The Hockley Arts Club opens in Nottingham

Adam Sumner, general manager at The Hockley Arts Club

Nottingham’s newest bar, The Hockley Arts Club, opened its doors to the public last week. The bar is situated within a newly restored Victorian Grade-ll listed building.

A great effort has been made to preserve the building’s originality. The ground floor houses mid-century furniture and Scandinavian wood panelling and features an imposing back bar stocked with unique liquors.

The first floor has an intimate feel with original fittings and a series of rooms lit by moody lamps and striking neon lights.

The Electric Garden, which lies in the loft space, has an outdoor meets indoor feel and comes complete with a third bar enclosed by foliage.

Guests can experience casual dining in the form of shareable plates, with a menu including dishes such as savoury roasted chicken popcorn and black pudding and crispy bacon salad. Sunday roasts are also available.

The bar boasts an extensive wine list and a list of cocktails that feature bold flavour combinations.

General manager Adam Sumner, said: “It’s been a fantastic opening! People really seemed to love the unique décor and what’s on offer. After months of renovating and furniture sourcing, it’s amazing to hear all the positive feedback.

“Nottingham is an incredibly culturally diverse and vibrant city, with a ton of choice, so you have to work really hard to bring something new to the scene.

“The team are thrilled to have restored a building with such unique identity and with The Hockley Arts Club, we aim to provide a lasting legacy that Nottingham will be proud of.”