Ads not shown when logged in
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 38

Thread: Sam Smiths or Wetherspoons?

  1. #1
    Inndigestion Strongers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    South Downs
    Posts
    1,780

    Default Sam Smiths or Wetherspoons?

    Imagine the scenario, the lease on your local pub that you have been using for years is up for grabs and the landlord tells you that Samuel Smiths and Wetherspoons are both trying to buy it – Which would you prefer?

    Not likely I know but I’d plump for a Sam Smiths, so that is one vote each preempting Hopwas’ vote!
    WE ARE THE BREADMEN - UP THE BEES

  2. #2
    I'll stay on me own Alesonly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    North London
    Posts
    577

    Default

    I would Say Wetherspoons If theres not already one locally as they usually have a much better selection of Guest beers & Bottled Beers. But if there is already a wethers in the area it would be nice too have a choice of both.
    Don't You just hate Pubs that say
    ( We don't stock any Real Ales as theres Just no call for it.)

  3. #3
    This Space For Hire arwkrite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    North Herefordshire
    Posts
    1,013

    Default

    I have never visited a Sam Smiths pub to my knowledge. Its nothing personal just that there don't seem to be any in my area or those I visit. It makes any choice difficult as I do not know what Sam Smiths have to offer.
    I will go with Ales on this one as I believe in as much variety as possible.

  4. #4
    Old & Bitter oldboots's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    God's Own County
    Posts
    5,283

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by arwkrite View Post
    I do not know what Sam Smiths have to offer.
    What Sam Smith offer is one cask beer - no guests - plus their own keg offerings. On the other hand the pubs are usually well run, no chavs, no messy tables, adequete staff and the beer is cheap, OBB is usually under £1.50 a pint in Yorkshire. They don't usually do much food and if they take credit cards they will charge you 1.5% for the privilege. They normally are a bit shy of putting their name outside the pub. In London they seem to have bought up some historic pubs, Princess Louise, Old Cheshire Cheese and Cittie of York amongst them. Personally it would be a 'Spoons rather than a Sams on the basis of choice only.
    There are many diseases,
    that strike people's kneeses,
    Covid19! is one by name
    It comes from the East
    Packed in bladders of yeast
    So the Chinese must take half the blame.

    Apologies to Spike Milligan

  5. #5
    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Rochdale
    Posts
    5,093

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Strongers View Post
    Imagine the scenario, the lease on your local pub that you have been using for years is up for grabs and the landlord tells you that Samuel Smiths and Wetherspoons are both trying to buy it – Which would you prefer?

    Not likely I know but I’d plump for a Sam Smiths, so that is one vote each preempting Hopwas’ vote!
    JDW every time. We're surrounded by Sams pubs where we live and of the 5 nearby pubs only one of them serves cask OBB.

    Even close to it's homeland Sams is turning into a keg brewery. There's no excuse for it when cask is the only area of the beer market to be holding it's own.
    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

  6. #6
    Official JDW Tester hopwas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Tamworth
    Posts
    1,340

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Strongers View Post
    Not likely I know but I’d plump for a Sam Smiths, so that is one vote each preempting Hopwas’ vote!
    I can safely say I will go for good old faithful JDW because I never set foot in Sam Smiths pub chain...
    J.D Wetherspoon = Home of Hoppy: The Silk Kite, Tamworth.. http://www.tamworthblog.co.uk/2009/0...-blogs-review/

  7. #7
    Inndigestion Strongers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    South Downs
    Posts
    1,780

    Default

    Ah, but Wetherspoons don’t have dartboards!

    Is it only London SS pubs that are restored to their former glory or is it a country wide thing?
    WE ARE THE BREADMEN - UP THE BEES

  8. #8
    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Rochdale
    Posts
    5,093

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Strongers View Post
    Ah, but Wetherspoons don’t have dartboards!

    Is it only London SS pubs that are restored to their former glory or is it a country wide thing?
    Sams do keep their pub estate in good condition all over the country, it's just a shame about the beer.
    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

  9. #9
    Inndigestion Strongers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    South Downs
    Posts
    1,780

    Default

    I don’t mind the OBB, but as has been mentioned it is becoming less prevalent.
    WE ARE THE BREADMEN - UP THE BEES

  10. #10
    We're not really 'ere! trainman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    down 'ere, from oop there
    Posts
    1,983

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Strongers View Post
    Is it only London SS pubs that are restored to their former glory or is it a country wide thing?
    Outside London I've only been to Queen's Head, Stockport, & Wortley Almshouses, Peterborough, and both of those indicate that, yes, Sams preserve their pubs well, and all the better for it! Great pricing policy too but, as to the question Sams or Spoons? - I'd ideally like a hybrid of the two for good beer choice in excellent surroundings. Ho hummm...

Similar Threads

  1. 2 New Wetherspoons opening in B'ham
    By hopwas in forum Requests
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-03-2010, 08:13
  2. Not A Fan Of Wetherspoons? Check This Out!
    By HTM69 in forum Chit Chat
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-02-2010, 16:45
  3. Smiths Arms, Halesowen
    By Delboy20 in forum That Doesn't Go There!
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-01-2010, 13:02
  4. Name correction Wetherspoons Aberdare
    By Aberdare Blog in forum That Doesn't Go There!
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-08-2008, 20:56
  5. Wetherspoons, Heathrow Airport
    By Arthurish in forum That Doesn't Go There!
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-05-2008, 18:16

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •