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The FFF will run from Saturday, 3rd October to Sunday 18th October 2015 (incl.)

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 2015 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 - Hand & Heart / Crafty Crow / Sir John Borlase Warren / Canal House / Lincolnshire Poacher / Keans Head / Embankment / Langtry's / The Falcon / Fellows, Moreton & Clayton / The Roundhouse / Barrel Drop / Bread & Bitter

- Entertainment - The Bell / Hand & Heart / Crafty Crow / Poppy & Pint / Barrel Drop / Embankment

- Pub beer/Cider festivals - 'Dark Ales at The Bell' / 60 new Beers at the 'Trip to Jerusalem' / Bar 44 / Tap & Tumbler / Company Inn / Fellows, Moreton & Clayton / Hand & Heart / Fothergills / The Castle / 'Trialeathon Challenge' / 'Let's run away to the Circus' / LocAle & Tapas at the Embankment / Lincolnshire Poacher

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.

Pubs confirmed for 2015 :

FFF starts on Saturday 3rd October continuing until Sunday 18th October (incl.) and involves the pubs offering special foods and meals matched to local cask beers and ciders. So if you want to try something a little different try out :

Fothergills - 5-7, Castle Road, Nottingham, NG1 6AA - (0115 9588195) E: Info@fothergillsnottingham.com

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

The Castle - 1, Castle Road, Nottingham, NG1 6AA - (0115 948 4279) E: info@thecastlenottingham.co.uk

Langtrys - South Sherwood St, Nottingham, NG1 4BY - (0115 947 2124)

The Approach - Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6DQ - (0115 950 6149)

Lincolnshire Poacher - 161-163, Mansfield Road, Nottingham - NG1 3FR (0115 941 1584)

Kean’s Head - 46, St Mary's Gate, City Centre, Nottingham, NG1 1QA - (0115 947 4052)

Cross Keys - 15, Byard Lane, Nottingham, NG1 2GJ - (0115 941 7898)

Canalhouse - 48-52, Canal St, Nottingham, NG1 7EH - (0115 955 5060)

Crafty Crow - 102, Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6EB - (0115 837 1992)

The Trent Navigation - Meadow Lane, Nottingham, NG2 3HS - (0115 986 5658)

The Bell- 18, Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HL - (0115 947 5241)

Bar 44, The Strathdon Hotel, 44 Derby Road, City Centre, Nottingham - (0115 9418501) E: info@strathdon-hotel

Tap and Tumbler, 33 Wollaton Street, Nottingham, NG1 5FW (near Rock City) - (0115 9 413414)

Company Inn - Castle Wharf, Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7EH - (0115 934 9020)

Poppy & Pint - Pierrepont Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5DX - (0115 981 9995)

The Barrel Drop - 7 Hurts Yard, Nottingham, NG1 6JD - (07896 820585)

Sir John Borlase Warren - 1 Ilkeston Road, Canning Circus, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 3GD - (0115 988 1889) E : contact@sirjohnborlasewarren.co.uk

The Round House - The Round House, Royal Standard Place, Nottingham, NG1 6FS - (0115  924 0120) E: info@theroundhousenottingham.co.uk

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

Embankment - 282-284 Arkwright Street, Trent Bridge, Fraser Rd, Nottingham NG2 2GR - (0115 986 4502) E: info@embankmentnottingham.co.uk

Trip to Jerusalem - Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham NG1 6AD - (0115 947 3171) E: 4925@greeneking.co.uk

The Falcon - The Falcon Inn, 1 Alfreton Rd, Nottingham NG7 3JE - (0115 924 4635)

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

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.

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Page updated 5th October 2015 (more to come - keep checking in)