J D Wetherspoon's January Sale (Prices May Vary) Pint of Ruddles/Bottle Of Becks £1.29 3/01/12-11/01/12
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J D Wetherspoon's January Sale (Prices May Vary) Pint of Ruddles/Bottle Of Becks £1.29 3/01/12-11/01/12

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Found 29th Dec 2011
'January Sale' At Wetherspoons,

Ruddles Ale (Pint) £1.29
Becks Beer (Bottle) £1.29
Carlsberg (Pint) £1.99 - Not an amazing deal tbh
Reg Coffee .79p

Prices May Differ in other pubs (other Wetherspoons on my town was doing .99p Ruddles last year but they didn't have a board out yet.)
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Great prices sadly I have yet to find a Weathrespoons where I woudl enjoy a drink even at these prices.
I agree.Pubs with no atmosphere
went in our local one last night and a group were making full use of the 4 shots of flavoured vodka for a fiver.... the guy buying the next round could hardly speak to ask for them! It was a group effort in the end to get them....X)
graann

I agree.Pubs with no atmosphere


then its up to you to create one! instead of sitting around expecting everything to happen around you
sew109

Great prices sadly I have yet to find a Weathrespoons where I woudl enjoy … Great prices sadly I have yet to find a Weathrespoons where I woudl enjoy a drink even at these prices.



When you come down for up your own a**e, you will find that you are going into the wrong pubs 'Weathrespoons' this is a post for Wetherspoons.
Don't forget the free fight after 10pm, when the locals have taken advantage of this offer.......
Good deal,
But our local spoons, you can never get served,
even when they are quiet!
Too many youngsters behind the bar, with no one older there as well
to make sure they do their job.
You would think thiss day and age, staff training would be paramount!
sew109

Great prices sadly I have yet to find a Weathrespoons where I woudl enjoy … Great prices sadly I have yet to find a Weathrespoons where I woudl enjoy a drink even at these prices.



Quite agree. I'm wondering if they'd fill up a flask so I could go and drink it in a better place? Such as the local tip.

Cold.
Surely the atmosphere is created by yourself and the people you're with? Unless you're one of those dumbass groups that go out together then spend the whole of the time texting someone else
I quite like my local, no loud music, you can actually talk to the people you're with and the beer is cheap and decent quality. Maybe I'm missing something.
Loudmouth

Surely the atmosphere is created by yourself and the people you're with? … Surely the atmosphere is created by yourself and the people you're with? Unless you're one of those dumbass groups that go out together then spend the whole of the time texting someone else :|I quite like my local, no loud music, you can actually talk to the people you're with and the beer is cheap and decent quality. Maybe I'm missing something.



From my experience with these types of places (which is limited, I'll grant you that), cheap prices attract cheap people. Much the same with places like Asda and Tesco.

I'd rather pay a few pennies more for good service an a good atmosphere generated by decent people.
JonnyTwoToes

From my experience with these types of places (which is limited, I'll … From my experience with these types of places (which is limited, I'll grant you that), cheap prices attract cheap people. Much the same with places like Asda and Tesco.I'd rather pay a few pennies more for good service an a good atmosphere generated by decent people.




You think Asda and Tesco are "cheap". If I were you, I'd hurry up. The rocket back to your home planet is about to leave!


"I'd rather pay a few pennies more for good service an a good atmosphere generated by decent people"

These would probably be the same "decent" people who got this country into the hell of a mess it's in, would they?

As you said, you have little experience. Try getting some and then you might be entitled to express opinions that people "might" find useful.
sew109

Great prices sadly I have yet to find a Weathrespoons where I woudl enjoy … Great prices sadly I have yet to find a Weathrespoons where I woudl enjoy a drink even at these prices.



Try looking a bit harder!
JonnyTwoToes

I'd rather pay a few pennies more for good service an a good atmosphere … I'd rather pay a few pennies more for good service an a good atmosphere generated by decent people.


1. Get some "decent" friends then, that generally helps
I'm not getting the idea that "atmosphere" is generated by people other than who you're with. The way you're stating it is that only rich people can be people worthy of your presence and that only these rich people can create said atmosphere. My experience is the opposite. Maybe I read it the wrong way?
2. The service has never been an issue at my local. Maybe we're just lucky to have good staff working at this one.

NB I don't work for WS
:D. You people are funny.

Why are cheap people so hostile?
I consider a deal to be one where your getting a decent product for a good price. With Wetherspoons, you're getting a base level service with a lower class atmosphere. Those are the facts. Sorry if it ruffled any feathers.
Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 29th Dec 2011
JonnyTwoToes

Why are cheap people so hostile?


X)



JonnyTwoToes

Sorry if it ruffled any feathers.


Can't afford feathers

Edited by: "Loudmouth" 29th Dec 2011
My local WS is £1.75 for a carlsberg normally
Edited by: "Jonno02" 29th Dec 2011
jools2001

Good deal,But our local spoons, you can never get served,even when they … Good deal,But our local spoons, you can never get served,even when they are quiet!Too many youngsters behind the bar, with no one older there as wellto make sure they do their job.You would think thiss day and age, staff training would be paramount!



