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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 42 users)
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Similarly to the 'Fall Well' I hadn't actually tried the ale in this wetherspoons but I still reviewed it about my experience when I have been in, I thought I may as well give it another try to see what the ale quality was like. It was quite busy to say it was a Tuesday night but most people seemed to be in for food rather than having a session of any type. When I went in there was a lot of ale on, from what I remember there was- Ruddles Best, Abbot Ale, Doom Bar, Coach house Brewing Postlethwaites, Coach House Brewing Gunpowder Mild, Titanic Cappucino, Red Star Formby Blonde, Red Star Samba, BlackJack Stout, Strathaven winter glow, Wychwood Hobgoblin. I went for the Cappucino beer at 2.49 and it was okay, not sure if the brewery or how they kept the beer but I have heard the Cappucino beer is meant to be good so I would be more inclined to say the latter is the reason. Not a terrible place and probably not the worst spoons in the city, I would be inclined to say it's in 3rd place (out of 5). Not a place to prioritise when in Liverpool considering there are some good proper pubs and the ale quality seemed iffy.
Wezzielad - 15 Feb 2017 16:21
Service in here has been devent when I've been in. My experience was ruined though when I went in for some food one time. I was sat in one of the corners of the room and I got the odd wiff off sick, my Girlfriend didn't smell it as much but I knew something was about. When we had finished our food I looked around a bit more as the sick was even more pungent. Turns out there was some dried up sick about 4 feet away from where we were, thank God I didn't see this when I was eating or I'd be put off totally. I may come back to this place but if I did I would check the area I was going to sit in before I drink ir eat.
Wezzielad - 24 Dec 2016 00:07
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

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