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Whispering Moon, Wallington

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Whispering Moon is past it's sell by date it has been my local since it opened over the past few years it has become dirty and unhygienic as regards glasses and cutlery and food preparation the tables are not regularly cleaned, or the toilets very sad to see it going.
rickpat - 23 Jul 2018 12:28
Extremely packed on the Saturday evening I visited after ticking the Wallington Arms opposite.

The beer festival was on so the choice of ales were all from the festival range, several new beers on the hand pumps so I opted for a pint of Cameron’s Craft Press Gang @ 4.0%.

This used to be the local cinema and pictures of the old building line the walls along with several pictures of past film stars.

Seems to be a community ‘spoons with all of the punters appearing to be locals. Service was swift, the ale choice and quality was good and of course it’s ‘spoons prices.

Deserves a better rating than 3.1 (before my review).

lezford - 11 Nov 2016 12:55
was in here last night,1st time for about 9 years.came in the front door where you have to dodge the obstacle course of table and chairs to get to the bar.being in the good beer guide and having a good selection of guest ales on,what could go wrong!went for the adnams American ipa which is a beer I love,unfortunately this was cloudy and not good at all.then went for orkney dark island which was ok.bar staff were good,but the pub could do with a refurb!
hoppyal - 26 Jan 2015 11:05
Bog standard Weatherspoons really. Trying to get served can be a pain as the bar is small and it gets quite busy with old geezers, so waits of over 5 minutes sometimes just to get a round in. The other issue when busy is trying to find a decent table with seats can be difficult, particularly when in a group. The men's toilets are small and cramped. Not a place I would go to for a session, just a quick pint and then of instead.
Masterpint47 - 8 Jan 2014 03:12
Been here a couple of times now and really disappointed - more Withering Spoon that Whispering Moon.
Went in for a late breakfast with a group of 7 - took ages to be served at the bar, then when we were finally served the bar staff were distracted by anything and nothing in particular, and very slow and sullen. They also didn't have a couple of dishes available.
The milk and sugar station for teas and coffees was filthy and milk had run out.
When the food finally came 2 of the orders were incorrect, and only one came with butter for the bread. When asked for more butter for the others, the response was again very sullen.
I don't expect gastro pub from Wetherspoons, but this one falls very short of the mark.
moaningmini - 2 Jan 2014 13:17
Large and impersonal. FAr too many smokers at the door to battle through. If you survive this first encounter, you next have to wait whilst the staff finish THEIR conversations before being interrupted by a tiresome customer.
Beer was pretty good, but the atmosphere was almost non existent and there were some pretty unsavoury “REGULARS.” There was also some very strange “THINGS” happening below tables as items seemed to be passed from one to another...........perhaps I’m just getting too old.
All in all, NOT a pub that JDW should be that proud of.....there is plenty of room for improvement and the staff need a crash course in making a customer feel wanted.
vidre - 1 Jan 2014 13:18
Beer was ok yesterday.Not as good as the festival in wallington hall,but cheaper.
talesofthebar - 12 Oct 2013 10:19
Fairly bog standard Wetherspoons opposite Wallington station. Visited here on Sunday morning when it was fairly busy. Beers on were Great Western Meerkat Mild, Adnams Broadside, Hogsback Tea, Sambrooks Junction, Greene King Abbot & Ruddles Best. Couldn't see any real ciders. Service was ok. There are better 'spoons than this one.
blue_scrumpy - 21 May 2013 19:33
Had a few in here yesterday, it is a bit rough, to many people smoking in the door way, could turn people off,Service and beer was good
blackdragon66 - 18 Apr 2013 11:58
What a shame, has gone downhill recently, beers are much hit and miss, staff although pleasant would prefer to chat in the corner when the customers are three deep, and they wonder why its lost a place in the good beer guide. Come on buck up sort your selfs out and bar the obvious drug dealers.
BigBadD - 12 Jun 2012 14:46
An utterly average formulaic Wetherspoon's offering in a convenient location if needing to use Wallington station to escape this particular rut of suburban nonentity.

