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The Little Acorn, Ilkeston

172 Awsworth Road
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Will Larter left this review about The Little Acorn

A locals pub that I intended to reached by bus from just outside the town centre, but after waiting five minutes decided that in fact it's not very far to walk. Under new management at the time of my visit, there appeared to be a new bar counter made out of recycled timber, and there was a small stage in one corner for performances of live music. There were two hand pumps on the bar, but just one beer available: Old Sawley Little Jack 4.3%. If I lived around here this would make an occasional local alternative to going to what, in all honesty, are better pubs in town or at the station.

Date of visit: 27th December 2017

On 29th June 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2643 recommendations about 2492 pubs]

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Alan Winfield left this review about New Ponderosa

When i first visited this pub in the early 80s it was called the New Ponderosa and it was a Manns tied house which was unusuall in this area of Derbyshire.
The pub is now called the Little Acorn,once inside the pub still has the same two room layout with the bar to the left and a smaller room to the right,i had a drink in the bar and this was very busy on a midweek afternoon.
There were a couple of real ales on the bar and i had a drink of Alcazar Ale and this was a very nice drink which was also very cheap the other beer was Alcazar New Dawn.
Alcazar beers are very hard to find away from the pub where it is brewed in Basford Nottingham so this was a nice surprise to see these beers in Ilkeston.

Pub visited August 2009

Photo taken 24/7/2001

On 16th October 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Ilkeston, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Langley Mill, 3.25 miles, 1 hr 2 min walk (show)
Bulwell, 6.13 miles, 1 hr 58 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Little Acorn, Ilkeston
29th Jun 2018, 18:05
Review submitted by Will Larter
29th Jun 2018, 17:57
Request to add pub to area Awsworth by Will Larter approved

Pub Details

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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 27 December 2017 by Will Larter
  • Darts : Yes last updated 27 December 2017 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 December 2017 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 December 2017 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 December 2017 by Will Larter
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday - last updated 27 December 2017 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 October 2011 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 27 December 2017 by Will Larter
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