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Blacks Head

11 Burton Road

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.30 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.30 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.30 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.30 pm
FridayMidday - 11.30 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.30 pm
SundayMidday - 11.30 pm

About the Pub

Multi-roomed pub, with a public bar, L-shaped lounge, and a smaller quiet room to the rear. Outside, there is an enclosed courtyard with steps leading up to a spacious garden area. Pictures from the 1920's show an extra storey was in use. Ornate windows were a fairly recent addition in 1981. There are said to be 3 or 4 ghosts, reputedly friendly. A centre of the local community, the pub boasts a football team, bar skittles and dominoes teams. A quiz is run twice a week. Sports are shown (Sky & BT).

Historic Interest

The Black's Head was registered as an Asset of Community Value by Gedling Borough Council on the 28th December 2015, following nomination by the Nottingham Branch of CAMRA. In the 1823 Alehouse Recognizances for the South Thurgarton Hundred, the Blacks Head was under George Savidge (County Archive C/QD/LV/4/7/8), possibly the same George Savidge who ran the nearby Volunteer (County Archive C/QD/LV/4/7/7). In 1832, the Black's Head was fully licensed under landlady Mrs Pamela Jagger (White). In 1876, it was run by William Baker (Post Office Directory). Held by the Vicker's family in the late 19th century, who commissioned famous Nottingham architect Fothergill Watson to design the 1899 Carlton Brewery which still stands at the junction of Marhill Road and Primrose Street. Along Primrose Street are also a series of terraced houses built for brewery workers. Unfortunately, the Carlton Brewery was short-lived and in 1909 was sold, becoming a laundry, then printworks and a dye factory before more recently becoming appartments. As at November 2017, the freehold for the Black's Head (NT355453) was held by Punch Partnerships (PTL) Limited [Reg. No. 3512363]. This was transferred to Star (Heineken) on the 5th March 2018. [Gedling Borough Council; Cavendish Ward / Nottinghamshire County Council; Carlton West Division / Gedling Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Castle Rock Harvest Pale
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

From Punch list.

Source: National

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Blacks Head, Carlton


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20p a pint.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 9pm.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts, dominoes, table skittles, quiz.

  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

    The Cloud.

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Blacks Head

11 Burton Road

Sat Nav Reference

52.967363, -1.086752


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (10m)

NCT 24, 25, 27 Pathfinder 100

Nearby Station (600m)


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