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like them or not ?
me like the one in mold good, crowd and drinks in there and a good atmosphere, service is good as well, but wetherspoons in wrexham hostile doorman, drugies local tramps and then asking you to buy them a pint as they are skint Mad, usual dont mind wetherspoons but this one is the pits !



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like them or not ?
me like the one in mold good, crowd and drinks in there and a good atmosphere, service is good as well, but wetherspoons in wrexham hostile doorman, drugies local tramps and then asking you to buy them a pint as they are skint Mad, usual dont mind wetherspoons but this one is the pits !


Pretty apt name for a Spoons in Wales "The Pits"



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me like the one in mold good, crowd and drinks in there and a good atmosphere, service is good as well, but wetherspoons in wrexham hostile doorman, drugies local tramps and then asking you to buy them a pint as they are skint Mad, usual dont mind wetherspoons but this one is the pits !


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Sad to say, to someone as uneducated as my good self, I understand more what Gareth means than you do!



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Hurrah for you.

Took you an unduly long time to respond though - you're slipping Mishi


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Well thanks for the explanation!

Oh well, as long as it keeps you amused & you're happy eh?



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are you going to give me a bloody break or not Mad

bet you understand that !



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are you going to give me a bloody break or not

bet you understand that !



Yes we understand that. All that some people are asking is that you please take a little more time reading your posts before sending them, use capital letters in the correct places, check the spelling etc. Your contibutions are valuable, doing the above would make then even more so.

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The nearest one to me is not going to win any awards unless it's for most drunks before 10am or most down and outs on the pavement outside a pub award. Now opens at 7am. Mind you it is in a 1960's shopping centre where Greggs the Bakers sells out of pasties before 9am.

Only ever been in 5 or 6, the one's in Fleetwood and Harlow would not win many awards either.


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Briar Rose in Birmingham City Centre is OK. Not that I am an expert or anything


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I've been to a fair few of these places on my travels over the past few years. They've actually just opened up a brand new one (well about 3 weeks old now) in Ponte thats quite nice and is doing its bit in reviving a town centre that has gone a bit downhill since Xscape opened up.
There's the Glassblower in CasVegas and the Six Chimneys in Wakey that are quite nice in my experiences.



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are you going to give me a bloody break or not

bet you understand that !



Yes we understand that. All that some people are asking is that you please take a little more time reading your posts before sending them, use capital letters in the correct places, check the spelling etc. Your contibutions are valuable, doing the above would make then even more so.

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4 of them in Milton Keynes and they are all pretty much the same, I favour the one nearest the station as it's within walking distance of home and it's a decent size. The ones further afield are more interesting however, particularly liked the 1 in Telford.


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Portsmouth Spoons

Isambard Brunel (near Pompey & Southsea Stn) I avoid like the plague. Beer is hideously poorly kept.
White Swan ( 50 yards further on from Isambard Brunel) Slow service and half decent pint. Good but limited selection
Jean Jacques (Fratton Station) Good selection of beers well kept and upto 20p pint cheaper than the Spoons in the City centre. Recommended
Lord Baker (London Road North End) Haven't been in for a while but the beer was off.
Cosham (Cant remember its name) Again havent been in for a while. Decent pint but go in at night at your peril

Onto Fareham's Spoons

Lord Arthur Lee - One that the casual Fareham fan tried to turn into the UK's first drive through pub! Has improved markedly in the past couple of years. Good selection of beers and on the whole well kept. Occasional poorly kept pint but compared to how it was 3-4 years ago 100 times better

The Crown - Smaller pub similar to the White Swan, Always appears to have Triple fff beers which isnt a bad thing. Gets busy quickly.



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I have visited many 'spoons hostelries up & down the country & by far the worst i have encountered is The White House in Luton.Just awful.Poor selection of beers,dreary decor & an intimidating atmosphere.Two near me in Dartford.The Paper Moon,one of the first 'spoons to be opened in Kent & now showing it's age & The Flying Boat, which is in a vast warehouse type building & was formerly one of The Litten Tree chain of pubs.Generally the concept of cheap drink & food as well as a good variety of beer is always going to be a winner! As Tim Martin the founder has been proven.



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I've visited a fair few and they arn't bad for chain pubs. Decent selection of drinks at least.

Give me an independently owned one with a good landlord anyday though



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Don't mind Wetherspoons, decent enough places to visit. 5 in Torbay at the moment (London Inn & Green Ginger - Torquay, Isaac Merritt & Talk of the Town - Paignton & The Vigilence - Brixham).



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186 done to date; mostly in the Midlands; mostly visited during the day or early evening; the best has to be the Babington in Derby with its impressive range of at least 15 different and usually scarce real ales; they are bound to attract a certain level of custom with its early opening and cheap beer; the strangest is also in Derby where there are 2 Spoons next door to each other; however only one bad experience to report; t`was after the last Peninsula Hop game when we decided to tick off the St Austell Spoons; they were getting ready for a Saturday night disco (being a Lloyds) and they had a male and female bouncer on the door; surely they won`t stop two late fifties old gits (blue nose Paul was with me); WRONG!! a full body search (by the male bouncer unfortunately) and the contents of my wallet, moths included, were scrutinised; we did get in to be greeted by a few well-known travellers, most of whom who seemed to have escaped the search. We must have looked well dodgy!!


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they are bound to attract a certain level of cuton with its early opening and cheap beer;

People hitting each other with pillows ??



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they are bound to attract a certain level of cuton with its early opening and cheap beer;

People hitting each other with pillows ??




I thought they were tiny bits of stale bread used to pad out soups Tongue

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I have visited many 'spoons hostelries up & down the country & by far the worst i have encountered is The White House in Luton.Just awful.Poor selection of beers,dreary decor & an intimidating atmosphere.Two near me in Dartford.The Paper Moon,one of the first 'spoons to be opened in Kent & now showing it's age & The Flying Boat, which is in a vast warehouse type building & was formerly one of The Litten Tree chain of pubs.Generally the concept of cheap drink & food as well as a good variety of beer is always going to be a winner! As Tim Martin the founder has been proven.



I've been in The Paper Moon in Dartford a few times, nice enough pub although as you say it is perhaps showing its age a bit.

I can't say I've ever been into any Wetherspoons pub and thought 'I won't come in here again', the only bad experience I had was in Maidstone (Muggletons) when they totally cocked up our food order but in the end they gave us our money back and gave us the food free of charge so I can't grumble.

With pubs closing down left right and centre all over the country they do seem to have 'bucked the trend' so they must be doing something right.


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With pubs closing down left right and centre all over the country they do seem to have 'bucked the trend' so they must be doing something right.

Real ale?



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Generally found them alright though a couple have been a bit Hit & Miss. Going to Dartford on saturday so should tick the 2 off there Sly



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the fox on the hill near dulwich's ground was/ has been good but have only been in it once in 4 years since i left south london for north wales !



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Thoroughly recommend the Poste of Stone in Stone, always a good selection of ales, usually local. It's one of the few 'Spoons you can park outside too! The worst one I've been in was in Fazakerley, Liverpool. That was down to the fact the beer was poor and it was rammed at teatime.

The good thing is you know what you're going to get at most and there is never one too far away, town centre locations aren't ideal for access though when you're driving. That's probably a good thing for some hoppers.....



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different chain but had good pubs was hogshead, had american 8 ball pool tables in them and had good vibe in the pubs, but alas chain is no more, what do people think of the likes of yates, Lloyds etc ?



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different chain but had good pubs was hogshead, had american 8 ball pool tables in them and had good vibe in the pubs, but alas chain is no more, what do people think of the likes of yates, Lloyds etc ?



I'm sure what used to be the Yates in Oxford is now a Wetherspoons, The Four Candles.


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different chain but had good pubs was hogshead, had american 8 ball pool tables in them and had good vibe in the pubs, but alas chain is no more, what do people think of the likes of yates, Lloyds etc ?



I'm sure what used to be the Yates in Oxford is now a Wetherspoons, The Four Candles.

Are you sure it's not The Fork Handles!!? So the Spoons management do have a sense of humour.Possibly named after the famous Two Ronnies sketch.Didn't Ronnie Barker reside in the Oxford area ? I think he had an antiques shop in Chipping Norton.



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different chain but had good pubs was hogshead, had american 8 ball pool tables in them and had good vibe in the pubs, but alas chain is no more, what do people think of the likes of yates, Lloyds etc ?



I'm sure what used to be the Yates in Oxford is now a Wetherspoons, The Four Candles.

Are you sure it's not The Fork Handles!!? So the Spoons management do have a sense of humour.Possibly named after the famous Two Ronnies sketch.Didn't Ronnie Barker reside in the Oxford area ? I think he had an antiques shop in Chipping Norton.


Ronnie Barker was born in Bedford but for many years of his life lived in Oxfordshire, as a youngster he lived about 100 yards from where I'm sitting typing this, a modest house at the top of Florence Park Estate which at the time he was living there would have been housing for car factory wokers many of whom were Welsh, Patrick Mower lived nearby. Ronnie Barker went to school at Oxford High School for Boys which was basically the best non fee paying school in Oxford at the time and only a couple of hundred yards from the http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/...ubs/the-four-candles After he retired he had a Anitque shop in Chipping Norton and lived in a village nearby. I met him a few times and he was a very friendly man, though slightly shy, he insisted people call him Ronnie. If you said hello Mr Barker he would say call me Ronnie, his wife Joy was / is also a very pleasant person. I did some work for him getting him mattress's and sprung bases for some Antique beds which he had that were non standard sizes.


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The Four Candles was indeed named after the famous 2 Ronnies sketch and I seem to recall had Ronnie Barker Memorobillia on the walls.



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As I've been sampling pints of lime and soda during this hot weather I must take cap off to Wetherspoons The New Cross Turnpike at Welling for charging me 30p. At the other end of the scale I have paid 2.30 for the same drink at the Bell & Compass at Charing X.


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As I've been sampling pints of lime and soda during this hot weather I must take cap off to Wetherspoons The New Cross Turnpike at Welling for charging me 30p. At the other end of the scale I have paid 2.30 for the same drink at the Bell & Compass at Charing X.


The pub I frequent on a Sunday evening in Torquay for a quiz usually charge 1 for said drink, which I think is fairly reasonable considering the prices there for other drinks are higher than most pubs in torbay.



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Popped into Weatherspoons Society Rooms in Maidstone for a quick one whilst waiting for a train, bumped into an old mate and ended up getting a (much) later train after sinking several pints of the very agreeable Tawny Owl from Cotleigh Brewery, service was a bit slow at times but otherwise all good!


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opposite experience for me this week as I ticked off the Dragonfly at Birmingham Airport (landside). I know they have a captive audience but the beer choice was virtually non-existent; Ruddles or Abbot or Pedigree; last beer was chosen and it was bland....food was adequate but portions were poor; the only good thing besides the new tick was that there were more than 2 people serving!!!


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The posts above from Isaac and GrumpyDwarf sum up Wetherspoons perfectly: some very good, some grim.

Isaac, Cotleigh's beers are indeed marvellous. One of the very best of the first wave of new breweries from the 70s, producing beer that is of genuine class and up there with established 'old-timers' such as Timothy Taylor, Batham and Harveys.


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At least your knowledge of beers is better than your European politicsTongue



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opposite experience for me this week as I ticked off the Dragonfly at Birmingham Airport (landside). I know they have a captive audience but the beer choice was virtually non-existent; Ruddles or Abbot or Pedigree; last beer was chosen and it was bland....food was adequate but portions were poor; the only good thing besides the new tick was that there were more than 2 people serving!!!



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Portsmouth Spoons

Isambard Brunel (near Pompey & Southsea Stn) I avoid like the plague. Beer is hideously poorly kept.
White Swan ( 50 yards further on from Isambard Brunel) Slow service and half decent pint. Good but limited selection
Jean Jacques (Fratton Station) Good selection of beers well kept and upto 20p pint cheaper than the Spoons in the City centre. Recommended
Lord Baker (London Road North End) Haven't been in for a while but the beer was off.
Cosham (Cant remember its name) Again havent been in for a while. Decent pint but go in at night at your peril.



Sounds just like the 'Parchment Makers' 'Spoons in Havant town centre - a while since I've been in there, but its reputation doesn't really attract return visits. It used to be the town's job centre and benefits office back in the 1980s, and from my times of signing on in my youth I don't think they did much to the interior decor when they converted it to a pub!

The other particularly bad 'Spoons that sticks in my memory is the one near Maidenhead United's ground - I'd often be forced to use this while commuting to/from Marlow because all the other pubs in Maidenhead town centre were even worse.

More positively, I remember a very good Wetherspoons in the centre of Godalming


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the jack phillips named after the wireless operator on the titanic



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There are now two Wetherspoon's to tick off in Stourbridge!

Spoilt for choice now. Two 'Spoons' in both my hometown and university town!


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There are now two Wetherspoon's to tick off in Stourbridge!

Spoilt for choice now. Two 'Spoons' in both my hometown and university town!



Doesn't that mean having to contend with four different lots of smelly old gits Tongue


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There are now two Wetherspoon's to tick off in Stourbridge!

Spoilt for choice now. Two 'Spoons' in both my hometown and university town!



Doesn't that mean having to contend with four different lots of smelly old gits Tongue


Well my University town has a much younger clientele Tongue


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Am I the only person on this forum who has never been in a Wetherspoon's? I didn't even know there were two in Stourbridge and I've lived there for 25 years.


