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I'm sure I reviewed this pub a few weeks back. But maybe it got lost amidst all the spam. I was back here again on Monday evening. I'm not sure why I persist. But it is the nearest Wetherspoon's pub to where I live. The ale selection is never excellent. On Monday, it was Ruddles Best, Greene King Abbot, Sharp's Doom Bar & Windsor & Eton Corker & Eton Boatman. I was here for the cider festival. But they only had 3 ciders on - Worley's Mendip Hills, Ashridge Devon Bloom & Taunton Cider Company First Press Original. At least it was 3 ciders more than the last time I visited. The pub enjoys a nice location next to a lake, with plenty of birdlife. Meal portions appeared small and it can take a long while to get served. Not the best Wetherspoon's.
blue_scrumpy - 19 Jul 2017 20:01
The nearest Wetherspoons to my home. But now I know why I've never been here before. The ale choice is fairly bog standard - Fullers London Pride, Youngs Special, Greene King IPA & Adnams Broadside. Although I'm not sure that all of these were on. Pumpclips were on display. But that often means nothing in a Wetherspoons. I opted for the Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon cider, which had a pumpclip displayed. But alas it was not available. Despite them knowing they weren't stocking any real cider, they did not turn the clip around. I think this must be something Wetherspoons staff are trained to do, as I've seen it many times before. The place was busy on our Sunday afternoon visit. But most people were here for the food. The location overlooking a lake is quite pleasant, despite it being on a trading estate. But this is a fairly poor example of the chain.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Oct 2013 18:25
Live Report: Beer Festival on, but lacking in table clearance. Screaming kids still here at 6:30pm. Better prices than the Crowne Plaza with Bulmers Cider @ 3.80 for a short frothy 'pint'!
TalbotHill - 19 Mar 2012 19:01
I rather like it here!! Use it as a lunchtime refuge from the hellhole of nearby workplace. Different atmosphere from most JDW venues - as it is on an industrial estate, it does not have the guys who are already 3 sheets to the wind by lunchtime! Friendly bar staff too!
hotrods - 25 May 2011 07:22
As per the local CAMRA web site, this place now closes at 6pm. Is this a new wetherspoon's trend?
robhealy - 20 Apr 2009 12:36
Is it closed?

I have been past several times in the evening and it has been closed.

polchraine - 8 Mar 2009 08:57

Service slow,

Beer Awful,

Music too loud,

polchraine - 2 Dec 2008 22:26
I read recently on the local CAMRA web site that this was no-longer a Lloyds bar. It IS! I popped in a couple of weeks ago. Very quiet but it was 7 on a Wednesday evening.
robhealy - 15 Sep 2008 00:58

I use this place occasionally - only when the other bar at Stockley Park is closed.

One evening after waiting 15 minutes to be served I asked for a pint of one of the beers they had available. "Sorry, but we cannot serve that in pints - it is illegal"

What a load of rubbish - I have never heard of a law which prohibits selling beer by the pint. After a protracted argument they finally agreed to serve me two half pints and give me a pint glass.

polchraine - 26 Mar 2008 08:52
I have been a regular customer even when this was previously a very up market restaurant. The watery aspect is unusually pretty for an industrial park setting. The venue also benefits from the sun all the year round. The food is pretty good for the price. This venue has a captive customer base from Stockley park which sticks closely to business lunch hours but the management seem incapable of managing the rush hours at the Bar.I have waited for 20 minutes to be severed at the bar on several occasions and that is half the time I have to spend with my clients over lunch. There is also a very inflexible regime about choosing a table and taking the number back to the bar before you can start a food order. You may have waited by the bar but the bar staff refuse to take your order till you give them a table number
which can mean going to the far end of the restaurant only to return to the bar and find your back at the end of the queue again...stressfull. The Tab system seems to work well.
More bar staff at such predictable busy times would help
bay - 16 Jan 2008 11:04
Nothing special. The beer might be cheap but is never that good.

Service is SLOW.

Avoid it and use the wine bar opposite where te beer is better.

polchraine - 19 Oct 2007 01:26
You can only judge it by the other local options . So this is your best bet for a drink in pleasent surroundings.
Shame it wasnt open when I used to work in the park years ago.
anonymous - 4 Sep 2007 23:04
A typical Wetherspoons. Not busy on this occasion but it still took ages to get served due to the snails pace bar staff. The one and only guest beer was not available. Nothing unusual there. The pumps were designed for ale to be served top-fill but some uneducated fool had decided to add a long plastic tube with a sparkler attached to fill the glass from thre bottom and create extra foam therefore spoiling the taste of the Fullers London Pride I had. Unfortunately a lot of Wetherspoons pubs are going for the foamy beer style now and I only visited this one because I was with others. When it's my own choice I stay well away from them. YES to free houses but not the Wetherspoons ones.
fuzzfeast - 25 Aug 2007 19:59
good place - more nice pubs should invest round here.
stoichkov - 28 Mar 2007 17:58
This is one of the best LN1 i've ever been to.It's located in some sort of business park near hayes although in the spoons guide is listed under Uxbridge!
(Well worth the bus ride from Uxbridge though)
The place is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and you can sit outside by a lovely lake. Real ale tastes gr8 here,and is still pretty reasonably priced.
fat_beer_badger - 12 Aug 2006 14:05
Walking the LOOP which claims the clubhouse is open to the public, but at 1.30 the 19th was closed and appears to offer no real ale
lout_from_the_lane - 8 Aug 2005 13:10

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