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The Colonel Burnaby, Radford, Nottingham

Hartley Road
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Alex Conway left this review about The Colonel Burnaby

The Colonel Burnaby is one of the few surviving pubs of Radford which used to be a wash with them. Be warned, located on Hartly road Between Radford Boulevard and and Alfreton road this is not the place to be wandering around at night and is a very rough and dangerous place for anyone not familiar with this area. The pub is a smallish two roomed place that has been knocked through to connect the main drinking are and a pool room. This is a very old and dated pub and is very warn with obviously no money being spent in years. I was a little apprehensive walking in here as I was unsure how open people inside would be to newcomers. The landlady however was very nice and seemed like a very longstanding tenant of the pub. The pub was empty aside from two separate men, one drinking at the bar and chatting to the landlady while watching The Chase on a large screen above the fire with the other alone on a table. The bar is small and square shaped as you another and fixed to the back wall with the drinks selection as you can imagine being very basic with just the usual suspects and Theakstons mild available though there were three hand pulls on the right hand corner of the bar and one was clipped! This came as a big surprise and was not a mistake either. The beer was Falstaffs Gunpowder plot (It was coming up to bonfire night) and although I was apprehensive to try it turned out to be a very nice well-kept pint at £3.00. I enquired as to whether any of the other pumps were used and she told me that only the one is ever on as they don’t sell enough of it which I can appreciate and wish other pubs would maybe think along the lines of one well-kept beer is better than three crap ones. There were also a string of former pump clips along the back of the bar that showed that the one beer they do have usually comes from local micro brewery’s which was excellent to see. I have a real soft spot for places like this which are clearly struggling, the landlady is probably one of if not the only member of staff working there but yet it remains and is selling real ale. Places like this all too easily just don’t bother but an effort is clearly being made. I wish this pub all the best in the future and hope some money can be spent to ensure it continues into the future as soon there will be no Radford pubs left. I would call again in the day if ever around but would never wander around this area late at night.

On 5th November 2016 - rating: 6
[User has posted 455 recommendations about 455 pubs]

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Colonel Burnaby

The Colonel Burnaby is one of a few of Radfords pubs that is still up and running.
When i first went in this pub it was called the Penny Farthing,this was not its original name but was renamed by Whitbread who ran the pub at the time on my first visit.
Once inside there is now no Whitbread Tankard on the bar but a real ale which surprised me.
There is now a single L shaped room with the bar facing,there was a TV to the left showing the Spurs V Arsenal game,there is a pool table to the right and a darts board to the rear right,the room is carpeted and has comfy bench seating and chairs.
There are three pumps on the bar with one in use,i had a drink of Falstaff 3 Faze which was a very nice drink.
The pub was very busy with a mixed bunch of drinkers.
I was quite happy having a drink in this pub.

Pub first visited 2/7/1982

Recent visit 7/2/2015

On 8th February 2015 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Nottingham, 1.68 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Bulwell, 3.59 miles, 1 hr 9 min walk (show)
Beeston, 3.84 miles, 1 hr 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Colonel Burnaby, Nottingham
12th Jul 2021, 14:01
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
12th Jul 2021, 14:01
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Other: Future uncertain, may be permanent

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  • Darts : Yes last updated 07 February 2015 by Alan Winfield
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 07 February 2015 by Alan Winfield
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
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