Dry January can be a great way to start the New Year with a positive, healthy mindset. Since 2013, Alcohol Change UK have encouraged participation in the challenge to raise awareness for alcohol dependence and change attitudes towards drinking.
"Dry January is the UK's one-month alcohol-free challenge. It isn’t about giving anything up. It’s about getting something back. Get your fun back. Get your energy back. Get your calm back. Get your YOU back." Alcohol Change UK
What are the benefits?
There are tonnes of rewarding aspects with Dry January that make it all worthwhile.
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The list of benefits is endless and can completely transform your relationship with alcohol.
How can we help, you might wonder... Contrary to popular belief, not all our offers are alcohol orientated! Want a fun day out without the alcohol? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Listed below are a variety of food and activity options to make the most of your sober month.
Lunch Deal - Revolution Hockley
Address: 7 Broad St, NG1 3AJ
A popular spot for students and locals alike, Revolution is a great Hockley hangout location. Choose any dish from the 'Breads and Salads' menu, paired with a soft drink for only £6.95! Enjoy a Chicken & Bacon Sandwich, Avocado on Sourdough Toast or even a Vegan This Isn't Chicken Wrap, alongside many more!
Available Mon-Fri until 5pm.
Kottu and Soft Drink - Colombo Street
Address: 2-4 Adam's Walk, Fletcher Gate, NG1 1QS
Nestled away in the heart of the City Centre, Colombo Street offer an immersive Sri Lankan experience. Their sought-after signature Kottu dishes pay homage to the delicious traditional flavours of tropical island Sri Lanka with a twist of inspiration from across Asia.
Treat yourself to explosive Sri Lankan flavours, from Devilled Chicken Rice to Vegan Jackfruit or Cauli Rice paired with a soft drink of your choice. Available 12-5pm.
Golf and Pizza- Lost City Adventure Golf
Address: The Cornerhouse, Burton St, NG1 4DB
Experience the challenge of playing amid a tropical storm, risking the 7 metre snake sent to protect the temple trail and the jaws of the alligator who hides within the sacred skull! With a choice of 18 or 36 holes, Lost City Adventure Golf is a fun-filled activity for all!
Overlooking the courses, the Tiki Kitchen serves freshly made pizzas, sides and desserts, alongside an array of delicious mocktails.
At only £9 for Standard Admission (18 Hole) or £7 for a Student ticket, a game of mini golf with a pizza pit-stop is the perfect fun day out.
Lunch Deal- Faradays
Address: 44-48, 23-27 Pelham St, NG1 2EW
Head down to Faradays in Hockley and enjoy a range of tasty dishes and we promise you won't be left hungry! Choose from burgers (vegan options available!), wraps or subs with a side and a soft drink, all for as little as £6.95!
Available until 4pm from Monday to Friday.
Classic Pub Meals- Via Fossa
Address: 44 Canal St, NG1 7EH
Situated right on the canal front, Via Fossa boasts both scenic views and a hearty pub menu.
Grab a toastie for as little as £4.99, maybe a Loaded Burger, or something a little more traditional like a Steak and Ale Pie. Their signature pub kitchen classics hit the spot for comfort and will see you coming back for more!
Consider taking on the challenge this January, but remember to be kind to yourself. People often beat themselves up for having one alcohol beverage; if this happens, brush it off and carry on (Damp January is a thing too y'know).
Heres to a happy, healthy 2022!!