centre
  • Samuel Hall, Sherwood
  • Sir John Borlase Warren
  • Six Barrel Drafthouse (Hockley)
  • Six Barrel Drafthouse (Victoria)
  • Southbank, City Centre
  • The Stage, City Centre
  • The Star, Beeston
  • Stratford Haven, West Bridgford
  • Station Hotel, Hucknall
  • Tap & Growler, Eastwood
  • Test Match, West Bridgford
  • Three Crowns, Ruddington
  • Totally Tapped, Beeston
  • Trent Bridge Inn, West Bridgford
  • Trent Navigation, Meadow Lane
  • The Vale, Arnold
  • Vat and Fiddle, Queens Bridge Road, City Centre
  • Victoria, Dovecote Lane, Beeston
  • Wagon and Horses, Bleasby
  • Waggon and Horses, Redhill
  • White Horse, Ruddington
  • White Lion, Beeston
  • White Lion, Bramcote
  • White Lion, Rempstone
  • White Lion, Swingate, Kimberley
  • Willow Tree, West Bridgford
  • William Peverel
  • Willowbrook
  • Wollaton, Wollaton Road
  • Woodlark Inn, Lambley
  • Woodthorpe Top, Mapperley
  • Yard of Ale, Radcliffe on Trent
  • Yarn, Theatre Royal Bar

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LocAle Brewery List

The breweries listed below are all within 20 miles of at least one pub in the Nottingham Branch area but not all of these breweries will be LocAle to every pub, given the distances across our boundaries. For example any pub in Radcliffe on Trent is less than 20 miles from Grantham and so can include the Grantham Breweries within their LocAle suppliers but the pubs in the Nottingham City Centre can’t as Grantham is more than 20 miles away from them.

For a full list of current LocAle Breweries, please click on the link below to download the details:

LocAle Pub of the Year

Nottingham CAMRA has nearly 150 pubs accredited to its LocAle scheme and each year a competition is held to award one of them the accolade of “LocAle Pub of the Year”.

The competition is rust over two stages. Firstly, each edition of Nottingham Drinker features a selection of the pubs, based on geographical location, and the public are invited to nominate two pubs from each area to produce twelve finalists.

For the second stage , volunteer judges visit the twelve throughout July and August awarding scores for the quality and the range of locally produced beers and ciders. Typically over 100 separate surveys are undertaken before an overall winner is declared.

The competition was inaugurated in 2012 and the winners to date have been as follows;

2012 – Flying Horse, Arnold
2013 – The Gate Inn, Awsworth
2014 – Hand & Heart, city Centre
2015 – Lincolnshire Poacher, City Centre
2016 – Horse & Jockey Stapleford
2017 – The Star, Beeston
2018 – Tap & Growler, Eastwood
2019 – The Star, Beeston
2020 – Miners Return, Kimberley
2021 -
2022 - Byron's Rest, Hucknall

2023 LocAle Pub of the Year

The Old Green Dragon

The Old Green Dragon in Oxton was awarded LocAle Pub of the Year 2023

2023 Nottingham “LocAle Pub” of the Year – WINNER:THE OLD GREEN DRAGON, OXTON

The annual “LocAle” Pub of the Year is now in its twelfth year and the 2023 winner is the The Old Green Dragon in Oxton. Each edition of Nottingham Drinker features a selection of the pubs, based on geographical location, and the public are invited to nominate two pubs from each area to produce twelve finalists. This year the finalists were:
  • Bird Hide, Attenborough
  • Bull’s Well, Bullwell
  • Cock & Hoop, Lace Market
  • Byron’s Rest, Hucknall
  • Hop Merchant, Nottingham
  • Keyworth Tavern, Keyworth
  • Old Volunteer, Carlton
  • Royal Oak, Radcliffe-on-Trent
  • Totally Tapped, Beeston
  • Tap & Growler, Eastwood
  • Vat & Fiddle, Nottingham
  • White Lion, Bramcote