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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 5th Oct 18, 2:59 PM
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    Wetherspoons - quicker to order at the bar or app?
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    • SMCG
    • By SMCG 2nd Nov 18, 11:37 AM
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    I am boycotting "SPOONS" as the owner is too outspoken about our country leaving the European Union. He won't stock anything from Europe but will stock things from USA and Australia? Boycot this dump.
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    • By SuperPikachu 2nd Nov 18, 3:47 PM
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    I am boycotting "SPOONS" as the owner is too outspoken about our country leaving the European Union. He won't stock anything from Europe but will stock things from USA and Australia? Boycot this dump.
    Originally posted by SMCG
    Yes but app or bar?

    I just go to the bar although my sister loves the app.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 2nd Nov 18, 9:22 PM
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    I am boycotting "SPOONS" as the owner is too outspoken about our country leaving the European Union. He won't stock anything from Europe but will stock things from USA and Australia? Boycot this dump.
    Originally posted by SMCG
    He (Tim Martin) is outspoken, but no more so than many 'remainers'.
    He has the same right to voice his opinion as they do. That's democracy.

    Bar for me btw, but only because I like to pay cash and I can't tailor food orders on the app.
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    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 3rd Nov 18, 3:09 PM
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    I am boycotting "SPOONS" as the owner is too outspoken about our country leaving the European Union. He won't stock anything from Europe but will stock things from USA and Australia? Boycot this dump.
    Originally posted by SMCG
    I'm a remainer, however I like what Spoons give for the value and consistency. I enjoy reading the magazine, but swiftly skip his section and the Brexit chapters.
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 3rd Nov 18, 3:23 PM
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    I am surprised that nobody has mentioned the tension that using the app causes, as this seems to take priority over those at the bar, who have probably been waiting a lot longer and some people get very angry about this (and before anyone says: not everyone uses apps).

    It reminds me of going to a takeaway and then having to wait while the person serving stops taking your order to answer the phone for a phone order! It just doesn't seem very British to my mind.
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 7th Nov 18, 4:59 PM
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    I am surprised that nobody has mentioned the tension that using the app causes, as this seems to take priority over those at the bar, who have probably been waiting a lot longer and some people get very angry about this
    Originally posted by Spidernick
    Must say I use the app mainly to avoid the argy-bargy at the bar. If Tim Martin starts introducing a proper queuing system-- and people have asked for that in his magazine-- I'll be happy to order at the bar again.
    • redux
    • By redux 9th Nov 18, 1:40 AM
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    I am boycotting "SPOONS" as the owner is too outspoken about our country leaving the European Union. He won't stock anything from Europe but will stock things from USA and Australia? Boycot this dump.
    Originally posted by SMCG
    I'm not consciously boycotting it, but it so happens I've never been there.

    When Mr Martin threatened to buy less European beer, I looked on the website at what beers were in the nearest pub.

    In my county with plenty of breweries with products worth exploring (no, I know only a small fraction), Wetherspoons seem to have a remarkable shortage of British beers.

    This doesn't seem to live up to his own rhetoric about using British products.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 9th Nov 18, 9:40 AM
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    In my county with plenty of breweries with products worth exploring (no, I know only a small fraction), Wetherspoons seem to have a remarkable shortage of British beers.
    Originally posted by redux
    There are typically eight UK ales on hand pumps; perhaps those aren't listed on the local pub websites as they change regularly. Of the bottles and cans that may originally be or sound foreign, many are either British or brewed in the UK.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 9th Nov 18, 1:37 PM
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    I'm not consciously boycotting it, but it so happens I've never been there.

    When Mr Martin threatened to buy less European beer, I looked on the website at what beers were in the nearest pub.

    In my county with plenty of breweries with products worth exploring (no, I know only a small fraction), Wetherspoons seem to have a remarkable shortage of British beers.

    This doesn't seem to live up to his own rhetoric about using British products.
    Originally posted by redux
    The guest pump stuff is not on the websites.

    this is the list for Sept to Nov any pub can order these 50+ beers and any local breweries willing to sell to them


    http://d1i2hi5dlrpq5n.cloudfront.net/~/media/files/pdf-documents/events-2018/ale-tasting-notes--september--november.pdf
    • redux
    • By redux 9th Nov 18, 6:13 PM
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    About those last two replies, I stand corrected, but perhaps the firm is missing out a bit of marketing by not having such info more easily visible.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 9th Nov 18, 6:50 PM
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    About those last two replies, I stand corrected, but perhaps the firm is missing out a bit of marketing by not having such info more easily visible.
    Originally posted by redux
    JDW promote as an real ale place with Camra.
    you get 20 of 50p vouchers to use in spoons as part of the 25 fee

    Most Ale drinkers are familiar with the message.

    As well as the quarterly list and local suppliers they have 2 real ale festivals every year with 30-50 beers available.


    Problem is the pubs can be very variable in their ability and sale volume so some are so useless they get avoided by the Ale drinkers.

    we have 2 near us that are terrible and one that is kind of OK and another 25mins away that is good but too far to visit on a regular basis.
    • Ali2000
    • By Ali2000 21st Nov 18, 2:30 PM
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    I'd say app all the time, it is quicker and you dont have to stand waiting at the bar. Just make sure you put the right table number in
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