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Has anyone else noticed that weatherspoons prices has gone way up and quality way down ? Read More
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1w, 5d agoPosted 1 week, 5 days ago
Has anyone else noticed that weatherspoons prices has gone way up and quality way down ?
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1w, 5d agoPosted 1 week, 5 days ago
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#1
£6.45 ham 2 slices ! Eggs (hard) chips about 20 !!!! One slice of cheese £1.10 !!!! Come on about 5p for this
#2
Quality seems ok at my local, prices seem the same, i know the prices vary between pubs, maybe they are putting the cheaper pubs up
#3
Way out man!
5 Likes #4
They've even added another letter to their name apparently.
[mod][Mod Team]#5
My favourite local one, Edward G Wylie in Glasgow city centre has recently closed, suspect it's to do with new rates increases by local councils
1 Like #6
I'm aware they are closing some but spending millions on renovating many existing ones. price hikes are possibly to do with this but who knows.
2 Likes #7
You cant beat the app though.

Sit down at a table, order food/beer from your app, pay with your thumb on Apple Pay & its delivered over to you in mins :)

Cheap & cheerful
#8
BeerDrinker
My favourite local one, Edward G Wylie in Glasgow city centre has recently closed, suspect it's to do with new rates increases by local councils

That seemed a bit out of the blue. We thought it was a refurb, then the signs went up. Doubt the German pub will replace it with how much they charge a pint!
3 Likes #9
Cheap and not so cheerful. Food is the cheapest they can buy for the highest price they can sell. Awful places.
#10
I used to work there and the food was ok but i think just recently its going down hill steak night was about £8 inc pint now its £9.99 i think its time to find somewhere else to eat but the caffe is good
2 Likes #11
I use Wetherspoons pubs quite a lot and can't believe the difference in prices depending where each pub is situated. I used to expect a slight difference but you are talking in some cases £2 on the same food and over a £1 on the same drink and I am not talking in London areas I'm talking the north west mainly Manchester, Liverpool, Stockport and Warrington. They are no longer cheap and cheerful or even that cheap.
#12
i dont think many places are cheap anymore , that's the trouble, the beer prices are cheapest in my town
#13
I don't visit very often but I bought a pint of IPA the other day for £2.50 - seems very cheap!
#14
The price differences annoy me too - there can be 20% difference between their pubs in neighbouring towns and its not always the better pubs that are the most expensive. Also the standards of cleanliness and food quality vary greatly - I think the pub managers get given too much leeway in these matters, as you don't get the same variations in price/quality in other chain pub/restaurants. Overall though, I don't think the food's generally too bad for what it costs (though I usually just have the chicken/curry clubs) and the range of real ales is usually decent, well-kept and cheap.
1 Like #15
No. I was drinking Bombardier there for just over £2 a pint recently. Where else can you get that for such a price?
#16
silva21
I use Wetherspoons pubs quite a lot and can't believe the difference in prices depending where each pub is situated. I used to expect a slight difference but you are talking in some cases £2 on the same food and over a £1 on the same drink and I am not talking in London areas I'm talking the north west mainly Manchester, Liverpool, Stockport and Warrington. They are no longer cheap and cheerful or even that cheap.

Trickster
The price differences annoy me too - there can be 20% difference between their pubs in neighbouring towns and its not always the better pubs that are the most expensive. Also the standards of cleanliness and food quality vary greatly - I think the pub managers get given too much leeway in these matters, as you don't get the same variations in price/quality in other chain pub/restaurants. Overall though, I don't think the food's generally too bad for what it costs (though I usually just have the chicken/curry clubs) and the range of real ales is usually decent, well-kept and cheap.

I think it's safe to say you can thank business rates for this, other services go by the rateable value as well, things like sky tv can end up being a ridiculous amount of money each month just because your rates are high.
#17
davewave
I don't visit very often but I bought a pint of IPA the other day for £2.50 - seems very cheap!
Amazing the amount of chefs who couldn't cook a steak properly, also burgers were and still are tasteless, and never ever got a decent cask conditioned ale in there ever - think the kids don't know how to look after a cask/cellar/pipes - wasted on them.
#18
The breakfast advertised at £2.99 costs way more in Birmingham. I went for one last Sunday morning. There were peeps (customers) that looked liked they'd been there for longer than they should have been there! Corporation Street has many busses to leave that Pub! - and I caught a bus to Sutton Coldfield and ate a breakfast at Mcdonalds!

X)
#19
tbf Mcdonalds also has a problem with homeless. I went in at around 6am and sat opposite a guy that was fast asleep.

There was a medium sized portion of fries within inches of his hands (proves he was an evening customer) and he was sat in the most secluded spot of the restaurant..

#mcdonaldslookaftertemporaryhomeless

<3
1 Like #20
Weatherspoons is just the Mcdonalds of pubs.
#21
themachman
Weatherspoons is just the Mcdonalds of pubs.

tis, i'd prefer the pub enviroment other a mcdonalds anyday
1 Like #22
well. tbh, I was in The Looking Glass in Warrington a couple of weeks ago with my daughter. A stunning building. We both had smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel. One of us had chips, one had salad, and we split the chips and salad between us. It was delicious, and we each got a soft drink as part of the Meal Deal.. £8.58 for both of us :)
1 Like #23
Trickster
The price differences annoy me too - there can be 20% difference between their pubs in neighbouring towns and its not always the better pubs that are the most expensive. Also the standards of cleanliness and food quality vary greatly - I think the pub managers get given too much leeway in these matters, as you don't get the same variations in price/quality in other chain pub/restaurants. Overall though, I don't think the food's generally too bad for what it costs (though I usually just have the chicken/curry clubs) and the range of real ales is usually decent, well-kept and cheap.

a lot of chain pubs are the same, prices very between branches
1 Like #24
juggler1
well. tbh, I was in The Looking Glass in Warrington a couple of weeks ago with my daughter. A stunning building. We both had smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel. One of us had chips, one had salad, and we split the chips and salad between us. It was delicious, and we each got a soft drink as part of the Meal Deal.. £8.58 for both of us :)
Cheaper than McDonald's for vastly greater choice, quality and "realness" of food and drink, better comfort, lovely outdoor balcony seating options, and on a par with cleanliness.

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