We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons

$$$
Pub
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Market Place, Wick KW1 4LP, Scotland
+44 1955 609920
Today
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 158 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Far better than expected

Yes it's a Wetherspoon's but they served me the best fish and chips I've had in ages - the fish was properly cooked and the batter crunchy and tasty. Plus a cheap drink to wash it down. What more do you need?

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Sharonbrokenarm
,
Wiltshire, UK
Good for:
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Wiltshire, UK
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Yes it's a Wetherspoon's but they served me the best fish and chips I've had in ages - the fish was properly cooked and the batter crunchy and tasty. Plus a cheap drink to wash it down. What more do you need?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What more can I say, its a Wetherspoons. Good value food and drink, portions not too large. Environment had seen better times and staff not that knowledgeable about the menu.

Was this review helpful? Yes
The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review. it's a shame to her that you think the pub has seen better times, over the last year it has been fully repainted and we have replaced 95% of the table tops & chair upholstery. I do hope that you managed to have your menu queries answered if not by the first member... More 

Wick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

When 'Spoons first appeared in Wick, it was gratefully received, but over the years - in spite of a carpet change a year or so ago, the place is 'tired' and gives the impression of a laissez-faire attitude, reinforced by the seemingly rapid change of staff - which is never a good sign. It is a regular awareness that even... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Over the last year we have repainted the whole Pub, replaced 95% of the table tops and are awaiting the recovering of our last few chairs, as well as improving our outside seating areas. It's never good to hear that our patrons think the pub is looking tired after we continue... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I was in Wick meeting my Fiance's family and having a mini tour of the Highlands. We were doing some shopping in Wick and I fancied going in for a drink in the Alexander Bain Wetherspoons. It is such an impressive Pub both on the inside and on the outside. It is really reasonable too. I had the best gin... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

Thanks for such a nice review. We do enjoy our 'GIN PALACE' ! I hope you take the time to visit our new sister pubs recently opened in and around the Dublin area. I'm sure they offer the same great Gin range at the same great value. More 

Greenock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A really large weatherspoons with a decent range of beers and plenty of seating. We didnt have anything to eat but thought the atmosphere was really good with a mixed crowd including families on a sunday evening.

Was this review helpful? Yes
The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

thanks for the review, glad that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Glasgow
Level Contributor
56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Wetherspoons is Wetherspoons north, south, east and west. Pub was very clean and the service was efficient and friendly. My aberdeen angus steak was a bit overdone for my taste but at £12 for a decent 14oz steak and pint of diet coke you cannae complain.

Was this review helpful? Yes
The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

Apologies for your steak not being quite right, i hope that we will see you again and that we can get it 'spot on', thanks for reviewing. More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Alexander Bain- What a good clean pub serving good clean food and beer- Several visits during a five day stay in Scotland- Sampled Haggis for the first time there-Brilliant really good food-only issue (being alcoholics on tour) no wine until after 11-00am- we are so bad!" Anyway, the staff were great bad so was the venue-we will visit again next... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

Thats great to hear you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the food,Our toilets are very nice and well maintained during the during,Look forrward to your visit in the near future! More 

Sandwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
489 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The premises are vast, so we had plenty of choice in tables. As it was a Sunday, we decided to go for the Sunday meal deal. The portion of beef (we had the extra version) was huge and I struggled to finish it. The inexpensive beer was an extra highlight.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

Its good to know you enjoyed your food and our cheap beer, Hope to see you again! More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

service from the staff was great, very friendly and quick service. food was quick to arrive, and whilst you know what you are getting, quality was fine. lots of available tables. no complaints and reasonable

Was this review helpful? Yes
The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to leave a review, we are glad that you enjoyed dining with us. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife and I were in Wick at the end of May and were exploring the town. Sadly the town seems to have had better days but the architecture is brilliant. We went into the square and saw the "Alexander Bain" and I exclaimed. "that's my uncles place!" I did have an uncle by the same name! We went inside... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to review. we hope that you enjoy many more visits to the homeland of your ancestors in the future. More 

Travelers who viewed The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons also viewed

Wick, Caithness and Sutherland
Wick, Caithness and Sutherland
 
Wick, Caithness and Sutherland
Wick, Caithness and Sutherland
 

Been to The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons

Address: Market Place, Wick KW1 4LP, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1955 609920
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Wick
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: Pub

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Place, Wick KW1 4LP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Wick
  • Phone Number: +44 1955 609920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?