This place has 2 stages.
Stage 1 is during the day when most people go in for food and a few drinks. It is quite a nice atmosphere, some people bring their kids in for something eat. They will show football matches and have drinks deals on.
Stage 2 is from about 7pm when people start coming in on a night out. The tables and chairs aren’t put away like they used to so it gets very crowded very quickly and very loud where everyone is talking at the same time. There isn’t any music playing so this is really just somewhere to start a night out because they have some cheap drinks deals like 2 jugs of cocktails for £12.
There are 2 floors in the building with lots of seating and a bar on each floor but the toilets are upstairs so if you don’t want a long walk to the toilet, you are better off sitting upstairs. There isn’t a lift but for anyone that is unable to use the stairs and will need the toilet, there is a disabled toilet on the ground floor so no need to worry. You will just need to ask for the key at the bar and someone will unlock it for you.
A lot of the food is priced quite cheaply and isn’t too bad. My husband and I really like the spicy buffalo chicken wings which are under the “3 dishes for £10” section in the menu. This section is great if there is 2 or 3 of you and none of you are too hungry as it works out at £3.33 each and you can get chicken wings, chicken stripes, chips with cheese and bacon on top, spicy king prawns, things like that. We normally get 2 bowls of the chicken wings and then a bowl of loaded chips, it is perfect for the 2 of us and we have eaten for £10, bargain.
My mum loves the fish and chips and my dad loves the ham, egg and chips here. If I’m not having the chicken wings, I love the curries, some of them can be quite spicy.
They do a brilliant full English breakfast which is served until 12 noon. A large breakfast which is 2 fried eggs, bacon, 2 sausages, baked beans, hash browns, mushrooms, tomatoes and 2 slices of toast for £4.99!! The one down from that is 1 of everything for £3.40 and the small breakfast is also a childs breakfast which is a fried egg, bacon, sausage, baked beans and hash browns for £2.95. They do have vegetarian options, American-style pancakes and a gluten-free option too. My husband and I have enjoyed the large breakfast in here many times before setting off to do some shopping. Sometimes the bacon can be very salty and hash browns a little bit crispy but the sausages, the baked beans and the eggs are always nice.
Before you order food, double check the manager’s specials which is normally written on little displays at the bar. I’ve had a few curries from the manager’s special list and they were only £3.99.
If it is busy when you visit, download the Wetherspoon app as you can order food and drinks from your table without having to leave your table. You can register a card or pay via PayPal with the app, I have my PayPal linked to mine. This app is also great if you are on your own as you don’t have to worry about going up to the bar to order food and then find out that someone has taken your table when you get back. Plus, it works in any Wetherspoons, just make sure you check you have selected the right pub or someone is another pub will be getting your food haha.
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