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“Upside down!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of S. Fowler & Co.

S. Fowler & Co.
41-43 Union Street, Ryde PO33 2LF, England
01983 812112
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Ranked #42 of 74 Restaurants in Ryde
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: English, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Dudley, United Kingdom
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153 restaurant reviews
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Upside down!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I don't know what Wetherspoons were thinking when they designed this place! Don't get me wrong, it's lovely but it must be upside down. Children are not allowed in the bar area - fair enough; but they're also not allowed anywhere on the floor that the bar is in - meaning that the family area is UPSTAIRS, and there's no lift. So, if like us, you have a child in a pushchair, you have to get said child out and carry them up the stairs as well as then taking your pushchair. Idiotic, just plain idiotic.

On the plus side, there's free WiFi.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • English first
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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This now a Weatherspoons its okay for a breakfast but wouldnt go there for anything else as to many early drinkers hanging around

Visited August 2012
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Isle of Wight
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Cheap, Cheap, Cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

A nice venue for cheap drink and food. Very easy going nature and never seen any trouble inside pub.Staff and management are friendly and any problems are easily resolved. We use the pub at least once a week and I can certainly recommend the breakfasts, steak and curry nights.
Huge selection of real ales and bottled beer from around the world.

Visited June 2012
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essex, england
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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“the usual weatherspoons, good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

this is your typical weatherspoons menu, decent portions, enjoyable, not over priced. staff were a bit miserable but all in all it was what we needed for the price.

Visited July 2012
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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“It's a weatherspoons, does anything else need to be said?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Expect the normal 'spoons standard. Same beers etc and same menu.
That said, the staff are friendly, and its usually pretty clean.

It's cheap and quick, and if that's what your looking for it's perfect.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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