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The Fall Well feels like the most worn and downtrodden of Liverpool's various branches of Wetherspoon's. However, the ale range was at least marginally better than their newest offering (the Captain Alexander). The regular ales are Greene King Abbot & Ruddles Best. But, they had 3 guest ales from Big Bog - Will O The Wisp, Quagmire & Swampy, in addition to Oakham Bishop's Farewell. The real cider was Black Dragon. Toilets are very poor. How they can be in such a state at 10:15 on a weekday is beyond me. Not the best branch in the city centre. But it's handy for shoppers.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Oct 2019 20:23
Whilst the experiences I have had in here hadn't been pleasant, I have never actually had an ale from here (which is obviously what we all care about), so I thought I may as well give this place one more time as I had half an hour to kill around Queen's square. Ales on were- Ruddles best, Moorhouses White Witch, Monroe by Dunscar Bridge brewery and Double Gold by Phoenix. The hand pump dedicated to Abbot had the clip turned around. I went for the Double Gold at 2.49, it was okay, in all honesty I would put this down to the beer being poor and not the way it was kept as it was clean looking. I was served right away by a young lad who seemed quite professional so it shows my experiences have been relative. Six nations rugby was being shown on the tellies. I still wouldn't recommend this spoons as the feel of the place is gloomy and a bit depressing really.
Wezzielad - 11 Feb 2017 19:47
Service has always been unprofessional whenever I have been in here, borderlining on embarassing.
Wezzielad - 23 Dec 2016 23:57
The Fall Well is one of 5 Wetherspoons in Liverpool city centre. It's fairly large, but can often get missed unless you're a shopper. Yesterday evening had its usual mix of shoppers, those getting ready for an evening out and fans back from the football. I was one of the latter and came here after trying out the new Club House in Liverpool One Shopping Centre. As usual, it took a while to get served. But the ale range was worth the wait - Conwy Oatmeal Stout, Ruddles Best, Greene King Abbot, Ramsgate Gadds Dogbolter, Sharps Doom Bar & Orkney Dragonhead. Ciders were Old Rosie & Black Dragon. The latter seemed to be particularly popular. Busy as normal. But it somehow has a dingy feel inside.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Mar 2016 17:51
A strange almost subterraineal building which was busy and actually had a couple of decent beers on (Blakemere and Moorhouses) but as with so many Spoons bars they just do not have enough staff and if you get caught up in a coffee queue then you can wait for hours to get a beer! Anyway, I did eventually get served and the beer very good. Usual Wetherspoons offers - handy for Lime Street station.
mcroyal - 5 Mar 2013 14:17
Returned here for the beer festival on Sunday. It was fairly busy at around midday. But considering the festival was on, the beer range was poor - Greene King Abbot & Ruddles Best, Moorhouses Ruby Witch, Three Thirsty Beaver & Palm Steen Brugge. Ciders were Westons Marcle Hill, Gwynt y Ddraig Dog Dancer & Sandford Orchards Strawberry & Lime Cider. Service was ok, but not too friendly. Not one of the better Wetherspoons.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Oct 2012 20:11
This might be the finest pub in the world, with the best beer and food.

Unfortunately, we'll never get to know. Visiting around 6.00 pm on a Tuesday evening it was impossible to get served - the staff seemed to be busy either arguing over a bill or popping in and out of the kitchen washup area - so we had to go elsewhere for food and drink.

