14th October 2019

Top Tips For Living In West Bridgford

The team at our West Bridgford office are experts in the most sought-after suburb in the Nottingham area. From the top schools to the best restaurants, Hannah Merritt, Head of West Bridgford Lettings offers her advice on the area. 


Introducing Hannah


Hannah is responsible for managing our portfolio of properties available to let in West Bridgford, assisting prospective tenants in finding their dream home and looking after landlords most valuable assets. She’s dedicated to providing the best service and customer care, making the difficult task of moving home as smooth as possible.


What are the best bits of the area?


West Bridgford has so much to offer its residents with an ideal central location, a vast array of shops, bars and restaurants on Central Avenue – and don’t forget its the proud home to some of the regions major sports clubs, Nottingham Forest who play at the City Ground and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club who call the iconic Trent Bridge home.


What schools are in the area?


Many families choose to move to the area for the great selection of reputable schools. There are numerous schools within the area that teach from nursery stage up to comprehensive/ sixth form level – both West Bridgford School and Rushcliffe School stand out as popular choices with parents. 


Where is your favourite breakfast spot in West Bridgford?


Serving everything from a full English breakfast to eggs benedict, and smashed avocado to porridge, the variety of cafes and restaurants on Central Avenue offer some great breakfasts. My personal favourites are Copper, Cote (they have the best black pudding) and The Refinery.


Where is the best place to take the kids for dinner? 


Finding somewhere to dine out as a family is so easy as a variety of restaurants offer great kids menus. Carluccio’s often have good offers on and Portello Lounge always has a great atmosphere.   


Where is the best place to walk your dogs on the weekend?

West Bridgford has an array of beautiful natural areas, one of these being, West Bridgford Park, which is a hive of activity holding many annual events over the year. You can take in the sights and sounds of the canal or hop in the car and visit Wollaton Park or Holme Pierrepont, which are just a short drive away. 


Where is the best place to have date night?


Not only does West Bridgford provide eating spots for families, but it also offers great dinner spots perfect for date night. I would recommend enjoying some amazing oriental flavours at Yumacha or a taste of Italy at La Storia on Musters Road.


What sporting facilities are in West Bridgford? 


West Bridgford is perfect for fitness fanatics and sport fans alike. Along with football and rugby clubs, there are numerous gyms and studios for residents to join. David Lloyd, Roko Health Club, Fitness Space. Rushcliffe council have invested in a new sport facility which boasts a large pool and great children activity pool. 


What is the most sought-after road to live on in West Bridgford and why? 


In West Bridgford the most sought-after roads are Valley Road and Dovedale Rd and then slightly further out in Edwalton, they are Grange Road and Croft Road. These roads are popular due to their numerous semi-detached and detached properties that vary in size and scale – perfect for either young professionals or families. Both locations are also accessible to great local amenities and Nottingham city centre.


What are the transport links like to the city centre?


West Bridgford is closer to the City Centre and Nottingham Train Station than you think. Jump in the car and you will be over the Trent and in Nottingham in less than 10 minutes, while an Uber or Taxi will come in at around £7. There are also numerous bus connections that service most of West Bridgford and cost around £4 for a day ticket. 



One of my favourite things to do is stroll around the Farmers Market, which takes over West Bridgford on the first Saturday of every month – perfect when followed up with a drink or two in Castle Rock’s Stratford Haven pub just off Central Avenue. 


If you’re interested in hearing more about properties available to let in West Bridgford, please give Hannah and the team a call on 0115 841 1155 or pop into the FHP office which is located on Bridgford Road, just off Central Avenue.