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Went in there to see the Liverpool - Southampton opening game of the season with a friend. Since I was driving later I only had a single pint. At the bar I received a quick service as we got there early so the bar staff weren't serving anyone at the time.

There were plenty of screens and plenty of spaces to sit even just before kick-off however the design of the place meant that some of the televisions were poorly placed. For instance, one screen was right behind a large lamp cover so you could only see half the screen!

At half time I ordered Chilli Con Carne which was one of the cheapest meals (if you ignored the special offers) going at £5.95. My friend ordered Nacho's at a slightly greater cost. Both meals were very nice but my one was a lot smaller so I don't think I will be ordering that again. I didn't get a chance to see what other customers were eating from where we were sitting but it smelled quite nice.

Once we had finished with our glasses and plates, the staff were quick to spot this and removed them briskly and politely. I did feel sorry for the staff (there appeared to be only two young women working the place) and you could see the stress building as the punters rolled in to watch the game. However a polite and friendly service was still guaranteed.

Overall I would go back to Jacobs post to see a match or even for a some lunch with some mates but I would avoid the Chilli and I would not go during the evenings on a Friday/Saturday night as it seems to go through a complete transformation unlike any of the other pubs in town (a lot more rowdy for instance).
JBF001 - 18 Aug 2014 12:54
What an awful place don't bother to go
CHIPS007 - 7 Oct 2012 19:15
Visited Jacobs Post on 30th December 2011 to watch Man Utd Vs Blackburn, have a couple of pints and a bite to eat. The place was busy but not crammed. When I got to the bar there was only one bar maid serving around 15 people. Bless her but she really did not have much of a clue and seemed to be nursing a hangover!!
I ordered lunch which took almost one hour to arrive, was over cooked and badly presented. A very poor experience overall and will go elsewhere in the future.
Carrackboy - 31 Dec 2011 17:07
we've spent the last two England games in here, hungover, was fantastic as we got great seats with a table in front of one of the plasmas on both occasions, had lunch on both occasions and really enjoyed, great atomosphere and friendly customers and helpfull staff, will most definately be going back.
kk87 - 27 Jun 2010 20:18
A good place to go for lunch if you are over 30. too young a crowd in the evenings but thats fair enough .Their meal deals are very good value. They did a veggy menu specials board for a limited time. Should have kept it as a permanent offer as I, along with my family, are all vegetarian!. They serve Harveys which is real beer unlike all the other mass produced stuff they call beer.Their offer of 4.95 for a bottle of wine is great. A very reasonable price instead of silly money most pubs charge. The staff were very friendly, efficient and helpful. A good place to go for a quiet lunch at a very reasonable price.
Grandmabear - 21 Nov 2009 15:24
At night primarily an under 25's pub - which is fine.
Popular at lunchtime with shoppers/mums etc.

Always get the feeling that this place is slightly undemanned all the time, hence crap beer and stress getting served in the evening. Must be making money at the mo, which not all pubs are. WAKE UP and staff it properly.
raveydavey - 4 Sep 2009 15:54
Definetley the best pub in town for Value for Money! with polite, efficient staff great selection of .... well everything! This place has a bit of everything for everyone.
Just keep an eye on Facebook theres always a new update of whats on offer for the day.
Gael_10 - 25 Jul 2009 02:20
good staff, good food and nice pub. Enjoyable daytime and night.
dangtheman - 23 Jul 2009 18:34
Visit this pub 2 or 3 times a week for lunch and have never had a bad experience. 2 of the girls who work most of the lunches have always been friendly and the food is always great, especially the breakfasts.

Come in on the weekend sometimes too and the place is definitley younger but still a good mix of people and always a good night.
ianhorselee - 22 Jul 2009 14:29
Absoloutely awful. Bad fod, bad attitude, warm wine! Aimed at a younger crowd than me.
crispyduck - 10 Jul 2009 16:58
bit too young for me !!! maybe need to get some proof of age going on !!?!?
jeffalan - 5 Oct 2008 14:24
Food is rubbish. Don't bother. it's disgusting and bland and obviously all the 'chef' does is snip open the packet and tip the contents onto the table.
anonymous - 14 May 2007 22:02
Waitress staff bit in your face. You have only stepped one foot inside when they're asking you if you want a table. Get the feeling that the tables are only for people that want food. Food expensive. Overall used to be a better place when it was a Hogshead. Not really sure why it needed changing.
anonymous - 4 Dec 2006 17:44
youth club - dont you meen play school
anonymous - 7 Oct 2006 23:05
Used to be Hogshead, suggest they should call it "The Youth Club". Bar staff very unfriendly, maybe should stop watching re-runs of Cocktail! The menu has a taste of chicken TING.
Marshy1 - 3 Oct 2006 21:07
Used to be the Hogshead, now known through town as 'JP's. Has a 'twobicle' in the ladies' - a cubicle with two toilets in it so girls can gossip. Very young and lively with very loud music and a dancefloor.
anonymous - 5 Sep 2006 01:27
My first visit to this pub in several years was very disappointing. Only one real ale on offer (Youngs) which was okay. My wife's roast chicken was cold. Sent it back only to receive the same plate of food back warmed up. Deep fried roast potatoes??? Mixed grill dripping in grease. Food very greasy generally. Wouldn't recommend eating here.
giantelf - 20 Mar 2006 17:32
Now reopened as a totally different venue. Have renamed to the "Jacobs Post", offer a good menu, a couple of real ales (Harveys and Youngs - which were both very well kept). The menu is varied, although a bit on the pricey side. Table service offered up until early evening. No smoking areasand plenty of soft leather seating provided for a good comfortable time - well worth a visit.
Paddo1 - 29 Sep 2005 19:05
Currently shut for a total refurb follwing a rapid deteriation from being the best pub in town to the worst - watch this space !!
Paddo1 - 18 Aug 2005 22:11

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