I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening night of the new terrace bar at the popular Pitcher and Piano, Nottingham. Situated in the heart of the Lace Market, Pitcher and Piano is a converted church, with imposing original features, I have been a few times before and always liked it so I was looking forward to experiencing the new addition.

Upon arrival we were offered a glass of fizz, we then made our way past the bar towards the side door near the spiral staircase and outside to the new terrace bar. First impressions, it was absolutely beautiful – decked out with a variety of seating on the outdoor terrace overlooking Nottingham Contemporary with a view of Nottingham Castle – it looked like a secret garden with pretty fairy lights and vintage pianos covered with climbing greenery.

12109112_1014013818644665_7319794873286350134_nThere was a glasshouse terrace bar with indoor seating which was very crisp, modern and stylish but we opted to sit outside for the true terrace experience.

All evening we were treated to graze style nibbles that were being offered to guests, these included mini vegetable flatbreads and sausage and chorizo rolls – delicious! All the items we tasted appear on the menu.

The outdoor heat lamps kept us suitably warm, but even so, when a lovely member of staff offered me a cosy blanket to cover myself with whilst I was outside in the cold October night, I didn’t hesitate to say yes.

Awesome magician Roy Bond wowed us with some of his super trickery that left us flabbergasted! As Roy mingled with the other guests, I could also hear their gasps of delight and appreciative applause at his wondrous illusions.

Such a fantastic evening for their launch night, it is a beautiful addition to the grand Pitcher and Piano and definitely a bar I shall be visiting again, come sun or snow.

Visit this week for food, drinks, or both – you won’t be disappointed.