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  • 8am in Wetherspoons
  • Premier Icon Rockhopper
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    The ‘Spoons in my village used to open early to catch the people who’d been to sign on.

    Premier Icon arrpee
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    Here’s hoping that Brexit delivers a properly unbridled US-style healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry. Tim Martin will end up losing half his clientele to synthetic opioids.

    “Disappointed by Brexit? Take one of these and you really will see unicorns!”

    Premier Icon tomd
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    I used to quite like Wetherspoons, even did alright with shares I bought in it. However, avoid it whenever I can and sold the shares now since they started this in your face jingoistic nonsense.

    I don’t want frickin Welsh weiss beer or East Anglian Swedish cider and neither is a good reason for Brexit.

    Premier Icon mattyfez
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    Indeed, the only decent lager they had was Tuborg which they’ve removed presumably for political reasons…

    Premier Icon avdave2
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    The saddest was some bloke who looked like a geography teacher who had a basket full of (pocket-sized) quarter bottles of vodka

    They weren’t for me, they were for the kids, It’s a lot easier to keep them pissed than to bang on about plate tectonics for the 35th year in a row to a bunch disinterested half wits.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    My A level statistics teacher said I was better behaved in class when drunk…..

    Premier Icon derek_starship
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    Sitting in silence?

    What they need is some breakfast karaoke.

    Or a quiz.

    Breakfast boozing is okay once every five years for a stag do or similar.

    I once attended a truly DREADFUL “morning drive” from a pub in Salford.
    Coach to a pub in Bolton for breakfast. Blokes were going behind the bar to steal bottles of Pils. “Fk me – food’s better inside”
    Then off to a pub in the middle of a council estate for a strip show. This pub was so rough, there were families in there with kids while strippers were jigglin’ their norks around the place. I ended up losing a contact lens in a well oiled cleavage.
    On the journey home, the driver was told to stop for a piss break on a country lane. When the pissers re-boarded, they started throwing bits of drystone wall around the coach. It was truly frightening.

    Premier Icon neilthewheel
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    They’re probably girding their loins for another hard day of Making Britain Great Again.

    Premier Icon pondo
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    I had a Wetherspoons Day when I was redundanted last year, bit of an eye-opener – people queueing (ahead of me!) at the bar waiting for 9:00 to drop, bartender knew some by name. An interesting if not terribly long day.

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    I had a Wetherspoons Day when I was redundanted last year, bit of an eye-opener – people queueing (ahead of me!) at the bar waiting for 9:00 to drop, bartender knew some by name. An interesting if not terribly long day.

    I did the same during some gardening leave. I had a great time, I’d not do it every week but as a one off I had a right chuckle. The characters were quite amusing n truth, again, not the kind of people I’d want to spend a lot of time with but good for a chuckle.

    I’d recommend doing it to anyone.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    bartender knew some by name.

    Imagine that, a barman knowing folk by their actual, like literally, their names!

    Premier Icon Mister-P
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    the only decent lager they had was Tuborg

    If Turdborg is the best they had what on earth were the others? My CAMRA membership comes with 50p off vouchers for WSpoons. I was paying £1.55 a pint in there the other weekend.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    My local spoons is ace, has cracking beers, mibbe 10 real ales, 5 or 6 really good lagers for those that like a cold drop, it’s a nice big airy and bright building, and is immaculately clean.

    I’ve seen some less salubrious spoons in dingey areas, but then the surrounding pubs in such areas are generally flat roofed shiteholes anaw. Hey ho.

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    What sanctimony.

    Premier Icon mikey3
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    How long to scrub all the smug off when you get home?

    Premier Icon jimster01
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    Last time I popped into the ‘Spoons in Worcester was for a quick one before catching the train back to Malvern, ’twas a depressing experience and vowed never again.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Smug? I’m merely pointing out that not all spoons are sticky floored shiteholes as stated earlier.

    Pub owners in town were worried when it opened, but tbh it’s worked well, all the pubs around have had to align their prices to spoons, as opposed to before, when they had higher prices off the back of the trendy place in town.

    This has brought a lot more folk into town drinking, and the predicted closure of a number of pubs has turned out to be bollocks.

    Premier Icon mos
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    They have just spend £700k upgrading & extending the one in our town. But i suppose if they wish to keep working class people with drink problems coming in then they need to keep upping the ante.

    Premier Icon P-Jay
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    Anyone else tried the ‘Flaming Dragon Chicken Curry’? It may only be available in Wales, but I’m sure there’s a rebranded version for the rest of the UK.

    Now, I’m no “Vindaloo ain’t nuffin’ mate”, chilli sauce on my cornflakes type spice ‘hero’ but I like spicy food. My eyeballs were sweating by the time I finished it.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    But i suppose if they wish to keep working class people with drink problems coming in then they need to keep upping the ante.

