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Man in the Moon, Stanmore

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I found this pub boarded up today. Local paper says it closed virtually without warning at the end of February. Wetherspoons have sold it and it's apparently going to become a Nando's. A great pity - it was the last pub left in Stanmore.

John_R - 1 Mar 2016 19:34
Visited here to-day for the first time in about 6 years. Rather on the small side for a JDW pub but even so it was a rather enjoyable experience. It's in the CAMRA 2010 guide but they only had 3 'guest' beers available. This actually became 2 as the 'Old Growler' was well past its sell-by-date.

Very pleasant staff and quite quick service particularly the food. Wouls definitely visit again.
wyndham - 5 Aug 2010 20:17
Typical Wetherspoons located on a suburban parade of shops. There's not much to differentiate this from the standard 'spoons pub. There are the usual pictures of the local area in the booths, a couple of fruit machines and at present the place is decked out in flags in readiness for the World Cup. As usual, the bar presents a good array of beers Greene King Abbot Ale, Ruddles Best, Rebellion Green Shoots, Phoenix Double Gold, Caledonian Flying Dutchman and Hilden Gael Rua Irish Red. However, as with most Wetherspoons, you can never trust that what you see is what you'll get. When asking for the Weston's Marcle Hill cider, which was proudly displayed at the far end of the pumpclips, the barmaid revealed they didn't have any. Why do Wetherspoons insist on promoting drinks that they don't have?
blue_scrumpy - 6 Jun 2010 20:08
Surprisingly nice pub. Ale was excellent and there was a bird playing classical music on a violin when i was in !! Not an everyday event i suspect but nice to see.
nickthefish - 29 Dec 2008 09:40
A well kept and attractive Wetherspoons outlet with a decent selection of real ales. The pint of Duchy Originals Organic I ordered was clearly off and was replaced without question and with an apology with the pump clip being immediately turned around. Knowledgeable staff with a good customer focus. Bit of a dreary frontage and not a great deal of natural light inside.

Millay - 21 Sep 2008 17:25
This must be one of those rare Wetherspoon pubs where they seem to be doing things right. The food was good and the service was quick, despite the fact that they were very busy.
David_Smith - 25 Jun 2007 08:21
A very refreshing pint of Yorkshire Terrier Sunday evening, after a 13 km walk on the London Loop from Mill Hill. Friendly, not too busy, and largey smoke free. All helped to lighten the load on two aching feet!
zorrodp - 24 Apr 2007 11:04
Moved back to the area after a year and went to this pub for a pint. Must say I was very surprised. The place is really nice now, last time I was there I left because the clientelle were a little undesireable to be honest, but always enjoyed a pint of ale, and decided I'd give it another go. Glad I did, I can now go to my local knowing that I can get a good pint of real ale with my lunch, in a nice place with nice people and even sit and read my paper sitting on a comfy sofa, who'd have ever thought it. Well done Wetherspoons my faith in you is restored.
army - 14 Apr 2007 23:36
Has improved a lot recently. Now mostly no-smoking and the front area where the "rock-biters" used to congregate is now "diners only". The adjacent gents is now usable.
John_R - 31 Dec 2006 14:10
One of those Wetherspoon pubs where the no smoking area is for “diners only”. Can be horribly smoky. Roll on the new law - it may deter the “rock-biters” too. Tiny, sometimes leaky, Gents loo.
John_R - 6 Oct 2006 22:53
Agree with the last post about the "rock-biters", but as Wetherspoons go, this is one of the best. Nice atmosphere, no trouble, all round a great pub. Stanmore is a really nice place and this place is well worth a visit.
Only downsides are the amount of time it takes to get served-even if there is only two peolpe waiting at the bar you can wait ten minutes!- and the sad decline in the amount of beautiful Czech and Slovak au pairs who once frequented this place...many wonderful nights were had in there.....
belgraviabarons - 11 May 2006 10:07
Yet another generic Wetherspoons. Stanmore is a lovely little area, and relatively pikey free. How this place manages to attract the rock-biters is really quite an acheivement. Nevertheless, they're too old and weathered to cause any trouble. Cheap pints as you'd expect, and plenty of booths.
Ruby - [email protected] - 25 Jul 2003 10:54

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