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The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons

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Market Place, Wick KW1 4LP, Scotland
+44 1955 609920
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 47
    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
On the Wetherspoons Trail

Normal standard Wetherspoons and on this occasion it was the first time I had experienced Mexican Monday. Great innovation good mix of dishes. Excellent new introduction. The staff who are very informative and personable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Michael H
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Normal standard Wetherspoons and on this occasion it was the first time I had experienced Mexican Monday. Great innovation good mix of dishes. Excellent new introduction. The staff who are very informative and personable.

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very good value for money and service quite good despite the fact that the place was packed owing to a "hen party". Lively atmosphere.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Always get a good feed here, never been disappointed. Good menu with lots of choice & special days (today is Mexican Monday) I had the Salad & Garlic Bread, everybody else had Burritos & Nachos. All fed, watered & happy

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The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

Thanks Janet for your review, glad to her you enjoyed it! No doubt we will be seeing you all again! More 

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a standard whetherspoons. Good quality to price ratio for both food and drinks. The difference is that here in Wick, there are not many other places to go to, so this is where you'll find most folk at the weekends. It does get really packed and the atmosphere is great!

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The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it really does feel like the entire population of wick descends on the bar on a Saturday night! More 

Conquerall Mills, Nova Scotia
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We loved the fact that this was such a family friendly restaurant (even though we are seniors and had no family with us). The food was excellent and they even had Innis and Gunn on tap! Very reasonable and a great pub.

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The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review, we are glad to read your comments. We like to appeal to all, it's what creates a far nicer atmosphere in the pub. More 

Thurso, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

One of the few places in Wick with disabled toilets, very important to me when choosing where to eat. The food and service can vary, but instant mash always spoils a meal!

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The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review, I would love to say we get it 100% all of the time but sometimes we do get it wrong. Please bring any concerns to the attention of the staff on duty and they will do their utmost to resolve any problems. That way we can monitor where we make mistakes and review our processes... More 

Wiltshire, UK
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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?

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The-Alexander-Bain, Manager at The Alexander Bain Wetherspoons, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review, we are always happy to hear that a customer enjoyed their meal. More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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.

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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
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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 

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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
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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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
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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