Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby Big George on Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:47 pm

RichieRiv wrote:
The biggest pub in London.


I'm not that old...
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby delbert on Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:40 pm

Dover KUMB fan wrote:On the other hand, the Folkestone one is a beautiful old Methodist church that when opened was something to behold. The original organ pipes are still on the wall behind the bar, & the ceiling is hand painted with clouds etc, like a lesser Sistine chapel. However, it has become a bit of a dirty rathole, & needs shutting for a month for a deep clean & refurb. Whether that would happen or not is another thing.


We used to stand under the stairs in there so we could purve up the birds skirts, well we did until the bouncers clocked us and moved us on.......
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby Dover KUMB fan on Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:47 pm

Yep that was regular sport in there Delbert. But as you say, they wised up to it.
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:51 pm

They have some great looking pubs (Cross Keys and Hamilton Hall in London spring to mind) but ultimately they are sterile places full of the countries undesirables. Those in the towns are anyway. I'd rather pay more for a pint and drink somewhere better.
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby alkali on Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:11 pm

they're ok for poor people...and stinky postmen.
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby CMNinja on Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:05 pm

They're evening pubs - when there's enough people for an atmosphere and the drinks are flowing, they're fine - if you make the mistake of going to one for a daytime pint, you might find yourself wondering if you should give up drinking. If you go to one for breakfast, you'll end up hating humanity. I've been in better and worse - just most of them aren't so obviously chains so get away with less of a bashing.
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby preston on Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:35 pm

Not got a problem with them at all. They do what they say on the tin! Up at Newcastle this year, pub outside the station (Nicholsons pub, but forget the name) full of West Ham and just shy of £20 for A round of 4 drinks. Just down the road the Wetherspoons, full of West Ham and the same round of drinks was £9!!! No brainier!
Always have a decent selection of ales, and great selection of bottled beers.
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby LincolnshireHammer on Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:50 pm

My local spoons back in Lincs must be the worst in the country.

I honestly try and avoid Wetherspoons outlets wherever I am in the country. It is one of the only places to drink in the town and that is saying something. The lengthy queues, the average service, the ale kept in average nick, the vastness of the pubs.

I like my pubs cosy, with good, friendly service and beers kept in good nick. Can't bear the awful 3, Abbott, Ruddles and Doombar. ****ing tripe if you ask me.

Breakfast is the only plus I guess.
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby vietnammer on Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:09 pm

LincolnshireHammer wrote:Can't bear the awful 3, Abbott... ****ing tripe if you ask me.


There's NUFFINK wrong with Abbott's
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby sendô on Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:15 pm

delbert wrote: We used to stand under the stairs in there so we could purve up the birds skirts, well we did until the bouncers clocked us and moved us on.......

There's a pub in Nottingham in what used to be a church where you can do the same. :thup:
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby hammerdivone on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:28 pm

vietnammer wrote:There's NUFFINK wrong with Abbott's


nor Doombar
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby Rocketron on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:08 pm

Nor Ruddles. :lol:
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:19 pm

Rocketron wrote:Nor Ruddles. :lol:


Behave. It's probably the worst ale out there.
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby hammerdivone on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:53 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:Behave. It's probably the worst ale out there.


You've not had Shepherd Neame Spitfire then
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:08 am

hammerdivone wrote:You've not had Shepherd Neame Spitfire then


Ooh I have and believe me, Ruddles is disgusting. I'll agree, Shepherd Neame are pretty crap when it comes to beer but they aren't a patch on Ruddles in the crap stakes.
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby The Collector on Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:09 am

LincolnshireHammer wrote:My local spoons back in Lincs must be the worst in the country.

I honestly try and avoid Wetherspoons outlets wherever I am in the country. It is one of the only places to drink in the town and that is saying something. The lengthy queues, the average service, the ale kept in average nick, the vastness of the pubs.

I like my pubs cosy, with good, friendly service and beers kept in good nick. Can't bear the awful 3, Abbott, Ruddles and Doombar. ****ing tripe if you ask me.

Breakfast is the only plus I guess.


You’re not wrong about Doombar, dishwater.

Lincoln had three spoons, didn’t it? One on the Brayford , the converted cinema walking south across the railway track and another near the Premier Inn. Only, been in one when visiting the junior Collector at Uni. 2 pints of Ruddles and a burger at 22:30 at night after a troubled drive up from the Smoke. Lincoln must be blessed to have three spoons, or full of students.
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:54 am

LincolnshireHammer wrote: Can't bear the awful 3, Abbott, Ruddles and Doombar. ****ing tripe if you ask me.


Steady on Lincs, putting Doombar in the same category as Ruddles and Abbotts!!?
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby delbert on Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:15 am

Cockneyboy311 wrote:They have some great looking pubs (Cross Keys and Hamilton Hall in London spring to mind) but ultimately they are sterile places full of the countries undesirables. Those in the towns are anyway. I'd rather pay more for a pint and drink somewhere better.


A drink in Bedford will confirm this, all the towns wrong uns drink in the Spoons meaning the other boozers can get on with things without being infested by twats.
It's a service Wetherspoons provide, albeit one they could probably do without.

I once saw it kick off in the Barking Dog one Saturday afternoon, a couple of geriatric families going at each other in slow motion with bar stools and everything, I swear you could hear their hips cracking......
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby somerset-hammer on Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:29 am

Good selection of cheap beers and ales.

Wouldn't touch the 'food' if you paid me.
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Re: Anti Wetherspoons snobbery

Postby Wembley1966 on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:09 am

The Collector wrote:Lincoln had three spoons, didn’t it? One on the Brayford , the converted cinema walking south across the railway track and another near the Premier Inn. Only, been in one when visiting the junior Collector at Uni. 2 pints of Ruddles and a burger at 22:30 at night after a troubled drive up from the Smoke. Lincoln must be blessed to have three spoons, or full of students.

The one by the Premier Inn must be really bad - so bad that students don't frequent it! My daughter's taken me to the other 2 when visiting her at uni.
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