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Cadland Inn, Chilwell

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user reviews of the Cadland Inn, Chilwell

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It's world's better than the one over the road, that's for sure.
OneselfAlone - 17 May 2017 16:31
This was one of the first pubs that I ever visited.

It's been turned around rather since the last review, fortunately.
OneselfAlone - 15 May 2017 15:46
We went back????

Black Sheep was vinegar, Pedigree was rotten eggs and what was left was cloudy.

That's it, we give in.
427scr - 25 Aug 2011 12:16
Terrible Service.
Have eaten here twice. On both occasions the plates were greasy, the portion sizes were meagre, the service for the carvery meal was slow, despite the place being quiet. Took 45 mins for a pudding order, which was wrong 3 times!

Would NOT recommend, unless you have low standards
erewhon - 29 May 2011 15:07
We have finally given up on the Cadland. The final straw was one Thursday when they had no beer available at all and we resorted to drinking second rate Guinness and Peroni. I really feel for the manager, she has been seriously let down by her staff as we understand that beer was in the cellar but nobody could be bothered to put it on. Farewell and thanks for the fish.
427scr - 18 Nov 2010 13:23
The Cadland has just had a minor refurb and looks fantastic inside, with comfy seating and plenty of tables.
About a half dozen real ales on tap, I have never had a bad ale here and find that the manageress keeps it well.
For the lager lovers, they now serve draught Peroni.
The manageress is great and there's a good choice of food on the new menu.
Imperial_Judge - 1 Jun 2010 12:27
I drink here every Thursday, sometimes I wonder why and then they have a great guest beer and I remember. This pub used to be a collection of bars of varying sizes until taken over by Ember Inns. They ripped it out and turned it into one massive room and added a large kitchen. We have been going there most Thursdays since and the standards vary dramatically. It really all comes down to the staff. Most are really great, like the banter and give good service. the odd one, you could happily take out and shoot! There are usually between 1 and 4 guest beers, as well as the usual fizzy stuff but they are not always well kept cloudy brews crop up far too often and some weeks, the staff just forget to rack the barrels up or even forget to order the stuff and we end up drinking Guinness. Food is a bit hit and miss too, i suspect again down to the staff. Sometimes the food is on top form and just as you would expect from a chain and then BANG! a plate of dried up junk is served up, the worst thing is that when you complain, you are sometimes treated like it's your fault for having standards. So, all in all, I will continue to go back to the Cadland because I like playing Russian Roulette!
427scr - 19 Nov 2009 13:01
Standard Ember Inns pub. Three ales on my visit (Deuchars', Brains' and Landlord): the Deuchars' was quite good but the pub seemed too busy for the beer quality to justify on a midweek night. Agree with previous posters that it could do with a bit of cleaning in certain areas and that the clientele were mostly youngish and quite affluent, though the latter is not necessarily a bad thing*.

*Unless in a city and said bright young things take Nathan Barley as their role-models, which they weren't here.
pablos13 - 23 Sep 2009 21:04
Used to love this pub. Not any more. Too trendy.
petethepub - 5 Aug 2009 22:10
"Five years ago, this pub was one of best in area. Really high standards with its cleanliness, good choice of quality beers and the staff were always pleased to serve you. What went wrong I am asking myself, I cannot believe how low the standards have now become. Start by walking through the front doors, the two large artificial trees in tubs are now the biggest ash trays I have ever seen in my life. When you get to the bar do not lean on it, as your arms will now be soaking in beer because the bar does not get wiped until closing time, really annoying when you have that new crisp white long sleeved shirt on. The plinths where the tills are located have mould growing on them. did point this out the staff once, but it did not bother them. With the first impressions now out the way, my review based on my recent experiences as a customer really go down hill. On constantly complaining about the quality of the flat beer, I have been offered some really quality explanations from both staff and management. One explained to me on one occasion, was that the beer comes out the same pump as it normally does, so there was nothing wrong with it. On another occasion the staff asked me to drink something else as the beer would still come out flat, as other customers have complained about it. Three weeks on, its still the same and the customers continue to complain. Nothing though, could of prepared me for my favourite explanation, when the staff member said to me, " I am not surprised our beer is crap, you should see the state of our glass wash machine". Food wise, I could not say how good or bad this is. My reasons for this is I would not eat in here after the experience I had when I overheard a conversation with the chef, who was in the pub as a customer and another customer who was complaining about the service standards. After the irate customer left, the Chef went on to announce at the top of his voice,"If he ever comes in here for a meal again, I will spit in it". In my above experiences, along with the rude staff, I do not feel I could rate this pub any lower. What a shame to what it was five years ago."

Mark2403 - 29 Jul 2009 11:22
we came in your pub today at 13.05 sunday. wanting sunday roast dinner but was told you had not gone any left even though you did not appear to be busy. i think this is a poor state of affairs and we were forced to take our custom else where.
elizabethw - 28 Sep 2008 18:23
This is a fabulous pub - new landlord is always working like mad, speaks to everyone - should slow down... but the quizzes are great and the ales are top notch. Food was A1 and deserves the GOOD BEER GUIDE reccomendation and it's cask marque award - keep this up - to all I say come here - it's changed a lot.
drinkfm - 20 Jun 2007 01:16
Nice friendly pub,use it most weekends, patio area for those warm evenings & best of all NO KIDS! but strangely fails to keep a landlord for long.
butty - 25 Apr 2007 15:29

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