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The Mill, Old Basford, Nottingham

Bagnall Road

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Alex Conway left this review about The Mill

What an experience. Not necessarily in a good or a bad way but I have never been in a pub quite like this before. Walking in here was like walking into a time warp back to 1962. Apparently CAMRA have rated it as being of “regional importance” upon entering it is just one square shaped room with the small bar running along the right hand side. The pub was a grey/beige colour throughout and this extended to the carpets and bench seating under the windows. There were plenty of tables and chairs that looked like they had been lifted straight from your great aunts bedside. The decor in here is so old and dated I’ve never actually seen anywhere this preserved and although extremely old and out of date it is quite a sight to witness somewhere that has not been changed in the slightest for over 50 years. It really was an experience sitting in here and is something that I can only imagine is possible on a hand full of places in the country, almost like a museum retaining the interior form its opening day. the pub was stone dead empty on my Thursday evening visit with only the landlord in watching a film a a plasma screen, not a soul walked past or came in the entire time we were In here an it made me wonder how anywhere can stay open with zero customers! My friend did mention though that he has been passed on weekends and seen a good few in so maybe that’s when the big pay day is, and the fact I am presuming the landlord only has himself to pay means he can just tick over. The beer choice was unsurprisingly terrible with Guinness (Surger) John Smiths, Fosters, Strongbow and Manns Chestnut mild available. We had the mild at £2.80 and sat on some comfy benches at the bar and admired the interior while the landlord happily got back to his film. I can imagine when full this room could get quite a good little atmosphere. I’m sure it serves the community well and I always like to see inoffensive places like this continue and long may it do so well into the future. I won’t be calling back again any time soon but it’s worth going to purely to witness the incredibly preserved inside. I wish it well.

On 10th March 2017 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Mill

The Mill is an estate type pub that was probably built in the 60s.
Once inside there are two rooms the bar is quite big and comfortable and there is also a smarter lounge.
The pub used to be an Home Ales tied house and there was one real ale on here which was Home bitter and this was'nt that good.
On a more recent visit here the only bitter on the bar was John Smiths smooth crap.
This is a comfortable enough pub that serves the community well but it is not one i would go in again.

Pub first visited 2/10/1982

Photo taken December 1992

On 8th January 2012 - rating: 6
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