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Johnson Arms

59 Abbey Street

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.30 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.30 pm
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sat noon - 2pm, 5pm - 8pm
Sun noon - 5pm

About the Pub

Popular two-room pub close to the University of Nottingham and QMC hospital, this former Shipstones house retains the original etched windows, complemented by a green-tiled frontage. Traditional home-cooked food includes 'JA' burgers and chip butties. The magnificent beer garden, with a petanque court, is not to be missed. Refurbished March 2018. Quiz night on Monday.

Historic Interest

Built in 1912 for Frank W. Johnson, from whom it takes its name. On the site of the earlier Abbey Tavern, a popular haunt of bargees on the nearby Nottingham Canal (Whitworth 2010). Asset of Community Value registered 21st April 2016, nominated by the Nottingham Branch of CAMRA. The Johnson Arms has a place on Nottingham Civic Society's Draft List of Local Heritage Assets (09 December 2013), which noted it as being built to a design by local architect Frederick Ball LRIBA (1861-1915) and its original dark green faience facade. Ball was the Sheriff of Nottingham 1906-07 and Mayor of Nottingham 1913-14 and was uncle of the WWI air ace, Albert Ball. Other Nottingham pubs designed by Ball include the Generous Briton, Alfreton Road; the White Lion, Clumber Street (1910); the White Horse, Ilkeston Road (1912) and the Star Inn , Beeston (1915). As at November 2017 the freehold (NT341773) was held by Punch Partnerships (PML) Limited [Reg. No. 3321199]. This was transferred to Patron Capital on the 5th March 2018. [Nottingham City Council; Dunkirk & Lenton Ward / Nottingham South Parliamentary Constituency]

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Changing cask ales

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Large grassed and decked area at rear.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Petanque; board games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Johnson Arms

59 Abbey Street

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52.942335, -1.180274


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Johnson Arms

59 Abbey Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Metro

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