I know when mystery shopping these pubs they want to know exactly how long it takes to get acknowledged at the bar, and then to be served.
JonnyTwoToes

From my experience with these types of places (which is limited, I'll … From my experience with these types of places (which is limited, I'll grant you that), cheap prices attract cheap people. Much the same with places like Asda and Tesco.I'd rather pay a few pennies more for good service an a good atmosphere generated by decent people.


How rude and nieve you are. Yes I admit it is crap that there is no music or any entertainment on. Thou that is becuase of the license they have (sadly in our stupid country, they suppose to have license for whole number of things, includding music being played). Thou as someone else said, you know what your getting in a weatherspoons. So really it's your choice. Yes sometimes the service is slow, and the wrong people are employed. Maybe it helps to be dashing as my self. lol! Guess luck of draw for me anyway.
Edited by: "leeparsons" 29th Dec 2011
Nothing wrong with a Sharpener in Spoons before going out out. When its £4 a pint in London it can save you a fortune!
Good value beer, but I agree with some other posts that most Weatherspoons are souless.
Magister

...These would probably be the same "decent" people who got this country … ...These would probably be the same "decent" people who got this country into the hell of a mess it's in, would they?



It is remarkable someone can take a thread on cheap beer and try to use it for an anti-rich / anti-banker rant.

Magister



bigsky

It is remarkable someone can take a thread on cheap beer and try to use … It is remarkable someone can take a thread on cheap beer and try to use it for an anti-rich / anti-banker rant.



Get a grip, son. Do you really consider a 23 word comment can be called a "rant"

Edited by: "Magister" 29th Dec 2011
Magister, you'd be best to understand that out of the demographic of this site, some may not agree that 'deals' such as this are in fact 'deals', for various reasons.

You like things cheap and low level, I prefer to pay a few extra pennies for a better service and better atmosphere.

We should respectfully agree to disagree. I fail to see the need for your playground name calling.
A offer that will no doubt attract even more down and outs to their pubs
JonnyTwoToes

Magister, you'd be best to understand that out of the demographic of this … Magister, you'd be best to understand that out of the demographic of this site, some may not agree that 'deals' such as this are in fact 'deals', for various reasons.You like things cheap and low level, I prefer to pay a few extra pennies for a better service and better atmosphere.Perhaps a slightly better IQ than I thought, then. You managed a 4 syllable word there. De mo Gra fik. Well done, you. You comments simply prove the point that a fool and his money are soon parted, and it seems you have all the qualities for a rapid divorce.We should respectfully agree to disagree. I fail to see the need for your playground name calling.


badgerlover

A offer that will no doubt attract even more down and outs to their pubs



Nothing wrong with that..... me & all my unemployed chums can get even more bladdered on giro day now with these prices.
If Wetherspoons are so bad, why are so many of their pubs listed in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide?

Personally I think they're an excellent chain whose prices only serve to show just what a rip off other pubcos are. Yes, there are good and bad examples of the chain (sometimes in the same city) but on the whole I'd recommend their pubs to anyone who isn't a snob.
Magister, once you've managed to understand how to quote on here, I'd like know how me enjoying a more suitable environment when drinking a glass of wine will lead to me getting divorced.
UncleWilly

If Wetherspoons are so bad, why are so many of their pubs listed in … If Wetherspoons are so bad, why are so many of their pubs listed in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide?


The clues in the name - it's about the BEER, as long as the staff or customers won't stab strangers any pub selling good enough beer qualifies. In places with more than enough qualifying pubs the quality of the pub may decide if it gets demoted to a 'try also' (usually rotated through the poorer ones) or dropped.

Sadly in far too much of the country Wetherspoons have the only pubs good enough to scrape into the guide, the alternative being a completely empty entry. You might want to wonder why a chain with most of it's pubs Casque Mark certified, with a mission statement of selling good real ale has so many pubs *not* in the guide.

Frankly the only atmosphere people could bring to the open plan JDW warehouses locally is 'baying sports crowd'. At least that would frighten off the tramps and alcoholics

Meanwhile, I'll stick to paying 70p more for the more interesting guests in ours rather than drink the watered down imitation Ruddles. Track down some Grainstore beers and find out what Ruddles is supposed to taste like.
Jonno02

My local WS is £1.75 for a carlsberg normally


Are you sure it's not £2.75? I worked in wetherspoons for a couple of years and I know prices are different locally, but we sold carlsberg for £2.75.
justlikeheavenx

I worked in wetherspoons for a couple of years and I know prices are … I worked in wetherspoons for a couple of years and I know prices are different locally, but we sold carlsberg for £2.75.


We have 3 locally and the prices separately change up and down in each one every few months. Seems to depend on how many 'problem drinkers' they need to discourage. 50p difference between pubs happens occasionally.
Edited by: "anonymoose1" 29th Dec 2011
anonymoose1

We have 3 locally and the prices separately change up and down in each … We have 3 locally and the prices separately change up and down in each one every few months. Seems to depend on how many 'problem drinkers' they need to discourage. 50p difference between pubs happens occasionally.



