England > Greater London > Marylebone
moleha4 (57) , England | January 28, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Large JDW above Baker St Tube Station. Not a destination bar, but since it is very close to Madame Tussaudís, The Planetarium, and the Sherlock Holmes Museum it is worth knowing about for anyone thirsty after visiting any of the above. It is usually busy. Even on a cold Tuesday evening at about 7.30 pm there were no free tables. Service usually reasonably quick in spite of queues at the bar. For those interested in the guest, as opposed to the JDW standard cask beers, head for the middle bank of 6 handpumps. Last nightís range included 3 from Twickenham brewery. Visited 27.1.15
Fin (693) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 31, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
I visited this JDW on Thursday 30th October 2014. Itíd been a couple of years or so since Iíd laat ventured in here and I may be wrong bit it appears to have had a spruce up. It is a large sprawling place which if I could be bothered to explain I would, but sadly you catch me in a canít be arsed to describe at length sort of mood. However there is one large bar that appears to run the length of the main bar area, it did appear very big, I for one could not be arsed to walk itís entire length checking and double checking what was available, people have done shorter charity walks than that, if Iíd have had a motobility scooter like much of the population of Skegness* (*unverified fact it that I believe Skeggy is the Motability scooter capital of the UK) then I may have trundled up and down the bar but I didnít and so just plumped for a beer close by which sounded good and was good. A mixed bag of a clientel, after work crowd, commuters, all day drinkers and one or two lager swilling vocabularly challenged meatheads (I love people watching). My beer was great and hats off to JDW it was in excellent nick.
imdownthepub (554) Banbury, England | October 24, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 9/20
Large and grand Wetherspoons in the old Railway offices, showing how much fat was incorporated into the original Railway Companies. There are obviously a great number of tourists milling round due to its location and history, these are mixed in with the usual eclectic range of Wetherspoons customers. Service is tardy, one person trying to manage the whole rather lengthy bar, and donít talk to me about the length of time it takes to serve coffee!. Sticky carpets and tables. You know what you are going to get.
BeerViking (75) Brentford, England | April 14, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Picturesque barn of a JDW. Three racks of handpumps with usually several guest ales on. Ale quality varies from OK to excellent, prices are high by JDW standards (currrently £3.10 a pint) but cheap for the area. Often busy due to the many tourist attractions around, and can feel crowded too as they pack the table in a bit tight.
ManVsBeer (1442) Hebden Bridge, England | November 6, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
With its gaudy neon sign outside you might be tempted to keep walking past this pub if you are looking for something traditional, however once inside the large grand room that this Wetherspoon is housed in is a fine opulently decorated room that would otherwise be closed to the public. The bar itself is set inside the building so is removed from the hustle and bustle that is Bakers Street station with a number of underground lines running through it (including the Metropolitan Line of course!). Itís location probably accounts for the fact that this is one of the most expensive pubs in this chain i have been to, although you are guaranteed the usual selection of rotating ales here.
Boudicca (900) London, England | August 21, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
The Metropolitan is a Wetherspoon pub at Baker Street station, which is served by the Metropolitan line amongst others. Itís a magnificently elegant room with painted columns and coats of arms. We thought it may once have been the Chiltern Court restaurant, made famous by John Betjeman at the start of his "Metroland" film but we were told that it was a training room for Metropolitan railway staff. Perhaps at various times it has been both ..... The beer range is rather typical of Wetherspoons, with the standards alongside some more interesting offerings.
(Visited 8 August 2013).
Brugmansia (463) Jylland, Denmark | August 9, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited a few times, latest august 2013. Typical JDW pub, very clean and quiet, vist place. Friendly, serviceminded staff. Beers served in good condition. Easy to get
to since it is placed just next to a tube station..
Bjarte1 (107) , Norway | March 27, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
I like pubs in Railway stations and this is in a impressively hall, large with a lots of tables, nice leather sofas, family area, 10 real ales and free newspapers. And best off all: it opens 9.00.
Theydon_Bois (841) Tourist Town (West), England | December 4, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
Typical íSpoonsí in the ground floor of the former Metropolitan Railway buildings by Baker Street tube (this was actually part of the HR department in the 80ís and 90ís).
One large room with the bar centred on the right hand side as you enter.
Typical wetherspoons feel in terms of punters - ie lots of old fellas on their own, office groupings, travellers - no real local feel or atmosphere.
Beer choice usually involves a few guests of interest, but there are far better spoons (and of course pubs in general) for this purpose.
Some 4 years on since last review and the ales are still served too cold, a common trait with Wetherspoons I find
Typical íspoonsí hit and miss service also !!!
I wouldnít go out of the way for the Met Bar, but if you need to meet someone in the area or are stuck for 30 minutes itís passable.
I close with the buzzword of this review - "Typical" and nothing special !
Sledutah (427) Utah | August 31, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Big seating area with tables and couches. Long bar but no seats at the bar.
Nice good selection of draft and bottles,
3 beers I asked for were gone.
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