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“If you want some value for money no frills scran,...”

Written on: 14/08/2006 by Anonymous101 (1 review written)

If you want some value for money no frills scran, washed down with discounted alcoholic beverages then the "Issacs" is a great shout for a visit. A rowdy atmosphere is usually evident mind and on most weekends the threat of sporadic breakouts of violence is a clear danger, despite this though, the grub is great value for money and the booze is practically for nothing. Me and our lass always neck them minted lamb burgers on a 2 for a fiver deal, washed down with a few double vodka redbulls… Read Full Review

Djeva1's Response to 252776_Anonymous101's Review

Written on: 12/02/2007

Have you tried a Lloyds bar, which is also Wetherspoons? They are a lot better! The people, the decor, plus there's music and curry clubs, steak clubs and Sunday clubs (roast dinners). Give it a whirl!

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252776_Anonymous101's Response to 252776_Anonymous101's Review

Written on: 12/02/2007

Yes, we have a Lloyds in town as well. I mainly use this place for a drink though, as it's always busy, and drinks are cheap (good place to kick-off for a good swally with your mates). I have eaten at Wetherspoons as well - nothing special - the menu is mainly made up of microwaved and fried foods, although they do a quality breakfast if you're looking to put some fuel in the tank for an all-dayer.

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★★★☆☆

“I use Wetherspoon's quite a few times a year as it is...”

Written on: 10/02/2006 by eb (10 reviews written)

I use Wetherspoon's quite a few times a year as it is most convenient more than anything. It is overall not too bad, not that I would go recommending to anyone. I understand that you go to the bar to order your food as this cuts on costs, but it is very smoky at the bar. The food is not piping hot but comes out fairly hot. Quite a poor service, very cramped and quite lively/noisy, but good for a hot meal and cheap couple of drinks before jetting of!… Read Full Review

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“I use Wetherspoons/Lloyds bars all over the country...”

Written on: 29/12/2005 by broworld (9 reviews written)

I use Wetherspoons/Lloyds bars all over the country and this one in Kingston-upon-Thames must be one of their worst run establishments.
Having spent a Wednesday night there, with hardly any beers on - they didn't even have any Guinness! They had run out of most of the food as well, including chips. One of our party ordered a pie (with chips) that was served up just with peas. When he enquired about the chips, they just said they had given him extra peas becuase they didn't have any chips!… Read Full Review

Cbr's Response to broworld's Review

Written on: 01/01/2006

I also have experienced the same bad conditions in this place, the staff are really just zombies. I would however suggest one visits their MOON UNDER WATER in Hounslow. The staff are extremely pleasant and helpful, food is always served quickly and hot. A professionally run pub, by people who know what they are doing!

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★★★★★

“There is nothing wrong with Wetherspoons in Taunton....”

Written on: 18/11/2005 by tomdickharry (6 reviews written)

There is nothing wrong with Wetherspoons in Taunton. It is cheap and cheerful. Each one can vary depending on the staff running and cooking at each Wetherspoons establishment. I preferred it when it was an adult only environment… Read Full Review

Britannia's Response to tomdickharry's Review

Written on: 03/10/2006

I do not agree with your comment "I preferred it when it was adult only" and "used to be better when it was a no children policy". Are you one of these people who are anti-children? I think that your comments regarding this were both unnecessary and thoughtless, and they have no bearing on a review.
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<br/>I think the children make it a friendly atmosphere and a more family orientated place.

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Britannia's Response to tomdickharry's Review

Written on: 28/07/2009

It's obvious you have issues here about the children and not the actual establishment.

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Tomdickharry's Response to tomdickharry's Review

Written on: 04/10/2006

I stick by my point. For many, an adult friendly environment is more relaxing. Families are well catered for, and not everyone enjoys the company of someone else's precious little darlings!!

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“Wetherspoon's is a modern and excellent pub. They...”

