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Moon and Stars, Romford

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This was our fourth pub of the morning on Saturday and our third Wetherspoons. It's a typical branch and located on Romford's main shopping street, a stones throw from the station. There are tables and chairs out the front from which you can watch the shoppers go by. There were no real ciders on offer here. But the ale selection was good enough - Ruddles Best, Arundel Black Stallion, Brains SA, Everards Tiger, Sixpoint Make It Rain, Lancaster Red, Greene King Abbot & Adnams Broadside. The Black Stallion was perfectly palateable.
blue_scrumpy - 18 May 2015 18:30
Another tired looking Weatherspoons, its on the smaller side and the locals are old cockney codgers who seem to do alot of complaining and swearing, not my type of place, their a whole lot better Weatherspoons about, cheap and ok for a couple of halfs, come evening and door staff control this place as the old boys still want to prove themselves to be hard nuts.
Glamup - 6 Nov 2014 10:20
Romford's 'Spoons' serves good cheap(ish) beer and OK food. The place is looking a little tired these days and the service is not what it was. It's a pity no local beers are offered
StudioM - 12 Apr 2013 13:12
was once a nice pub, in the same way that one time i would have had intercorse with jordan.


Crusher - 5 Feb 2011 20:57
A not up the usual standards Wetherspoons pub!!! Food ok, beer cheap, locals scary. There were two fights outside when I was there and this was a Friday afternoon. Oh, and another guy there had a heart attack. Not a good vibe.
kimothy40 - 8 Jul 2010 14:43
Rather dark and uninspiring 'spoons, with a rather dull selection of real ales (none local) including an OK pint of Wadworth Horizon. Surprisingly, the new Lloyds No. 1 just two doors down the road (The World's Inn) has a more interesting choice.
rpadam - 27 Aug 2009 23:20
Agree that you do get some 'care in the community' sorts who take up the seats all day nursing a pint. It is a typical Weatherspoons pub: cheap ale, good selection and reasonable inexpensive food. Luckilly the food section is away from the CITC sorts previously mentioned. I would imagine that service is bad when it is packed.
HornchurchJohn - 11 Sep 2008 16:22
JD Wetherspoons, the pub chain equivalent of Poundland or Primark. Providing affordable food and drink to the fiancially challenged or incorigable tightwads.

This one is a particularly fetid den of iniquity, usually quite filthy, rank and dingy inside. Most notable is the group of hardcore drinkers who get in when it opens at about 9am and then proceed to drink all day save for occasional trips to the bookies nextdoor for a punt.

The ale is the usual Wetherspoons fayre. A selection of big name bitters served reasonably well and at knock-down prices.

Food is of the "hold it down if you can" variety. I once saw a Wetherspoons employee asked by a customer "if the meal had shellfish in it". The employee went away and came back out of the kitchen with a big cardboard box, which must have held about 50 of these pre-cooked meals and had the cooking instructions and ingredients list on the side, and held it in front of the customer's face so they could read the ingredients. Fresh, my arse.

So, not a pleasant place to while away the hours in my book. Having said all this, the Moon and Stars does redeem itself slighty as it is 1) The only place at that end of South Street which sells real ale. 2) The ale is really not too bad 3) It's cheap and unpretenious.

So, a solid 4/10 in my book
Jay28 - 23 May 2008 16:57
great little pub in the day time. not been there in the evening. beers good and the food is ok.
anonymous - 9 Oct 2007 03:26
I visit this whole once a week because it's cheap and it's near to where i live. The problems starts when you go to order your food and have to give them your table number. When you are on your own you have to leave your coat or drink on the table to reserve your table, this is ok if you can see it while you que for ten minuites to be told that your on the wrong till? Once you have ordered and you recieve your meal you have to pile up all the old dishes out of the way and mop up the table yourself the best way you can (due to knowone cleaning the tables)? Take a tip from me if you need to read the menu, take a torch with you this place is so dimly lit you may need a stick to find your way around???
knobby37 - 4 Jul 2007 20:41
This pub is great if you want a drink or dinner on the cheap. As with all Wetherspoons, they have a "two meals for 5.99" or similar deal, and the drinks are always cheap and cheerful. The only problem is the fact that they don't play music, and the interior is quite dark and dingy. Not the place to go if you're looking for somewhere fun with a party atmosphere.

RockDiva - 4 Jul 2007 17:56
Visited this pub about 2 weeks ago. Every table covered in plates, food remains and dirty glasses. Has just the one pint and left. Staff totally disinterested with the barman exercising his non-customer friendly skills and the barmaid spending nearly 3/4 hours putting up posters despite the shambles around her. Will most definitely not visit this one again.
anonymous - 20 Sep 2006 14:48
not a bad place, but gets so so busy at the weekends it can be a nightmare to get served, and get a seat.

as with all wetherspoons u cant argue about the low low prices.

wide variety of people go here which is pretty good, altho of course u still get the romford scum in here typically.

worst thing is - its like it in most wetherspoons, but particularly bad here - is that the staff call time so ridiculously early its a joke.

last time i was there we had just bought another round of drinks, then 2 minutes later were told to drink up and leave for closing, when we questioned this we got told 'well you shouldnt order your drinks so late', obviously we had none of this and replied 'well why did u sell them so late', but got told we had to leave anyway, so had to down 3/4s of a pint and leave. not good.
essjaydee - 12 Mar 2006 20:14
Not bad, but does get very very packed.. nice place on a sunday afternoon
Spartakoos - 15 Aug 2005 21:50
If you wanna get really really drunk do it here it is the cheapest in romford!
DNA1984 - 9 Aug 2005 16:07
nice during the day.

Do not go to after 6-7pm as it is full of chav p**s heads going to time and envy.

food aint too bad same with prices.

staff get very annoyed if you dont care to know the difference between coke and pepsi.
Jackrum - 21 Apr 2005 22:48
cheap and cheerful, but it gets really busy at the weekend and you have to wait forever to get served.
sara25 - 26 Nov 2004 12:12
typical wetherspoons. full of p**s heads
kevin - 17 Sep 2004 14:49
wicked! Get hammered before clubbing it in time and envy! prices are cheap double brandy and lemonade 1.99
jennie - 20 May 2004 16:41
the burger and a beer meal rules,
and it is as cheap as chips
LPO-matt - 3 Nov 2003 22:28
Cider is cheap so im there
Brad - 3 Nov 2003 22:21
Very busy pub and very cheap. Good before you go on a night out.
Sophie - 18 Aug 2003 16:10
Possibly the only pub that doesn't play music at a volume that makes conversation an impossibility (a la Edwards *shudder*). Like all Wetherspoons the prices are reasonable, the food is good and the staff are competent. Not the strictest door policy unfortunately.
Duffy - 11 Aug 2003 15:37

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