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“Dirty uncleared tables.”

The Reginald Mitchell
Ranked #407 of 561 Restaurants in Stoke-on-Trent
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Was a regular visitor to this Wetherspoons at one time, not been for a long time, went on a Monday afternoon, price of a pint was cheap £1.75, if you want a table it looks like tough luck because most of them were still covered with used plates, cups and glasses, staff were bringing food out and then going back to the kitchen and not clearing the tables, very odd ??OK for a cheap drink and that's about it.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

I went here with friends for lunch on a thursday, we ordered together but for some reason all got our lunch at least 10 minutes apart! I ordered a chicken club salad - what can i say? it consisted of a large bowl of unwashed lettuce which was 'rusty and dry' , something that i guess was supposed to be chicken that was very dry and bland, afew tomatoes (stalks still on) and a bit of bacon with the rind still on that was dripping in grease. When i order a salad i expect FRESH salad leaves, meat cooked properly and some actual salad ( cucumber and spring onions are cheap enough - especially when you're charging £6.50, a little dressing? ... nope!). A big disappointment. my friend had ham egg and chips, her chips were cold, her eggs were burnt and her ham was watery, our other friend had jacket potato with cheese and beans... potatp was again burnt, very dry (no butter offered - she had to pay extra!) and her plate was dirty. We will certainly not be returning.

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Thank Emma C
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have been to this newly opened pub for food now many times and can confidently say. That for the money the food is amazing as is the service and overall the cost is remarkable.
All I will say to the landlord is that as many of new pubs that open far to many become complacent and they can easily become tired. The decor is also well thought out and credit has to go to the designer. 1st class whoever is responsible for the subtle flavour of stoke on Trent themes. I will be returning many times.
Thank you Reginald Mitchell. AKA spitfire designer.
Peter Timmis Longton

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Thank esoxpete
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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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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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