Tonight, it’s another location from the book and, actually, another pub. This one’s the Pitcher and Piano, a converted church that is one of the most beautiful bars in the city.
This pub sits at the top of the same cliff where the Loggerheads nestles at the bottom. As pubs go, the two places couldn’t be more different. The P&P attracts a rowdy, city centre type crowd, as well as the stag and hen nights that are very characteristic of Nottingham’s weekend nightlife. Sian’s uncle used to have a rather derogatory nickname for the pub, but you’ll have to read the book to find that one out. (Thanks to Al Needham for the inspiration!)
My book has two timelines, the present day and back in the 60’s/70’s. Back then, this was the Unitarian church and there’s a scene there in the historical part of the book. One of the things I’ve had fun with in this novel is playing with the connections between time and place.
If you’re ever in Nottingham, make sure you visit the Pitcher and Piano for a pint, and decide if you agree with Sian’s uncle’s assessment of the place or not 🙂