As a blogger, sometimes really exciting things drop into your inbox, and one of my most recent event invites was one of those things. The team behind Snizl invited myself and a bunch of local bloggers on a crawl around some of Nottingham’s hidden gems. I’ve lived in Nottingham for exactly a year now, but there’s still so much of the city I’m yet to explore, so of course I immediately said yes and got excited about spending the evening gabbing away over cake and cocktails.
The Pudding Pantry
The Pudding Pantry is a gorgeous little cafe that specialises in homemade cakes and afternoon tea. I’ve been meaning to visit this place for ages, especially after seeing they serve freakshakes! We started the evening here having a mingle around the beautifully quaint interior and sampling some things from the menu. The highlight was a mini salted caramel brownie freakshake which didn’t last too long after it landed on my table!
The Pudding Pantry is beginning to open on Thursday through Saturday evenings from the end of the month. I’m definitely going to head back soon for a full sized shake!
The next stop was a lovely little beauty boutique down Bridlesmith Walk. I had no idea that up this little alleyway there are some fab establishments so I’ll definitely be heading back to see what else there is to do. The lovely ladies at CaBella treated us to prosecco and a masterclass on applying make up for a long lasting beautiful face.
I love that they used a mixture of high end and drugstore products, including LA Girl and Milani which they stock in the boutique.
Behind a very unassuming green door we found the wonderful wine merchants Weavers. They hosted a reception in a beautiful room that was like being in someone’s living room. Alan Trease of Weavers gave us a rundown of the company’s history and what they offer as we sampled a gorgeous sparkling wine. We were also able to sample both red and white wines, and we were talked through the notes of each one.
The team also generously gave us a tour of the caves below the building where lots of wines are stored. It was so cool to see the way the storerooms had literally been dug out of the sandstone, and it was super trusting of Weavers to let us down there! They also gave every single one of us a bottle of red wine to take home with us which was beyond generous!
The last stop on our hidden gems of Nottingham tour was 400 Rabbits, a quirky tequila and mezcal bar. Hidden down Hurts Yard it’s a lovely cosy venue which, no surprise, specialises in tequila. We got to sample cocktails before the staff gave us a big run down on why tequila is so fab – including passing around different types for us to try. Upstairs they have a Sega Mega Drive and table football for everyone to enjoy – what’s not to love?
Don’t love tequila? No problem, they serve lots of other stuff as well! Including jasmine infused gin which comes out of a car bonnet above the bar. No that’s not the tequila talking – that’s real!
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Thanks so much for the team and all the venues for hosting such a wonderful evening. I had such an amazing time finding some amazing hidden gems in my city. It was the perfect Galentines being able to hang out with many of the lovely ladies of the East Midlands!