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The Winding Wheel

Bar, British, Pub
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Hayes Way | Hawkes Green, Cannock WS12 3XP, England
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were regulars here, merely because it is close to home. Myself and my large family spend a fortune here and used to go almost every night of the week for drinks and occasionally food. Staff are always miserable and clearly do not want to be there. We now only come here if there is no other option as the... More 

Thank SophieTombs
United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watched in disbelief this weekend as parents socialized and used the pub as a kids playground, somebody mentioned a football tournament. We watched as they kids irritated the hell out of diners or general drinkers whilst their parents turned a blind eye. The kids we're running through the pub, crashing in and out of the fire doors, customers resorting to... More 

Thank Penny T
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The staff here are absolutely awful!! They are so rude and so disrespectful!! They are also awful at their job!! To ID someone for a Coke!! Yes a Coke!! Yet not ID someone for an alcoholic drink is poor!! To then ask someone to leave at 9 because they don't have ID for a soft drink is ridiculous!! When them... More 

Thank lsw1234
United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Have visited a couple of lunchtimes for a snack and drink but each time the staff were drawn to my attention. No smile or welcome and the food and drinks are almost thrown at you and not cleared after use. Both times we have had to clear our own tables and take our plates back to the bar rather than... More 

1 Thank Penny T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Shocking service and food. How can you not have burgers on the menu on a Saturday night, tip for staff, don't carry plates so your thumb is in the food.

1 Thank spike171
Cannock, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Where do I start....4 of us ordered food at lunchtime. It wasn't that busy. 45 minutes later food arrived. Salad had no dressing. When asked they said they hadn't got any nor anything else to offer. The place is next door to Tesco!!! So I sent it back. Order a tomato soup with a baguette...what could go wrong? It too... More 

2 Thank Winnie091077
Cannock, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I met friends for lunch today at 1pm. We went to order food at 1.14 - I wanted a cajun chicken breast with rice instead of chips. They don't do that, however I could have a 'loaded' chicken (half a chicken with a sauce on the side) which does come with rice - so they do rice?!?! Two of my... More 

2 Thank SpeshK1976
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch yesterday. Ordered a jacket potatoe with tuna mayo and a j20. Paid.. £5.65. Food was lovely.. jacket filling was plentyful and salad was lovely and fresh. Returned today. Ordered chicken tikka on a naan bread and a j20 paid £ 6.25. I questioned this having read the menu yesterday that it should be £ 5.25 as... More 

Thank emlevi
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited on 5th January for a game of darts with a work friend. It was quiet but we were glad as it's been very busy during the Christmas period, so had no trouble getting a game of darts and pool too. Drinks are not cheap but not overpriced and food, although we didn't eat, is reasonably priced too. Only negative... More 

Thank David W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Oh my word where do I start. 1.5 hour wait on food. The worst steak I have ever seen, sent back twice. Complained only to be told that the regular chef was absent and a bar guy was cooking the food. Asked for a sandwich to bridge the gap advised 1 hour wait and not to bother!! Never again will... More 

1 Thank SarahJHurm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hayes Way | Hawkes Green, Cannock WS12 3XP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Cannock
  • Phone Number: 01543277864
The Winding Wheel is a community pub, located between a number of large private housing estates in Cannock. We have a regular pub entertainment programme that is available alongside all major live sport on Sky Sports events shown. We have a varied pub food menu with all your pub favourites and drinks from real ales and beer to coffees and teas. The newly built all-weather beer garden is a great addition to the Winding Wheel allowing outside eating and drinking all year round.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?