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Beer Available At Babington Arms (JDW) (arranged by most recent)
wimpyjoe (617) Manchester, England | February 25, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 12/20
A traditional look Wetherspoon pub but no less of one for it. It has an excellent real ale selection and a warming atmosphere with plenty of room for all.
lada66 (132) Savonlinna, Finland | September 26, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Wetherspoon with wethersoon selection. A good place to have the early morning breakfast (2010).
sic1314 (244) Leiden, Netherlands | August 30, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Now if only every Weatherspoons was like this. Older, knowledgeable staff offering a great selection of very well kept ales at great prices.
cgarvieuk (130) Edinburgh , Scotland | October 21, 2011| Updated December 14, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
a very standard spoon all be it with 14 taps. was in during spoons festival but it had a good selection
Fin (377) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | September 13, 2007| Updated December 14, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
First visit to this JDW which my dad raves about. Certainly not your typical Wetherspoons this had a tremendous selection of Real Ales and all the ones I had were very good indeed. Staff member I chatted was pleasant but did come across íI know more than you doí when talking to me about their beers, and he probably did as there were a number of local beers on offer but bit annoying. Thought that the electronic display for beers was interesting and helpful. An enjoyable pub but as others have said it is in the end its a JDW so atmosphere will always lack compared to other establishments.
Rastacouere (606) Montreal, Quebec | August 26, 2007| Updated December 14, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
As people have mentionned, this is very likely to be the best Wetherspoon in the UK, with an astronomic 17 different casks including a very, very varied range of breweries and changing frequently thanks to a generous affluence. The service is of course not the best, understaffed and not very personnal. + the seem to be fading out the third of a pint glasses these days, so that may belong to the past when you visit. Great looking rear area with the book shelves that build up most of the palceís character. Very large room, lots of seating area. Still, an absolute must if in Derby. ordinary food though.
berkshirejohn (142) Bracknell, England | February 12, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
A fabulous selection of cask ale; but in the end itís a Weatherspoonís - no atmosphere (certainly on a Monday night).
The beer was well kept and unusual - I seem to have picked two that arenít listed (yet), and well priced. The food was the usual JDW fayre - accedtable, and very reasonably priced. I need to go back to get the full details of the beers I tried - but itís not a place Iíd go out of my way to visit again.
DJMonarch (83) Northwich, England | February 27, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Iíd heard many good things about this forward thinking and most innovative of Wetherspoons pubs. As soon as you walk through the main doors you see on your right a large blackboard advertising future beer events for the coming months, various brewery themed weekends etc
The selection is impressive with 17 taps dedicated to local and national micro breweries. The turnover here is pretty rapid and the clientele range from locals to beer lovers from far and wide.
imdownthepub (303) Banbury, England | November 25, 2005
48 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Dissapointing after the hype, it is still a wetherspoons drinking barn. A mass of handpumps, mostly serving Archers Beers of the day on our visit, but this isnít enough to make a place good. Some service would help, 2 people behind that bar was stupid. Not impressed.
chriso (306) London, England | July 14, 2005
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Outwardly, this looks just like any other city centre Wetherspoons. When you first step inside, it looks like any other Wetherspoons. But once you get to the bar you realise what an Aladdins cave this place is. They were having a Church End festival (OK not my favourite brewery) and had at least a dozen of their beers listed, plus another four or five handpumps in use. Service was quite efficient (for a Wetherspoons) but it wasnít packed. The usual cross section of humanity that you get at a JDW, which makes it all the more creditable that they put the effort into catering for beer geeks. Didnít eat, but has the usual JDW fare that is adequate for some quick sustenance on a crawl.
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