As ever with JDWs, a range of interesting cask ales were available, and it was to its particular credit that some good local brews featured. It is still rare to find Pilgrim beers perching on any bar and so a well-kept and served pint of the Gold Spice was a pleasure I wasn't expecting.

Food-wise everything looked to be by-numbers as per, though having eaten at the nearby Greyhound I had no need of further victuals.

The interior was probably more welcoming than the exterior facade might initially suggest, though it was nothing one couldn't experience in hundreds of others in its stable anywhere in the nation, regardless of location. I didn't help by knocking over one glass (happily with only minimal beer left in it) and breaking another! I don't know, these inebriated individuals ruining the atmos!

Service - including the rarely-used dustpan and brush facility to clean up shattered glass - was very good as I recall and certainly better than some 'Spoon's.
TWG - 10 Jan 2012 11:22
Well hi slerpy whats a missing o between friends I will forever bow to your extraordinary knowledge on all things beer, you are absolute being, all knowing, all powerful guru. And I have noticed you have an eye for the ladies! Mai culpa for not mentioning all the other beers as well, I expect you to comment on the upcoming beer festival and point out any spelling miztakes I make.
BigBadD - 19 Oct 2010 16:28
Well bigbad d,I was going to mention the presence of Jaipur over the Beer Festival period but as an agnostic I will bow in the face of the almighty! i must admit that i've never tried GOD beers, must be good ! 3/10
slerpy - 17 Oct 2010 16:49
Come on people a little harsh comments! In the last six months I have had a fantastic variety of god beers, last night Jaipur last week Proper Job, Kipling and so on. The ales have definitely got better thanks to the passion of one of the managers Liz (not bad looking ether) for well treated real ales. Give it another try without Wetherspoons preconceptions
BigBadD - 14 Oct 2010 17:10
Full of old codgers ... some of them still breathing.

Not a bad gaff for a quiet drink in comfort -- especially if you can grab one of the booths.

Guiness not great but drinkable.

Ideal place to hold a wake.


twobladders - 22 Apr 2010 15:16
Dirty, rude staff, loos smell not sure if ever cleaned, bad manager, the ales are terrible i have never tasted such a bad ale as i had in here. I have given this pub a few visits when my wife has gone shopping but now i would rather stay in the car and read the paper.I agree with mally
mdoc62 - 1 Apr 2010 08:19
I have had a semi-decent curry night in here from time to time, but generally these days, if im gonna go for a curry, a proper Indian is normally preferable 9/10 times, unless your looking for a cheap option.
Other than that have to agree with the reviews below, although I wouldn't go as far as to say this is the worst Wetherspoons pub around, it isn't anything extraordinary, has a grotty feel to it, and does have a lonely drinker feel to it
the_original_rawnsleys - 17 Mar 2010 09:56
Grim. Avoid.

Area Manager - time to earn your salary and get it sorted.
mally - 11 Mar 2010 22:27
Went in here about a hour ago what a mess the pub is dirty smell is terrible around the bar area, the service is slow, the glasses were dirty and the ale was cloudy, i asked for abbot but was not sure what i got i left my beer and walked out. This pub needs sorting out
mdoc62 - 6 Mar 2010 12:02
Went in here about a hour ago what a mess the pub is dirty smell is terrible around the bar area, the service is slow, the glasses were dirty and the ale was cloudy, i asked for abbot but was not sure what i got i left my beer and walked out. This pub needs sorting out
mdoc62 - 6 Mar 2010 12:02
i will say for a wetherspoons this one is a bit of a mess, this is down to the staff and the carpet baggers that use it, the bar area smells like a urinal but never mind the food and drink is good and cheap.
rickpat - 8 Sep 2009 17:40
I went in here recently and much to my surpise they were actually quite prompt with their service. Very nice people behind the bar other than the sour faced woman who works on a Saturday - I may faint if she smiled one day!
ms001 - 1 May 2009 18:48
Fricking filthy!!!
Greedyboy - 3 Mar 2009 00:51
I don't know what they do to the ale but it is forthy, cloudly, ice cold with a creamy head. As the cheap, differing ale is the only reason to go to any Spoons, without that then it becomes just a doss house.
AleKing - 22 Sep 2008 12:08
Chavsville!!!
baldyboy - 20 Aug 2008 02:46
your standard wetherspoon fare but let down by its patrons on occasions, real ale is but too cool as normal once again cheep prices
scaramanger - 4 Feb 2008 18:20
Oldish Spoons with the more mature drinking crowd - unusually adventurous beer selection (Pilgrim I think) and usual Spoons standards.
mtaylor40 - 1 Feb 2008 21:58
I have been here twice and found the service pleasant, the beer good, the place clean and the customers sociable. Perhaps it gets the wrong type of customer just on occasions?
john_the_jester - 20 Nov 2007 12:43
Surprised at the poor ratings altohugh agree that as often in JDW the service elaves something to be desired. The beer (real ale I mean) quality and range though is very good, arguably the best in any Wetherspoons in the Croydon-Sutton area, always well kept although yes I agree a tad too cold. the Arran Dark this week in beer festival was superb. Give the place credit for what it does well, and don't blame it for the quality of some of Wallington's inhabitants.
Beerwulf - 6 Nov 2007 22:04
this place smells of sick and the food tastes like it

