Raising the bar: New manager of Gedling Inn wants to restore pub into heart of community

The new manager of a pub in Gedling has big plans to reinstate it at the heart of the community.

Beccy Webster currently runs The Elwes Arms and Blacks Head in Carlton and will now be responsible for The Gedling Inn from Monday (March 18).

The pub – still referred to as The Chesterfield Arms, or ‘Cheggo’, by locals – has changed hands several times in the last few years.

Attempts to brand it as a steakhouse or venue for fine dining haven’t proved popular with locals, but now Beccy says she hopes to restore it as a traditional local.

Her plans include installing a pool table, screening sporting events and holding family events.

A new and improved menu will also be put in place with food being on offer at affordable prices.

Beccy told Gedling Eye: This will be my third pub in the NG4 area alongside The Elwes Arms and The Blacks Head.

“I’m excited to take on this new venture and bring back the community spirit to this Gedling pub.

“I’ve always lived in the area and went to Carlton le Willows school in Gedling.”

She added: “My success comes from having a great team behind me and I’m looking forward to expanding on that.”

There are currently no plans to change the name of the venue.



  1. I can’t see the harm in calling it ‘The Chesterfield Arms’ or just ‘The Cheggo’ as that is the name locals associate with that particular pub ! I look forward to the return of our ‘local’ ! I could never understand why new ‘owners’ have a compulsion to change the name of a pub !

  2. Well when it was the Chesterfield arms only a few years ago, it was a waste of time going for a meal with the family on a Friday tea time as all you could hear was the 4pm finish contractors half cut, effing and blinding at the top of their voice from the other end of the pub. So unless there are plans to erradicate this loutish behavior returning and keep families pooring in for good food and a drink your wasting your time. In the past , landlords/ ladies, even though told did nothing so take heed.

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