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Am I the only person on this forum who has never been in a Wetherspoon's? I didn't even know there were two in Stourbridge and I've lived there for 25 years.


Right at the top of the High Street. You can see the outside of the new one from the ring road.


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That must be the Chequers then. Where's the other one?


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That must be the Chequers then. Where's the other one?

The Edward Rutland 77-78 High Street. Per the Wetherspoon Directory.


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There are now two Wetherspoon's to tick off in Stourbridge!

Spoilt for choice now. Two 'Spoons' in both my hometown and university town!



Doesn't that mean having to contend with four different lots of smelly old gits Tongue


While wasting an hour of my life wandering around the centre of Swindon this morning, I passed a 'Spoons about noon that was doing a roaring trade with at least twenty smelly old gits sat outside already hard at it. One was the spitting image of Bruce Forsyth (but in tracky bottoms and with a flee-bitten mut on a rope for company). This 'Spoons was called 'The Savoy'.

Going slightly off-topic, there is a homeless guy often sitting on the floor at Oxford bus station who looks just like Teddy Sheringham (but on hard times, and usually shirtless).


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There are now two Wetherspoon's to tick off in Stourbridge!

Spoilt for choice now. Two 'Spoons' in both my hometown and university town!



Doesn't that mean having to contend with four different lots of smelly old gits Tongue


While wasting an hour of my life wandering around the centre of Swindon this morning, I passed a 'Spoons about noon that was doing a roaring trade with at least twenty smelly old gits sat outside already hard at it. One was the spitting image of Bruce Forsyth (but in tracky bottoms and with a flee-bitten mut on a rope for company). This 'Spoons was called 'The Savoy'.

Going slightly off-topic, there is a homeless guy often sitting on the floor at Oxford bus station who looks just like Teddy Sheringham (but on hard times, and usually shirtless).

Yep, that'll be him. Cool



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rumor has it a weatherspoons win the next year or so maybe be built in holywellSmile



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There are now two Wetherspoon's to tick off in Stourbridge!

Spoilt for choice now. Two 'Spoons' in both my hometown and university town!



Doesn't that mean having to contend with four different lots of smelly old gits Tongue


While wasting an hour of my life wandering around the centre of Swindon this morning, I passed a 'Spoons about noon that was doing a roaring trade with at least twenty smelly old gits sat outside already hard at it. One was the spitting image of Bruce Forsyth (but in tracky bottoms and with a flee-bitten mut on a rope for company). This 'Spoons was called 'The Savoy'.

Going slightly off-topic, there is a homeless guy often sitting on the floor at Oxford bus station who looks just like Teddy Sheringham (but on hard times, and usually shirtless).



When I go shopping to the "Cowley Centre" at about 8am there is always a good assortment of "Smelly Gits" already inside the William Morris, they now open at 7am. As the local song goes, there's only two William Morris's.

Must look for "Teddy" next time I venture into Oxford.

Cool No wonder students run up vast debts if thy go "Spoon Hopping" Cool


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Going back to the original question posed, I regard Wetherspoons in the same light as Macdonalds, Burger King, Brewers Fare etc . . . Standardised, franchised and redolent of the unpleasant side of capitalism. The 'food' is delivered in microwavable containers; Service is poor; Beer is often badly kept; Staff are paid the minimum wage . . . but because Wetherspoons is cheap we are supposed to think it's great.

With their cheap prices and special offers, they are responsible for the demise of many excellent local and independent pubs, and for promoting the 'binge drinking' culture which blights the UK.

Thankfully, so far, the local council where I live have refused them planning permission on the grounds of impact on local businesses. How long they will maintain that stance remains to be seen.


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Going back to the original question posed, I regard Wetherspoons in the same light as Macdonalds, Burger King, Brewers Fare etc . . . Standardised, franchised and redolent of the unpleasant side of capitalism. The 'food' is delivered in microwavable containers; Service is poor; Beer is often badly kept; Staff are paid the minimum wage . . . but because Wetherspoons is cheap we are supposed to think it's great.

With their cheap prices and special offers, they are responsible for the demise of many excellent local and independent pubs, and for promoting the 'binge drinking' culture which blights the UK.

Thankfully, so far, the local council where I live have refused them planning permission on the grounds of impact on local businesses. How long they will maintain that stance remains to be seen.


Its easy to generalise, and to a certain extent I agree. However some 'Spoons are excellent. The Penny Black in Northwich is one such example, the beer range is good. I believe the one in Mold is the same. On the other hand, The Moon Under Water on Deansgate in Manchester has woeful service, and The Swan in Weymouth has the least exciting beer range of any 'Spoons I've been in.



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Going back to the original question posed, I regard Wetherspoons in the same light as Macdonalds, Burger King, Brewers Fare etc . . . Standardised, franchised and redolent of the unpleasant side of capitalism. The 'food' is delivered in microwavable containers; Service is poor; Beer is often badly kept; Staff are paid the minimum wage . . . but because Wetherspoons is cheap we are supposed to think it's great.

With their cheap prices and special offers, they are responsible for the demise of many excellent local and independent pubs, and for promoting the 'binge drinking' culture which blights the UK.

Thankfully, so far, the local council where I live have refused them planning permission on the grounds of impact on local businesses. How long they will maintain that stance remains to be seen.


Its easy to generalise, and to a certain extent I agree. However some 'Spoons are excellent. The Penny Black in Northwich is one such example, the beer range is good. I believe the one in Mold is the same. On the other hand, The Moon Under Water on Deansgate in Manchester has woeful service, and The Swan in Weymouth has the least exciting beer range of any 'Spoons I've been in.

Went to the bar upstairs in the MUW the other Saturday and got served straight away. They were two deep downstairs!


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Went to the bar upstairs in the MUW the other Saturday and got served straight away. They were two deep downstairs!


In my experience (several visits, not my choice......) they are always short staffed, can't manage to recognise who is "next" and woe betide you if you want a beer that is downstairs when you are upstairs............



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That must be the Chequers then. Where's the other one?


About ten yards down the road from Chequers! Bizarre really to have another.

Anyway I think Wetherspoons food is vastly superior to the tat that is served up at McDonald's, KFC etc. It is much healthier and I do think it is of better quality.

Also, it tends not to attract the proletariat that the aforementioned fast food outlets seem too.


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My top three (out of only 195 so far)-this is based on range of beers/quality;
1) Babbington Arms-Derby
2) Cap in Hand-Tolworth/Surbiton
3) Sir Henry Segrave-Southport

Have by and large enjoyed the food at the Spoons- the large breakfast at the Southport outlet yesterday was both enormous/well cooked/tasty.

2 new ones locally to tick this week; Coventry(by the Sky Dome), Northfield (Birmingham)


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was in the news this summer that boss of wetherspoons is trying to get a licence to sell beer with breakfast from 7.00 am ! must be that they want too compete with mcdonalds for the morning trade.



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was in the news this summer that boss of wetherspoons is trying to get a licence to sell beer with breakfast from 7.00 am ! must be that they want too compete with mcdonalds for the morning trade.



My local McDs only sells root beer. Is it different in Wrexham?Wink



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Root beer, I don't think they've sold that since the 80s have they? If you want some just go to Boots and ask for TixylixWink



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Root beer, I don't think they've sold that since the 80s have they? If you want some just go to Boots and ask for TixylixWink


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Root Beer is that not like Dandelion & Burdock.


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Root Beer is that not like Dandelion & Burdock.

No, that's Tixylix. Tongue



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I love the wetherspoons pubs. I always make a point of visiting the 'Thomas Frost' before games at Anfield.



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after a tremendous large breakfast and an excellent pint of Danish Dynamite in my local Spoons (Sedgley) yesterday morning, finally completed number 200 in sunny Runcorn with a visit to the Ferry Boat and a cold pint of Macno Piwo (anyone know what it means) by George Wright brewery.


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after a tremendous large breakfast and an excellent pint of Danish Dynamite in my local Spoons (Sedgley) yesterday morning, finally completed number 200 in sunny Runcorn with a visit to the Ferry Boat and a cold pint of Macno Piwo (anyone know what it means) by George Wright brewery.


The handpump clip states "Macno Piwo Strong Beer". Piwo is Polish for beer, don't know what macno means..... maybe "strong"??


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It's nice to see Grumpy's eyes are up to their usual standard....it's actually Mocne Piwo which as Paul rightly says is Polish for strong beer. Not that I think a 5.1% beer is classed as strong in Poland.

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shows how bad my eyes are; Villan had to tell me what the pump clip said!! mind you, it was the usual subdued Spoons lighting!!! and I had to spend the day trying to fathom out Dave`s satnav in the Tardis!!!!!


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new weatherspoons in shotton deeside just opened, will have to get around to trying it out Smile



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Yesterday was my first time in "The Crosse Keys" 'Spoons between Liverpool St and London Bridge. Very large pub with 23 different beers on tap.


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Couldn't live without Wetherspoons!
My only complaint is they keep opening new ones in towns I have already visited for football Frown
It is rare to find a bad one but I would seriously avoid Eltham and Feltham! Sly
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Re: [LondonBuck] wetherspoon pubs or Reply Privately

By 'eck that's a lot of Spoons done! I usually do them as they're open before the rest of the GBG pubs are in the towns I'm going to! Add to the fact I get 20 worth of vouchers to use up every year..!



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Ponte Carlo - Do those vouchers keep you going until midday on one of your away trips?Tongue

I visited The William White (JDW) in Nuneaton last Saturday, then walked opposite to The Angel which wasnt a JDW but looked identical in decor and much the same (apart from guest ales) on tap!


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Nahh, usually about 11-1130!! Cool



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Couldn't live without Wetherspoons!
My only complaint is they keep opening new ones in towns I have already visited for football Frown
It is rare to find a bad one but I would seriously avoid Eltham and Feltham! Sly
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Yes I find that frustrating as well, a couple of years ago after the Easter Hop I completed all of Devon Wetherspoons now they have opened 2 more in Exeter as well as extra ones in Torquay and Barnstaple Mad



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Prior to my visit to Griffin Park today I ticked off The Rocket in Putney which is a brand new JDW Cool
Seems to have been designed to appeal to the more well off, with a section of table service with riverside views and rather more expensive prices, however the beer was excellent as was the new Beef Casserole Tongue
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update wetherspoons have brought the old woolworths store, so could be a new pub in holywell soon Smile



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Have followed this thread with interest as have spent quite a lot of time on JDW premises since ventured to the first one in 1987 ( I think that it was the now closed Edgware branch). Like many large chains there are the good ( Babbington, Crosse Keys and JJ Moons (Hornchurch)), bad (Luton!! and the now closed branches at Tilbury and South Ockendon) and the ordinary (Rather too many).

What I like about about JDW's is on the whole they are reliable, the ale is nearly always in at least reasonable condition (and on the rare conditions it is 'off' I have never encountered any problems in returning and they are good value. In the area where I live, the price of a pint is at least 30% less than what you would find in the 'locals'. Not surprising that so many pubs are closing when they are charging 3.00+ for a pint. Plus like PonteCarlo for twenty pints per annum, I receive a discount of 50p which covers my annual CAMRA membership.

Yes the chain does suffer from an idenity problem and are seen as 'chavvy' or places where gentlemen of a certain age congregate to while away time. Depends on the branch. The Havant branch yesterday had a wide variety of people from a solitary lady who was at least 85 enjoying her lunch, a group of Droylsden supporters and plenty of younger people. Though the Barking branch has it's fair share of characters who would not be candidates for high office.

Though for all the time that I spend on JDW premises the Babbington is the only pub which would get into a TT top 20 of pubs listing. You cannot compare the vast majority of JDW with the Theobald Arms (Grays), Alexandra Arms (Kettering), Wellington and Anchor (Birmingham), Wagon and Horses (Halesowen) etc etc etc


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besides blowing my own trumpet; have managed to tick off all 50 beers on the Wetherspoons beer festival list for the first time with the last two last night at the Golden Cross in Bromsgrove, besides RFand TP has anyone else been doing this.......


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besides blowing my own trumpet; have managed to tick off all 50 beers on the Wetherspoons beer festival list for the first time with the last two last night at the Golden Cross in Bromsgrove, besides RFand TP has anyone else been doing this.......


I've managed 46 so far. Not holding out any hope for the last 4 though.



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I think I managed around half, my brother usually gets them all done each year - sometimes including the ciders! I have to draw the line somewhere!!



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wetherspoons i been to myself

fox on the hill dulwich
the gold cape mold north wales
wetherspoons london victoria station
wetherspoons richmond north yorkshire
wetherspoons salisbury
wetherspoons barrow
wetherspoons chester
wetherspoons Rhyl
wetherpsoons wrexham
wetherspoons kingston surrey
wetherspoons bromley
wetherspoons fleet
wetherpsoons tonbridge
wetherspoons hastings
wetherspoons near corinthian casuals ground
wetherspoons in tower hamlets
wetherspoons in aberystwyth
wetherspoons woking

cant remember names for all of them so that is why it just says wetherspoon in the title, thinks thats all of them i can recall Wink



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just go on the Wetherspoons site and type in the town you want and the name is there, if you want to recall their names;


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It's a great resource to use, the pub finder, which I use all the time when planning my away trips - just incase there aren't enough GBGs to keep me ticking over!



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Just a few questions to you all really on Pubs in general as I turn 18 soon. Probably asking silly questions!

