Wed - Sat 4pm - 9.30pm | Sun 2pm - 6pm

The Abdication Micropub

The Abdication


Where beer is King

An independent micropub specialising in good beer.

Open since 2014, we’re a friendly, neighbourhood pub aiming to give everyone a warm welcome. Based in Coronation Buildings, Daybrook, directly opposite the Home Ales Brewery building, we are steeped in Nottingham’s brewing history.

With the feel of a parlour bar - like being in someone’s front room - conversation is king, along with the beer, of course. Dog and family friendly.

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Serving an ever-changing selection of cask and craft beers, our focus is on quality from independent breweries and suppliers near and far.

Our large, traditional cellar gives us plenty of space to keep variety across the taps. We aim for the perfect range of real ales across the four hand pumps including pale, amber and dark beers. The four keg lines are for something different such as strong IPAs, sours, imperial darks and lagers.

We also have traditional ciders/perries, wine, gin and soft drinks - there’s something for everyone!

Upcoming events


The Nottingham Fantastic

2nd Dec - 28 Jan 2024

The Back Room Gallery is hosting an exhibition of original paintings and prints from the local artist collective The Nottingham Fantastic. All works available to buy.

Sunday Lunch

Sun 10th Dec, 1pm

Daybrook's finest caterer, Mel Cunningham, is treating us to a slap up Christmas Dinner - all the works with vegetarian/vegan options on request. Booking essential. £12.50/person.

MOCtet sings Christmas

Wed 13th Dec, 7.30pm

Join for our first festive evening of music, when a section of the Major Oak Barbershop Chorus are coming to entertain and help us get into the festive spirit! Mince pies will be making an appearance...

Beer and Carols

Sat 16th Dec, 5pm

The choir from St Paul's in Daybrook are popping by for an hour or so and treating us to Christmas Carols while we sup a pint - magical. Mince pies will be in the house!

Festive Singaround

Sun 17th Dec, from 2.30pm

A fundraiser for local Blind Eye homeless charity, we're welcoming the We Shall Overcome gang of musicians - Paul Carbuncle, George Gadd & Ian Clegg amongst others. Let's make it a fabulous afternoon. Mince pies....

NYE party

Sun 31st Dec, 10pm - 1am

FULLY BOOKED! We're welcoming in 2024! Tickets only £10/person including lite bites and toast at the bells. Charity stand up bingo & Jukebox for the Red Cross - let's send some Daybrook love to the places in world struggling with war and destruction.

Acoustic session


Open session for acoustic musicians - all welcome to come along and take a turn playing a few numbers or joining in with the house players!

Regular events


Poker Night

Thurs 7th Dec

A friendly poker game. £3 for your chips. Winner takes the pot.

Festive Pie Night

Fri 22th Dec, from 4pm

A selection of hot, savoury, bite-sized pies. Usually a couple of flavours and a veggie option. Serving from 4pm until they're gone.

Festive Quiz Night

Thurs 21st Dec, 8pm

It's the Christmas Quiz! A fun night, where scratch teams are made up on the night, bonus raffle prize and a game of Stand up Bingo! (Usually the third Thurs)

BUK and a beer

Thurs 25th Jan, 7.30pm

Gather on our next book group night to natter about [Book tbc......] New faces and solos welcome. Ask about the WhatsApp group too.

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Real Ale at Home

Enjoy a pint at home too - beer to take away is available from the pub. Pop in to see what’s on the taps each week.

There’s 20% off pints to take away and if you don’t have your own growler, we have a range of beer containers from 2 to 8 pints which we can fill for you, no problem.

We also have a carefully selected range of small pack beer in the fridge to complement the draught options.

Real ale to takeaway

Meet Lucy, co-owner of The Abdication

Find us in the Good Beer Guide

The Abdication Merchandise



Abdication Mug - Merchandise for sale in the pub
Abdication T-Shirts - Merchandise for sale in the pub

Customer Feedback

  • A very welcoming and unique, small but hidden, jewel right next(across the street) to the old Home Brewery. The place is full of people most of the time. The bartenders and staff are welcoming and there is plenty of novelty waiting for the wanderer inside. An overall beautiful atmosphere and something one may call the authenticity of the city.

  • Smashing micropub always 4 good beers Couple of ciders and wine. Soft drinks are also available. Quiz night and other themed nights are on Through the month.

  • This pub could not be more friendly. A lovely community pub which is very dog friendly. Fairly priced real ale and cider is carefully chosen and if you are lucky the owner’s home brew may also be on offer. Be prepared for a conversation with regular visitors.

  • Wonderful micro pub ran by a lovely couple. Great beers and nibbles!