Flying Standard (JDW)

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Fin  (1149) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | July 13, 2016

We visited The Flying Standard on a damp and miserable July morning it was Saturday 9th July to be precise. Other than Beer Gonzo shop, the Ricoh stadium and Twisted Barrel Brewery Tap I am unfamiliar with Coventry, however this places appears to be quite centrally located, it is a very short walk from the Cathedral which should be an easy landmark to get ones bearings by.

Its a fairly large JDW, there are a few seats outside to the RH side of the entrance. Inside there are two levels, with the main bar downstairs but a smaller bar upstairs along with the toilets. We were sat close to the entrance and it was really interesting to see the amount of people who sneak in to use the toilets and sneak back out again with absolutely no intention of buying a drink. The pub takes its name from a type of car that was built in the city back in the heyday of car making in the UK.

Beer choice looked quite run of the mill, there was a reasonable Cask selection but nothing lept out, anyway it was early so we just had a tea each and a breakfast. The staff were friendly and pretty quick at serving. Loz commented on the amount of people here who looked unhealthy, I agreed there were a lot of folk who looked like they had the weight of the world on their shoulders and others who were not long for this world, anyway with that cheery thought it was an alright place, far too dark as ever otherwise fine.

  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub  (1139) Banbury, England | July 24, 2014
Jul ’14 rating 36. Verging on the awful, Stale food smells pervade a mad house of a Spoons. One to avoid.
Feb ’13 rating 44. Pretty standard Wetherspoons within the city centre, near the Shopping Arcades. Struggles with the usual Wetherspoons issues, service and beer condition. Good place to go to get away from the shops though.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer  (2039) Hebden Bridge, England | February 5, 2013| Updated June 21, 2014
Flanked by shopping centres’ in the commercial heart of the city this has more of a traditional pub feel to it than the other Wetherspoon outlets in the immediate area. This one is set over two levels with a small bar upstairs to compliment the larger one below. There’s also a patio area on the upper level. Given its location it can be a busy place all day every day so expect standing room only at some times. Ales are on two rows of pumps.

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