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Richard John Blackler

Address: Units 1 & 2 Charlotte Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1HU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8797) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Liverpool Central (0.1 miles), Lime Street Liverpool (0.2 miles), Moorfields (0.4 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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> Current user rating: 3.8/10 (rated by 41 users)
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The Richard John Blackler is one of 5 Wetherspoons in Liverpool city centre. It's very handy for Lime Street station. Although there is also the 'spoons in the station itself. Its location on the edge of the main shopping area is also a reason why this place always seems to be heaving. Yesterday evening was no different and despite a large number of bar staff, it took nearly 10-15 minutes to get served and was not helped with people getting served out of turn. The ale selection is reasonable. But it rarely inspires me. Yesterday it was Moorhouses Pendle Witches Brew, Coach House Raspberry, Greene King Abbot & Abbot Reserve, Peerless Knee-Buckler IPA, Hanlons Goodwill Festival Ale, Adnams Stone Amber Ale, Lytham Bailey's Blinder, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Sharps Doom Bar & Ruddles Best. Cider was Old Rosie. A decent enough pub. But far too busy for it to be considered as a regular haunt and with so many independent pubs in Liverpool, why go to a Wetherspoons?
blue_scrumpy - 29 Dec 2015 21:06
Called in here today (Friday 21st February 2014). Person who served us had to "get a beer turned back on", in spite of pump clip being displayed. Asked for a half of one beer, and then another half of a different beer - person serving had a quick whinge about not ordering halves at same time so she could "get the glasses together at the same time" - she had to walk all of six feet there and back to get another glass. I have been in Wetherspoons in various places but this one in Liverpool is an ignorant shambles, they seem to know nothing about basic customer service - i.e. politeness!! I'll give it a 1 for being open. Sorry, best I can do. I'm sure the Richard John Blackler can do better. Shouldn't be hard...!!

quadrantfour - 21 Feb 2014 21:11

Called in here for a pint and snack about 6.30pm last Wednesday and the place was heaving with punters, so in spite of the mainly negative BITE reviews, it must be very popular with the locals. We got the last empty table in this huge pub, but were served both food and drinks reasonably quickly. It was Day 1 of the current JDW Beer Festival. I opted for the Butcombe Haka which was excellent … even better at only £1.99 a pint.

When the rush died down a little the tables were cleared fairly quickly.

It is not the best of Wetherspoons outlets, but I have been in much worse. 7/10

steve2905 - 23 Oct 2013 06:36
There are a few JDW in Liverpool centre and this is the least intimidating. Unfortunately it continues to serve people well past the point where they are too drunk, doesn't even carry enough of the bottled and canned drinks it advertises and has woefully inadequate bar staff. Food ok tho. Truly Wetherspoons are becoming the McDonald's of the pub world. Family spending and cheap alcoholics catered for.
miffy4boys - 11 Jul 2013 19:08
Massive place with all the usual Spoons offers and problems (lack of staff). In fact although it was only 10.30 they appeared to be shutting up shop and trying to get us all out! A couple of guest beers available but I think I can survive without having to go back here again.
mcroyal - 5 Mar 2013 14:41

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