avoid!
easyandy - 3 Nov 2007 15:44
what a glorious shithole this is...

walked past it on saturday and had 8 drunken guys mouthing off at passers by ...and it was only 11.30...

Just a shame they kept quiet as i passed....
MrKennedy - 10 Sep 2007 11:50
It's enviable geographic position on the high street and a with a little imagination this place could and should clear-up the local trade. But it still continues to disappoint despite a recent refurb and some new furniture etc.

Sadly the 'Wetherspoons' name (and many of their pubs from experience) have become synonymous with cheap beer in a below-par environment.

The choice of bitters and real ale to be fair are wide-ranging and to be complimented, but served far too cold ... as is sadly the current trend everywhere.

Given there's no parity in pricing between them and the John Jakson across the road, it's not as if there's competition to stir them into doing something about it. Shame really.


pintofOrdplease - 19 Jul 2007 09:59
errr this is the worst pub in the world with the rudest most horribliest staff especially one women im sure u all no who i mean horrible food put there prices up why now over 21 why you get no customers anyway its completly poo would NOT reccomend to my worst enermy its a complete Joke
pubsrus - 3 Jul 2007 12:25
No music and no atmosphere, fair enough you expect that from a Wetherspoons but the biggest problem with this pub is the staff... Not one of them seems to realise they're there to serve the customer, all they seem to do is stand at the end of the bar talking to each other. When one finally does decide to pour a pint they have no clue as to who's been waiting the longest. On many occasions I have got tired of waiting and left to go to the Jackson across the road.
mmmmbeer - 27 Jun 2007 14:30
This place is crazy! the premier strange people always have the tables down the middle of the pub, running from the door up towards the back,this is free entertainment,just sit back and watch. Have seen a man sitting with his hand in his pint and someone disecting his burger across the table!Most of them are harmless but you can get a group of white van man in there leering and being crude to women in there.
runninghampster - 21 Jun 2007 01:12
This pub seems to be used as a Gay meet. Various curious looking fellows arrive singly and leave together. Most obvious is a black haired, cigar smoking individual that meets up most nights with an uncle albert look-a-like.
billy_bb - 9 Jun 2007 16:30
Im suprised with all the negative comments, at first you think its full of scum, but most are harmless. Good prices, foods decent enough, the barstaff are really friendly. Ive been to worse places.
kingofwall - 17 May 2007 23:25
Standard Spoons setup. Cheap and cheerful. Actually neither of those two things now that the draught lagers have gone up in price.
Food is probably the worst I have experienced in any Spoons I have visited (and Im afraid to say that there have been quite a few). The portion size, and the inability of the chef to microwave the meal for long enough often leaves you with an icy middle to your main meal.
The main entertainment offered is a regular fight club which tends to meet pretty much every night and ends with the police being called in.
LowenBeerHold - 9 May 2007 13:07
If you aren't sure where the Whispering Moon is located, turn left out of Wallington Station and follow the smell of piss.
steveo - 8 May 2007 13:32
been in here a number of times when there is a large group of us, so i have experienced no hassle. but if your on your own and happen to look at someone the wrong way then chances are your in for it. better pubs in wallington, but the prices for the drinks is what draws the crowds.
jim.bob - 23 Apr 2007 22:53
