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Eric Bartholomew, Morecambe

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user reviews of Eric Bartholomew, Morecambe

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By some distance - this is Morecambe's busiest pub, and is on the daily visit list for many locals.

Essentially the town's meeting place - for chat, food and drink. And not far from the fine seafront.

tradervic - 11 Jun 2020 09:56
One of the cheapest Wetherspoons I've ever visited. One fifty five for a pint of stout! And to be fair it was spot on. Apparently the locals don't like the dark stuff.
Caskales - 8 Jul 2019 11:57
After 2 pints in the Palatine it’s time for a visit to the local 'spoons which is named after their most famous son.

This is a large double level pub with all drinks and food ordered at the downstairs bar, where the locals form an orderly q to be served!

Not a great deal of choice on the hand pumps during my visit, most are national brands but I do find a Dick Turpin from Warrington’s Coach House Brewery, so I plump for a pint of that and it was decent enough.

As to be expected on a Saturday lunchtime the pub is pretty busy & of course food is extremely popular as it is in most 'spoons pubs.

Nicely kept interior, decent enough ‘spoons and just £1.59 for a pint of ale, ticks all the boxes.
lezford - 15 Sep 2015 17:48
Average Wetherspoons but probably about the best place to go inMorecambe for a pint.
anonymous - 17 Dec 2012 20:54
Typical town centre Wetherspoons. It's a little rough around the edges. But as with most 'spoons, there is plenty of space and you're moreorless guaranteed a decent selection of ales and ciders. It was busy on our Saturday lunchtime visit. Ales on were Adnams Broadside, Allendale Curlews Return, Wickwar Sunny Daze, Woodfordes Wherry, Wibblers Apprentice & Greene King Abbot & Ruddles Best. With the Wetherspoons cider festival in full swing, they had 8 ciders and perries - Westons Old Rosie, Sundown, Wildwood & Cider Twist Blackcurrant, Green Valley Last Straw, Sandford Orchards Devon Scrumpy & Pear Shaped & Sheppys Farmhouse Draught. The bar staff seemed to be very knowledgeable about the beers and the ciders. Not a bad pub. If you need the toilet, there are a lot of steps!
blue_scrumpy - 15 Jul 2012 17:07
Went here as Smugglers still not yet open (so bugger them off to Lancaster next).Thought Morecambe was very quiet then went in here and found about half of the population all eating/drinking and generally being happy with what was on offer. Food is as is for a spoons and my beer was spot on at a keen price so all in all a nice one.
brianthelion - 22 Apr 2012 23:52
The staff were really nice, serving usual microwaved fare with a smile. Usual 'spoons clientele kept mainly to one part of the pub, so this time, we weren't accosted by shuffling, drunk old men or aggressive, tattoed, toothless women ( as has happened in previous establishments in chain), however, the ubiquitous young mums with screaming babies and tearaway toddlers were out in force. One of the best 'spoons we have visited!
gabbyannie - 24 Aug 2009 18:14
The usual suspects make up the bulk of the regulars.I was approached by a drunken nutter,who thought I was a gangster;wish these types would confine themselves to talking to the woodwork.Not one of the better spoons,even the Barrow branch leaves this place way behind. This is no reflection on the staff,who as always are poorly lead and understaffed.
delstefan - 21 Dec 2008 15:08
For the benefit of the youngsters, this Wetherspoons is named in honour of the towns greatest star, Eric Morecambe of Morecambe & Wise fame (Bartholomew being his real name). The pub is a ubiquitous, run of the mill, modern style Wetherspoons with a typically plastic and fairly gloomy interior. The low ceiling makes it a bit claustrahobic and the atmosphere is rather subdued. Like many Wetherspoons, its main draws are the cheap prices and Ale selection 3 guests on my visit (Bryson Hurricane, Archers IPA, Cheeky Pheasant) plus a couple of standards (Pedigree and Abbott). The forthcoming ales are shown on a blackboard by the bar. There is further seating upstairs which is a bit brighter and offers panoramic views of Barclays Bank. A few old prints of the town adorn the walls but pride of place is taken by a copper & steel sculpture of Eric & Ernie in the stairwell. I dont know Morecambe very well but there did not appear to be a great deal reasonable competition in the area and for that reason alone, the Eric Bartholomew is worth noting.
RogerB - 24 Sep 2008 16:28
Usual Wetherspoons fare, though I don't think Eric would appreciate it bearing his name. Always seem to be staff 'in training' who can't work the till and muck up your food order. Upstairs toilets fine but downstairs disabled toilet, which my mum needs to use, disgusting. It's now unlocked but used by people too lazy to go upstairs. Toilet roll always missing, bin disappeared, soap dispenser now gone, hand drier not working and whole room in a general state. Food usually ok and staff polite. Often rowdy locals in who have abused other visitors, not good for Morecambe's image (such as it has!). Now has tables outside for coffees and non alcoholic drinks only.
lancslass - 26 May 2008 19:07
Not bad altough was only a Monday afternoon when i visted so pretty quiet, cheap beer, food was fair and found the staff reasonably friendly.
longthorne - 23 May 2008 11:58
Have been to worse Spoons pubs. Much as you'd expect here, cheap food and ale with a couple of acceptable quality guest ales available.
As per most Wetherspoons establishments it can take a while to get served, but the service here was friendly.
It took 35 minutes for our meal to arrive. OK if you're not in a rush and the food quality was good.
Steve45 - 10 May 2008 17:49
Not a bad pub. A few cask ales were on - not brilliant but cheap and cheerful and did the job necessary at 1.75 a pint. I was in on an afternoon so it seemed relatively quiet; don't know what it gets like when it's a bit livelier!
ukteq - 29 Apr 2008 07:44
busy in here wen i arrived..knee deep at the bar on a barmy sat early eve..staff were efficient and kept there eye on the was good and had the local ales on which were exceprionable..thumbs up
graybagsinburyonceagain - 13 Apr 2008 23:03
Not a bad pub for a Wetherspoons. The food was above average Wetherspoons quality. Not a great number of real ales on compared to the number of pumps, usual Wetherspoons selection: Pedigree, Abbot etc.....
sootythebeerbear - 11 Oct 2007 00:48
Not a bad pub in itself but let down by very rude staff - no friendly northern welcome here!
Pubgrabber - 11 Sep 2006 08:56
Nice large pub,good selection of guest beers and ciders,2 things to note is if you are disabled you need to obtain the key for the toilet,this is due to a Irish family who "took over" the place and forced the manager to obtain the councils permission to change lock,next the person who wants to complain,go to Wetherspoons web site and fill in the feedback form,I did,they investigated my complaint (s),replied by post,have arranged to have something done about it and enclosed a voucher as an apology.
If you get fed up here try the Smiths pub round the corner,
bagheas - 13 Apr 2006 18:10
i visited this pub with my father as it was the only Wetherspoons in the district he was not barred from!

The food was average but the selection of real ales was quite impressive and well kept. The interior is interesting with a seletion of past and present pictures including the old pier and memorabilia of the great man - Eric Bartholomew! The locals add real character, some of which proudly claim to drink there every day of the week - Paul Jackson!
pmjackso - 6 Oct 2005 12:35
on a recent visit to this place , we piced meals from the grill section of the menu] this was at 5/30pm ,onlyto be told e could not have anything from that menu, needless to say we went elsewhere. I have tried to email weatherspoons but all my efforts have been in vain Regards Plats
Frank Platts - [email protected] - 16 Sep 2004 08:50

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