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Run! It’s cricket season in Nottingham

Updated: Jul 3, 2019

The weather is warming up and the evenings are finally so much lighter. That can only mean one thing here in Nottingham – cricket season is upon us!

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Home to the world famous Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham has a long history of cricket. In fact, the cricket ground is the third oldest test match venue in the world. It was created by the landlord of the adjacent Trent Bridge Inn Public House and Nottingham-born and bred cricketer, William Clarke, in 1838.

Although both the cricket ground and the pub have been rebuilt since, the sense of cricketing history can be felt in both venues.

Whether you’re coming for a Twenty20 match, a one day international or to watch a full test match in action, make the most of your time here by stopping for the night (or two!).

Where to stay

The Trent Bridge Cricket Ground is located in a vibrant suburb called West Bridgford. It’s only a short bus ride from the city centre, but it is a brilliant destination in its own right and has everything you need for a fantastic time away.

We’ve got a great selection of hand-picked serviced apartments in West Bridgford, including:

This stunning 1 bedroom flat is the perfect place to stay when coming to Nottingham to watch the cricket. It’s got a fully equipped kitchen, is stylishly decorated, oh – and did we mention that it’s less than 300 metres from the cricket ground?

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Trent Bridge View - one of the serviced apartments managed by Prim Short Stays

We have three separate two-bed apartments within the same building at this location. They are all beautifully decorated, come with free parking and are only a 450-metre walk to and from the cricket.

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The Nest - one of the three serviced apartments Prim Short Stays has available at this location

These are just a small selection of what we have available within West Bridgford, and there’s a brilliant selection in the city centre too if you fancy staying there.

Where to eat and drink

Of course, you need to have a drink in the place where it all began if you get the chance, The Trent Bridge Inn. They have some amazing historical photographs of the cricket ground and memorabilia from its early days displayed around the venue, so make sure you have a wander around as well.

We’d also recommend the Brewhouse and Kitchen for a drink. It’s a short walk over the bridge and has the most amazing beer garden overlooking the River Trent. Sitting there with one of the craft beers brewed at the microbrewery is a fantastic way to pass the time. And, if you want something a bit different than a standard meal, why not book their beer and food matching experience?

If this doesn’t take your fancy, head in the other direction and venture into the centre of West Bridgford. You’ll find a huge variety of bars and restaurants to suit every taste. Some of our particular favourites include The Stratford Haven, perfect if you’re looking for a laid-back traditional pub feel, and Escabeche, where you’ll find the kind of Spanish tapas that you can't stop eating until every little morsel is gone.

What else you can do

If the match finishes earlier than expected, or you can stretch your stay out a little bit, why not go for a walk along Victoria Embankment? You’ll find open green spaces alongside the River Trent, memorial gardens and even boat trips if you felt like getting on the water.

Of course, if the cricket has been rained off the embankment might not be so appealing. In that case, if you jump on the bus a short ride will take you into the city centre where you’ll find the Nottingham Contemporary Arts Centre and the National Justice Museum – both on the same road, but very different attractions!

Whatever you get up to we hope you have a great break in Nottingham and enjoy watching the cricket at Trent Bridge. If you’ve not booked your accommodation yet, get in touch and we’ll make sure you get something perfectly suited to your needs.

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