Written on: 16/10/2004 by NeilA (10 reviews written)

Wetherspoon's is a modern and excellent pub. They provide a great range of food and drinks at very good prices. Your average pint of beer will cost you about £1.35 and food generally costs around £7.00.

I like their policy of not smoking at the bar which benefits non-smokers such as myself. They do however allow smokers to smoke wherever they like during the evening (except the bar).

Unlike many modern pubs, Wetherspoons actually sells real ales. They usually have about 4 bitters on and… Read Full Review

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“We like Wetherspoons pubs, but are a bit miffed by...”

Written on: 28/01/2004 by dinahdoll (12 reviews written)

We like Wetherspoons pubs, but are a bit miffed by their attitude to children. There is a good kids menu, however they are only welcome if dining and then guess what??? Parents are only allowed one drink with a meal, at least that is what it said on the back of the menu. I think if they want the trade they should allow parents freedom of choice! Or are we back at school being dictated to!! Children are not allowed in just for coffee. Again, is this a service?… Read Full Review

Tomdickharry's Response to dinahdoll's Review

Written on: 17/11/2005

I actually prefered it when our local Wetherspoon's had a "no children, adults only" policy. Families are already very well catered for by other chains, some adults do not want loud children running around when enjoying a quiet drink or a meal.

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436886_Suzy5's Response to dinahdoll's Review

Written on: 30/01/2009

I was in a Wetherspoons pub having one drink with some colleagues as someone was leaving. It was straight after work (5pm) so I had to pick up my 15 month year old from nursey first. We could only stay for 1 drink as we had to get home for some nutritious dinner and it was a close friend who was leaving so I wanted to say goodbye. But they insisted we ALL had to order a meal if I had my child with me! We went there as it's the closest pub to work and in a shopping centre which is full of families all the time I should think they would expect them as customers. Finally it was agreed if I had a meal then it was ok, which i was disappointed in as I didn't want to stay long - I understand being a parent means limitations but in my opinion some understanding of a situation has to be taken into account rather than a blanket rule.

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Written on: 19/09/2006

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Helen Of Troy's Response to dinahdoll's Review

Written on: 19/09/2006

Also, to be fair, the Wetherspoons in this area are probably very different to those further up country. If ever in Devon and visit Crediton, The Sir General Redvers Buller, or in Exmouth The Powder Monkey. Both have seperate dining areas for families, completely seperate to the bar areas. Neither have "screaming kids" running around or drunks. A lot of pensioners visit for the special offers in fact. It seems these places are very quiet in comparison to those others aforementioned!!

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Helen Of Troy's Response to dinahdoll's Review

Written on: 19/09/2006

The point I was trying to make is not that I frequent Wetherspoons on a regular basis for eating out with my family, like I said, we have probably been there twice in two years, (for chicken caesar salad) due to there being nowhere else suitable at the time or place. But the only places that parents can take children to dine out are pubs! Therefore if all pubs banned children, who actually enjoy going out for a family meal, then where else is there to go? McDonalds!!! I think my elderly mother deserves far better for her annual family gathering which consists of around thirty six of us, including about six or seven children, depending if we can all attend. We have to go to a pub/restaurant! One a lot better than Wetherspoons, but still a pub! The only other alternative would be to hire a church hall. Not really very nice, cold buffet we would have to prepare ourselves and little if no atmosphere. So those who say "Ban kids from pubs" have obviously not considered there are some very nice pubs restaurants around, and it is good for children to dine out properly once in a while.

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Helen Of Troy's Response to dinahdoll's Review

Written on: 18/09/2006

But a pub is a pub micky!! Anyway we have found a great place for Christmas lunch, Beefeater probably. But it is still a pub!! At least, a restaurant with a pub! £44.95 each. I wouldn&#039;t go to wetherspoons through choice, been there a couple times in last few years but nowhere else to go at time and place!! Didn&#039;t come across anyone drunk and falling about!!

