Women Owned Bars in Nottingham

It's March 8th. It's International Women's Day. A day of collective action promoting gender equality today, for a sustainable tomorrow.

"A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality."


In support of this movement, we thought we'd shout out 5 women-owned bars in and around Nottingham! We hope this helps to #BreakTheBias that the hospitality industry is dominated by men!

The Botanist

It started with a seed. An idea shared amongst friends. They imagined a secret garden, where all can enjoy curious refreshments inspired by nature...

A concept like no other, offering a delicious selection of botanical cocktails, craft beers, Champagne and wines. Their food ranges from signature hanging kebabs to Roast Dinners and even a Build your own Brunch.

With live music every night, sublime social times are guaranteed... a botanical world awaits!

40 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6AP

Red's True Barbecue

This authentic American inspired bar and eatery is renowned for serving mouth-wateringly good food, describing itself as a ‘church of the barbecue’ existing to save hungry souls.

The first thing you notice on entering the restaurant is the decor. It's clearly designed with an American Smokehouse in mind. Think exposed brickwork, metal piping, cage fencing, neon signs and mismatched furniture. Alongside its edgy interior, the gigantic portion sizes are equally as impressive. Head down to Reds BBQ heaven where beers flow and neons glow for a taste of America in a cool urban setting.

11 Queen Street, Nottingham, NG1 2BL


With relaxed and welcoming surroundings, true to the building’s heritage, it's hard to walk by Fothergills without stopping to enjoy a drink against the backdrop of Nottingham Castle.

The exterior hints at the buildings age, and has existed on the cobbled street since 1883. The building has been transformed to a more modern bar, yet many of the original features have been preserved. The menu proudly boasts ingredients sourced from local suppliers, as well as ales from local microbreweries and a fine variety of wines.

5-7 Castle Road, Nottingham NG1 6AA

Debbie Bryan

Less of a bar and more of an Art Cafe, this one is unlike any other cafe in Nottingham. Owned by Debbie herself and supported by a majority female team, this is a great example of strong female run businesses that are thriving!

The Georgian Town House sits in the heart of Nottingham's historic Lace Market. The quaint tea room boasts an ambience and atmosphere that is impeccable for working, studying or get-togethers and time-out away from the city centre bustle.

The space is full of inspirational curiosities, from wooden trestle tables, to a vast array of materials and equipment and artworks produced by creative minds on display – a picture-perfect invitation to join their creative crafting sessions and indulge in a quintessential Afternoon Tea whilst your at it.

18 St. Mary’s Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1PF