Via Fossa

44 Canal St, Nottingham NG1 7EH
Call: 0115 947 3904

A Spacious, Canalside Pub on Canal Street in Nottingham

Set in a converted warehouse, the enviably located Via Fossa has some of the best canal views in Nottingham. A tucked-away side entrance leads guests into a spacious, Gothic-inspired interior. Sofas on the ground floor encourage drinkers to get comfortable, while a separate dining area, accessible via steps on either side of the bar, caters to hungry souls looking for a feed. The real showpiece of the pub, however, is its sizeable outdoor terrace, which overlooks the Nottingham and Beeston canal.

Whenever the sun so much as hints at making an appearance, the suntrap terrace comes into its own. Generous outdoor seating provides ample room for thirsty passers-by, while flower-filled planters add pops of bold, bright colour to the popular summertime haunt. With an outdoor sound system capable of piping music through the terrace and an outside bar serving al fresco tipples, there is no need to retreat indoors, unless of course, the weather takes a turn.

Nottingham’s connections to the Robin Hood legend, combined with its historical sites and happening nightlife, make it a prime choice for city breaks. While locals, including socialising students and office workers, do frequent Via Fossa, so too do out-of-towners, ranging from older sightseers to fun-seeking stag and hen groups, who help create a well-balanced crowd. It is at its busiest during the evening and on weekends, with a resident DJ providing tunes on Saturdays.

Choose from three expansive function spaces

In a pub as big as Via Fossa, there is no shortage of space. The Balcony Room, which can hold up to 250 people, comes with its own bar, separate toilets, a large dancefloor and a balcony area with canal views. If your busy schedule means you need to take a more hands-off approach to party planning, the bar can arrange DJ and decorations on your behalf as well as supplying buffet-style food.

Spread across three levels and holding a maximum of 150 people, the smaller and more secluded Daisy Bar is hidden at the rear of the building. It has its own bar, buffet area and dancefloor. At the front of the former warehouse is the last of the function spaces, the Cask Room, a magnet for real ale devotees. This atmospheric, rustic-style space features bare boarded floors, a vaulted ceiling, comfy seating and a bar stocked with cask ales. It can accommodate up to 150 people standing and 60 seating.

Soak up the vibrant city scene

Nottingham is a compelling city to explore. In addition to its high-profile heritage sights, such as Nottingham Castle, the City of Caves and Wollaton Hall (an Elizabethan country house that doubled as Wayne Manor in the 2012 Batman blockbuster ‘The Dark Knight Rises’), it can also boast of a thriving nightlife scene, fuelled in part by its sizeable student population.

There are few better places to soak up the buzz in this vivacious East Midlands city than Via Fossa. The pub is located right in the heart of the revitalised and now-thriving canalside neighbourhood. Sip a drink and enjoy the sun and good vibes at our waterfront pub, which is just a short stroll from Nottingham train station.

Function Room Information - Daisy Bar
Capacity 100 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs Not Available Area Type private
Facilities Beer Garden, Dance Floor, Private Bar, TV, Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Parties, Private Bars, Tour Groups, Weddings,
Function Room Information - Cask Bar
Capacity 150 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs Not Available Area Type private
Facilities Beer Garden, Dance Floor, Disabled Access, Fixed Screen, PA System, Private Bar, TV, Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Parties, Private Bars, Tour Groups, Weddings,
Function Room Information - Balcony Bar
Capacity 200 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs Not Available Area Type private
Facilities Beer Garden, Dance Floor, Fixed Screen, PA System, Private Bar, TV, Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Parties, Private Bars, Tour Groups, Weddings,

The nearest Train Station to Via Fossa is Nottingham Train Station