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99p for beers according to News24
This is good.
good news though
Kinda glad to be able to get a cheap pint, but that feeling is marred by the fact that other pubs are still going to be expensive and unable to compete. I hate Wetherspoon's, I think I've been in two which were ok. They're full of fucking Essex girls and diamante wearing oiks, uniformly.
but it's a bit too cavernous
It's an old converted cinema. Nice, even if it is a bit of a waste of the space.
unless it's the highbury & islington one, which is full of old men and bands who've just been soundchecking in the buffalo bar.
and them being about as shit and stuff yeah
completely different. Completely.
Wetherspoons are slowly turning into Lloyd's and vice versa. Some horrible mutant chain bar nightmare.
My friend mentioned them to me, I fear he may take me to one because they're cheap and he's a student/poor.
only one is the 'pub' brand and the other is the 'trendy chrome bar' brand?
the same company.
sam smiths are a homogenous as wetherspoons and attract a pretty homogenous clientele as well, it just happens to be one you like more.
plus their cider is fucking rank. RANK.
and they tend to be nicer places with - on a night anyway - a more pleasant kind of customer
I don't think I really hate Wetherspoon's, but it's been so long since I've stepped in one. There's the one in my home town which is still visited occasionally, just because I have some fond memories of being there. But I mean, at least Sam Smith's try and look like a real pub, whereas Wetherspoon's just do some hideous carpet and stainless steel bar decor.
can I change my original answer?
Wetherspoons are an early evening type pub (read: somewhere to get a few cheap drinks down ya and a chat before moving on), I want a nice traditional, "old mans" style pub during the day.
Weatherspoons are nice for a daytime drink, or a couple of cheap warm-ups in the early evening. After 9'o-clock they become fairly horrendous...
Now whenever I walk inside one I feel like my life is slowly being sucked away.
Always good for a lunchtime treat or cheap evening
I hope we get a domestic alternative that is fizzy pish. It might be best to avoid the places all together, they can be a bit.....ripe.