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LondonBuck
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Went in a Spoons a few weeks ago, brilliant experience, 4 ales on and generally a good atmosphere. We were served in a busy pub within 10 minutes and weren't I.Ded by every single member of bar staff.

We enjoyed the experience so much we have 5 lined up on our trip to Burscough.

That sounds like just what you would expect from a good Wetherspoons and generally most are up to or near this standard. Where was this fine establishment Tom?


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was i mold wetherspoons sunday night and they said late may/ early june for opening for new one in holywell Smile



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I've recently found both the Willow Walk in London (Victoria) and Whispering Moon in Wallington to have a good selection of beers on at good quality, with the former being a particularly thriving place!



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and talking to staff in wetherspoons gold cape mold, there will also this summer some time be a wetherspoons opening in ruthin cant waite to try that one Wink



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holywell wetherspoons opening july 19th Smile cant wait.



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Talking of Spoons, I popped into Hamilton Hall at Liverpool Street last Thursday, used to be the
biggest grossing pub in England but not sure now and bumped into Keepz,
currently banned from this parish and out came the nail box and the wine flowed.
I only frequent pubs on hot days now (smoking ban) but was a regular there when working
in the City and considering the pub game has one of the biggest turnover of staff
I was quite surprised to see how many bar staff were still there after three years.
Job satisfaction? Good pay?




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looking over this thread, there are some great wetherspoon pubs and some not so great, depends on area, staff attitude and if the manager has a clue or not, the one problem the one in holywell will have will be local drugies using the place Mad

wetherspoons at london victoria used to have a note in the window saying no football colours, but that seems to have gone, as i wnet there 2 years ago and the place was packed with arsenal fans !



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looking over this thread, there are some great wetherspoon pubs and some not so great, depends on area, staff attitude and if the manager has a clue or not, the one problem the one in holywell will have will be local drugies using the place Mad

wetherspoons at london victoria used to have a note in the window saying no football colours, but that seems to have gone, as i wnet there 2 years ago and the place was packed with arsenal fans !

As with most things these days it seems to come down to the individual and whether they're interested or not, doesn't matter how much you train them if they have no interest n the job then you end up with poor service and if that person happens to be the manager then you've had it! Frown
I can only presume this is the case at Alfreton! Crazy
As regards Victoria, money and profit first above all else I expect, hence the problems with our public transport but that's another story...


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Hamilton Hall has always been a favourite pre-match venue for fans
of London clubs and those oop norf too. In the main, Saturday
mornings used to go without a hitch, although it is usually closed on
the days when West Ham play Tottenham. Crazy




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Hamilton Hall has always been a favourite pre-match venue for fans
of London clubs and those oop norf too. In the main, Saturday
mornings used to go without a hitch, although it is usually closed on
the days when West Ham play Tottenham. Crazy


Brings back memories of my visit to the HH back in May 2008 whilst on my way to the Trophy final between Ebbsfleet & Torquay at Wembley.We had arranged to meet a couple of Fleet supporters from Essex which we duly did at 11.00 am.Of course the beer started flowing & before we knew it there was only really us left in the HH.Suddenly realised in horror that we'd lost track of time & it was now 2.10 pm! Mad rush for the tube ensued.Fortunately there were no delays & managed to take our seats in the 'new' Wembley just 5 mins before k.o.
As much as Spoons are fine establishments i try to visit more obscure 'back street' locals on my travels,as i've found Spoons have become somewhat sanitised of late.The Spoons success story is probably to the detriment of the many pubs that are closed/closing down.An unlikely business plan from Tim Martin but which i would endorse is a Spoons policy of operating village pubs which have been decimated in recent times.Never going to happen,unfortunately....Unsure



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are there any other main london railway stations that have wetherspoons pub in the station itself ?



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are there any other main london railway stations that have wetherspoons pub in the station itself ?


The only other one i have visited is at Victoria.Check http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs



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You can search on their website www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk for pubs in various locations.


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Hamilton Hall has always been a favourite pre-match venue for fans
of London clubs and those oop norf too. In the main, Saturday
mornings used to go without a hitch, although it is usually closed on
the days when West Ham play Tottenham. Crazy


Brings back memories of my visit to the HH back in May 2008 whilst on my way to the Trophy final between Ebbsfleet & Torquay at Wembley.We had arranged to meet a couple of Fleet supporters from Essex which we duly did at 11.00 am.Of course the beer started flowing & before we knew it there was only really us left in the HH.Suddenly realised in horror that we'd lost track of time & it was now 2.10 pm! Mad rush for the tube ensued.Fortunately there were no delays & managed to take our seats in the 'new' Wembley just 5 mins before k.o.
As much as Spoons are fine establishments i try to visit more obscure 'back street' locals on my travels,as i've found Spoons have become somewhat sanitised of late.The Spoons success story is probably to the detriment of the many pubs that are closed/closing down.An unlikely business plan from Tim Martin but which i would endorse is a Spoons policy of operating village pubs which have been decimated in recent times.Never going to happen,unfortunately....Unsure


I understand that the above was FleetFan's last trip to the Hamilton Hall until he was persuaded by Mr Tabby to join him for a few saucers of gold top on Friday night. In JDW terms the HH would be a good pub if it had just a few people in it. Unfortunately, on the rare occasions that I venture there it is completely rammed Friday evening was no exception and as a result going this was not the most pleasant of drinking experiences.

Much better and much less crowded was the Crosse Keys which was visited later in the evening.


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We were always knocking on the door at 11am in the mid-90s before
away games and by 11.30 it was rammed out (usually).
Not worked up the City for a few years but Thursday/Friday nights
used to be heaving.
Think I mentioned before it was the biggest grossing (ús) pub in the
country. Not sure about now though.




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ever been to a airport wetherspoons, me had a couple of pints in the one in heathrow in 2004 before a flight to italy.



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My family had a meal in the Gatwick one 4 years ago going on summers hols. I'll report what real ale is on in Heathrow next month, although it will be 5am!


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do any ferry ports have wetherspoons ??



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ever been to a airport wetherspoons, me had a couple of pints in the one in heathrow in 2004 before a flight to italy.


I've visited the one airside at Terminal 3 at Heathrow & also the two at Gatwick in both the South & North Terminals, as well the one at Edinburgh Airport.
Just recovering from the excesses of my Friday night jaunt with Timmytabby at the Hamilton Hall.On his recommendation tried a 'Swedish Blonde' which certainly went down a treat.I might even have a beer of the same name next time as well! Cool



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Stupid boy.... Tongue
and invite me out to play next time you are up there....




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yates pubs, seem there more geared towards night club style pubs, does anyone one here drink in there pubs, me rarlely go to the one in wrexham sometimes if i am out on a saturday night.



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I went to one in Oldham in the early 70s..they served some drink called 'Blob'....
scary place, reminded me of a Dr Who film set....




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I went to one in Oldham in the early 70s..they served some drink called 'Blob'....
scary place, reminded me of a Dr Who film set....


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another thing i would say about wetherspoons is, it is rare to see one closed down, because of lack of trade, there owner must be worth a few bob i should think



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The Edwin Chadwick in Longsight in Manchester closed to become an Indian restaurant, but I can't think of any others, although I did hear that Wetherspoons disposed of some of their earliest acquisitions in the south east because they no longer fit the company's profile. That was probably the Longsight pub's problem too - by all accounts, it was a very good pub, but it didn't get the Friday\Saturday night crowd.

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