I know the prices change frequently...but I never knew there'd be a £1 difference for the same pint of beer across the country. When I was leaving spoons I noticed that it wasn't hugely different in price from other companies...but I guess it must be in some places.
My local Wetherspoons is okay for the price. £2.10 for a pint of Tuborg is a popular option after work.

Edited by: "MBeeching" 29th Dec 2011
I come from a one wetherspoons town that was popular, affordable and heavily frequented. I now live in a city with numerous locations varying from pretty shambolic to quite nice for a quiet pint.

There is no definitive or correct conclusion to this arguement. You are talking about different pubs. Prices, layouts and most importantly clientel vary massively from one venue to the next. It is clear that pricing structure can lead to a place being frequented by those seeking cheaper drinks, but to summarise a massive national company as common on the basis of experience in a handful of venues is nothing more than snobbery.

If you don't want to drink there don't, but until you've visited every wetherspoons in the country, how can you form a judgement?

For me, decent beer selection, cracking price and its quiet enough to talk to the people you are with, won't turn my nose up at that! Hot from me
The Lloyds chain of Wetherspoon bars have always had Becks for £1.29 here.
robswids

I come from a one wetherspoons town that was popular, affordable and … I come from a one wetherspoons town that was popular, affordable and heavily frequented. I now live in a city with numerous locations varying from pretty shambolic to quite nice for a quiet pint. There is no definitive or correct conclusion to this arguement. You are talking about different pubs. Prices, layouts and most importantly clientel vary massively from one venue to the next. It is clear that pricing structure can lead to a place being frequented by those seeking cheaper drinks, but to summarise a massive national company as common on the basis of experience in a handful of venues is nothing more than snobbery.If you don't want to drink there don't, but until you've visited every wetherspoons in the country, how can you form a judgement? For me, decent beer selection, cracking price and its quiet enough to talk to the people you are with, won't turn my nose up at that! Hot from me




That's a very fair and valid point.

However, base marketing structure operates from a chain rather than individual pubs. It wasn't long ago when Wetherspoons fed a fair bit of cash into trying to claw back the student demographic. It was established that along with changing fashions, students opted for the more economical alternative (cheap corner shop crap to then drink at home).

They came up with an app that had the sole intention to get students to drink once a week on a bit of a 'blow out'. How responsible.

I'm not sure any of the bars I frequent did that. I'm quite sure the bars I frequent believe in customer service, respecting the consumer an offering a personable service. And like I've suggested, I'd pay a few more pennies for that standard.



Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 29th Dec 2011
JonnyTwoToes

That's a very fair and valid point. However, base marketing structure … That's a very fair and valid point. However, base marketing structure operates from a chain rather than individual pubs. It wasn't long ago when Wetherspoons fed a fair bit of cash into trying to claw back the student demographic. It was established that along with changing fashions, students opted for the more economical alternative (cheap corner shop crap to then drink at home). They came up with an app that had the sole intention to get students to drink once a week on a bit of a 'blow out'. How responsible. I'm not sure any of the bars I frequent did that. I'm quite sure the bars I frequent believe in customer service, respecting the consumer an offering a personable service. And like I've suggested, I'd pay a few more pennies for that standard.



I don't disagree with your logic, my issue was with your reference towards "cheap people being hostile" and "a lower class atmosphere". I just think the reference towards class division and particularly financial division to be quite ironic when posted on a website that has the sole purpose of making people aware of cheap deals. N'est pas?
I take your point. I was simply referring to the hostility shown on here from people who frequent places like this.

I will be th first to say this has nothing to do with class, I think it is others who have inferred that. I think it's more about expectation. Funding enterprises such as Wetherspoons no doubt lowers the standard these chains have to adhere to. Pile 'em high attitude that I detest.

If people spent a few extra pennies funding local business, primarily the individual establishment, we wouldn't even be havin this debate.

Alas, if people are happy to accept mass produced food with sub standard service levels whilst promoting minimum wage and contrived atmospheres then who am I to argue?
JonnyTwoToes

you're getting a base level service with a lower class atmosphere.



Is that not a reference to class?

This aside I do actually agree with your point, but it is one applicable to alot more of our society than our dying pub culture.
robswids

Is that not a reference to class?This aside I do actually agree with your … Is that not a reference to class?This aside I do actually agree with your point, but it is one applicable to alot more of our society than our dying pub culture.



I guess it depends what we define by class. I certainly do not mean mean class from a financial standpoint. In that instance, I meant those who prioritise saving a few pennies over pleasure (as well as those who actually think being in a Wetherspoons is enjoyable).

And you are correct in your point about our society. It is a little harder to support the small guy, both with effort and financially, but it is the right thing to do.

Wetherspoons a great example of all that is wrong with current consumerism.
Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 29th Dec 2011
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