New pub for Hockley following £90,000 investment

Frankie Labbate and Dave Hawyes

Real Ale pub The Hockley Rebel is set to open its doors this Friday (23 November) after a £90,000 investment from the owners.

Nottingham-based commercial property agent, Box Property, sold the lease at 9 Broad Street to the independent real ale operator on behalf of the previous tenant.

The Hockley Rebel says it will bring a traditional and dog-friendly pub to Broad Street, providing real ales and ciders from local and Welsh breweries, quality ‘pub grub’ and traditional pub games such as darts and billiards.

The pub, which is part of the Ales from Wales company, is the first of its kind in the UK and will be open 12pm– 11pm Sunday to Monday and 12pm – 12am Friday and Saturday.

Upstairs is Club Tiki; a late-night bar where customers can enjoy live music and DJs, open 10pm – 2am, which is also available for private hire.

Owner Dave Hawyes who originates from Swansea but has been Nottingham based for the last two years, said: “We are a real pub offering a traditional but carefully considered experience for our customers.

“The Hockley Rebel will be a place of calm in the middle of the busy city where customers can expect real ales and cider and simple, wholesome pub food.

“We welcome two legs and four legs and want people to feel welcome and relaxed in our brilliant new pub which we are really excited about.

“Our team are really knowledgeable about our food and drink offering and whether customers are looking for advice on what ale to try or just want to have a quiet pint with the darts board, the Hockley Rebel is the place to be.

“We have had a fantastic response to our opening in Nottingham already and myself and the team look forward to meeting our soon-to-be regulars.”

Box Property represented the previous tenant, El Capo.

Frankie Labbate, director of Box Property, said: “This is great news for Nottingham. Dave and his team are offering something new to the city centre and a concept I think will be very welcome to local residents and visitors.

“This is a great deal for all involved and it firmly underlines that despite turbulent market conditions, our expertise and market knowledge has allowed us to secure a buyer, deal conclusion and substantial premium for our client El Capo.

“The deal also underlines the strength of Hockley and it’s our second deal on Broad Street in a matter of months following our swift letting of the former Budaya restaurant under Brewdog.

“We are pleased to be helping with the continued growth of the vibrant area and wish Dave all the very best with The Hockley Rebel, we will see him soon for a pint.”