Ads not shown when logged in
Page 114 of 116 FirstFirst ... 1464104112113114115116 LastLast
Results 1,131 to 1,140 of 1152

Thread: Wetherspoon's news of the day

  1. #1131
    Palookaville hondo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,914

    Default

    "into a 27,000 square foot bar serving food and drink to up to 591 customers"
    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/lond...-a4334671.html

    https://www.timeout.com/london/news/...rspoons-011520
    "Do I know where hell is? hell is in hello"

  2. #1132
    This Space For Hire
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Warwickshire
    Posts
    1,346

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    "into a 27,000 square foot bar serving food and drink to up to 591 customers"

    591 seems remarkably precise. If you turn up as #592 will you be turned away and have the good fortune to have to use the Edgar Wallace instead?

    Joking aside, it's very close to the Knight's Templar - I thought JDW were busy closing branches deemed too close to each other. I wonder which two branches (airports excepted) are currently in closest proximity,

  3. #1133
    This Space For Hire Pubsignman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Croydon and occasionally Dorset
    Posts
    934

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    591 seems remarkably precise. If you turn up as #592 will you be turned away and have the good fortune to have to use the Edgar Wallace instead?

    Joking aside, it's very close to the Knight's Templar - I thought JDW were busy closing branches deemed too close to each other. I wonder which two branches (airports excepted) are currently in closest proximity,
    My guess would be the two in Romford, which are separated only by a branch of Slug & Lettuce.

    The Moon & Stars (JD Wetherspoon)
    The World's Inn (Lloyds No 1)

  4. #1134
    Palookaville hondo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,914

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    591 seems remarkably precise. If you turn up as #592 will you be turned away and have the good fortune to have to use the Edgar Wallace instead?

    Joking aside, it's very close to the Knight's Templar - I thought JDW were busy closing branches deemed too close to each other. I wonder which two branches (airports excepted) are currently in closest proximity,
    in cornwall
    https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/15..._occupancy.pdf
    "Do I know where hell is? hell is in hello"

  5. #1135
    Old & Bitter oldboots's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    God's Own County
    Posts
    4,862

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    591 seems remarkably precise. If you turn up as #592 will you be turned away and have the good fortune to have to use the Edgar Wallace instead?

    Joking aside, it's very close to the Knight's Templar - I thought JDW were busy closing branches deemed too close to each other. I wonder which two branches (airports excepted) are currently in closest proximity,
    My guess would be Derby

    Standing Order (JD Wetherspoon)
    The Thomas Leaper (Lloyds No 1 Bar)

    Tell us, now, how and when
    We may find the bravest men?
    A sure test, an easy test:
    Those that drink beer are the best

  6. #1136
    This Space For Hire Aqualung's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    4,169

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Joking aside, it's very close to the Knight's Templar - I thought JDW were busy closing branches deemed too close to each other. I wonder which two branches (airports excepted) are currently in closest proximity,
    It's mainly been in smaller towns with a Lloyds and a standard one near each other. The one that goes has tended to be the Lloyds but it depends on profitability and whether it's Leasehold. There are still a few towns with two, Bury, Fareham Romford, Loughborough, Windsor, Basingstoke, Aylesbury and Banstable to name a few.
    Old Boots is right, the two in Derby are literally next door. The Romford pair are a few doors apart. I should have had that one in my quiz!
    I think the prediction for later in the year may be optimistic but I won't complain if I'm wrong.

  7. #1137
    This Space For Hire
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Warwickshire
    Posts
    1,346

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Are they really separate pubs or two shop fronts of the same operation - one set of staff etc?

  8. #1138
    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Rochdale
    Posts
    4,950

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Are they really separate pubs or two shop fronts of the same operation - one set of staff etc?
    Nope, definitely separate entities and very different to each other, although the Babington Arms just down the road is better than either of them.
    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

  9. #1139
    This Space For Hire
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Out West
    Posts
    842

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    "into a 27,000 square foot bar serving food and drink to up to 591 customers"
    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/lond...-a4334671.html

    https://www.timeout.com/london/news/...rspoons-011520
    Indeed. And The ES is bringing up old news: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/lond...-a3848756.html

    Expect it to be called the Palsgrave Head, the pub which was demolished in 1883 to make way for a restaurant which was later converted into the bank - you heard it here first (pre-emptively ducks for cover should prediction prove wrong).

    And how will it fair with https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/23506/ which is essentially in the same street, just another name over the WC2/EC4 border?
    Last edited by Tris39; 16-01-2020 at 21:05.

  10. #1140
    Palookaville hondo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,914
    "Do I know where hell is? hell is in hello"

Similar Threads

  1. Sad News: Arwkrite
    By Conrad in forum Chit Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 19-11-2009, 22:46
  2. Good news for a change !!
    By Delboy20 in forum That Doesn't Go There!
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-11-2009, 10:04
  3. Pub news of the day
    By Conrad in forum Chit Chat
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 08-10-2009, 23:47

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

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