Nottingham pub Hole in the Wall closed after bricks thrown through windows

One of the damaged windows
-Credit: (Image: The Hole in the Wall)

A Nottingham pub is closed after bricks and rocks were thrown through the windows. The damaged windows at the Hole in the Wall have now been boarded up and a note on the door says: "Closed today soz x."

The owners posted photos of the destruction in North Sherwood Street on social media. They said: "Unfortunately, we won’t be open today as we have had a person decide to throw bricks and rocks through our windows. The police are being contacted and justice will be served.

"We try our best to offer a safe space to everyone and don’t regret any decisions we make. In fact, it only shows why we make these decisions! We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause."

The vandalism at the pub that's LGBT+ friendly and welcomes "anyone and everyone" has prompted a flood of support. The New Foresters pub said: "Sending you love and good vibes from our side of the road. The whole team at TNF love you x." Another follower said: "Lads, I’m so sorry that this has happened. There’s more people for you, than against you."

Nottinghamshire Live contacted the owners but has not received a response. The pub is expected to reopen tomorrow (Tuesday, June 11).

Three weeks ago the pub was given a one-star review that said: "Stop promoting rubbish and just sell beer and let people be as they want to be." It sparked a response from the owners saying: "Please let us know what 'rubbish' you are referring to as we feel that our promoting is no different to any other public house. If any of it offends you, then we will endeavour to change our ways as we are an advocate in the Nottingham community for letting people be what they choose to be or feel they are."

Nottinghamshire Police is appealing for information. Officers were called to the pub after reports that bricks had been thrown through the windows around 9.55am on Sunday, June 9.

Sergeant Liz Johnson said: “Incidents like this can be costly for businesses and upsetting for members of staff who have to clean up the damage. We are investigating the incident and would urge anyone with information to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 176 of 9 June 2024, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.