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Pilgrim Oak, Hucknall

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Very dark spoons with the same clientele propping up the bar from when it opens to when it closes. Large selection of ales and cheap prices (as most spoons are) It gets busy on a Friday and Saturday night but then when it does the service seems to suffer even more than usual with tables left untidied, but at least if you fancy a chip with your pint there are plenty about.
NottsHammer - 5 Aug 2014 15:55
I'd always wondered what the town of Hucknall was like. Now I know it's nothing to write home about. This branch of Wetherspoons had an average spoons interior, combined with the usual shortage of staff, but a reasonable selection of beers. I imagine the Pilgrim Oak is a shop conversion. It is a long, narrow pub with a raised area at the front and a few booths also near the front. Bar staff served out of turn and it took an eternity to get served as training was also taking place. But they were at least friendly. Ales on were Wychwood Hobgoblin, JW Leeds Drayman's Promise, Ruddles Best, Great Western Meerkat Mild, Greene King Abbot, Derventio Cleopatra & Lincoln Green (a new local brewery) Marion. There were also 2 ciders - Westons Cider Twist Raspberry & Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon. Probably the best choice in the area.
blue_scrumpy - 15 Jun 2013 11:35
Wasn't impressed when I went in. It wasn't particularly busy yet the service was still slow. ordered some grub which took 45 minutes to get to the table. Not acceptable in my opinion.
siddo - 8 Aug 2009 19:18
Well, again, after going there for 8 or 9 years (usually after a shopping trip, and needing a pint.. note: singular: pint). I have to agree with others. Service is excecrable. During the day it's almost deserted, but let darkness fall! Soon after that it's shoulder to shoulder standing only, everyone is shouting to be heard over the top of others! Concur on the toilet condition: I have had words about that, so much for the chart: 'these toilets inspected hourly'.. I witnessed no change while 3 people had signed as inspecting... toilet paper strewn across the floor.
Service: *WHAT* service? One can wait for up to 30 mins before getting served, and then find the pint you wanted has 'just gone off, sorry!'
Tables are rarely cleared, indeed I and my partner have ended up clearing plates and glasses and taking them to the bar, just so there's room on the table! We were, at one point (laugh) told that 'we were taking away the jobs their staff were paid to do!'

One good point: the 'Family and food area', non-smoking, and respected. the kids stay out from underfoot in the main area. So they got that right at least. Pity the food is mostly generic crap.

skyyfyre - 20 Apr 2009 14:06
This seems to have improved since the last review. Can't comment on food, but the beer was OK and whilst not every pump was in use, there were at least 6 real ales on. Toilets not up to usual Wetherspoon standards though.
oftenscore6 - 2 Nov 2008 21:09
This was better as a Co-op, cos at least the staff did something. Waiting for a drink in here took nearly 10 minutes, even though there was nobody else being served. I don't care what's happened on Emmerdale/Eastenders/Corro - do your frickin' job and serve me alcohol, so I can get tanked up and pick a fight with someone!!!!!!!!!!

Food is beyond shite. However, I had my first decent pint in here last night since the place opened.

Got ID'd too, so I was well chuffed - NOT!! Think the door people need glasses!
anonymous - 20 May 2006 16:50
ahhh the grim oak
not a bad boozer some dodgy folk knockin about in there but a pretty good value for money place, foods not bad and some really pretty bar staff(fem) boring place but well i like it
devilD - 29 Mar 2006 19:45
bar staff do anything rather than serve but cheap to start off at
sexyminx - 20 Jan 2006 20:57
i actually sat in some Pi$$ in this pub, i complained but they did not care much about it, felt like if i complained anymore i would be barred, so i left never to return.
anonymous - 8 Aug 2005 17:04
tend to advertise real ales/ cask ales, then when you go to the bar they don't have them.
very rarely clear the tables of plates etc.
have too few staff.
staff prefer to bottle up than serve customers.
anonymous - 12 Jun 2005 15:21
I concur 100% with Mr Snodgrass on that one. Frequented during the day by dolers and worse who tend to drink themselves into a stupor them wobble home for tea before coming back for a 2nd helping later on. Sad, really. Has a lot of potential but being a cheap ale supermarket kinda attracts the wrong clientele.
Seymour Butz - 7 Oct 2004 22:42
This is a true Wetherspoons delight (oxymoron no. 1) full of all the great, good and beautiful of Hucknall (oxymoron no. 2).

There is the usual JDW fayre - 3 or 4 dead strong guest ales plus bland Theakstons, etc.

Still it's the best of a bad job in Hucknall
Meiron Snodgrass - 29 Jun 2004 19:57

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