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Moon Under Water, Enfield - pub details

Moon Under Water

Address: 116/117 Chaseside, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 0QN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 10049) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Gordon Hill (0.4 miles), Enfield Chase (0.5 miles), Enfield Town (0.7 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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A pretty decent version of the Wetherspoon's template that brings all the usual rewards and drawbacks, but I have had occasion to drink here fairly frequently over the last couple of years and I do have a very soft spot for it.
What it does well; 1) It's cheap! 2) The range of drinks available of all types is impressive and well maintained, 3) It's spacious and reasonably comfortable with generally quite a nice atmosphere, 4) Service is generally of a good standard,5) It's open in the mornings, so for those rare occasions when you need somewhere to go for a coffee, breakfast or just a quiet pint before midday - this place has you covered & 6) The Aberdeen Angus Rump steak is as good a piece of steak as you will get anywhere in Enfield, unusually for this kind of establishment - they can actually cook it how you want it with some degree of accuracy, and you won't find equivalent quality anywhere for the same price.
What it doesn't do so well; 1) There are elements of the clientele that are somewhat obnoxious and very loud, many of whom really are old enough to know better and their behaviour seems to go unchallenged by the staff even when they are clearly making other drinkers uncomfortable, 2) The old nickname of "The Moon Under Age" still seems to apply on Friday and Saturday nights when some suspiciously youthful looking people seem to be served alcohol and vast quantities of it in here, 3) Some of the meals (especially those on as a special or part of a deal - the Fish & Chips on Friday in particular) are extremely stingy in terms of portion size with some meals that seem to come "with chip" rather than "with chips" & 4) they close really promptly and early as if the variance in licencing laws never happened.
All in all I firmly believe that the positives outweigh the negatives though and would recommend with the above reservations. If you are ok with Wetherspoon's and are in the area - you can do a heck of a lot worse and I have spent many thoroughly pleasant evenings in this pub which as now been a part of Enfield's landscape for over 25 years (is it just me or does that make anybody else feel old!)
Mr.Monkfish - 8 Mar 2015 18:01
Awful pub that could be so much better. Popped in at the weekend fora saturday lunchtime a pint and was completely ignored by the bar staff who watched a whole crowd get fed up of waiting and leave and then served a group of underage drinkers before me which was of real concern as I teach some of them! Plenty of decent pubs in the not so immediate area a pub best avoided!

bicknell - 4 Jun 2012 19:43
Good points:
1. A changing variety of real ales.
2. A changing variety of real ales that are cheap.
3. A changing variety of real ales served by pleasant staff.
4. Sells Monster Munch

Bad points:
1. Low prices attract some of society's bottom feeders.
2. Not much atmosphere.
3. They open the doors at around 10.30pm. This means that your final hour is spent drinking in the cold.
redpower - 8 May 2012 19:47
Hadn't been here for a while but popped in on Friday night with some friends. It doesn't seem anywhere as bad as others have suggested. They had 3 guest ales available along with the usual jdw range. All were in good condition.

Would definitely go back.
nutsaboutbeer - 8 Dec 2011 09:38
go elsewhere its horrible. i don't go in there in principle because of the meatheads who drink there and then rampage down the local roads smashing cars up, pissing in people's driveways and making loads of noise. The management of Wetherspoons refuse to do anything about it, I feel sorry for the pub manager himself who is a decent bloke. If the police waited outside the pub from 10pm every Friday night and searched everyone going in, and then nicking them as they came out for breach of the peace you would solve the problem overnight. But they never will...
mally_drinker - 29 Mar 2011 12:08

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