    Whereas the middle classes quaffing vino at home of an evening are cool, eh?.

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    I couldn’t really give a toss how the owner votes.

    I kinda thought the same thing, but I’ve changed my mind now. The last time I was in a WS, a few weeks ago, I was greeted with an A2 billboard right next to the front door full of brexit propaganda. How the owner votes is one thing, using a chain of pubs as a mouthpiece spreading abject lies to promote a personal political agenda is another. I won’t be going in one again.

    Premier Icon sbob
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    I’m not sure why people feel like they can look down their noses at certain ‘spoons patrons when they are patrons themselves.
    You’re all ‘spoon-lickers and you’re all in there for the same reason.

    I cannot express just exactly how much I detest them, they are the antithesis of the traditional British pub.

    Convenient as a public toilet though, I’ll give them that.

    Premier Icon RobHilton
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    Imagine that, a barman knowing folk by their actual, like literally, their names!

    So it’s like Cheers? Was Norm there?

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    Was last in one in The Standing Order in Edinburgh. The guy I was working with (staunch leaver) was on a mission to visit every Wetherspoons in the UK. It was as grim as I remember topped off with mice running around under the table we were at.

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    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Meh, their eggs Benedict is decent.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Been laughing away at this thread especially derek_starship’s post, really entertaining. Having never ventured inside a Wetherspoon I do feel I’m missing out so where’s best Dahn Saaaarf?

    Premier Icon sbob
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    Meh, their eggs Benedict is decent.

    I’m happy that you enjoy it.

    I’m also happily filing your username under “people who’s opinion on food I can discount from here to eternity”. 🙂

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Tbf I don’t think anyone eating that big plate of heart attack material is really gonna give a flying **** about the nutritional content! 🤣

    Premier Icon sbob
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    Having never ventured inside a Wetherspoon

    For the love of god, maintain your chastity woman!!!

    If you want to replicate the experience without having to sully your soul by actually entering a real ‘spoons, simply buy whatever tins are on offer at your local mini-mart and drink them sitting in the nearest A+E.
    The similarity in atmosphere is uncanny.

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    @cinnamon_girl I’ll be honest, it’s a just another pub chain, they have their quirks like any other and they’re a large player that’s growing when so many others are closing, but they’re just pubs.

    They open early in the morning, sometimes that means people drinking coffee and eating breakfast, sometimes that means High Functioning Addicts having their first drink of the day.

    They don’t as a rule play music, but they’re not night clubs.

    The food is edible, to decent enough for pub grubs, seems a full English isn’t a great way to start every day, who’d have guessed that?

    They’re cheaper than most, but not the cheapest.

    They have a good selection of beers and wines without being snobby or hip.

    The owner is a dyed in the wool leaver, but at least he’s open about it and isn’t going to profit from it personally, unlike so many of his peers. I wouldn’t want to spend time with him, but he’s innovative and is bucking a trend that sees lots of pubs close their doors every day.

    If it’s in a rough part of town, it’ll be rough, if it’s not, it probably won’t be.

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    Premier Icon sbob
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    they’re just pubs.

    A pub is a public house, someone’s home where you are invited in to enjoy a drink and maybe a bite to eat perhaps around the fireplace or other cosy surroundings.

    ‘spoons are like a tesco with everything taken out except the cafe and booze aisle.

    Pubs they are not.

    (FME, et cetera, visited as few as possible)

    Premier Icon oldtennisshoes
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    As a bit of ying to the yang. I used to frequent the one in central Lancaster when working at the university. That was decent for breakfast and decent decor.

    Premier Icon sbob
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    I like the fake book cases in my local ‘spoons, adds an authentic charm.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    @involver they’re hardly comparing like with like though. Worst = slap-up full English, least worst = a sandwich.

    The owner… and isn’t going to profit from it personally,

    I very much doubt that.

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    Thanks sbob and P-Jay. It’s ridiculous that alcohol is being served at 9.00am which is presumably down to local licensing laws giving permission. Of course what does it say about society too. Wasn’t there a push to expand these ‘man-shed’ projects which were proving to be therapeutic particularly for those with mental health problems, anyone know about these? Or have the dreaded “cutbacks” struck again?

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    I know a couple that have ticked off every Spoons in England, over 900 I think! 😳

    We were in the Blackpool one for a stag do at 8:30 am, it was fairly quiet but heaving at 9:00 am. My mate ordered a full English and a Sambuka and the bar man said expressionlessly “double yeah?”

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    My mate ordered a full English and a Sambuka and the bar man said expressionlessly “double yeah?”

    Well doesn’t every one want a double full English?

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    I’m also happily filing your username under “people who’s opinion on food I can discount from here to eternity”.

    Fair enough, I’ve long since had you down as a bawbag. 😉

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