Friday, 13 December 2013


I have to say that there's been a lot of whinging of late, in relation to Wetherspoon's . And I am a little miffed by some of the comments, that I think are unjustified.

OK, some are the usual moans, like length of time waiting to be served and staff being a tad rude from time to time.

However, comments such as, "the ale is like dishwater" and "there's is never any choice", appears well wide of the mark, in my opinion.

For a start, the Wetherspoon's I frequent, the ale is always of a decent standard and there was a choice of NINE beers on my last visit. 

I will agree you are kept waiting sometimes. But on most occasions staff appear to be multi-tasking. I went in one 'Spoons' and the poor lad was serving ale, clearing tables AND serving food!

What pissed me off here, was the impatient sod tapping a two quid coin on the bar, huffing and puffing. Surely, he could have been patient for two minutes, obviously realising staffing was a bit stretched.

Others will walk out if there's limited choice. They bleat, " there was only three on, so I walked out." 

People complain about folk ordering coffee. Why? Well, once again I think we have an impatience issue. Don't we? I think you will find this is a common gripe. But is it really a big deal to have to wait another minute?

One thing that does frustrate me is the 'coming soon' on the pump clip . Those ales should be chalked up on a board in a prominent place behind the bar - there's enough space.

The number of times I have heard folk ask for a pint of 'coming soon' - I've done it myself - and there is some justification here, for a raised eyebrow.

I have to say I like the occasional visit to Wetherspoon's . It offers choice and value. Beer is always in decent nick. Staff are mostly helpful and polite. And you usually get value in social entertainment!

So in my opinion most of the gripes are a load of old dishwater! I think some of us are making unfair and exaggerated comments about good old Wetherspoon's .......Do you agree?

Crikey, you will be moaning about, wanting more CAMRA 50p discount vouchers next!