I was passing through Croydon/Wallington and decided to stop in a pub that "appeared" to be the best of a bad bunch with my wife ... Oh dear, what an experience we had in The Whispering Moon. The bar staff are as miserable as sin and inexperienced, the pub is dirty, and to be quite honest, needs to be closed down and deep cleaned, or possibly just closed down. The food was disgraceful and the drinks were just as bad. I am afraid to say that this pub is in desparate need of cleaning, changing of staff, and basically a complete refurbishment undertaken. I would not advise anyone to visit this pub.
anonymous - 27 Mar 2007 17:22
I have visited this pub in the past, and the only thing it has going for it is the "cheaper" drinks prices to those of other local pubs. The food looks disgraceful and totally inedible, the pub is full of rough, chavvy, corse people, and has about as much atmosphere as outter space - NONE! Not a place i would recommend if you are looking for somewhere with class and standards, as The Whispering Moon has none whatsoever.
anonymous - 19 Mar 2007 03:48
Hasn't been the same since the lovely Paul left.
anonymous - 22 Jan 2007 18:42
Oh my, Where to start with this pub,
I dont understand why people drink in this place,
o.k the drinks are cheap, but the pub is awful full of rough chavs and old men, no music, crap food, bad service, crap beer, bad atmosphere.
People there is the john jackson over the road which is 50 times better, ok you pay a little more for your pint but its worth it or why not try the dukes head down the road which is quite a lot dearer but worth it, dont bother with oneils its just as bad as this pub.
anonymous - 21 Dec 2006 16:34
If I wanted to meet people from Roundshaw , I'd got to Roundshaw.
bionicdog - 7 Aug 2006 15:56
Full of "Billy No Mates" and Dodgies
mhartes - 7 Aug 2006 15:44
One of the poorest Wetherspoons I've been in which is a shame because it's a fantastic site for a pub (the old cimena with its sweeping frontage). The place is in need of a good clean as all too often you're met by the unwelcoming site of dirty tables and a sea of empty glasses. As for the food? No thanks.

Being cheap is no substitute for some basic cleanliness.
pintofOrdplease - 17 Jul 2006 09:46
The one and only time I came to this pub my friend had a chair broken over his head and a pint glass thrown in his face. His crime? Being a black man and sitting with a group of white girls which the scum that drink in this pub took serious offence to. Needless to say I will never set foot in there again and I advise you all to do the same.
anonymous - 26 Jun 2006 17:17
Typical middle of the road spoons. Nice pint of guest ale though and good service when visited.
Pub was very busy though 4 a sunday afternoon, mostly old blokes who'd been there all day.

My Rating 7/10
fat_beer_badger - 12 May 2006 15:04
this pub is always full, usually with old men, some of whom travel to and from the pub on their electric scooters (possibly stolen - retired chavs). Customers surly, loud mouthed, angry, frustrated thugs (well, that's what they look like anyway). Popular with underclass from the roundshaw estate, who view it as their big night out. Beer cheap, food rubbish. ok for a quick cheap pint. Otherwise great.
anonymous - 6 Dec 2005 23:18
Delightful place, absolutely magical. The tracksuits, the pit-bulls, the gold jewellry, the dentistry - stunning.
beer - 26 Nov 2004 15:54
Typical Wetherspoons, nothing amazing. Wouldn't bother staying the whole night unless your a bit poor or just staying for a quick one or too.
Mr.E - 7 Nov 2004 17:42
Typical Whetherspoons. Nothing to write home about. Cheap drink, thats about it. Does have a range of ages. Weekdays afternoons are old geezers, but Friday and Saturday do get a bit of a younger crowd who are getting a cheap drink before moving on.
Mr. - 10 Oct 2004 15:29

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