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Gilpins Bell, Edmonton

Wetherspoons have scored a shocking own goal. As an official of CAMRA I arrived at the pub at 11.30am on Easter Monday for a meal and to sample the ales on offer. However, I was denied access and when I asked for directions to the nearest pub serving real ale the bouncers on the door were most unhelpful. They pointed in the direction of a pub and I asked if it definitely served real ale but got a blank expression (as expected there wasn't even a handpump in the place). I walked in the rain up down the road and down side streets in the search or a Real Ale pub but to no avail.

I will never visit the Gilpins Bell again as they quite clearly did not wish for my custom and there is nowhere else within walking distance that serves either Real Ale or food that I could find or anyone was prepared to direct me to. Never before have I been denied access to a Wetherspoons and there is absolutely nothing on their website advising that access is denied when Tottenham have a home game. Disgraceful.

15 Apr 2012 13:02

The Jolly Angler, Manchester

Very disappointed to visit the pub on Saturday lunchtime to be informed that it is members only on match days. As a CAMRA official I was not impressed given the distance between the pub and Etihaad Stadium to find such a restriction. I will definitely remove this from my list of pubs to visit in Manchester as my custom was clearly not welcome.

14 Dec 2011 20:03

The Prince of Denmark, Norwich

Very much a locals pub and whilst real ale was available it was like drinking vinegar so we left swiftly.

The people were friendly enough but the beer means that I am unlikely to return

15 Jul 2009 23:03

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