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“Good value food, and great atmosphere....would benefit from more staff”

The Albert and The Lion
Ranked #66 of 753 Restaurants in Blackpool
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 1, 2013

The food is great value for money as per most Wetherspoons. The atmosphere is great and the place is always very busy. Its nice to be shown to some seating too. My only comment is that there was only 2 members of staff working on the bar and taking the orders, and people did not know wether or not to queue up or go to the bar. This place would benefit majorly from having more staff at the bar serving at predicted busy times.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

we have been here several times and have never been disappointed its always clean even in the school holidays! the food is consistent and very quick, again when its so busy, the children's menu has a good variety, would recommend.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

If you don't like spicy food, you will not be getting a starter...
Somehow they managed to make BBQ chicken wings as hot as the nachoes with chillis...
They had ran out of Angus steak which was very annoying as I went there on a weekday in off-peak season and it was not very busy.
The 'hot' fudge sunday, wasn't even slightly warm, either they made it and left it to stand for 15 minutes or they just didn't bother heating it up.

The toilets were down a flight of stairs, unless you wanted to use disabled toilets.

The value however was acceptable despite the issues.

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Thank Teresa L
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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

This is a Wetherspoons pub, I don't need to say anymore.

It was mental busy, we struggled to get a table, but they had loads of staff on the bar and our meals arrived within 15 minutes!

The food was exactly the same as you get at all other Wetherspoons, which is good value pub grub.

The location is excellent and I believe it's a far better option than lots of the other dodgy looking establishments on the front.

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Thank Taffbowen
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Its 2 busy its not big enough 4 the amount of people that WILL it will attract >Staff know its not regular customers only TOURISTS so they show this in the way they work and how u r TREATED also not enough staff i would avoid and go 2 the OTHERS

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Thank bernard p
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