1) Is buying the Good Beer Guide a good investment?

2) Is CAMRA membership worth getting?

3) Do people keep records of pubs they've drunk in/beers they've had?


I've tried 30 real ales I think so far, most of those on the Pennine Way. Those included J.W Lees Strawberry Beer, Hobgoblin, Timmy Taylor's Landlord and every Black Sheep brewery beer.


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Just a few questions to you all really on Pubs in general as I turn 18 soon. Probably asking silly questions!

1) Is buying the Good Beer Guide a good investment?

2) Is CAMRA membership worth getting?

3) Do people keep records of pubs they've drunk in/beers they've had?


I've tried 30 real ales I think so far, most of those on the Pennine Way. Those included J.W Lees Strawberry Beer, Hobgoblin, Timmy Taylor's Landlord and every Black Sheep brewery beer.

1) Depends on your point of view. I wouldn't bother.

2) Refer to 1)

3) Oh, yes. As fanatically as any football number cruncher!! Cool

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Just a few questions to you all really on Pubs in general as I turn 18 soon. Probably asking silly questions!

1) Is buying the Good Beer Guide a good investment?

2) Is CAMRA membership worth getting?

3) Do people keep records of pubs they've drunk in/beers they've had?


I've tried 30 real ales I think so far, most of those on the Pennine Way. Those included J.W Lees Strawberry Beer, Hobgoblin, Timmy Taylor's Landlord and every Black Sheep brewery beer.


1) Definitely.

2) Maybe. At the very least you get £20 of Wetherspoons vouchers every year.

3) Absolutely! (Ir)regular updates on my blog regarding beers drunk and pubs visited.



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The trouble with keeping pub and beer records is you tend to forget if you do too many in a day.



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in reply;
1) definitely- don`t go anywhere without my BIBLE, this years and next years at the moment!!!!
2) definitely- Wetherspoon vouchers plus reduced/free entry to local beer festivals and discount off beers at certain pubs
3) definitely- although, like Leo, memory can often fail me after a long day- unless I scribble them down at the time


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Just a few questions to you all really on Pubs in general as I turn 18 soon. Probably asking silly questions!

1) Is buying the Good Beer Guide a good investment?

2) Is CAMRA membership worth getting?

3) Do people keep records of pubs they've drunk in/beers they've had?


I've tried 30 real ales I think so far, most of those on the Pennine Way. Those included J.W Lees Strawberry Beer, Hobgoblin, Timmy Taylor's Landlord and every Black Sheep brewery beer.



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Called in Gaffers Row Crewe yesterday and was amazed to find the guest beers at 2-05 for modest ABV's , this I think was upto 4.5% above that 2-30 .
What started life as cheap beer pubs is now getting a tad overpriced.



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Agreed by the way there, hoddy - the prices in some real ale 'bars' (if anyone has done the Further North in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, you'll know what I'm talking about) are on the ludicrous side!

Anyway onto Tom's points!

1 - Definitely for me, I still haven't finished Yorkshire yet!
2 - Absolutely! The thing is Tom, if your under-26 I believe its about 16-20. You get 20 worth of Wetherspoons vouchers, so basically you get your membership paid for by drinking!
3 - Again, definitely! I score my beers on the beerscoring (original I know) website. A lot of the information goes to which pubs gain entry into the GBG in my membership area.



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Just a few questions to you all really on Pubs in general as I turn 18 soon. Probably asking silly questions!

1) Is buying the Good Beer Guide a good investment?

2) Is CAMRA membership worth getting?

3) Do people keep records of pubs they've drunk in/beers they've had?


I've tried 30 real ales I think so far, most of those on the Pennine Way. Those included J.W Lees Strawberry Beer, Hobgoblin, Timmy Taylor's Landlord and every Black Sheep brewery beer.



1 Depends - it's just a guide at a point in time, and can be quite subjective (baffling) at times. Do not treat as a bible, merely someone else's opinion

2 Dunno - never been a member. The book is cheaper from Amazon than from Camra.

3 CBA. Life's too short. If they are exceptionally good, they will remain in your memory banks.


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Re: [buncranaboy] wetherspoon pubs or

Thanks for all the advice. I'll be definitely getting up a half hour early to get Good Beer Guide from Stockport tomorrow morning!

I'll consider CAMRA towards Christmas.

I'll probably start records with beers, I've "ticked" 20 pubs already. 12 of those on the Pennine Way. Depends how much time I get.


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Thanks for all the advice. I'll be definitely getting up a half hour early to get Good Beer Guide from Stockport tomorrow morning!

I'll consider CAMRA towards Christmas.

I'll probably start records with beers, I've "ticked" 20 pubs already. 12 of those on the Pennine Way. Depends how much time I get.


If you're going to visit 'Spoons pubs then a CAMRA membership is a no-brainer. For 20 subscription you get 20 in vouchers for Wetherspoons (40 x 50p off a pint) and the GBG for 10 rather than 15.99 or whatever, so you're actually in pocket.



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Couldn't live without Wetherspoons!
My only complaint is they keep opening new ones in towns I have already visited for football Frown
It is rare to find a bad one but I would seriously avoid Eltham and Feltham! Sly
If anyone wants any advice on JDWs I'm your man! Laugh here's some of my favourites:- Waltham Cross, Fleet, Raynes Park, Witham (YES WITHAMTongue)
Total visited is listed below for those interested Cool

Been to the one in Feltham a few times (albeit not for a couple of years) when staying at the St. Giles Hotel when down there for RL games and it's always been a really good craic in there with the staff and the locals. Must be our northern charm.

The Wetherspoon's in Leigh originally opened as a Lloyd's Bar and had bouncers on the door etc which meant people had to make the effort when going there (no trainers etc) and so made for quite a pleasant atmosphere, albeit not particularly lucrative which meant it was soon 'downgraded'.

Very busy on Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights and the food is decent enough for what you pay, particularly at breakfast. It gets a few down and outs during the day, but so will any other place flogging booze at 1.40 a pint.

Also stayed at the Wetherlodge in Bridgend when watching Leigh RL away to Celtic Crusaders...now that had some 'characters'!


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Good Beer Guide is 9.89 on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/...290555043&sr=8-1 and is delivered for free.



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Good Beer Guide is 9.89 on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/...290555043&sr=8-1 and is delivered for free.


Bugger. That's 11p wasted.



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So you get 20 worth of vouchers for 20 and 11p supplement on your book. Bargain. I'm a member BTW



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I finally decided on my top 10 JDWs out of the 342 (and counting) visited.
1.RUISLIP MANOR
2.COLCHESTER
3.FLEET
4.WALTHAM CROSS
5.WITHAM
6.RAYLEIGH
7.RAYNES PARK
8.FOREST HILL
9.TUNBRIDGE WELLS
10.HOLLOWAY
Smile
As for the worst, well, Eltham, Stoke Newington and also Stafford (where I once had my coat and bag stolenShocked) are way below standard!

Another problem has arisen, what to do about pubs that have closed? Do they still count to your total? I have 7 now gone including one of my favourites which was at Goodmayes Frown long gone.


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was in weatherspoons on monday for lunch, blimey with the vat rises prices have gone up a bit !, most pints are know around 2,75.



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Ruddles 1.49 a pint in the Society Rooms in Maidstone, part of the 'January sale' which runs until the 14thSmile!


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It's funny you don't rate the one in TELFORD that was one of the better ones I've visited. As for the best still have yet to visit an outstanding one.

Worst one for me is the Moon Under Water in MK Theatre District. We have 4 here, the two better ones are near the station.

Edit - I forgot the one in Barking which has 'characters'. Unsure


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Maybe I've been to all the wrong Weatherspoons but the majority seem to be populated by life's dropouts, chavs and scumbags. Add to that they're normally a mess, the tables & bar are soaked in beer and the service ordinary. One of the better ones I've been to is the Met Bar in Baker St. which is only let down by the dreadful service. As for the food....Pirate


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Quite like the one in Bodmin, very welcoming - Unlike the local football club.... Unimpressed



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It's funny you don't rate the one in TELFORD that was one of the better ones I've visited. As for the best still have yet to visit an outstanding one.

Worst one for me is the Moon Under Water in MK Theatre District. We have 4 here, the two better ones are near the station.

Edit - I forgot the one in Barking which has 'characters'. Unsure

Totally agree on all those points, surprisingly I have only been to the Telford pub on one occasion as I always go to Wellington which is where the New Bucks Head ground is located, there was talk of having a JDW there but it came to nothing unfortunately.
I have ticked all the MK ones and you are quite right about the theatre district one, on my visit they only had one ale and all plastic glasses Crazy the one near the station is very good.
Barking Laugh enough said!
There are outstanding ones! Most people seem to agree on Colchester Tongue


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Maybe I've been to all the wrong Weatherspoons but the majority seem to be populated by life's dropouts, chavs and scumbags. Add to that they're normally a mess, the tables & bar are soaked in beer and the service ordinary. One of the better ones I've been to is the Met Bar in Baker St. which is only let down by the dreadful service. As for the food....Pirate

Agreed there are some dodgy ones but overall I never have cause to complain, pick one from my top 10 and compare with the ones you've visited Angelic


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Maybe I've been to all the wrong Weatherspoons but the majority seem to be populated by life's dropouts, chavs and scumbags. Add to that they're normally a mess, the tables & bar are soaked in beer and the service ordinary.

A pen picture for the William Morris in Cowley, the only other pub in the area The Nelson / The Nelly (not a Wetherspoons pub) has been called jokingly "The Jockey" by many in the area.


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There are outstanding ones! Most people seem to agree on Colchester Tongue


Colchester has such a fine array of excellent GBG pubs I've never felt the need to visit the 'spoons there. I guess it would have to be good, though, given the competition in the town.


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Visited the recently opened The Crossed Shuttle in Pudsey yesterday. Enjoyed White Horse Brewery "Village Idiot" Thought of one or two posters on here!
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Name them Dave.



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Better not. It might upset the mods!
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Oh dear! In an effort to complete the Greater London Wetherspoons I made the mistake of venturing into BRIXTON today Shocked now I am a big fan of JDWs but The Beehive is an insult to the name! A word of warning to everyone if you want to tick this pub, order a half of something safe ie John Smith's and get out as quick as you can! Run for your life and never look back Pirate


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Would you be so kind as to provide more detail as to why one should "run for their life" please?

This is not meant to sound as it reads. I'm genuinely interested in why you felt so threatened.



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when i used to live in herne hill south london, i would have a drink in the Beehive on the odd occasion, its not that bad ! a few rough characters yes.



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Would you be so kind as to provide more detail as to why one should "run for their life" please?

This is not meant to sound as it reads. I'm genuinely interested in why you felt so threatened.

Well, where do I start Unsure first off it is only a small pub and does not offer the full food menu. Also despite the 3 guest ales on offer from Weltons Brewery the barman didn't seem to know what ale was! I chose the Empire Stout but I watched in horror as a lager glass full of froth was poured then a second attempt with another lager glass was made this time half liquid half froth! The barman then disappeared to the kitchen? Bemused he returned and had a third try with a beer glass! And then used his comb which I presume he had just washed in the kitchen, to comb off the froth from the other two glasses before pouring into one and presenting this to me! Surprisingly the end result was drinkable! But I am certain it was not the stout, more likely one of the other beers with the wrong clip on the pump Crazy
I played safe with the food and had the fish and chips, although nobody was eating it took 20mins to arrive but once again was surprisingly OK hence I award 3 out of ten for this establishment! Eltham is safe at the bottom with 2!
However, the broken, well worn tables, the strange looks from locals when eating, the heated discussions taking place and general ambience of the place was very uncomfortable, and I dared not even venture to the toilets! Worryingly all these experiences are echoed in the reviews posted on the beer in the evening website, take a look as they are a good read and sum it up perfectly!
I wanted to see if Brixton in general was also as bad as its reputation, and have to say on first impressions it is, sorry Brixton!
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update flintshire council have given the go ahead, so pub cold be open by the spring, just hope they dont put all the other pubs in holywell out of business Unsure



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garethwrexy; had the pleasure (?) of ticKing off the 2 Spoons in Wrexham last Saturday-unfortunately not impressed with the range of beers; the most popular beer seemed to be AVAILABLE SOON.


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the other really is a lloyds number 1 bar, myself as stated in first post in this thread, am not really a fan of the wetherspoons in wrexham high street, but on the odd occasion will have a pint in the lloyds bar.



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when i used to live in herne hill south london, i would have a drink in the Beehive on the odd occasion, its not that bad ! a few rough characters yes.

And that's just the staff Laugh


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Thanks for the explanation. I wasn't sure if you meant you were physically threatened. I'm glad to hear the worst you had to experience was incompetence and an unfriendly clientele.



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Thanks for the explanation. I wasn't sure if you meant you were physically threatened. I'm glad to hear the worst you had to experience was incompetence and an unfriendly clientele.

True, perhaps the run for your life bit was a little OTT but I certainly couldn't get out of there quick enough! I didn't even finish my beer Shocked
That was only lunchtime, I wouldn't dare go there after dark Shocked


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I finally decided on my top 10 JDWs out of the 342 (and counting) visited.
1.RUISLIP MANOR
2.COLCHESTER
3.FLEET
4.WALTHAM CROSS
5.WITHAM
6.RAYLEIGH
7.RAYNES PARK
8.FOREST HILL
9.TUNBRIDGE WELLS
10.HOLLOWAY
Smile
As for the worst, well, Eltham, Stoke Newington and also Stafford (where I once had my coat and bag stolenShocked) are way below standard!

