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Online Taman Tun

Wetherspoons
« on: October 10, 2015, 07:02:37 PM »
There is an article in the Guardian about Wetherspoons:-
http://gu.com/p/4dxa4?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

The article is only of moderate interest but there are over 700 comments attached, a lot of which are quite entertaining:-

"If you feel the need to speak to a piss soaked drunk at 9am then you know that you can always find one in Wetherspoons."
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. Churchill
 

Online Roger

Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 07:33:26 PM »
Well OK TT. Why did you pick out such a prejudiced comment ?
Another of the first Wetherspoons was Devonshire Rd, Forest Hill. I grabbed lunch there, around the corner from the Crown Graphic company where I worked occasionally.
It was then, 20 years ago, an excellent place. (Timothy Spall was a frequent customer).
I visited Wetherspoons in Melksham, Devizes, Great Yarmouth and St Austell (No55) in July this year.
Without exception the Staff were courteous, well trained and motivated to do well. The 'real ales' were excellent and less than £2 a pint and the food was outstanding value. And tasty.
Usually one or two English breakfasts a year is enough for me - but at £3.70 the all-day was stunning - as good as Pittini's breakfast !
So three cheers for Wetherspoons !
The quote you enjoyed so much was a poor one and I defy anyone to find a p-s-d in Wetherspoons at 9.00 am as they open about 8.00am I believe.
 

Online Taman Tun

Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 07:47:04 PM »
But the unprejudiced comments are not so interesting.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. Churchill
 

Online Roger

Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015, 04:58:38 AM »
Yes M8 I suppose it depends what interests you !
Also I recall a rump steak with a pint of real ale at £6.99 - as good a steak as ever I've had.
Another important point about Wetherspoons is that many older Folks who don't have a lot of money can wander in and get good food they can afford. I know 80 year olds that go several times a week to be 'out' and feel part of the World and eat at an affordable price.
Wetherspoons give legendary value - maybe Friday nights and Saturdays might be a bit boozy but otherwise, definitely one of the plus bits of UK life IMO.
That Tim fella deserves a Knighthood.
 

Online Taman Tun

Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015, 10:20:10 AM »
Yes, Friday nights.  There are lots of interesting Wetherspoons videos on You Tube.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. Churchill
 

Online Roger

Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2015, 10:44:19 AM »
Yes but in fairness, MANY places are a bit boozy on Fri/Sat. I've noticed Wetherspoons have smartly dressed and polite 'welcomers' outside when appropriate.
Otherwise W'spoons highly recommended TT - ideal for us older Chaps !
 

Online Taman Tun

Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2015, 12:27:14 PM »
Maybe we should ask Wetherspoons if they will grant us a franchise for Korat!
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. Churchill
 

Online Roger

Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2015, 02:20:59 PM »
YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Online Taman Tun

Re: Wetherspoons
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2015, 10:50:03 AM »
This is from Catherine Bennett in the Guardian having a go at real ale drinkers:-

Packet of salt and vinegar and a pint of Thames Roadkill, please mate – you sure? OK, bit of a well kept secret, I suppose. Got any Headburst? Flayed Cat? Growling Arse? No? OK, what’ve you got that’s super-local – tons of flavour mind, no more than 8% though, I’m driving, famous last words.

Camberwell Gobfest? I hope you’re having a laugh, my friend, no, I’m not saying it’s a badly made beer, just that weird sweetish almost jelly bean aftertaste, and the texture – a kind of underlying severe hardness underneath the syrupyness. Make it a half then. You know it’s not really a craft beer, not now it’s in Tesco, they’re not even a proper microbrewery any more, no, I’m not going all Camra on you, well how are you defining micro? Call me a purist, but anything with consistent quality control immediately loses the right to craft beer status, takes all the fun out of it.

OK, go on then, another half, quite a hefty nose on it, though, I’m still getting that weird foretaste, what did I say before? Jelly bean? It’s more a butterscotch hit now, no wait, mango? Mmm, complex, solid aftertaste, not bad, you need to drink at least a pint and a half, let the palate adjust, am I right? What’s that one over there – Dented Skull – kudos, wasn’t it highly commended in the 2013 Penge Ale festival? Wow, amazing. I’m getting kiwi fruit then fresh Snickers – lovely chewy mouthfeel, is it meant to have bits in it?

Anything stronger? What’s that, Hackney Devil’s Cobblers, great label, what is it, stout? I’m more of a porter guy but go for it – what, you think stout and porter are the same? Just come over here and say that, mate, and I’ll shove your stout where the sun don’t shine, hipster bollocks, the chocolate malt gives stout a mocha flavour you’ll never get in a porter. No need to get aggressive, I’m going, if this was a proper craft place you’d appreciate a bit of banter. I’m off to Wetherspoons.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. Churchill
 

 



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