This is a quieter Wetherspoon's than the one on the Promenade (the Lion and Albert) and much better run, with a good set of real ale available, and a calm atmosphere, particularly upstairs. Considering it was built from scratch, it has some wierd features (1) a fireplace in the corner - if you can get a seat next to it stay there, however there are only two tables which benefit from it; (2) toilets upstairs - which is wearisome if you are a gent who makes frequent visits, but still to proud to use the disabled lift; and (3) no sensible arrangements for smokers, or people who just like to sit outside and watch the world go by - why not build it with those big slidding doors that enable you to be inside and outside at the same time? Still, having said that, the beer is well kept (funny how few pub owners can get this right). With the vast choice of food outlets nearby, I have never thought to try the food (for pub grub, try the Mitre opposite) but I can certainly reccommend the beer, the comfort, and the service. Provided you avoid Friday and Saturday nights that is, unless you like to watch the occasional inflex of stags or hens, as it's on their run.
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