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“It's a city centre Wetherspoons. What do you expect!?”

The Reginald Mitchell
Ranked #400 of 539 Restaurants in Stoke-on-Trent
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Stoke on Trent
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117 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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“It's a city centre Wetherspoons. What do you expect!?”
Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

First things first. As an eatery this is probably no better or worse than most Wetherspoons. You get a reasonable selection of average food at maybe slightly below average prices, especially if you avail yourself of the meal deals.

It's convenient if grabbing a bite to eat whilst out on a pub lunch or shopping trip, but i'd recommend Syndicate or Harley's before it for better service and atmosphere. Best to avoid 'death row' the area opposite the downstairs bar. That is the haunt of the alcoholics and ne'er do wells!

As a night time venue don't bother. Long past its sell by date. Decent selection of beers/ciders if you can put up with the depressing lack of any atmosphere these days, and of course the always slow service!

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1 Thank Christopher B
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Wetherspoons, Hanley”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Ok I do understand the negative reviews. The area is socially and economically deprived and hence the old and young alcoholics and chavs do congregate in here. But the building is nice and the upstairs section is quite pleasant. Like most Wetherspoons, the service is awful and there are never enough bar staff. It must be company policy to keep the wage bill down but it's a real problem during busy periods as you can be stood at the bar for an age. I don't mind the odd drink in here if I've got to pop to the opticians or the bank but the clientele are mostly a rough bunch with limited intellect!! But the selection of drinks is the best you'll find. That's why I like it. You can get a Marlborough Sauvignon blanc or a thatchers gold cider, instead of the appalling and ubiquitous strongbow or cheap and nasty Pinot Grigio. To be honest there is no where else to drink in Hanley that I could recommend. The city centre seems to have gone to the dogs. Pubs closing down or inhabited by down n outs. It's a shame. Some serious investment and regeneration is needed before it resembles a post apocalyptic Armageddon inhabited by characters straight out of Mad Max...

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9 Thank gastronaut2010
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Crewe, Cheshire
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31 reviews
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Typical Spoons, great beer, food up to usual standard. Great photos of Reginald Mitchell, Aircraft and surrounding area.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank DickyCCrewe_Cheshire
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Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

I live in stoke on trent n this place is the only place I would recommend NOT to go to! Brilliant if u are an alcoholic. All the local down n ours seem to congregate here in the day n only slightly better at night it's ok to just have a quick drink to meet mates before going off up town to other bars/clubs!!

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2 Thank HeatherM1978
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stoke on trent staffs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“great value”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

a well run and great value public house, it serves a good range of real ales at a very good price, and the food menu combines great value and very tasty offers, the only problem is sometimes there is not enough staff to cope with food and drink orders, there should be separate areas for food orders

Visited October 2012
1 Thank vondoenitz
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