Visited here a few times, a good sized spoons in a big L shape. Have visited on both week days and weekends, and always seems to be very busy/loud so not the kind of place for a few quiet beers. Overall standard Spoons you know what you are going to get.
Big Spoons aover the road from Farringdon. Popular with city types makes it busy and loud with quite a high d*ckhead quotient.
Beer range is hit and miss but plenty of hand pulls to show beer as coming soon. Picked up a few festival beers here and in good nick. Ok Spoons and can stick your head in on the way to the Craft
Visited at 9am on a Thursday, so it was obviously very quiet. Had my large mixed grill, which was good. Ten different cask ales on which is always a joy to see. Cheap food, clean, bright. Nice JDW. This gets a rating of 68 on the day, but I should say that the ale festival was on at the time, which has a big impact on the rating.
One of my favourite Wetherspoons pubs. Still has that old school feel and clearly hasn’t been renovated in a while. Selection varies quite a bit - it’s usually quite good although the last few times I’ve been in it’s been poor (London Pride, a couple of Greene King beers and that’s about it). Having said that it was great during the most recent real ale festival. Never had a duff pint here and well priced as you’d expect.
One of my favouite Spoons. A large spawling interior in a big L shape. Service here is always snappy and the cask condition beers are always served properly cool and in good condition. If the Craft doesn’t burn up too much of my time then I often pop in here.
A standard ‘spoons – large, open plan with ranks of tables, each numbered with their little brass disc screwed to the surface. We visited during their international festival and the beer choice was excellent (hence my high score on selection, although this may not be typical). There was a cheerful atmosphere too and all the beers were in good condition. I noticed that the prices were slightly higher than is normal in Wetherspoon pubs – possibly because of the area or possibly because of the festival, which had brought in some hard to find treats.
(Visited 13 April 2013).
A short walk down the hill from Farringdon Tube Station and directly across Farringdon Road. This is a bright Wetherspoon pub with plenty of ground floor space. The decor is fairly ordinary and familiar for this chain, but comfortable enough. Ales on two rows of pumps.
Visited a few times over the years, most recently on the first Saturday in August ’12 only because I didn’t realise the Craft opened at 12 and I needed to kill half an hour!
Trad Spoons set up - functional seating, boring carpet, a few punters in split between career drinkers and tourists having breakfast.
Picked off a couple of ticks amongst the bog standard Spoons range - Something from Itchen valley from memory.
Both in decent nick.
Service was fine but there’s little reason to come here to be perfectly blunt!