From gin boutiques to microbreweries and sports bars to vintage pubs, Tamworth has plenty of nightlife options.
Nightlife in Tamworth
Heads up sports fans – if dashing football, crashing rugby or car-bashing F1 is your thing, Corey’s Sports Bar is the best place in Tamworth for the latest live action. Located on Lower Gungate to the north of the town centre, the bar also offers an extensive range of food (think pizzas, burgers and sharing plates) as well as a slurpilicious range of smoothies and a huge range of beers, spirits, wines and cocktails.
20-metres down the road is Hogarth’s Gin Palace, a Victorian-styled gin den that’s part pub, part cocktail bar and always entertaining. A popular chain bar that’s sprung up across the country, they offer over 100 different gins, as well as a range of gin-inspired cocktails, plus ales, lager, wines, coffee and soft drinks. And if you can’t choose which gin is your tipple, their gin-sharing platters make the hard choices for you.
A short stroll away on Albert Road is The Albert Bar & Restaurant, a simple and stylish bar with classy blue and white tiled flooring, clean wooden interiors and a wide range of cocktails, lagers and spirits. The best way to enjoy a drink here is before or after dinner – the restaurant comes highly recommended, covering a range of British and Italian classics, and a very popular Sunday lunch menu.
If you’re looking for a spot of late-night drinking and dancing, there are two main options. Opened in 2011, Vanity is a multi-purpose bar and event space near the Ankerside Shopping Centre and a short walk from our Tamworth Central hotel. As well as hosting regular comedy sessions, the bar turns into a club on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, playing a range of house and RnB hits until 3am.
Alternatively, head up to Atik near Corey’s Sports Bar on Spinning School Lane, which is targeted towards a younger crowd with drink deals, promotions and a dance and urban playlist.
Corey's Sports Bar
Directly opposite our Tamworth South hotel, the Centurion is a popular pub and restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As well as a wide range of pints, wines and spirits, this friendly pub has a lively atmosphere, and is well worth visiting for the food alone.
Heading back into Tamworth town centre, the Sir Robert Peel on Lower Gungate is one of our favourite pubs in town. Named after the ex-Prime Minister, and the father of modern policing, the relaxed pub serves up a wide range of real ales, with regular events including quizzes, guest bands and DJs, and a large beer garden for when the sun is shining.
Another traditional pub worth checking out is the Market Vaults, just off Market Street. With a traditional stone fireplace, Victorian-era decor and a wide range of cask ales, the small pub quickly fills up at the weekend.
If you can’t get a seat in there, try the Tamworth Brewing Company. In the shadow of Tamworth Castle, this is the place to come for real ale fans, with dozens of beers, ales and lagers on offer, including plenty of home-brew options. The cosy pub is also open as a shop, meaning you can take a four-pack of your favourite beers home with you.
Lastly, head to the Tame Otter for a taste of the country life. On the eastern edge of Tamworth, a five-minute drive from our Tamworth Central hotel, the 19th-century pub boasts a long wood-panelled bar, cool slate flooring and a large beer garden. Their range of food menus cater for vegetarians, vegans and children, and their Sunday roast options are mouth-wateringly good.