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Parchment Makers, Havant

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Full of thick ignorant closet gays like Benton, avoid
pompeyfatboy - 21 Jul 2014 22:28
this pub is great the staff are so hard working and alway there to help the customers
great beers
great fast food
and a beer festival on the 28th
480parchment - 20 Mar 2014 13:46
pompeyfatboy, you pathetic, limp-armed piece of shit. You know what I did at 05:30 this morning? I woke up, benched 300kg for two hours straight, downed a pint glass of a self-concocted protein shake in under 2 seconds and banged my girl. Hard.


benton - 14 Aug 2013 15:24
This is probably the worst of the Wetherspoons pubs in the area, the real ale selection is very disappointing with only national beers on offer on my last two visits. Why not sell local beers from some of the many small independent brewers in the area?
pompeyfatboy - 14 Aug 2013 11:18
When I had half an hour to wait for a bus, I popped in here for a quick half of Ruddles. This was quickly served with a smile from the bar staff.
Otherwis I would say that it is typical for this chain.
jbsjazzer - 12 Mar 2012 14:50
Went into this wetherspoons while passing through havant for a quick one the other day, and i was pleasantly surprised. i went in expecting the usual wetherspoons formula, musty old men and hordes of single mums with their toddlers running amok!

while there was certainly no shortage of the 50+ clientele guzzling their cheap and nasty pints of ruddles, the overall clientele seems dairly relaxed, no what you would expect in a Havant pub really!

Great selection of beers, although the guest ales were in the process of being cleaned, so a bit of a disappointment there, but old thumper was fantastic at a fairly reasonable price of 2.30.

didnt eat but noticing some of the meals coming out of the kitchen, it looked ok, standard wetherspoons stuff of course, but people seemed to be enjoying it.

Staff were fine, manager and what i guess to be a assistant manager working the bar very efficiently with a young girl clearing tables and taking out food with much haste.
Alpha_Fox - 14 Feb 2011 21:19
got off the bus in havant bus station and saw the spoons sign at the back of the pub. never been to havant before but it took me a few mins to find the pub front door being around two corners. again on ringwood old thumper which again was excellent and at 1-99 was cheaper than chichester spoons from which i had come from. pub was ok for a spoons/
forestwood - 31 Aug 2010 19:25
A very acceptable Wetherspoons. Staff made eye contact and seemed friendly. Clean inside and out. Toilets good. Beer very good "Horizon" in excellent condition. Topped up without asking. A few young fellas a bit noisy...but this seems to be a pub of two halves .... a noisy young standing up end and an older, family sitting down end. A very pleasant addition in comparison with the other unsavoury establishments
southfields - 27 Jul 2009 12:40
Went into Parchies for the first time in ages. I was amazed at the improvements. Yes it's still a Wetherspoons, so good quality, cheap food and beer. But the biggest improvement seems to be the staff - they smile! They chat to you! They give you the right change! Food was really tastey and served very quickly. As the last poster said - it's a town centre pub - but unlike so many homogenised town watering holes, this place has character, a great pint and some lively characters for that most traditional of English pub visits - banter. I'll be back soon!
jazzman - 23 Apr 2008 19:13
Despite previous reviews creating a rather negative description of this pub, I have found that over the past two years there have been ernomous improvements and have no complaints what so ever!
The staff are all very friendly and welcoming, providing fast and efficient service with both food and beverages.
Characters found within the pub are what is to be expected from any fairly large town and I can honestly say I have met people from all walks of life in the Parchmant makers and am yet to have had a negative encounter.
I think previous comments have shown a discinct lack of understanding when it comes to what to expect from inner city and central town pubs and bars. I get from the Parchment makers what I personally expect; that is very reasonably priced food and drink, warm and friendly service from staff who always remember who I am, and the usual banter from punters who may have had one too many on a friday night (as you get everywhere!).
mobspirit - 8 Apr 2008 20:49
A Wetherspoons pub situated in a hamlet slightly of Pompey, mmmmmmmmmm........

Unfortunately this is about as predictable a pub as it gets, plenty of teenage mums, and fights aplenty.
Dr.Evil - 5 Aug 2007 19:10
Used to be bearable of a Friday night after they employed the bouncers. Decent range of beer and you can't argue with those prices. Waiting at the bar was always interesting, surrounded as you were by various 'colourful' characters.

Prior to this you were taking a physical risk entering the premises.

Not visited for a while but I imagine the closure of the alcohol-serving youth club known as The Dolphin has not done much to improve the clientele.
boozerbill - 14 May 2007 10:36
Another generic, soul-less Wetherspoons. The main clientele seems to be of the under-25 Burberry-wearing lager-loutish kind. The food has recently been close to inedible, my medium steak appeared to have been left under the grill for about 20 minutes too long. No atmosphere, meaning that I come in here solely for the real ales, which I must say are still the best range in Havant
bigfoote - 11 Oct 2006 23:05
On entering this establishment, one is immediately taken aback by the wash of (faux) Burberry and fluorescent work wear. The pub is allways full of chaps knocking back the cheap ale. friday night is the best night by far as you can watch the local gentlemen knock six bells out of one another.
The Moth - 28 Oct 2004 15:51

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