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252776_Anonymous101's Response to dinahdoll's Review

Written on: 07/09/2006

My gastronomic options are plenteous with regards to dining out, only a short drive in any direction can deliver me to numerous locations serving good quality food. These dining amenities are typically your "family run traditional village pub", offering home-cooked foods incorporating fresh produce whenever possible. The majority of these facilities advocate healthy cooking techniques, I discovered that many dishes are actually cooked using steam and for the most part vegetables are prepared using this method and served al-dente. In my opinion this brand of pub is alot more suitable for children, yes it is a little more exspensive, but the quality is evident and in the main this category of pub provides a more suitable service for children. Chistmas lunch will set you back at least £50 sheets/adult though, but it is well worth it, simply cut down on a few presents that friends/family didn&#039;t need or want anyway.

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Helen Of Troy's Response to dinahdoll's Review

Written on: 06/09/2006

P.S. We would like to book a family meal on Christmas day this year. Obviously not Wetherspoons, any suggestions?

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Helen Of Troy's Response to dinahdoll's Review

Written on: 06/09/2006

Kids love going out for family meals!! Anyway thanks for the invite, we'll all be around yours for good old home cooking! There's Grandma, Nanny and Grandad, Parents, brothers, sisters... about 15 adults and only 2 very well behaved children who have learned excellent table manners. No alcohol please, we are non drinkers. Thank you!

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252776_Anonymous101's Response to dinahdoll's Review

Written on: 05/09/2006

Unless you visit a Wacky Warehouse or the like, I believe kids truly prefer to eat homecooked foods in the comfort of their own home, in the presence of maybe their grandparents and other cherished family members. I don&#039;t think Wetherspoons offer great fayre as their food is cooked, principally by microwave operatives and I can buy such produce from the freezers of my local Tesco at a greatly reduced price. After the "ping" of the microwave a bit of salad garnish is thrown onto the plate, your meal then arrives via a unmotivated individual who informs you were you can collect usually filthy cutlery and required condiments . My unwavering stance is that Public Houses are no place for kids and I certainly wouldn&#039;t take them to a Wetherspoons to dine.

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Helen Of Troy's Response to dinahdoll's Review

Written on: 02/09/2006

I believe Wetherspoons would also agree! I think this is why in the Wetherspoons that do allow children in to eat, rooms are provided away from the bar area with tables and chairs in order that children sit up to the table with their parents/guardians and not run around causing disturbance to others. Rather more like a dining room than a pub. I say et responsible families dine together in designated areas!

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Babrahams's Response to dinahdoll's Review

Written on: 21/08/2006

I am retracting my initial comments about children not being allowed in pubs. My comments have caused offence unintentionally, therefore I am retracting them. My only dig was really about parents who leave their kids to run riot around a pub unsupervised - I was not trying to offend those responsible parents who take care of their children, and they in turn have a good time. If I have offended anyone, please accept my apologies.

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Helen Of Troy's Response to dinahdoll's Review

Written on: 21/08/2006

Why else would you want to take kids in a pub/restaurant for anyway but to eat? There are many cafes where you can get a great coffee! There are also a few pubs with beer gardens if you want alcohol while the kids entertain themselves. The wetherspoons I have visited with my child have provided areas especially for parents with children, the kids who are having a meal are also given crayons and activity sheet. I have never had a problem with wetherspoons, with or without kids!! And I am a non drinker! I think one of the best things Wetherspoons ever did was to have non smoking pubs!!

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252776_Anonymous101's Response to dinahdoll's Review

Written on: 14/08/2006

I agree with other comment, Wetherspoons should return to a no children rule as the current policy of children allowed if dining is confusing. Wetherspoons used to offer a haven for folk who enjoyed a pint and maybe a bite to eat without the company of children. Due to the need to compete in a lucrative market kids have now been allowed entry. I appreciate that Wetherspoons attract many all-day drinkers and without some rules in place their establishments would be overrun with the offspring of alcoholics but their current regulations attempt to keep everyone happy, which is nigh on impossible.

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