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“Ignorance is not bliss !”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Cask & Pottle

Cask & Pottle
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Tutbury
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Drinks, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Drinks, Serves Alcohol
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Ignorance is not bliss !”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Tiny, unfriendly and unwelcoming ! Not being from the area we thought we'd try it so after we walked in we were quite surprised to see there was no bar ! Unaware of how to order drinks we stood (rather awkwardly) in the middle of the room waiting for the owner/ waitress to give us a clue. With it being so small she actually pushed past us a couple of times without a word of welcome or a 'take a seat'...we were just ignored basically !
We turned on our heels after a few minutes and left..obviously they didn't need or want our custom !
What a shame as this place had been highly recommended by a friend of mine but this experience has left a bitter taste and I doubt I shall return again.
Tut tut Cask & Pottle, being a relatively new place you should be welcoming new customers with arms wide open not by ignoring them ! Good Luck...think you're going to need it !

Visited April 2014
Thank helenbrown911
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Micropub with”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

The Cask & Pottle sits at the end of the High Street in the middle of Tutbury. Converted from a sweet shop into a micropub, there are high tables around the edges of the room with raised bench seating.

On first entering it was a surprise to find that, unlike a normal pub, there is no bar. The proprietors serve the customers at their tables and fetch the beer from a stillage. There was a very good choice of real ales and cider available together with soft drinks and wine by the glass.

I had Stroud brewery's "The Last Duel" and Springhead's "Oliver's Army" both reasonably priced at £2.80 per pint or £1.40 a half.

The blackboard listing the beers indicated that snacks such as crisps,nuts, pork pies and cheese might be purchased by anyone feeling peckish.

However, the key to this establishment is that it is free of the audio/visual noise that blights many pubs and because it is only small (think sweet shop) then people actually talk to each other whilst enjoying some excellent beer.

A brilliant concept. As McArthur said, " I shall return".

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Pete L
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