Still, if Wetherspoons don't want money from their customers, I suppose it's very kind of them to provide a waiting area for the buses for free.
fawkescat - 1 Feb 2012 12:15
Quite an interesting Spoons, went on Sat 19th Nov about 1ish and it was fairly full, mainly with lager drinkers and when I stood at the hand-pulls at the far end, had to start waving to the four staff who were stood at the other end of the bar. Coach House - Blueberry and George Wright - Blue Moon in here for me, I ended up laying back against the wooden panelling opposite the hand-pulls, pint on a small table near the fruit machines. Still better than the Welkin or Richard John Blacker, my second visit here having been in in January with a mate, I was alone on this visit, the atmosphere so boring, I stuck my earphones in and listened to music on my phone.
tommotraveller - 27 Nov 2011 13:45
I believe this is the last of the city centre Wetherspoons I was yet to visit, until yesterday. It was better than I expected, given some of the reviews on here. The interior is a little dark, but is still quite pleasant and there is plenty of seating On a Saturday morning, it was fairly busy. There seemed to be a queueing system in operation at one end of the bar. But when asking the person at one end of the queue if they were at the front or at the back, they said I'd get served anywhere. 8 handpulls were in use. Although I'm not sure how many of these beers were really available and Ruddles Best was on 2 different pumps. Certainly, when I asked for one of the 4 ciders in the fridges, following an initial blank look and a request to repeat my order, it appeared the Mr Whiteheads Cirrus Minor box was empty. Why keep an empty box in the fridge? Instead I opted for Broadoak Perry. Equally I could have gone for Westons Marcle Hill or Vintage Organic. Beers supposedly on were Brains Reverend James, Ossett Pale Ale, Otter Mild, Peerless Hop Nob & Full Whack, Ruddles Best & Greene King Abbot Ale. Better than I had anticipated. But nothing to single it out for special praise.
blue_scrumpy - 8 May 2011 12:59
I was right about it getting trashed after the refurbishment!

The gents toilets are now a disgrace.

And this place still suffers the same problem as in past that people queue at the end of the bar nearest to the entrance (that's right - they queue) to order their tea, coffee and food; while at the other end of the bar (next to the toilets) where the handpumps are is understaffed. This isn't very good considering they (Wetherspoons/Lloyds) are having one of their beer festivals!

I waited over 5 minutes to get served a pint of (forgotten the name) Swedish real ale, while people at the other end of the bar got served their tea, coffee, ready meals and blue WKD in no time!
mattbeer - 30 Mar 2011 23:53
Has been renovated - new carpets, tables and chairs etc. Still dark and dull inside and usual slow service.

Have been in there twice in recent weeks and asked for a pint of Thatchers Gold cider - clearly marked by the Stella - only to receive a blank stare!

They still serve 3 ales on tap but they are hidden away at the far end of the bar.

I can't see the new furnishings lasting long considering the type of people that usually come to this place!
mattbeer - 3 Oct 2010 11:29
Particularly dull Lloyds No. 1 bar housed underneath an especially unappealing modern building. Eight handpumps, but several off leaving a rather mediocre selection of real ale. Having said that, my pint of Coach House Squires Gold was fine, and good value at 1.60.
rpadam - 4 Jul 2010 15:03
I've only ever used this bar as a meeting place.
It always seems to have dirty tables covered in glasses.
Can't imagine spending a whole evening in here.

wirraldrinker - 27 Jun 2010 12:31
I agree with mattbeer the place is a bit dark and it can take a while to get served. However it is right in the city centre and offers the perfect place to pop in to when out shopping our just to escape the madness of the city centre.

They have a great choice of ale and often have specials on. Food is good and reasonably priced, but again is only pub chain food. Gets very busy at weekends
Beer_and_Cheer - 17 Feb 2009 17:02
99p for a pint of Greene King IPA. I wouldn't pay any more because than that to drink in this dark and dingy up-market Wetherspoons. Took ages to get served because of people ordering tea and coffee.

And this is why it always takes ages to get served in a Lloyds or Wetherspoons. Make up your mind - are you a cafe or a restaurant or a coffeeshop or a mid-range wine bar or a cheap boozer!?!? I suppose without the food and tea/coffee they would not be able to sell alcoholic beverages so cheap!

But at least employ more staff - please!!!
mattbeer - 23 Jan 2009 20:51
This is a large city centre Liverpool pub owned by Wetherspoons & is branded as a Lloyds No. 1. Service is normally very good with the normal choice of beers you would expect from this pub chain. My only complaint is that it is sometimes very dirty & smelly, especially the toilets.
happytyskie - 16 Jul 2008 20:08
aha,wot gr8 english lol.
Nice enough Lloyds with comfortable seating in and out, and cute bar staff. 8/10
fat_beer_badger - 8 Jul 2006 12:21
This pub is terrible, main the security service...I am from overseas and I had never seen a worts in my life...I was eating with my wifw upstairs when a security man just push my shoulder and ask to me to go down...simply like this...you can go downstairs or just go...
what a perfect place to be piss of....
Brasil - 28 Oct 2004 19:38

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