On 15-10-2008 steed said :
"The best Wetherspoons I have ever been in for choice and quality of real ale and not a bad price considering it is city centre.
Not a place I would go for a meal and the customers seem to have landed from a spaceship, however the staff are friendly and helpful and build a good atmosphere unlike most Wetherspoons."
On 06-3-2008 lock-in said :
"On the whole it's one of the better Wetherspoons. It's busy, but retains more of a local feel than their usual town centre pubs. It must be great for CAMRA types, loads of guest ales, regularly updated, and a big info board about what's on offer.
If you don't have a beard or wear your keys on your belt be prepared for a slightly cooler reception from the landlord/manager. He'll refer to the pint of lager you've ordered as "a pint of chemicals", and the lack of smile when he cracks this little joke lets you know he'd be happier if he could sling out the Carling pump and replace it with Old Scruttock's Dirigible Mild Ale.
There are more fruit machines than on Blackpool Pleasure Beach but don't be tempted, they are regularly emptied by hovering slot-monkeys ready to pounce on any sign of a payout.
If you're planning a trip to the toilets allow yourself an extra five minutes for the round trip. A trail of breadcrumbs may be useful for finding your way back.
All in all this is a good pub for meeting up, but perhaps not one to spend your whole evening out. It's clean, busy, very cheap drink prices, and welcoming enough for a quick drink while you're waiting for the rest of your friends to turn up."
On 26-10-2007 seafarer1966 said :
"A former shop, as with most Wetherspoons pubs, this place has been refitted fairly well to give the customer that 'pub' ambience i.e. loads of wood panelling and velour upholstery.
The staff are hard working and efficient and do their best to serve customers in the order that they have been waiting.
Again, as with most Wetherspoons, this place attracts a fair amount of scutters and pond life because of the cheap drinks. The manager runs a tight ship though and will not tolerate bad behaviour. I have personally witnessed him barring a troublesome customer.
The food is well cooked and the curry deal on a thursday night is definitely worth a try. The toilets are kept immaculately clean but unfortunately they are upstairs from the bar area.
Very good range of beers available. Plenty for the real ale fan. My personal favourites are Czech bottled lagers. In stock in the fridge are Herold and Kozel at a reasonable price of £1.99 for a pint bottle. This stuff sells at about £1.59 in the shops so it isn't a bad deal at all.
On 08-7-2007 millay said :
"One of the better Wethersponns I have come across, especially for their real ale selection. They have a massive 18 hand pumps with details of the brewery, strength price etc. shown on an electronic “blackboard” like the Wellington in Birmingham (q.v.). Unfortunately they also ask you to order your beer by pump number instead of name which makes me feel as if I’m in a Chinese takeaway. The pub has a nice frontage with a few outside tables. Opens at 9am and with breakfast and a pint for around £4 you can’t go wrong.
On 10-8-2005 thespicester said :
"One of Derby's Wetherspoons. Local CAMRA city pub of the year 20015. Spacious pub with all the usual JDW plus points."
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