Another problem has arisen, what to do about pubs that have closed? Do they still count to your total? I have 7 now gone including one of my favourites which was at Goodmayes Frown long gone.

Edit to the above. Stafford, you have climbed out of the bottom 3 thanks to Brixton Sly Alfreton is down there too! Cold sausages and off beer! Mad


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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.


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


Hope the vouchers arrive tomorrow Tom.



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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
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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 (s) 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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if there was one thing i could change about wetherspoons it would be to allow, darts and pool in them, make a pub so much better a pool table in my view Cool



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if there was one thing i could change about wetherspoons it would be to allow, darts and pool in them, make a pub so much better a pool table in my view Cool


The ironic thing is the guy who started the chain opened the 1st branch specifically without any of these things. They only started installing tv because a huge dip in takings around the World Cup in 2006.




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I think you'll find quite a few have closed over the years.



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Manchester and County in (surprisingly) Manchester City Centre is one to either avoid or have a quick pint in and go, been in there few times now, not a patch on the other 4 city centre Spoons. Went in last night, beer selection was crap and the guy behind the bar found it quite odd I'd want 2 halves of different beers than a full pint.


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Manchester and County in (surprisingly) Manchester City Centre is one to either avoid or have a quick pint in and go, been in there few times now, not a patch on the other 4 city centre Spoons. Went in last night, beer selection was crap and the guy behind the bar found it quite odd I'd want 2 halves of different beers than a full pint.

I think this is one that used to be just plain Wetherspoons. I did eat in there on my visit but I think I was just lucky that day!


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Manchester and County in (surprisingly) Manchester City Centre is one to either avoid or have a quick pint in and go, been in there few times now, not a patch on the other 4 city centre Spoons. Went in last night, beer selection was crap and the guy behind the bar found it quite odd I'd want 2 halves of different beers than a full pint.


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wetherspoons do have a good selection of bottled beers, san migel being my favourite, even though its a bit pricey.



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list of new wethersppon pubs opeing this summer from there magazine

dont know names yet but heres the towns
Accrington
blackpool
Bromley
East disbury
farnborough
holywell
Leighton Buzzard
Louth
Luton
Newbury
nottingham
swansea
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The one in Whitstable will be interesting. This is one of the away trips the Hamlet drinkers look forward to most. Lost of welcoming traditional boozers, with the particular favourite being the Ship Centurion, on the High Street.

I wonder if opening a Wetherspoons here will slowly but surely see a shift in peoples' drinking habits, & be the catalyst for some of the other pubs to close, as drinkers move to Wetherspoons with their pockets.



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wetherspoons do have a good selection of bottled beers, san migel being my favourite, even though its a bit pricey.



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list of new wethersppon pubs opeing this summer from there magazine

dont know names yet but heres the towns
Accrington
blackpool
Bromley
East disbury
farnborough
holywell
Leighton Buzzard
Louth
Luton
Newbury
nottingham
swansea
todmorden
western super mare
whitstable


Builders in on the Leighton Buzzard site - looks like it is expected to open in August.

Located in the town centre & less than 5 mins walk from Bell Close for Leighton Town / Aylesbury United
http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/.../pubs/the-swan-hotel


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list of new wethersppon pubs opeing this summer from there magazine

dont know names yet but heres the towns
Accrington
blackpool
Bromley
East disbury
farnborough
holywell
Leighton Buzzard
Louth
Luton
Newbury
nottingham
swansea
todmorden
western super mare
whitstable


Builders in on the Leighton Buzzard site - looks like it is expected to open in August.

Located in the town centre & less than 5 mins walk from Bell Close for Leighton Town / Aylesbury United
http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/.../pubs/the-swan-hotel

About time I revisited Bell Close Tongue


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there is also going to be one in ruthin but thats not due until summer of 2012, will be great for trade if that opens just before the olmypics Cool



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olmypics-would that be a competition only open to dyslexic competitors


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went in market cross holywell, for the first time last night, is ok and it was a bit of a scrum to get served at the bar Shocked



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EXCELLENT NEWS!
NEW Wetherspoons now open in Wellington Smile
Perfect for visits to AFC Telford Utd and just what the town needed.
Can't wait to visit Tongue


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hope the police let us go in there on boxing day !



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You'll be doing well just to be in the Conference on Boxing Day!

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Aren't Wetherspoon pubs the "Arena stands" of the pub world?


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Aren't Wetherspoon pubs the "Arena stands" of the pub world?

The difference is Wetherspoons actually serve a purpose, do a good job in providing what the customer wants and in most cases do it well. Can you say the same for an Arena stand? Not in my opinion Crazy
I always prefer a real country pub with local beer and good food given the choice, but it's also nice to have a Wetherspoons to visit and they have brought back to life many disused buildings and become a welcome addition to most towns, long may that continue Cool


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Re: [LondonBuck] wetherspoon pubs or Reply Privately

hope to visit the Wellington Weatherspoons tonight before AFC Telford v Wolves Development X1; will report tomorrow!!


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Wellington`s (Telford) new Weatherspoons, the Sir William Withering (discoverer of digitalis), duly ticked this evening; hidden away down New Street, one of many narrow pedestrianised shopping streets in Wellington; it took some finding as the local council seem to have made cuts and taken down street names signs. Very new and clean; ten handpulls dispensing the usual range of beers at 2.35 a pint; food good quality although the service was a tad slow; interesting to see how long it lasts as many of the surrounding shops are either shut or looking past their sell-by date; their evening trade could be quiet as there is nothing in Wellington to drag the punters in.


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Don't know if any of yoyu know the Wetherspoons in Woolwich, but when I was listening to LBC last night someone phoned in to say it was burning down!



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The Great Harry in Woolwich, luckily I have already ticked it Angelic - Any other spoons lost in the riots anywhere? Shocked



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The Great Harry in Woolwich, luckily I have already ticked it Angelic - Any other spoons lost in the riots anywhere? Shocked

Thank goodness I've already ticked that one too Shocked
I wouldn't miss the Eltham one!


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Adnams beer festival on all this week at Wetherspoons Victoria station. Every beer available! Tongue
Lighthouse, Regatta, Explorer, Ghost Ship, Gunhill, Southwold Bitter and Broadside!
If there was a heaven this would be it Smile
If you like beer you'll love Adnams!


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Ticked my first Airport one yesterday.
The Windsor Castle, Heathrow Terminal 4.
Expensive food but a couple of different dishes on the menu and really fast service, also the first time EVER I have been served beer in a proper glass with a handle! and I didn't even ask for one.
I was impressedSmile
Overdid it a little at the Victoria Station Adnams festival beforehand. Sampled as many of their lovely beers as I could manage and met the head brewer responsible for such delicious creations as Explorer and Gunhill. Very enjoyable few hours.
Those in possession of their CAMRA membership card get a discount on the price of a pint too.
Still 4 days to go!
That Gunhill is AWESOME
Tongue


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any good looking stewardess Tongue



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any good looking stewardess Tongue

Actually the girl behind the bar would have made a very nice stewardess Wink


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any good looking stewardess Tongue

Actually the girl behind the bar would have made a very nice stewardess Wink


Why was she sullen, 45 + and kept hitting you with her trolley ?
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out of interest do they have wetherspoons in Ireland ?



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Yep in the North. Been a few. All on Wetherspoons website.

Just for you Gareth, don't know how up to date it is - http://www.marksalehouse.com/wetherspoons.php



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thanks might take short break to Ireland next year Cool



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going to york saturday, what are the 2 wetherspoons pubs like ?



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going to york saturday, what are the 2 wetherspoons pubs like ?


Don't know. never leave 'The Maltings'.



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Re: [dottirofhod] wetherspoon pubs or Reply Privately

14 for a bottle of Faustino VII in Hamilton Hall the other week.. fooking outrageous I say...
Who is the old skate in your avatar big boy?




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Jane Rossington dear chap . Jamesie the moderate moderator's fault he's at the crossroads of life.



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Kinnell, showing your age now..oi reckons Benny must have been a ground hopper and he came from Dudloi, no?
Bring back El Dorado...can't whack an old dyke running a bar on the Costas...




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Very old, that bring's an old true football story to mind.
Stoke v ? , after a rather robust challenge the referee called the perpetrator to one side and asks for his name . In a broad Scotish accent he responds 4 Kinnell. George was sent off.



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Jane Rossington dear chap . Jamesie the moderate moderator's fault he's at the crossroads of life.


That Stan Harvey was never good enough for her.



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Jane Rossington dear chap . Jamesie the moderate moderator's fault he's at the crossroads of life.

No I'm not. Glenda's brill, Jane's no match for her.


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Blimey Jamesie it's spread. You'll be telling me you're a Gok Wan acolyte next...



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going to york saturday, what are the 2 wetherspoons pubs like ?

The Postern Gate ( turn right out of the station ) is a proper pub with old wooden floor etc, I had a lovely pint of York Brewery Ghost ale on my visit. For food however I would go to the other more modern one near the city centre which is next to the bridge over the river and rather pleasant if a little lacking in atmosphere. Overall 8/10 for each


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cheers for info, coach will be dropping us in city centre before match, so will not have far to walk to find said pub, think talkings will double with amount of fans wrexham will bring Wink



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pub was packed with wrexham fans, had a good day out, bit of a hangover though Frown



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wont have to wait long, could be open by january 2012 Cool

( wetherspoons in ruthin that is.....



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wont have to wait long, could be open by january 2012 Cool

( wetherspoons in ruthin that is.....

Opening date Tuesday 17 January 2012 per Wetherspoons site.


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pub was packed with wrexham fans, had a good day out, bit of a hangover though Frown

Did you go in both Wetherspoons Gareth? Interested to know your opinions on them.


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Re: [LondonBuck] wetherspoon pubs or Reply Privately

I went into a Wetherspoons for the first time a few weeks ago - the Tilly Shilling in Farnborough. I've avoided them on purpose as I try not to do chain or town centre pubs these days but it was alright. As my mate said, the locals haven't had a chance to wreck it yet.
I still prefer a nice little country pub tucked out of the way though.


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just the one postern gate, seemed ok, was drinking fosters so cant comment on real ale.



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Bangor Spoons on Wednesday.

Excellent on so many levels

1. Open the doors and you're at the bar straight away
2. Gents Loo's on ground floor. (always amazes me why they put them up so many flights of stairs)
3. Beer was kept in excellent condition and the staff knew what they were talking about
4. 2 minutes walk to the ground and once the emergency exits were opened at the end of the game less than 30 seconds away afterwards!



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bangor north wales or bangor northern Ireland ?



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bangor north wales or bangor northern Ireland ?


Bloody hell Gareth a new one opened in N Ireland ? Not.
Here is a list/description of the North of Irelands Spoons, been given before ! Up to date Nov 13,2011.
Save it !
Surprised with your love of Fosters you don't have the Spoons booklet with all mentioned and new ones planned !



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cant wait till wrexham's fa cup match with brighton, as there are 3 wetherspoon pubs in the town. Smile



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We called in the lloyds var in Corby last week prior to the game.
First Wetherspoons new-build that I can recall - and much more spacious inside than usual as well.


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cant wait till wrexham's fa cup match with brighton, as there are 3 wetherspoon pubs in the town. Smile

Don't get too excited the original one and the one at the Marina are absolutely awful! I haven't been to the Post & Telegraph yet but it must be better than the other two Crazy
How many Wetherspoons have you been in Gareth?
Do you keep track?


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We called in the lloyds var in Corby last week prior to the game.
First Wetherspoons new-build that I can recall - and much more spacious inside than usual as well.

The Samuel Lloyd as I recall, I like that one Smile
Thinking of a You Bet challenge here (anyone remember that programme?) Pick a town and name the Wetherspoons there Tongue


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The Wetherspoons just up the hill from the Odeon cinema in Brighton was ok. Cant remember the name of it though.


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In Reply To
We called in the lloyds var in Corby last week prior to the game.
First Wetherspoons new-build that I can recall - and much more spacious inside than usual as well.

The Samuel Lloyd as I recall, I like that one Smile
Thinking of a You Bet challenge here (anyone remember that programme?) Pick a town and name the Wetherspoons there Tongue


Now theres an idea, Wetherspoons doing Programmes Tongue - Who would be the first to walk out should they not do a programme though? Wink



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Re: [sandhurstbee] wetherspoon pubs or Reply Privately

Hamilton Hall at Liverpool Street is the only one I ever use...still rammed to the
top of the book shelves every time I go in there.




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In Reply To
We called in the lloyds var in Corby last week prior to the game.
First Wetherspoons new-build that I can recall - and much more spacious inside than usual as well.

The Samuel Lloyd as I recall, I like that one Smile
Thinking of a You Bet challenge here (anyone remember that programme?) Pick a town and name the Wetherspoons there Tongue



Not bad for general knowledge quizzes either - e.g . who designed/built Leeds Town Hall? - Cuthbert Brodrick.
Not sure about Woodrow Wilson's link with Carlisle.


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think around 25



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In Reply To
cant wait till wrexham's fa cup match with brighton, as there are 3 wetherspoon pubs in the town. Smile

Don't get too excited the original one and the one at the Marina are absolutely awful! I haven't been to the Post & Telegraph yet but it must be better than the other two Crazy
How many Wetherspoons have you been in Gareth?
Do you keep track?



