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William Dampier, Yeovil

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Maybe I caught them on an off day but they had just one ale on which was pure garbage ended up changing it for lager. Typical Wetherspoons but you are really limited for ale outlets in Yeovil pity this place was only masquerading as one.
anonymous - 25 Mar 2013 14:26
See my comments of October 2010. Nothing much has changed - mind you, I tasted 9 different beers (all thirds!) and they were, without exception, in good nick. It's a great pleasure to be able to taste so many different beers that are not normally seen hereabouts. Early doors is absolutely fine!
martyngs - 20 Oct 2011 21:14
Not impressed, I agree with most of the other comments. I no longer go here even if am nearby and have my CAMRA tokens. No good trying to start a conversation with most of the other customers, unless you speak Neanderthal or Polish...
Driver67 - 23 Feb 2011 14:09
As other reviewers have noted this is a pretty ordinary Wetherspoons, but it's not bad early doors and it is very conveniently situated next to the bus station, which suits me and my bus pass absolutely fine!! When I called last week, they had just started their Beer Festival and had 5 Festival beers (which they serve in thirds of a pint if required) as well as 3 other real ales and 4 real ciders. All of those I tasted were good. The young staff could do with a bit more training - had to ask twice for a top-up and the young girl didn't seem to understand.
I don't think it would be a good place to be on Friday or Saturday at 10pm!
martyngs - 31 Oct 2010 11:50
Seems to be the fashion to criticise all Wetherspoons pubs. OK, so this isn't the best of them, but it isn't the worst by any means (Street probably wins that prize!) Beer is always well kept, and staff are pleasant. Music is awful, but then if they had Classic FM on I'd probably be the only customer! Yeovil has lost so many town centre pubs that this one fills a large gap. Not as black as it's painted by some contributors!
beerpilgrim - 17 Sep 2009 04:56
Standard Wetherspoons, Lloyds Number 1 version, so you get crap music and less choice of real ale. Being the designated driver was not a problem!
Dylanwing - 29 Jul 2009 21:18
Typical 'spoons - a cavernous converted carpet shop (and, before that, a supermarket) with the atmosphere to match. Now a Lloyds bar (so they could up the prices) but still the cheapest beer in town. All too frequently understaffed at the bar with enormous queues, especially Friday and Saturday nights when the local chavs get overloaded. Food is variable - difficult for microwaved frozen pre-packs, but they manage it!
BobOs - 12 Aug 2008 19:23
Wetherspoon pubs are the same everywhere you go, CRAP.
This one is no exception. Dirty cheap and nasty.
chopin - 22 Mar 2008 10:25
Basically as rough as a badger's crotch!

Cheap average food & drink. Very long waits at the bar - but clean bogs.

If you love p****d up chav locals trying to fight with you on a friday night, you'll love this place!

MrsSnooty - 30 Jul 2007 19:41
Decent prices and continental beers (par for the course) Spacious with screens etc. Barmaids are a bit dippy, prone to errors, but polite and chatty in general.
spongebobsquarepants - 25 Jul 2007 22:40
Not bad at all - for a Spoony ! Old Rosie Cider on tap v v nice !
W980501 - 16 Jul 2007 13:02
On first impressions, thought it was a reasonable Spoons, large, smart and with tv actually turned on (with sound). However, after wandering round Yeovil for 90 minutes looking for somewhere decent, we returned here and were overcharged for our drinks. When I said that we'd paid £1.60 less for the same round before, the girl said "did you have a double then?" I said no, and pointed out that I hadn't actually asked for one this time either. Nice try love!!

We then sat at the same table as before and were delighted to see our original glasses still on the table from an hour and a half before.
Pubgrabber - 5 Feb 2007 00:03
A bit hit and miss. Fine one visit and Cak the next. Sunday lunch can be top or pig swill. No consistency which I thought spoons was supposed to be about. As usual unless pissed youths are your thing avoid on a friday or sat night.
DickStilton - 11 Jan 2006 11:09
takes ages to get served, cheap drinks though, staff nice-toliets wicked for the girls! needs music like the one in taunton. food always cold but other wise a cracking good time he he
anonymous - 30 Mar 2005 01:04
cheap booze. good to start the night off
matthew - 28 Apr 2004 11:13
Yes, its fine really. Slightly more atmosphere than your average 'spoons. Usually got Exmoor Stag on too which is fecking beautiful.

Locally renown 'Yeovil Birds' at their friendliest late on, after pitchers of sweet, lime-flavoured cocktails. You need a few 'Stags' down first though, or just dont wear your contact lenses.
Tox - 19 Nov 2003 12:22
I was at The William Dampier when i was studying English at your country. I came from Castellón in Spain. I was living at Evershot and always remember the best Fish and Chips I had in my live. It was at William Dampier. It is a clean place and cheap.
I recommend The William Dampier to everybody that visit Yeovil.

Isaac Rodríguez - [email protected] - 31 Jan 2003 10:13

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