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The Cranmer Arms, Aslockton - pub details

Address: Main Street, Aslockton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG13 9AL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27909) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Aslockton (0.2 miles), Elton & Orston (1.9 miles), Bingham (2.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.3/10 (rated by 3 users)
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Vale of Belvoir Inn and Hotel, Whatton (0.7 miles), Manor Arms, Elton (1.7 miles), Durham Ox, Orston (1.8 miles)

user reviews of the Cranmer Arms, Aslockton

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It's a pity that this pub doesn't serve food. I'd have expected such a vilage pub to do so.
We called in there while passing, hoping to get some lunch.
There was a sign outside saying "Pub for rent".
The small car parking area in front was full, but it was easy to park on the other side of the road.
When we saw no sign of food, we asked, before ordering any drinks. Both the staff and other customers were helpfull in suggesting nearby alternatives where we might get food (we ended up at the 'Durham Ox' at Orston, an excellent suggestion).
FotWBF - 28 Aug 2011 23:35
I concur with the previous poster. It's a passable pub, but there are many other better places to drink within the local area. A bit scruffy and run-down although friendly enough and largely trouble-free.
siddo - 8 Aug 2009 19:12
The idea of the quaint English pub all sweeping lawns, low ceilings, hand carved interiors, and a smiling clientele whose joviality would anywhere else be taken as an indication of a coke high is in my view, a bit of a myth. There are havens like this, mainly in the south and scattered enclaves in the rest of the country, but in truth the vast majority of rural watering holes fall well short of this heavenly description. In reality, like their urban cousins, they are a mixed bag of the great, the average and the complete shite.

A good example of this kind of myth vs reality is the Cranmer Arms.

In appearance and aesthetic environment it looks exactly like the legendary Olde English pub of lore. Situated in the quiet village of Aslockton between the reasonably well kept railway station and medieval church, the white washed exterior sits behind a tight front car park in an apparent grand and sleepy manner. To the right side of the entrance is a very large garden area with a childrens play area amidst some sturdy benches that all look pretty mouth watering in the summer months.

Really it seems to have everything.

And then you step inside. Now dont get me wrong there is some appeal to be found here. The side area to the left of the entrance is very homely thanks to a nice deep wooden panelled effect that matches the natural (if a tad over brassed/pictured) small section in front of the bar. The drink selection is well kept and fairly good on the ale front.

But anyone can easily find minor faults. The back area of the pub, with a pool table is very browbeaten, and although I know its scientifically impossible I`m sure that the floors actually smokes. There always seems to be a thin veil of cancer air in this portion of the pub, which tends to escape and mingle less obviously in all other sections of the interior. Some air conditioning is therefore very badly needed, especially as it might also cause an upswing in mood amongst the clientele. Most are pleasant, but a fair proportion are a tad gloomy and unfortunately appear not to meet many people beyond the end of their own street. Finally, while the tipple selection is good, its nothing that`s going to make you fall off your stool

In the end the Cranmere Arms is, thanks to its outside and the latent elements of charm, a fairly good place to enjoy a drink so a 6 is probably a fair rating. However, it demonstrates that the English village pub is not as idyllic or as widely spread as some like to believe.

anonymous - 11 Feb 2006 18:02

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