In Brighton there's such a range of wonderful eclectic pubs that I can't imagine why you'd want to spend time in a Wetherspoons. I tend to pop in when it's the pub of last resort in a place that's otherwise a real ale desert.


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In Reply To
We called in the lloyds var in Corby last week prior to the game.
First Wetherspoons new-build that I can recall - and much more spacious inside than usual as well.

The Samuel Lloyd as I recall, I like that one Smile
Thinking of a You Bet challenge here (anyone remember that programme?) Pick a town and name the Wetherspoons there Tongue

Some people might cheat though if they have got the Wetherspoons Directory (Shed Book). Or update from the website.


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Hamilton Hall at Liverpool Street is the only one I ever use...still rammed to the
top of the book shelves every time I go in there.

I'm occasionally to be found in there on a Saturday evening while waiting for my train. As you say, it's always well populated, especially by some very pretty young ladies. Wink



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Does attract a few well-bred fillies...woof woof.




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Does attract a few well-bred fillies...woof woof.


You mean you have seen Garrinchias Dog in there? Shocked



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think around 25

Probably about 20 I haven't been in if they are Welsh ones!


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Ticked the TILLY SHILLING in FARNBOROUGH last night, pretty good, nice touch having the Spitfire propeller on the wall and some aircraft seating too Cool
Food and drink all fine.

400 getting nearer Smile
(Blimey I reckon that's about 300 Steak pies I've eaten Shocked)


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think the one in ruthin opens this month



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Ticked the TILLY SHILLING in FARNBOROUGH last night, pretty good, nice touch having the Spitfire propeller on the wall and some aircraft seating too Cool
Food and drink all fine.

400 getting nearer Smile
(Blimey I reckon that's about 300 Steak pies I've eaten Shocked)


This is the only one I've been in (I may have already said that on this thread?).
I'd never heard of Miss Shilling before I went there but her orifice was quite important to the war effort. http://en.wikipedia.org/...Shilling%27s_orifice

Full credit to whoever decides the names of Wetherspoons pubs as they must do some serious research. No-one I know in Camberley had heard of Claude Duval (Du Vall / Du Val?) until Wetherspoons named their pub after him.


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are there many Lloyds number 1 bars still around ?



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new spoons opening in Oldbury, West Midlands on January 17th-The Court of Requests, virtually opposite the excellent GBG listed Waggon & Horses..


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wonder how many new pubs weatherspoons opens average in a year ?



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Their website does a list of the upcoming branches so it shouldn't be too hard to extrapolate the number that open. Is that gross or net openings (accounting for the closures too)??



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wonder how many new pubs weatherspoons opens average in a year ?

Quite a lot this year, usually about 6-10 listed in the magazine each time and that comes out every 2 months.


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hope i can tick off wetherspoons in tamworth before the match v wrexham on saturday Smile



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There's a VERY strong rumour that Weatherspoons are interested in a pub in Elburton. The Elburton Hotel has closed over the New Year and is on the A379 main road to Kingsbridge.

The other pub in Elburton The Ships Tavern is open and doing a roaring trade as a gastro pub (much far removed from my student drinking days when we knew it as "The Ship and Kicks")PirateSly

The Elburton is on the next roundaround down from the turning to Elburton Villa FC and is about 250yards away- should it happen (but I know the source works on Weatherspoons refits) I'll keep you all informed!


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wetherspoons in ruthin to open soon, just need the lience to sell booze from local council !



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open as from today, will have to try it in a couple of friday nights time Cool



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Thought they'd have invited you to cut the opening ribbon, Gareth! ;-)



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wetherspoons in ruthin to open soon, just need the lience to sell booze from local council !

So the local council are brewing their own are they? I know times are hard but.......Cool



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So would 'brown ale' be racism, or positive discrimination... ;-)



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Wellingborough outlet (Red Well) recently refurbished. Beer and service as poor as before. The Coach & Horses, 200 yards away on Oxford Street, is a vastly superior establishment.


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And could the same be said for pale ale?.....Tongue



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is indian pale ale still a good seller ?



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Haven't got a clue Gareth. I don't drink it.



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Many years ago on a Footie trip I visited 2 Wetherspoon pubs in the centre of Sheffield, The Bank Statement and the other was simply called Wetherspoons. Is this no longer in use or has it been renamed?



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Many years ago on a Footie trip I visited 2 Wetherspoon pubs in the centre of Sheffield, The Bank Statement and the other was simply called Wetherspoons. Is this no longer in use or has it been renamed?


There's actually 4 or 5 now in the centre of Sheffield! It's actually the Banker's Draft and is one of the better ones in terms of variety (at least on my visits anyway).



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Many years ago on a Footie trip I visited 2 Wetherspoon pubs in the centre of Sheffield, The Bank Statement and the other was simply called Wetherspoons. Is this no longer in use or has it been renamed?


There's actually 4 or 5 now in the centre of Sheffield! It's actually the Banker's Draft and is one of the better ones in terms of variety (at least on my visits anyway).


Haven't been in the Bankers for years (once the custom from the nearby market pubs moved in following their closure). The one which used to be called just Wetherspoons is now the Benjamin Huntsman.


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Thanks for that actually got Bankers Draft written into my records, Thanks Mick for the name of the other One will adjust my records now. Will be in Sheffield in 3 Weeks time will have to try and get the others knocked off my list Smile



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Checking on my records I need to do The Sheffield Waterworks Company, The Sheaf Island and The Swim Inn Hopefully done by the end of the month Smile



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Checking on my records I need to do The Sheffield Waterworks Company, The Sheaf Island and The Swim Inn Hopefully done by the end of the month Smile


The Swim Inn had the last amount of choice on (it's more of a Lloyds Bar), 2 guests and the usuals. The Huntsman and Waterworks are ridiculously close to each other, I'm surprised you haven't done both of them before! I've never done the Sheaf Island, and still need the outskirts ones, Francis Newton, Rawson Spring and Woodseats Palace.



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The Swim Inn had the last amount of choice on (it's more of a Lloyds Bar), 2 guests and the usuals. The Huntsman and Waterworks are ridiculously close to each other, I'm surprised you haven't done both of them before! I've never done the Sheaf Island, and still need the outskirts ones, Francis Newton, Rawson Spring and Woodseats Palace.

Not missing much with that one Eddie. Five ales normally on, but all Bradwell/kelham/Thornbridge. Nothing too exciting.



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Approaching my 400th and looking for a decent one to celebrate! Any recommendations?


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As we are close..Hamilton Hall will do. A bottle of Faustino VII for me.. sorted.. Wink




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Stirling Council 1-0 JD Wetherspoons

http://www.heraldscotland.com/...of-stirling.16665929


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Shouldn't that be Belhaven "Best" 1-0 Real beer



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Love the comment from someone complaining he couldn't get near 'the counter' for drinkers Smile

Perhaps he got confused and thought he was in McDonalds.


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There are already 4 or 5 pubs in Stirling town centre that sell 'real beer'.

http://www.camra-forth-valley.co.uk/stirling.html


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Clackmannanshire Council 0 JD Wetherspoon 1

https://eplanning.clacks.gov.uk/...caseNo=11/00224/FULL

The shop they are converting is Poundland.


Fife Council 0 JD Wetherspoon 1

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As we are close..Hamilton Hall will do. A bottle of Faustino VII for me.. sorted.. Wink

Hamilton Hall?
I was looking for a decent venue for my 400th Crazy
From which country is your chosen beverage by the way?


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Wellingborough outlet (Red Well) recently refurbished. Beer and service as poor as before. The Coach & Horses, 200 yards away on Oxford Street, is a vastly superior establishment.

I can honestly say it would take more than a refurbishment to get me back there! One of the worst Wetherspoons I have encountered Frown


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The big one at Liverpool Street station....Spanish Rioja...is there any other???




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The big one at Liverpool Street station....Spanish Rioja...is there any other???

I am familiar with said establishment, not the best example of a Wetherspoons is the kindest way of putting it Unsure
A nice wine though I am sure Cool
Partial to a drop of red wine myself on occasion.


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But the totty factor outweighs any cons...




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But the totty factor outweighs any cons...


Pro's ?



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But the totty factor outweighs any cons...

Pro's ?

Some of them probably are! But mostly it's very pretty, nubile, 'over the age of consent' females often showing far more flesh than their mums would approve of. You'd love it Hoddy. Cool



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Checking on my records I need to do The Sheffield Waterworks Company, The Sheaf Island and The Swim Inn Hopefully done by the end of the month Smile


The Swim Inn had the last amount of choice on (it's more of a Lloyds Bar), 2 guests and the usuals. The Huntsman and Waterworks are ridiculously close to each other, I'm surprised you haven't done both of them before! I've never done the Sheaf Island, and still need the outskirts ones, Francis Newton, Rawson Spring and Woodseats Palace.


One of the beers was off when I did the Swim Inn, i.e. vinegar... Pirate

Sheaf Island has 2-3 guest on, but nothing special.
Sheffield Waterworks Company isn't great either, poor selection when we went in there.

Francis Newton is 2.45+ a pint and 3 guests on.
Rawson Spring had quite a few guests on and is fairly cheap.

Never done Woodseats Palace...


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The big one at Liverpool Street station....Spanish Rioja...is there any other???

I am familiar with said establishment, not the best example of a Wetherspoons is the kindest way of putting it Unsure
A nice wine though I am sure Cool
Partial to a drop of red wine myself on occasion.

Was in there yesterday from 1pm (I think..fvck me my head hurts)...absolutely banging and packed to the rafters from five onwards..
mind you I could have got a blowie from a Prom Queen and not known it...Crazy






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Never done Woodseats Palace...


Wish I hadn't Unsure

They tend to have five on, all local - Kelham, Bradfield, Abbeydale.


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But the totty factor outweighs any cons...

Pro's ?

Some of them probably are! But mostly it's very pretty, nubile, 'over the age of consent' females often showing far more flesh than their mums would approve of. You'd love it Hoddy. Cool


Clearly you haven't you seen their mums Cool


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In Reply To

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But the totty factor outweighs any cons...

Pro's ?

Some of them probably are! But mostly it's very pretty, nubile, 'over the age of consent' females often showing far more flesh than their mums would approve of. You'd love it Hoddy. Cool

Clearly you haven't you seen their mums Cool

You may have a point there but I suggest it's the average attitude of parents of your typical slutty Clacton chavette you're thinking of. Now those parents really are frightening. Unsure



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market cross holywell can be like that on a saturday evening ! which i dont mind one bit Wink



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market cross holywell can be like that on a saturday evening ! which i dont mind one bit Wink

Oh, so the chavettes in your neck of the woods carry knives as well do they?

Instead of 'chavettes' I almost wrote 'young ladies'. Never would there have been a more misleading description of human detritus had I not realised my mistake in time. Unsure



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Picked up a copy of the NEW WETHERSPOONS DIRECTORY in Peterborough today Smile
Time to start re-ticking and then to choose a venue for my 400th Tongue


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Re: [LondonBuck] wetherspoon pubs or Reply Privately

The Blue Boar in Billericay can be a bore these days but still do a selection of 4-5 real ales. Ivory Peg in Chelmsford is better for drinking but service is a bit poor there. Would not go in the Loon on the Square in Basildump without a knuckle duster. Roebuck in Rayleigh is nice though.



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The Blue Boar in Billericay can be a bore these days but still do a selection of 4-5 real ales. Ivory Peg in Chelmsford is better for drinking but service is a bit poor there. Would not go in the Loon on the Square in Basildump without a knuckle duster. Roebuck in Rayleigh is nice though.

I much prefer The Thomas Mildmay, Lloyds Bar in Chelmsford. I think The Ivory Peg is awful.
The Roebuck in Rayleigh is one of my favourite Wetherspoons Smile


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How far is the Roebuck from the station at Rayleigh?
Got a meet somewhere on that line next week and
was thinking of Billericay High Street but if the
Roebuck suits, then happy to go there.




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It's no more than ten minutes en pied Don. It is up a steep windy hill from the station up to the high street, then turn right and it's only a minute further on. Patio area is surprisingly quite relaxing despite being exposed right next to the rammed Rayleigh High St. Is actually much bigger on the inside than it looks. Haven't been to it for a while so must put that right soon.

Chelmsford Lloyd's is quite good as well, especially in summer with the Chelmer backdrop. Peg is awful during the evenings though did meet a friend on a day off some months back late morning and it was fine.

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How far is the Roebuck from the station at Rayleigh?
Got a meet somewhere on that line next week and
was thinking of Billericay High Street but if the
Roebuck suits, then happy to go there.

Yep, as Runwell says, its worth a look, if arriving by train from the London direction you should cross the footbridge and exit through the main building then right up the hill as described, 10 mins max.
Unless you fancy checking out Rayleigh Castle mound en route Laugh


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400 down Smile


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might ry and visit a wetherspoons in cambridge when wrexham play there in 2 weeks time, assume cambridge has one though ?



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might ry and visit a wetherspoons in cambridge when wrexham play there in 2 weeks time, assume cambridge has one though ?

There are two Gareth
The Regal, St Andrews Street, which is an old Cinema before you get to the main shopping area if coming from the station.
The Tivoli, 16 Chesterton road, bit out of the way this one but handy for Cambridge Utd if you cut across college green its a nice 10min walk, nice pub too.


