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Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury

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Two levels Spoons. Accommodation on third floor was good
Wilson_MacDonald - 23 Oct 2018 18:15
One of 2 Wetherspoons in Canterbury. It may be big. But service was extremely slow. Typical interior with the usual decent selection of ales - Ruddles Best, Greene King Abbot, Sharps Doom Bar, Hopdaemon Green Daemon & Incubus, Titanic Stout, Shepherd Neame Spitfire, Burton Bridge XL Bitter & Old Dairy Up and Under. The cider was Old Rosie. The place was packed with most people having lunch.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Mar 2016 16:58
This WSP is the bigger of the two in Canterbury.
after my drink in the other one (please see my review of 21/12.)
I popped in here , much more crowded , but guess what
lot more staff = less waiting time.

manager seems to have it organised.
I had the fish and chips, ok.
Leftinthepub44 - 23 Dec 2015 15:26
Somewhat above average Wetherspoons, but prone (as they can be) to being heaving with folk at peak hours
Arctium_lappa - 18 Feb 2013 00:19
Was here on a Wednesday afternoon, and the beer was good and the place comfortably busy. But thought I'd pop in again on a Thursday night, and it was heaving with students. No chance of getting served, so I was off.
Perry - 18 Aug 2012 00:28
A busy place but you get served ok and the place is clean with newly refurbed toilets. Beers ok but a bit flat for me, I suppose its how they are served in the south,I am from yorkshire! A few kids running around were a menace but ignoring that the pub is ok and staff seemed friendly. Worth a visit
noggin46 - 28 Jun 2012 20:10
definately recomend this pub. very cheap drinks and good atmosphere. havent tried the food. very busy on saturday nights though.
Redwine100 - 16 Jan 2012 22:04
An old style JDW exterior from this large spoons offering. Quite a dull ale selection when i called in and quite an unfriendly barman who didn't seem to like serving a full pint.. 6.5/10
fat_beer_badger - 14 Oct 2010 16:37
I once stubbed my toe in this pub while trying to avoid an old school friend.
Ladhimself - 25 Aug 2010 16:30
For a Spoons, this is excellent. Gets very busy at lunchtimes, but service is generally very efficient and it's well staffed, unlike many in the chain. very clean too and the cask ale is always spot on. Worth a visit.
NB33 - 9 Oct 2009 22:34
The best bet for beer near the bus station. This is one of the 'Spoons with a "Scrote & Nutter Corner" which you possibly may want to avoid unless you are one yourself or an anthropologist. It's on the far right as you go in. There's a little pavement drinking area, although no view except for the occasional pretty girl. I've always found the guest ales to be good. My drinking-den of choice in Canterbury.
salminkarkku - 30 Jul 2009 10:42
I used this pub a couple of times a few weeks ago. In in unusual circumstance as I was in Canterbury to work but was not required to start until 11:30 AM each day. I therefore ended up popping in for a pint at 10:30ish with my newspaper. It was predictably quiet at this time of day but that meant I could get a table close to the window which was good as there isn't much natural light inside, the pub goes back a long way and looked dark in the far recesses. Saw plenty of people going for the breakfasts which looked good and overall there was a very relaxed atmosphere (I guess there should be at 10:30AM but I've been in other JDWs and they can be 'warming up' by then) and the place seemed well run. Recommended for a breakfast, coffee, or early morning tipple for the more relaxed amongst us !
nrj746 - 3 Jun 2009 08:07
I went in here today with my student son - he recommended it -and wife for a lunchtime meal and drink. It was heaving, and unusually for a Weatherspoon's pub, not just with the usual crowd of 'care in the community' and social misfit crowd. I spotted tourists, families and even old couples.
I must say that the service was much better than I usually experience in JDW pubs. They cleared and wiped down our table immediately and our food - lovely mixed grills - came in about ten minutes. We were served at the bar immediately and I enjoyed my 99p pint of Greene King IPA. They had a good selection of other beers on, including Pedigree and Whiskey Ale (?) The best Weatherspoon's pub I have been in. No wonder my son and his student mates like it.
HornchurchJohn - 17 Feb 2009 17:42
My first visit, although I didn't know it was JDW in Preston. And it was superb. As I live in Ramsgate, Kent I came across another JDW in Canterbury. Being all Southerners, this was not necessarily the better of the two for that reason. Both being of excellent value, cleanliness and above all delious hot food. All-in-all spot on. Bob
rvs - 6 Feb 2009 17:59
Was in last week. I have to say for a weatherspoons it was pretty good. All the guest ales I had were fresh and tasty, interesting crowd. Good service, good prices. Better than a lot of pubs I been too really. Lucky enough to meet a few older chaps that sent us to the best pub in town (The Parrot) so I'll have fond memories of this pub and the people I met. I'd stop back here in a heartbeat.
TherockFFC - 1 Oct 2008 21:43
The guest beers I tried were in good condition
anonymous - 25 Oct 2007 16:11
Good beer and food. Service was quick and attentive. Clientele was "mixed" to say the least!
copnorsteve - 17 Sep 2007 18:52
good range of beers for a wetherspoons-guy that served me looked like he was bored rigid.
Johnnyh1961 - 7 Sep 2006 20:13
No atmoshere?
Are you kidding!?
The place is buzzing, whenever i'm down that way i will ALWAYS go in there, Pat is a fantastic manager, he is the life and sole of the place, and it rubs off on the staff.

Can't touch this Keegan!
citysam - 3 Jan 2006 20:47
Great for tourists and anyone who wants a cheapish beer. Massive pub. Too dark inside and needs a refurb. (apparently gettin one soon!) Good range of beer but if u have to pick between the two wetherspoons it will be the west gate in at the other end of town by a long way!
yohan - 7 Oct 2005 17:30
Not a great deal of atmosphere, but it's a good place to have a reasonably priced meal washed down with a couple of pints! It is also a good place to sit and watch the world pass by. The last I visited this Wetherspoons was on a stag night which co-incided with Halloween. Although, very busy, there were plenty of barstaff on hand so service was prompt and efficient, and the door staff very relaxed, friendly and professional.
5thearlofwimbourne - 16 Feb 2005 15:22
Recently decided to get rid of Directors Bitter and replaced it with Marsdens, has lost them a few customers but they still have one of the best pints of Spitfire in the area, even if the atmosphere is crap unless you are in a large group. Good cheap and reliable grub, especialy Thurs. evening when you get a curry and pint for about four quid.
carbs - 13 Jan 2005 22:16
Huge Wetherspoons. Positives are obviously the cheap good food and cheap drinks. However I think it has a bit of a stale atmosphere - I'd rather be at the West Gate Inn (the other 'spoons in Canterbury)
Jamie - 30 Sep 2004 21:10

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