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“Its OK, just what you would expect, but nothing more.”
Review of Grand Pier

Grand Pier
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Owner description: Following the disastrous fire in July 2008 that destroyed the Pavilion at Weston-super-Mare’s top attraction, The new multi-million pound Pavilion, opened its doors in October 2010. The all-weather venue has fantastic views of the shoreline, beach and sea and inside you will discover some of the best coastal entertainment, rides & attractions the South West has to offer.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Its OK, just what you would expect, but nothing more.”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Its OK, just what you would expect, but nothing more.....but it could have been something really special. This is a real missed opportunity, following the fire something of extraordinary architectural ambition could have been built, but instead its just OK.

They had a moment in time to create a new kind of seaside space, but the took fright I guess....but its OK for a visit if you are there.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Brunellechi
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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It is much appreciated.

We held an architectural competition to come up with a new design for the Grand Pier and some world-class companies submitted drawings.

We have invested £51 million in the new pier and feel we have very much created a state-of-the-art 21st Century building and indoor theme park.

Thank you again for your feedback.

Susan Baxter
Customer Feedback Mananger
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Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“New Years Eve Ball”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

The event was well organised and the DJ had everybody dancing. The food and service were excellent and the whole venue looked amazing. Drinks prices (lager and wine) are on a par with pubs, my only complaint is there was no beer!

Visited December 2012
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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you for telling us about what a good time you had at our New Year's Eve Ball. Your feedback is much appreciated.

We are delighted you had an enjoyable evening.

We did used to sell a Grand Pier Bier, which was brewed specially for the Grand Pier by a local brewery, but unfortunately it didn't prove to be popular enough for us to keep it on.

We hope to welcome you to the Grand Pier again in the near future.

Kind regards.

Susan Baxter
Customer Feedback Mananger
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“High quality Grand Pier, Built to last”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

A brilliant replacement Grand Pier which incorporates high quality material throughout. Fabulous position. Worth visiting any day of the year (although there was some incongruence in adverts regarding Christmas Day opening). Wonderful for children and grown-ups obsessed with penny coin attractions. Also, there is no charge to walk onto the Pier. Great idea. London has become the best city in the world. Weston-Super-Mare is trying to become the best seaside town in the world. Maybe Blackpool is too large.

Visited December 2012
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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. It is much appreciated.

We are pleased you appreciated our Go Kart track and Formula 1 Simulators.

We hope you will come and visit us again soon.

Kind regards

Susan Baxter
Customer Feedback Manager
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Pau, France
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Rebuilt in 2007”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Modern feel inside to traditional pier. Even have a formula 1 simulator, indoor go karting, etc as well as more traditional amusements. Theer is a little train which runs its length.

Visited December 2012
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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. It is much appreciated. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Grand Pier and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards.

Susan Baxter
Customer Relations Manager
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Tamworth
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great way to spend a few hours on a rainy weekend in Weston”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

We visited Weston with my family and parents for a few days between Christmas and New Year. The British weather being what is meant we spent most of the time dodging the showers. Weston pier is great as you can walk in a covered walkway right up to the top of pier meaning you don't get soaked when it is raining. The quality of the facilities on the pier are second to none. I beleve this is the best leisure pier in the UK. The rides are extremely modern, the child's soft play area is a bargain at only £3 per child, there toilet facilities are clean and tidy. A great way to spend a few hours if you in Weston, I would actually say that the pier alone is a good reason to visit Weston. We will definitely return.

Visited December 2012
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donkey20, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Pier, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. It is much appreciated. We did factor in the unpredictable British weather in the re-build and we are extremely pleased with how it has turned out.

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Grand Pier and that you are planning to return.

Kind regards

Susan Baxter
Customer Feedback Mananger
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