Located in the oldest hotel in Nottingham and taking over a section of the caves in Hockley, Nottingham; Curious Tavern originally opened in November 2016.
Primarily offering a selection of beer and oysters, they also have a bar stocked full of any kind of alcoholic drinks imaginable.
Considering I hadn’t been for a good six months since it opened, I ended up visiting Curious Tavern twice in two days: the first time on a Thursday evening after work, and then again on a Friday night, celebrating my birthday.
Both times I visited, the atmosphere was cosy and inviting. It lacks any kind of pretentiousness, and is somewhere you can relax with a drink and just sink into the comfy seats. On the Thursday I visited, they had live music too.
The décor is pretty cool – think tiled walls, taxidermy and ambient lighting. However, that’s to be expected considering all of the other cool bars Curious Venues have opened in Nottingham over the years.
My verdict? I would definitely go back – it’s a great place to visit, especially after work. Whilst I’d probably head over to Curious Manor or Lost Property if it was cocktails I was specifically after; Curious Tavern is a great place to spend time catching up with friends, and I’m sure I’ll be back again soon – especially seeing as their mac’n’cheese is so good.
Curious Tavern: 2A George Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BE