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1 hour ago, lucky 7 said:

That must be bad if a Wetherspoons closed.

That's the first time I've heard of a Wetherspoons closings,but i suspect now now some posters will post a list on them that have closed

I believe 'spoons in Dewsbury is shut for a refit. Plenty of nice areas on the outskirts of the Borough.

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9 hours ago, Robin Evans said:

Close them all for me mate....

I like the Wetherspoons Robin, they are affordable, safe and allow families and children. It is also very good value with refill tea and coffee.

What I disagree with is people who have money complaining about them. They can afford to go elsewhere. 

 

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13 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

McDonald's closed down in Bridlington quite a few years back. I said at the time that McDonald's leaving somewhere really is a sign that somewhere is dying. 

It closed in Chesham the week before we moved there. Which did say a lot about the place.


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3 posts removed, please don't bring politics into this.

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8 hours ago, Niels said:

I like the Wetherspoons Robin, they are affordable, safe and allow families and children. It is also very good value with refill tea and coffee.

What I disagree with is people who have money complaining about them. They can afford to go elsewhere. 

 

I dislike them Neils.... i haven't been in one I've enjoyed and the owner I find vile.... loathsome even. So keeping away from spoons is a fairly easy decision. CKN... thats not necessarily a political point.... i just dislike him across a whole range of reasons.

Im a nurse. I live in rawmarsh Rovrum. Make your own assessment as to where I sit on the Sunday Times rich list..... and I certainly would not under any circumstances take my kids into the spoons at wath or Mexborough. Not a cat in (sounds like bells but starts with H) chance!!

I genuinely prefer to use smaller pubs/taps etc.  My local tap makes free tea or coffee for the driver!!

Yes... im a grumpy b'stard?

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8 hours ago, Niels said:

I like the Wetherspoons Robin, they are affordable, safe and allow families and children. It is also very good value with refill tea and coffee.

What I disagree with is people who have money complaining about them. They can afford to go elsewhere. 

Not all Wetherspoons are the same; they reflect the surrounding area. Some are really dodgy places and some are quite pleasant.

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9 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Not all Wetherspoons are the same; they reflect the surrounding area. Some are really dodgy places and some are quite pleasant.

The one in salisbury is quite nice and only a stones throw from the site of the Novichok poisoning.

I have used it quite often but only for coffee and always make sure I have two mugs and leave a third untouched just to get as much out of Tim Martin as possible. 

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1 hour ago, Futtocks said:

Not all Wetherspoons are the same; they reflect the surrounding area. Some are really dodgy places and some are quite pleasant.

I can't say as I've been in many. The ones locally are awful. There are other viable options I would always choose before spoons.... just my preferences. Just cos I choose not to use them doesn't mean others can't. Plenty of pubs out there all needing our business.

Bringing this back to the thread as opposed to a tim Martin kicking (by mainly me), the spoons local to me do reflect the desperate holes they are situated and the clientel they serve. 

 

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10 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

I can't say as I've been in many. The ones locally are awful. There are other viable options I would always choose before spoons.... just my preferences. Just cos I choose not to use them doesn't mean others can't. Plenty of pubs out there all needing our business.

Bringing this back to the thread as opposed to a tim Martin kicking (by mainly me), the spoons local to me do reflect the desperate holes they are situated and the clientel they serve. 

 

I occasionally meet up with a former colleague when he visits London. Quite often, we have met at the Spoons on Charing Cross Road, in a building that was one of the former sites of the Marquee Club. As long as you don't order the food, it is a decent place.


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19 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

McDonald's closed down in Bridlington quite a few years back. I said at the time that McDonald's leaving somewhere really is a sign that somewhere is dying. 

Well that begs the question , where do the backwards wearing baseball capped Chavs go to show off there cars with noisy exhausts playing loud "musack"?  And also it leaves them with nothing to throw out the car window into the street/countryside , they would lost up here with no McDonalds .