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cheers for infoSmile



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Might be of use to anybody coming on the NCEL hop , new Wetherspoons open in Maltby , the Queens Hotel . Maltby v Parkgate 1030 am Saturday April 7th . Pub opened yesterday .


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New menu! I've had food in Spoons just a few times before, but had a Brunch Burger on Friday evening in Sheffield, fantastic Cool.

Had the large full breakfast on Saturday morning as well, almost beat me and I'm rarely filled up. Cool


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went to wetherspoons in cambridge its huge ! 2 bars on both levels !Cool



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Wetherspoons is an old style (ie: back when they were cheap and everywhere) "Little Chef" with beer.

Even down to publishing a Map so you can tick them off.

Most of them in my experience have very poor bar service (one near where I worked in Swindon used to have a staff changeover at 4PM just when the offices kicked out and many times only one member of staff on duty at that time. I more than once walked out).

Far too many outlets have pumpclips turned round to face the punters even though the beer is "off" and clueless staff that dont know this, and dont get me started on their house beer "Available Soon".

The Lloyds Number Ones are best avoided, particularly after 8PM when they go all out for the Pre-club crowd. Some others in larger towns have replaced the Park as the hangout for the local tramps and pikeys due to the cheap drink prices (Ruddles tramps delight 99p !)

The food is very good value if you stick to the basics particularly the breakfast menu.

In places where there are very few good independent pubs they are a godsend though, my local one in chippenham is actually very good and if you can avoid the 10-4 tramp and pikey crowd its a good place to have a meal and a pint before going on to the Three crowns.

In bigger towns I tend to avoid them, places like Shrewsbury and Brighton are full of truly excellent pubs and the 'spoons really only a useful way to get a cheap mid-crawl meal. I notice a number of people on here going to places that are full of superb independent pubs and only visiting the 'Spoons, and I despair, but I am writing them to beg they open one in Calne!!



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went to wetherspoons in cambridge its huge ! 2 bars on both levels !Cool


I have been to five GBG pubs in Cambridge, all of which are much nearer the Station, and I think one of the football grounds, than the nearest 'Spoons.....Two of these were quite excellent, the Elm Tree being my favourite.

Worst Spoons visited: Telford : had one beer on other than Ruddles at midday on a weekday and was a mess inside, full of chavs and pissheads (mind, so was the rest of Telford), the one nearest the station in Swindon is also awful , the "Groves Company". keep walking and a few yards further on is the "Daniel Gooch" which is much better. the one in the Town Centre in Taunton...had a wide variety of "Available Soon" and "Pumpclip not turned round" with staff constantly going to those pumps thus causing a big queue to build up. There is a newer one in Taunton thats much better but farther from the Station. "Robert Peel" in Bury...I am not kidding but EVERY time I have ordered food there theyve cocked it up.....



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anyone been to any new wetherspoon pubs lately ?



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anyone been to any new wetherspoon pubs lately ?



The 'Benjamin Fawcett' in Driffield is nice, opened about 6 months ago. Much better than the 'Spoons in Brid.


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went to wetherspoons in cambridge its huge ! 2 bars on both levels !Cool


I have been to five GBG pubs in Cambridge, all of which are much nearer the Station, and I think one of the football grounds, than the nearest 'Spoons.....Two of these were quite excellent, the Elm Tree being my favourite.

Worst Spoons visited: Telford : had one beer on other than Ruddles at midday on a weekday and was a mess inside, full of chavs and pissheads (mind, so was the rest of Telford), the one nearest the station in Swindon is also awful , the "Groves Company". keep walking and a few yards further on is the "Daniel Gooch" which is much better. the one in the Town Centre in Taunton...had a wide variety of "Available Soon" and "Pumpclip not turned round" with staff constantly going to those pumps thus causing a big queue to build up. There is a newer one in Taunton thats much better but farther from the Station. "Robert Peel" in Bury...I am not kidding but EVERY time I have ordered food there theyve cocked it up.....

I know Telford is not perfect but I don't think its quite THAT bad, I've never had any problems there Crazy
As for Bury, YES my experience is exactly the same as yours! Awful pub Frown


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anyone been to any new wetherspoon pubs lately ?



The 'Benjamin Fawcett' in Driffield is nice, opened about 6 months ago. Much better than the 'Spoons in Brid.

That wouldn't be difficult! I tried to get served in the Bridlington one once but I think I would still have been there now had I not given up and left it for another day Crazy


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I tried to get served in the Bridlington one once but I think I would still have been there now had I not given up and left it for another day Crazy



That sounds about right. I usually seem to become invisible as soon as I approach the bar.


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Oxford has had 3 Wspns for a year or 2 - as well as the 4 Candles (less bad than it was as a Yates) and the Wm Morris, there's now one called the Swan & Castle near the Westgate Centre and the Malmaison Hotel (old prison). Has a very similar atmosphere to the bar of a Dover-Calais ferry. If you drink enough, the floor moves in a similar way too. If you like your ale and find yourself in Oxford, search out the Royal Blenheim, a street further along.


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Without trawling throught the whole thread, has anyone ever stopped in any of the Wetherspoon's hotels? Particularly The King's Head in Monmouth.


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Stayed at The Catherine Wheel in Henley on Thames for two nights in September 2010 when attending the North Berkshire Hop.
Quite reasonable though the entertainment was a bit noisy on the Saturday night it being a Lloyds.


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new wetherspoons in ruthin, has hotel, dont think i would stay there though !



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new wetherspoons in ruthin, has hotel, dont think i stay there though !



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At least we know he liked the 'Spoons...



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New one in New Malden ticked today, very posh!
The Watchman, used to be a police station apparently.


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those old essex girls then Cool



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Is New Malden in Essex now?


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those old essex girls then Cool

Sorry Gareth, that's New MaldEn, Surrey, not MaldOn, Essex. Girls have more expensive tastes here. Its near Kingston Town by the way Wink


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Is New Malden in Essex now?

You should make allowances, I am sure we could equally make a similar mistake with some of those places in Wales Blush


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i am not to fussy about the holywell women, and there not to fussey either if you get what i am saying Tongue



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New "Spoons" to open in Abingdon http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/..._in_old_post_office/

Abingdon has lost over 20 pubs (and a Brewery) in the last 20 years, hope they do better ?.


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Good news on Abingdon Andy.
Just a note that the Claude De Vall in Camberley is temporarily closed for safety reasons after the adjacent Yates Pub was gutted out by fire last week, needless to say the Yates pub is also closed whilst further along the High street Que Pasa is also closed due to having the Alcohol License removed Shocked



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i am not to fussy about the holywell women, and there not to fussey either if you get what i am saying Tongue


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not fussy, fuzzy on the other hand though.......... Wink



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New "Spoons" to open in Abingdon http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/..._in_old_post_office/

Abingdon has lost over 20 pubs (and a Brewery) in the last 20 years, hope they do better ?.

Bloody hell I've already done both grounds! Frown


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Good news on Abingdon Andy.
Just a note that the Claude De Vall in Camberley is temporarily closed for safety reasons after the adjacent Yates Pub was gutted out by fire last week, needless to say the Yates pub is also closed whilst further along the High street Que Pasa is also closed due to having the Alcohol License removed Shocked

VP, what have you been up to Shocked


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New "Spoons" to open in Abingdon http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/..._in_old_post_office/

Abingdon has lost over 20 pubs (and a Brewery) in the last 20 years, hope they do better ?.

Bloody hell I've already done both grounds! Frown



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Doing the 3 spoons in Edinburgh in a week or so with chapeltom and another mate so will let you all know our report!

The other day I asked a friend from Stourbridge if he'd been to the new spoons yet. I could hardly believe it when he told me it had been open since spring 2010! Crazy how time flies.

So thats 2 spoons in Stour, 2 in Loughborough and a load in Sheffield. Im spoiled!


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Good news on Abingdon Andy.
Just a note that the Claude De Vall in Camberley is temporarily closed for safety reasons after the adjacent Yates Pub was gutted out by fire last week, needless to say the Yates pub is also closed whilst further along the High street Que Pasa is also closed due to having the Alcohol License removed Shocked

VP, what have you been up to Shocked


Que Pasa alledgedly lost their license due to underage drinking - Don`t think we can blame VP for that One Tongue - Claude De Vall now back open Smile



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Doing the 3 spoons in Edinburgh in a week or so with chapeltom and another mate so will let you all know our report!

The other day I asked a friend from Stourbridge if he'd been to the new spoons yet. I could hardly believe it when he told me it had been open since spring 2010! Crazy how time flies.

So thats 2 spoons in Stour, 2 in Loughborough and a load in Sheffield. Im spoiled!


The Edinburgh JDWs are reasonably good, make sure you try the Haggis, Neeps and Tatties if eating Tongue
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how many wetherspoon pubs do you reckon you have been to london buck ?



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Gareth's probably like me and disables signatures.



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Does that make one limp wristed?




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how many wetherspoon pubs do you reckon you have been to london buck ?

Its on my signature Gareth...
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Piss head!! Tongue



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Doing the 3 spoons in Edinburgh in a week or so with chapeltom and another mate so will let you all know our report!

The other day I asked a friend from Stourbridge if he'd been to the new spoons yet. I could hardly believe it when he told me it had been open since spring 2010! Crazy how time flies.

So thats 2 spoons in Stour, 2 in Loughborough and a load in Sheffield. Im spoiled!


The Edinburgh JDWs are reasonably good, make sure you try the Haggis, Neeps and Tatties if eating Tongue
Also the two in Loughboro are excellent!
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Thanks, might give that a try!

I prefer the 'traditional' Moon & Bell to the 'Lloyds No.1' Amber Rooms although the latter is a lot better than a lot of Lloyds ones I've been to (though the less said about the karaoke night the better!)

The Moon & Bell is superb although it is smaller than the other spoons and therefore often packed and hard to get a table. Looking forward to returning in October although I will miss the Sheffield spoons Smile


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Each to their own but never got the 'Spoons' thingy.....

Surely as a chain, most are the same no?

The few I have frequented appear to full of professional
piss-heads and women for whom the 20 foot barge pole was made.

Hamilton Hall of course is an entirely different prospect...might
have a little wander up there once the weather warms up and
the skirts get shorter...Tongue




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So it's a different class of totty in Hamilton Hall ?



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Too damn right mon liege....

Ask the Punkster...he'll back me on this one.




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Too damn right mon liege....

Ask the Punkster...he'll back me on this one.


I'm getting a bit worried about you and Punky, he wants to share a bed with you on another thread.
Is there an announcement due ?



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I shall message you with my 'Bucket List' when I get time....Tongue




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Too damn right mon liege....

Ask the Punkster...he'll back me on this one.

I'm getting a bit worried about you and Punky, he wants to share a bed with you on another thread.
Is there an announcement due ?

I certainly will. These ladies are not your usual east end 'swift one after a couple of G&T's.' I'm not saying there aren't those among the throng that don't fit that description but most don't.

I've had quite a lot to drink and am currently listening to early Billy bragg. The stuff he did before he went all 'girly'. But I really don't remember any talk about me sharing a bed with Fletch. Unsure



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But I really don't remember any talk about me sharing a bed with Fletch. Unsure


You , Wendy James and DQ !



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Don't knock till you've tried it...but the 'no touching rules' still apply...




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As I am home alone...on my second bottle of Rioja and listening
to one of my iTunes radio stations... EMF - Unbelievable - right now...




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Punky is denying everything.



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That's the trouble with having low horizons...




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Don't knock till you've tried it...but the 'no touching rules' still apply...

Phew! That's a relief! Unsure



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Surely no touching means no relief... ;-)



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I suppose being from Sarf of the border, you don't do Tantric sex?




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I'll let you know...once I've Googled it! ;-)



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Gareth's probably like me and disables signatures.

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I have yet to familiarise myself with any of the Sheffield spoons, how many is it you have again? And which is the best one?


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Each to their own but never got the 'Spoons' thingy.....

Surely as a chain, most are the same no?

The few I have frequented appear to full of professional
piss-heads and women for whom the 20 foot barge pole was made.

Hamilton Hall of course is an entirely different prospect...might
have a little wander up there once the weather warms up and
the skirts get shorter...Tongue

No, not at all, each Wetherspoons is quite different, I like the fact they use old buildings and show the history and old photographs on the walls. Not to mention the range of different beers.

Yes you can get bad pubs (Hamilton Hall!) but generally they are most acceptable Wink


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how many wetherspoon pubs do you reckon you have been to london buck ?

Its on my signature Gareth...
412. Only half way.

Piss head!! Tongue

Actually I'm more addicted to their award winning Steak Pies, I reckon I've devoured about 300 of them over the course of my visits Tongue


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New Spoons visited in Melksham today. Handy for those wanting to pay a last visit to the Conigre in its final season...

Unusually it was a pub before, an average one, and is now a Spoons so thats some improvement in the town which is full of very average Waddies joints.



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New one in Crouch End Broadway, The Devonshire House, visited today, and full marks for this lovely pub and the excellent Lamb Rogan Josh curry and Thornbridge Jaipur ale, one of the best ales around in my opinion Tongue


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how many wetherspoon pubs do you reckon you have been to london buck ?

Its on my signature Gareth...
412. Only half way.


Having seen Telford this season i can see why you need a few drinks before the match!Tongue



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how many wetherspoon pubs do you reckon you have been to london buck ?

