The first alcohol-free bar and restaurant in the East Midlands opens today, offering a mocktail menu developed with a leading Nottingham cocktail bar. Sobar in Friar Lane in Nottingham city centre will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as providing a full calendar of evening entertainment showcasing local artists and musicians. It …

A bar in Nottingham has gained a later licence and permission to increase capacity by nearly 95% despite objections and being in the heart of a city centre saturation zone. Long Island in Market Street is now able to extend its hours up to 3.30am and can expand its licensed area from just the 400-capacity …

A nightclub in Nottingham’s Lace Market has won a later licence despite objections from local residents and being in a saturation zone. Bar BZR in St Mary’s Gate has been given permission to extend its licenseable activities by half an hour so alcohol may now be served from 10pm to 2.30am Sundays to Thursdays and …

DHP, which operates bars and clubs in Nottingham and Bristol, is to launch a new destination for food, drinks and music in Hackney in north-east London. It has created Oslo, inspired by Nordic culture and design, in a former railway station built in 1870, working with design company Thehousewith. It will be open in the …

The historic Shipstone’s beer has returned on draught to bars and pubs across the East Midlands after a 20-year hiatus. The first cask barrels of the Nottingham brand were delivered across the city last week after the brewer was relaunched in July. It followed the launch of bottled Shipstone’s beer which has sold over 2,000 …