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On 23/06/2020 at 19:59, Exiled Townie said:

Luton, just done a quick google and, over last few years it's been voted

Worst place to live

Worst Town in UK

Worst place to visit in UK

Worst place for anything (2016)

Winner of UK crappiest town

 

In 1987 I bought my first house: it was in Luton and I lived in the town for the next five years.

It was and still is a truly dreadful place, made all the worse for the fact that the ex still lives there!

I had the misfortune to live near the football ground. The local synagogue was built like Fort Knox. I was attacked and robbed by one of the 'local' gangs and by attacked I mean stabbed in the leg and hit with a brick and an iron bar.

I couldn't get out of the place quick enough.

I didn't learn though! I moved to Croydon. 

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On 25/06/2020 at 09:17, Bleep1673 said:

Can I add Folkestone to the list? Apart from the buildings to the west over the cliffs, it is a dreary, dull town, and as such wasn't bombed by the Germans during WW2 as they thought it was damaged enough.

You certainly can. I had an ex who'd lived in Folkestone. She still shuddered about the place 20 years later.

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Wow, so much choice. I'll nominate Blyth, Bridgwater, Burnley, Caerphilly, Crewe, Dover, Keighley, Kettering, Middlesbrough, Morecambe, Redcar, Redruth, Scunthorpe, Sittingbourne, Wrexham.

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10 hours ago, Number 16 said:

In 1987 I bought my first house: it was in Luton and I lived in the town for the next five years.

It was and still is a truly dreadful place, made all the worse for the fact that the ex still lives there!

I had the misfortune to live near the football ground. The local synagogue was built like Fort Knox. I was attacked and robbed by one of the 'local' gangs and by attacked I mean stabbed in the leg and hit with a brick and an iron bar.

I couldn't get out of the place quick enough.

I didn't learn though! I moved to Croydon. 

Croydon to be fair has improved a lot, always great for department stores when I was little 3 of them Kenards/Grants and one other the name of which escapes me:)

Remembered Alders LOL:)

 

Paul

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On 24/06/2020 at 21:38, Leeds Wire said:

To be fair though, Bill Bryson is an utter tool. 

I'd rather spend a week alone in Bradford than a week in the Seychelles with Bryson.

He said of Liverpool that when he got off the train walked out of Lime Street Station he thought they were having a litter convention.


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42 minutes ago, Padge said:

He said of Liverpool that when he got off the train walked out of Lime Street Station he thought they were having a litter convention.

Never a good word to say about anyone or anything.

He complained about the lack of public transport in Blaenau Ffestiniog, in February, on a Sunday. 

An absolute ##### and a charlatan.

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5 minutes ago, Leeds Wire said:

Never a good word to say about anyone or anything.

He complained about the lack of public transport in Blaenau Ffestiniog, in February, on a Sunday. 

An absolute ##### and a charlatan.

He said nice things about Wigan

Your reply will start "Like I said"

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Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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1 hour ago, ATLANTISMAN said:

Croydon to be fair has improved a lot. 

WHAT? Croydon nowadays is a total hole. A real crime-ridden toilet. 

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9 minutes ago, Padge said:

He said nice things about Wigan

Your reply will start "Like I said"

Sarah Cox on R 2 yesterday referred to Leigh as a " lovely part of the world " , top bird our Sarah ?

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9 hours ago, GUBRATS said:

Sarah Cox on R 2 yesterday referred to Leigh as a " lovely part of the world " , top bird our Sarah ?

Leigh on Sea, Essex

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10 hours ago, Number 16 said:

WHAT? Croydon nowadays is a total hole. A real crime-ridden toilet. 

Like he said, it's improved a lot. :kolobok_biggrin:

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50 minutes ago, Ackroman said:

Leigh on Sea, Essex

No , it was Leigh , Lancashire , I'm sure she's visited from her home in Bolton ?

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If you live in Bolton, living in Leigh is probably an aspiration.


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