Its on my signature Gareth...
412. Only half way.


Having seen Telford this season i can see why you need a few drinks before the match!Tongue

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Gateshead away. My god you were poor. The second half it looked like all your players contracts were up after that game!



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Gateshead away. My god you were poor. The second half it looked like all your players contracts were up after that game!

Well it was a nothing game by that stage so I stayed well away from that one!

2 more Wetherspoons ticked today, Hammersmith Lloyd's bar which was excellent! They had Broadside, ESB and Hobgoblin on! I chose the latter and it was a perfectly served pint, went down a treat with my beef and ale pie Tongue
By contrast I then moved on to Fulham, and the Lloyd's bar there was rubbish, took 3 attempts to find a beer that was on!
First time I've been to the area and have to say its a dump, would describe it as a place that thinks its posh but its not Crazy
When you are selling Chelsea merchandise in Fulham it says it all for me about the joke that is the Premiership, quite pleased there are no Wetherspoons in Chelsea! Smile


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By contrast I then moved on to Fulham, and the Lloyd's bar there was rubbish, took 3 attempts to find a beer that was on!

When you are selling Chelsea merchandise in Fulham it says it all for me about the joke that is the Premiership, quite pleased there are no Wetherspoons in Chelsea! Smile


One of the issues I have with the chain is the pumpclips not being turned round when the beers arent on, plus the staff not knowing which ones are on anyway!

If you think Fulham is bad, try going to Reading and finding a Reading shirt in a sportshop. Bloody place is full of Arsenal fans! That even applied the first year Reading were in the Premiership, all you could get was Arsenal tops!



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By contrast I then moved on to Fulham, and the Lloyd's bar there was rubbish, took 3 attempts to find a beer that was on!

When you are selling Chelsea merchandise in Fulham it says it all for me about the joke that is the Premiership, quite pleased there are no Wetherspoons in Chelsea! Smile


One of the issues I have with the chain is the pumpclips not being turned round when the beers arent on, plus the staff not knowing which ones are on anyway!

If you think Fulham is bad, try going to Reading and finding a Reading shirt in a sportshop. Bloody place is full of Arsenal fans! That even applied the first year Reading were in the Premiership, all you could get was Arsenal tops!

They did start putting 'available soon' on them but this obviously hasn't reached all pubs yet Crazy

Crazy, I also have yet to work out why there is a Spurs shop in Chelmsford, Essex CrazyUnsure


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Oh no "Available Soon" is their House Beer LOL. That is also irritating. What use is a beer "available soon"??.

I think they are told to leave the clips facing to get punters in, as once you are in you are less likely to walk out when you find your favourite beer isn't available until next week and you have a choice of something at 6.5% (at lunchtime) or Ruddles Tramp Juice.

It would save them a lot of hassle when its busy to just do what any other pub does and leave the clips turned round until the beer is ready.



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The Edinburgh spoons were excellent; as I'm sure Chapeltom will agree Smile

Can thoroughly recommend The Standing Order especially, was the pick of the lot.


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If you think Fulham is bad, try going to Reading and finding a Reading shirt in a sportshop. Bloody place is full of Arsenal fans! That even applied the first year Reading were in the Premiership, all you could get was Arsenal tops!


Off topic but same applies to Chester & Stirling. Infact bizarrely the tiny Chester town centre club shop only opens three days a week and not Saturday.
CrazyCrazy
Obviously not looking for Reading shirts in the above towns.


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most people in chester seem to wear liverpool and manchester united shirts...... Tongue



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Crazy, I also have yet to work out why there is a Spurs shop in Chelmsford, Essex CrazyUnsure

Supply and demand. Apparently they do quite a trade. It's probably due to all those who've moved out of the smoke and into the sticks like myself. Tongue



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The Edinburgh spoons were excellent; as I'm sure Chapeltom will agree Smile

Can thoroughly recommend The Standing Order especially, was the pick of the lot.


I have never been in a 'Spoons in Edinburgh. There are so many fantastic pubs there it would just mean missing one of them out, particularly since I am not a big drinker. Even the GBG is pretty useless there as they seem to habitually leave out some of the best pubs. My top 3 Edinburgh pubs aren't in it and one does 8 Real ales AND has a traditional Edinburgh grumpy barman who I actually heard call someone a "P***" for ordering lager! Not politically correct but funny all the same!

Said barman had been offended by this posh English students woeful attempts to pronounce "Deuchars" (something like "Doitchers" was what came out) so the ordering of a pint of chemical fizz tipped him over the edge! Smile

Fantastic City for drinking now, when I was at Uni there it had about 3 decent pubs.....Frown



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are the wetherspoons in scotland better or worse than the english ones ?



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are the wetherspoons in scotland better or worse than the english ones ?


There was a report that someone actually went to tick one in Galashiels only to find it had no real ale!

But ive only ever done the one in Inverness and thats a good one.



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The Edinburgh spoons were excellent; as I'm sure Chapeltom will agree Smile

Can thoroughly recommend The Standing Order especially, was the pick of the lot.


I have never been in a 'Spoons in Edinburgh. There are so many fantastic pubs there it would just mean missing one of them out, particularly since I am not a big drinker. Even the GBG is pretty useless there as they seem to habitually leave out some of the best pubs. My top 3 Edinburgh pubs aren't in it and one does 8 Real ales AND has a traditional Edinburgh grumpy barman who I actually heard call someone a "P***" for ordering lager! Not politically correct but funny all the same!

Said barman had been offended by this posh English students woeful attempts to pronounce "Deuchars" (something like "Doitchers" was what came out) so the ordering of a pint of chemical fizz tipped him over the edge! Smile

Fantastic City for drinking now, when I was at Uni there it had about 3 decent pubs.....Frown


We did 13 other pubs other than the JDWs, Bow Bar the pick of the lot I reckon, Guildford Arms was also pretty good.


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1. Berts Bar (Haymarket)
2. The Baillie (Stockbridge)
3. Kays Bar (impossible to find but has been in the GBG on and off.)

The Oxford Bar is also good if you like you Rebus novels.

The Bow used to have a REALLY grumpy barman. Sadly he was so grumpy he got sacked for abusing punters....



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going back a good few years we did the glasgow underground,getting off at every stop and having a pint(certainly cudnt do it now)what ive done recently is buy a strathclyde runabout ticket for 5.80 and spend the day happily ticking off spoons.the crystal palace beside central station is a good starting point.


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i hope that wrexham get braintree town away first day of the season, because braintree has a wetherspoon Cool ( has any drank in it ?



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going back a good few years we did the glasgow underground,getting off at every stop and having a pint.


Wow 15 pints , vaguely remember them days . That's why I'm in my present condition !



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There were some decent pubs in town Garth, but things may
have changed since my last visit. Need a taxi to the ground though.




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In London, there is/was a thing called the 'Circle Line' club, who used
to meet in Hamilton Hall and get off at each stop - apart from Temple
which is a pub free zone - and have a drink at each stop (22).




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will be on supporters bus, so if we do get braintree hope they can drop us in town.



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Colwyn bay away would do me just nice
Id get myself over to the market cross in holywell en route.!!its the only one i need in that area for miles


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Witham away for me...then I can get London Buck boring
the ar$e off me prattling on about Cody McDonald over and
done with early doors....




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Witham away for me...then I can get London Buck boring
the ar$e off me prattling on about Cody McDonald over and
done with early doors....


Meeting him in a Weatherspoons or a Coffee shop maybe.


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There were some decent pubs in town Garth,

It always makes me chuckle when you call him that. Cool



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i hope that wrexham get braintree town away first day of the season, because braintree has a wetherspoon Cool ( has any drank in it ?

Of course I have! Angelic
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Witham away for me...then I can get London Buck boring
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done with early doors....

Laugh I have plenty of stories Wink


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Witham away for me...then I can get London Buck boring
the ar$e off me prattling on about Cody McDonald over and
done with early doors....


Meeting him in a Weatherspoons or a Coffee shop maybe.

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I thought that was his name and the added 'e' was a typo?




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any other good pubs in braintree ?



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any other good pubs in braintree ?



The chip shop opposite the White Hart Hotel in the centre of the town was the chip shop used a few times in Lovejoy.


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any other good pubs in braintree ?



The chip shop opposite the White Hart Hotel in the centre of the town was the chip shop used a few times in Lovejoy.


You've been wandering towards food a lot recently Molders .
How is the waist line ?



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The chip shop opposite the White Hart Hotel in the centre of the town was the chip shop used a few times in Lovejoy.


You've been wandering towards food a lot recently Molders. How is the waist line ?


36 in jeans, 38 for trousers, have had to donate many of my old cloths to charity as they are now far to large.

Not drunk for five years, very rarely have a take-away, eat lots of fruit and veg, take plenty of exercise.


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36 in jeans, 38 for trousers, have had to donate many of my old cloths to charity as they are now far to large.

Not drunk for five years, very rarely have a take-away, eat lots of fruit and veg, take plenty of exercise.



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I'm never brave enough to ask my tailor the size when
getting measured up. Shorts always between clocks
forward and clocks back.

Most fruit bores me but do love 'Paraguayos' - a flat peach
and strawberries with Rossi ice cream, although the latter
tends to defeat the object.

I go for veg in a big way but not solo - has to be with meat.
Five glasses of wine counts though, no?

Does self abuse count as exercise?




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does gravesend in kent have a wetherspoon pub ?



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just incase you haven`t done it; GOOGLE Wetherspoons and it will bring up a list of the Spoons in the area; yes a Wetherspoons in Gravesend-Sir Robert Pocock in Windmill Street; there is a map on the site which can be enlarged to show how close it is to the ground!!


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Surely anyone posting on here would have the Wetherspoon spotters guide?

Anyway one to avoid. George Hotel Bewdley. I walked out. It had 3 of the house beer "available soon", none of which were at all interesting anyway, Ruddles tramp juice Brains SA and a couple of other generic national brands.

As a result of this dire range i enjoyed an excellent steak in the Woodcolliers up the road though obviously i paid more for it. Fantastic pub great food even had model trains on display.



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hope supporters coach can drop us in gravesend then !



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Surely anyone posting on here would have the Wetherspoon spotters guide?

Anyway one to avoid. George Hotel Bewdley. I walked out. It had 3 of the house beer "available soon", none of which were at all interesting anyway, Ruddles tramp juice Brains SA and a couple of other generic national brands.

As a result of this dire range i enjoyed an excellent steak in the Woodcolliers up the road though obviously i paid more for it. Fantastic pub great food even had model trains on display.

Certainly not what you would expect from a new pub/hotel in a place like that Shocked I'll not rush to do that one then!


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Ticked off the two Poole spoons and one Bournemouth spoons (time pressure prevented me from ticking the other three!) and can recommend the Lord Wimborne in Poole; great selection of real ales on including the beloved London Pride Smile

Although why do they all insist on having left-wing BBC News 24 or Sky News with subtitles on all day; instead of the tennis? Really annoying.


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Just the one for me today at rushden,the news channels they pump out bypassed me years ago tennis or not.the tv news channels are my one bugbear with Wetherspoons


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news 24 all day.....



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All day? That explains the '24' then! ;-)



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Ticked Lancaster x 2 and Morecambe off on Saturday. None of them anything particularly special.


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news 24 all day.....

The Three Hulats in Leeds had F1 followed by the Tennis yesterday afternoon.


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What I like about Wetherspoons is occasionally you find a little gem in parts of London you would not otherwise have visited. Today I had the pleasure of being in Turnpike Lane and the Harringay Wetherspoons, The Toll Gate. Some real characters in there but its a nice proper pub and the beef and ale pie was spot on as was the Batemans Summer Swallow Smile
Good old Wetherspoons Wink


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Love the goodmans field in tower hamlets,tho its in the shadow of fenchurch st station its nicely set back from the main drag,always fairly quiet when ive been in on a saturday(as has the one opposite the tower of london)i suppose its a different story in the week


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been to the one in tower hamlets 2004 before getting on underground to watch hornchurch v dulwich hamlet in fa cup lost 9-0 !


( out of interest does macclesfield have a wetherspoons ?



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Certainly does,its called the society rooms.


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been to the one in tower hamlets 2004 before getting on underground to watch hornchurch v dulwich hamlet in fa cup lost 9-0 !


( out of interest does macclesfield have a wetherspoons ?


Gareth - if you are really keen on 'Spoons get yourself their free spotters guide, available in every pub. Also you can download an app for free to your phone which will direct you to the nearest establishment!



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I use http://www.ucl.ac.uk/...jpa/pubs-spoons.html to aid my records as it lists it by county and even has addresses & opening dates. A gem of a list!


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The guides are often not available in pubs, all gone.

And there's an assumption that everyone uses apps, whatever they are!



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If I am going away anywhere I always check the Wetherspoons website before I go to see what are the nearest Spoons to where I am going.



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Specially for Gareth...


http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/static/pdfs/JDW-Directory-feb-12.pdf


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thanks Cool



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The guides are often not available in pubs, all gone.

And there's an assumption that everyone uses apps, whatever they are!

Directory no12 came out about 3 months ago but before that there was a period of well over a year after no11 so it went like hotcakes,it took me about 15 pubs to finally get one
What i do now is keep a list of all new ones opening so as not to (potentially)miss out!!


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The guides are often not available in pubs, all gone.

And there's an assumption that everyone uses apps, whatever they are!

