Sadly for me they had to demolish the first incarnation of the Vietnamese Noodle House and all the buildlings around it to build both the DLR underground station and the shopping and entertainment complex above it which this JD Wetherspoon now occupies a fair slice of. It needed to be big as thereís no shortage of people reveling until late on here, and given the amount of tourists this suburb receives can be busy throughout the day too. As a Lloyds Bar in the groupís chain the emphasis is on designer drinks but ale is available too and itís not a bad selection - and itís a comfortable enough place to drink at all times.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty typical Spoonies here. They have 10 casks going, mostly bitters and goldens but some tasty stuff on my visit. I was here on a Saturday evening (getting on 8pm) and the crowd was lively, filled with fake-tan girls and the like. Pints are £2.40. There were a few pensioner punters lingering when I was there, but Iím guessing most of their kin put in their time earlier in the day. This place stays open pretty late, so thereís that, too. Right next to the DLR station, so worth a quick pop-in if you are able.