Directory no12 came out about 3 months ago but before that there was a period of well over a year after no11 so it went like hotcakes,it took me about 15 pubs to finally get one
What i do now is keep a list of all new ones opening so as not to (potentially)miss out!!

No 12 has been re-issued recently with an "Olympic-venue pub- finder" insert. Picked one up last weekend.


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The guides are often not available in pubs, all gone.

And there's an assumption that everyone uses apps, whatever they are!

Only problem is you can't tick an app Tongue


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The guides are often not available in pubs, all gone.

And there's an assumption that everyone uses apps, whatever they are!

Only problem is you can't tick an app Tongue


You can with the GBG App, naturally I haven't tried with the 'Spoons one.Wink



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wonder if wetherspoons will ever open branches in europe ?



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they already have. It's called the UK.


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sorry should have said outside uk ! doh



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I like a choice of real ale, and I like good prices. The food I've had in Spoons has been OK - curry, chillis and so on. However I'm not kidding myself that it's anything other than microwaved. And I prefer a pub with character any day - the Spoons in central Oxford bears a worrying resemblance to a bar on a cross-channel ferry IMO. All in all, can't see the appeal unless you're in a hurry / looking for some cheap beer-absorbing food / totally lost - which on reflection makes them ideal for away trips!


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With regards to continental (i.e. Europe outside of the UK), not sure.

In most cities, you have the Irish pubs, the British pubs & co. None of those appear to be chains. They'll serve Guinness, have a dartboard, show Sky matches, have a mainly brit/irish/anglo clientele.

Wetherspoons lives (as I understand it) on selling beer cheap because they can buy beer cheap because it's close to its sell-by date, purely because of the volume they can sell.

Not certain how that model could be rolled out outside of the UK. The brand in the UK is Wetherspoons, which equates to cheap beer. There is no brand on the continent except that there is "the English pub", with premium or at least average prices. Not impossible to reconcile the two, but they'll have difficulty in being the cheap place, and might not want to be. I'm sure there are some people at Wetherspoons who are thinking about the problem. I think they'll need at least a different brand image (maybe even a different name) to penetrate the market succesfully. And there are no similar chains to buy up.

Not saying it's impossible, mind.


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wonder if wetherspoons will ever open branches in europe ?


Not mainland Europe which im sure you mean but about six months ago i read something on a spoons facebook site about them looking to open a pub on one of the channel islands.heard nothing since tho.


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Chains have come and gone in Paris. There were several Firkin pubs at once - remember them? in the late 90s; I think 3 Adnams pubs, cricket themed, only the Long Hop still there according to the Adnams website; and the Frog chain, http://www.frogpubs.com/index.php which started in 1993 and seems to be flourishing by the look of the website. Here's another interesting read, albeit ten years old, which covers the Firkin pubs' takeover:
http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/...ral-News/Paris-catch


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I was under the impression that the licencing rules were totally
different in Europe and most are not hamstrung by big business.

My friend in Spain, who has just retired, used to buy all his
requirements in the local cash and carry and then sell the
drinks at the prices he set.




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saw a feature in a wetherspoon magzine a couple of years ago of a fake wetherspoon in turkey !



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I wonder if they have sold fake Turkey in their pub meals?




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Another gem of a pub in London, the beaten docket CRICKLEWOOD, visited today, a fine pint of Adnams Lighthouse and a perfectly cooked full breakfast Tongue
It's not all about cheap beer!
Despite its location this was the quietest pub I've ever been in, a fair few Irish doing their crosswords in very pleasant traditional pub surroundings and a nice Irish lass behind the bar.
I felt so comfortable here i didn't want to leave Smile


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...and I bet three down was cat.




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Told tonight that Wetherspoons is on it's way to stamford,,just hope we arrange a pre season there again next summerTongue


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Told tonight that Wetherspoons is on it's way to stamford,,just hope we arrange a pre season there again next summerTongue

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Went to AFC Totton yesterday would have been rude not to do the 3 In Southampton Smile



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anyone been to any new wetherspoon pubs lately ?



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anyone been to any new wetherspoo
n pubs lately ?

Not for a couple of weeks and im at at Stratford town today so wont have done
Anybody done the pair at the NEC?keep meaning to do em but have been told they have unreliable opening hours(depending on events)


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bet ones near olympic park and the stadium will be doing great trade !Smile



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bet ones near olympic park and the stadium will be doing great trade !Smile

There is only one in Stratford Gareth, surprisingly there was nothing in the new Westfield complex, not even a Lloyd's bar, perhaps the prices would have been too cheap and lowered the tone of the area Crazy


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Just for Gareth

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the Spoons in central Oxford bears a worrying resemblance to a bar on a cross-channel ferry IMO.


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I think JDW have talked about opening bars abroad. Spain springs to mind. Cant see it working though really, at least not the Real Ale part of it.

As an aside, a lot of the fake Irish, and even fake British (!) pubs in Scandinavia are part of chains. The Bishops Arms is a chain in Sweden which I would recommend for draught beer range. Hemingways in Finland is a fake Irish chain that usually have a good selection of bottled beers. You wont be surprised to learn though neither is JDW - cheap!!



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If they have plans to take the product onto mainland europe i wonder if they could test the water by starting in gibralter?They could keep the prices low(or maybe go even lower since they cudnt be touched by the scandalous tax thats forced upon us)problem might be getting premises though.
i said in an earlier post that they were looking at the channel islands but have heard nothing for a while so i take it thats never going to happen.


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maybe even open one in the good old usa Cool



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Sleaford ticked off today on the way to Boston(the packhorse)well recommended.actually quite and carlsberg at 1.99 a pint.what can you say.Tongue


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Sleaford ticked off today on the way to Boston(the packhorse)well recommended.actually quite and carlsberg at 1.99 a pint.what can you say.Tongue



That it's way overpriced ?


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I still fail to see the attraction of these characterless places. Microwaved food, beer close to use-by date. The lowest common denominator of pubs, taking custom from more "traditional" (a word that encompasses good and bad I know) boozers.

I had a cracking lunch in the Star Inn in Woodstock today - pint of Directors and roast beef. Recommend it to any of the Oxford board users who don't already know it, or anyone coming to see Oxford C / U for a day-trip.


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Another visit to THE MOON AND CROSS, Waltham Cross, today.
Still a good pub for beer selection, food and ambience but the service seems to have gone to pot!
Asked for a guest ale and the response I got was "I don't know what that is" Crazy had to point twice at the pump clip to get it!
Then the manager says "what are you doing today?" Crazy I said "nothing without a pint!" which he had forgotten to give me by then! Mad
Worth the effort though as the Salopian Lemon Dream went down a treat Tongue


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Worth the effort though as the Salopian Lemon Dream went down a treat Tongue

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Worth the effort though as the Salopian Lemon Dream went down a treat Tongue


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Worth the effort though as the Salopian Lemon Dream went down a treat Tongue

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First time I've tried it actually Tongue


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I still fail to see the attraction of these characterless places. Microwaved food, beer close to use-by date. The lowest common denominator of pubs, taking custom from more "traditional" (a word that encompasses good and bad I know) boozers.

I had a cracking lunch in the Star Inn in Woodstock today - pint of Directors and roast beef. Recommend it to any of the Oxford board users who don't already know it, or anyone coming to see Oxford C / U for a day-trip.

They are far from characterless, I suggest a visit to Tunbridge Wells. Yes SOME of the food is microwaved but it is priced accordingly. The beer is normally fine, I can only think of 3 occasions I've had cause to complain out of over 600 visits. I'm not saying they are better than a traditional pub but in towns where the local is not great or perhaps doesn't offer food a Wetherspoons is most welcome and its nice to know what you are getting.
I would always prefer the kind of pub you describe if it was there, but after I've ticked the Wetherspoons of course Wink


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By the time I usually arrive to do a new ground, Wetherspoons are the only pubs open, hence I am a fan!



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Just been to my local (to work) Spoons, the Bear in Maidenhead. to their credit they have kept it very much the same as it was before joining the chain. Pint of Broadside (other options GK IPA (off), Abbott) and some nachos. 2 a pint or something silly.
I'll be sampling some of Oxford's finer city centre pubs tonight and the beer will be almost twice as expensive (Bath Ales in the Grapes about 3.70 IIRC)


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Just been to my local (to work) Spoons, the Bear in Maidenhead. to their credit they have kept it very much the same as it was before joining the chain. Pint of Broadside (other options GK IPA (off), Abbott) and some nachos. 2 a pint or something silly.
I'll be sampling some of Oxford's finer city centre pubs tonight and the beer will be almost twice as expensive (Bath Ales in the Grapes about 3.70 IIRC)


Dear God, I would have walked out of that one. Thats not a beer range its an avoidance list! Broadside is OK but only when served fresh and well kept which is often not the case. The Bath Gem must have tasted well worth the price!

I guess that would highlight my issue with Spoons is the inconsistency. Unlike LB I only do them if theres nothing else, which is probably why I am on about 35 and he is on however many hundred!



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i have been to maidenhead wetherspoons and its not to bad !



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Did 2 in oldham and 1 in shaw today
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Just been to my local (to work) Spoons, the Bear in Maidenhead. to their credit they have kept it very much the same as it was before joining the chain. Pint of Broadside (other options GK IPA (off), Abbott) and some nachos. 2 a pint or something silly.
I'll be sampling some of Oxford's finer city centre pubs tonight and the beer will be almost twice as expensive (Bath Ales in the Grapes about 3.70 IIRC)


Dear God, I would have walked out of that one. Thats not a beer range its an avoidance list! Broadside is OK but only when served fresh and well kept which is often not the case. The Bath Gem must have tasted well worth the price!

I guess that would highlight my issue with Spoons is the inconsistency. Unlike LB I only do them if theres nothing else, which is probably why I am on about 35 and he is on however many hundred!



Yeah the Bath Ales were great - and they also have Bruges Zot on tap! I'm a big fan of Belgian beer, always on the hunt for something beyond Hoegaarden and Leffe so that was a great surprise.


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Amazing how much Wetherspoon's pubs can vary. I can't stand my local 'Spoons but the one in the next town up the road is lovely. Great staff and service and the food always seems so much better. Much better surroundings as well. Gammon, 2 eggs and chips plus burger with chips plus 2 soft drinks for less than 8 quid. Bloody lovely it was too, the chips are really nice as well. Lovely seasoning. And the breakfasts are great value as well. Having said that, I've never been in there after 3pm so I might change my opinion after that time. I don't do pies/steaks/real ale, but there's much more than that on offer.


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Just been to my local (to work) Spoons, the Bear in Maidenhead. to their credit they have kept it very much the same as it was before joining the chain. Pint of Broadside (other options GK IPA (off), Abbott) and some nachos. 2 a pint or something silly.
I'll be sampling some of Oxford's finer city centre pubs tonight and the beer will be almost twice as expensive (Bath Ales in the Grapes about 3.70 IIRC)


Dear God, I would have walked out of that one. Thats not a beer range its an avoidance list! Broadside is OK but only when served fresh and well kept which is often not the case. The Bath Gem must have tasted well worth the price!

I guess that would highlight my issue with Spoons is the inconsistency. Unlike LB I only do them if theres nothing else, which is probably why I am on about 35 and he is on however many hundred!



Yeah the Bath Ales were great - and they also have Bruges Zot on tap! I'm a big fan of Belgian beer, always on the hunt for something beyond Hoegaarden and Leffe so that was a great surprise.


I recommend the Rodenbach - a superb Begian beer, unfortunately the Hellbanger in Chepstow does stock it, but have found it in Weatherspoons in Bristol and Newport. I did live opposite the owner of Bath Ales for several years; best remembered for the 10 foot high fence that he put all around his property.

Also try Fireball the Canadian cinnamon whisky that the Spoons sells. Available also through Makro and Asda, and on the internet - expensive but potent. I have a thing about cinnamon - when in the States I buy cinnamon tic-tacs, and in Italy melon tic-tacs.


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Just been to my local (to work) Spoons, the Bear in Maidenhead. to their credit they have kept it very much the same as it was before joining the chain. Pint of Broadside (other options GK IPA (off), Abbott) and some nachos. 2 a pint or something silly.
I'll be sampling some of Oxford's finer city centre pubs tonight and the beer will be almost twice as expensive (Bath Ales in the Grapes about 3.70 IIRC)


Dear God, I would have walked out of that one. Thats not a beer range its an avoidance list! Broadside is OK but only when served fresh and well kept which is often not the case. The Bath Gem must have tasted well worth the price!

I guess that would highlight my issue with Spoons is the inconsistency. Unlike LB I only do them if theres nothing else, which is probably why I am on about 35 and he is on however many hundred!



Yeah the Bath Ales were great - and they also have Bruges Zot on tap! I'm a big fan of Belgian beer, always on the hunt for something beyond Hoegaarden and Leffe so that was a great surprise.


I recommend the Rodenbach - a superb Begian beer, unfortunately the Hellbanger in Chepstow does stock it, but have found it in Weatherspoons in Bristol and Newport. I did live opposite the owner of Bath Ales for several years; best remembered for the 10 foot high fence that he put all around his property.

Also try Fireball the Canadian cinnamon whisky that the Spoons sells. Available also through Makro and Asda, and on the internet - expensive but potent. I have a thing about cinnamon - when in the States I buy cinnamon tic-tacs, and in Italy melon tic-tacs.

This is interesting information, I love cinnamon!


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