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The Flying Standard (JD Wetherspoon)

2-10 Trinity Street
Phone: 02476555723
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J D Wetherspoon

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Pub SignMan left this review about Flying Standard (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a large and surprisingly smart Wetherspoons pub on Trinity Square, close to the city’s cathedral. The impressive oak framed building stands on the site of a pub that was demolished in 1930 called the Spotted Dog and there was a degree of controversy over the decision to not retain this name when Wetherspoons opened their venture in 1999. Instead it takes its name from one of the cars produced by the local Standard Motor Company who ceased production back in the 1960’s. Prior to being a Wetherspoons, the building, which was only built in 1939, had been a jewelers and chemists.
The pub today is a nice multi level affair with the bar in the left hand half of the pub and a dining area in a nicely paneled room to the right of the entrance. The various levels, which see the servery on the highest rear level and the seating spread across various other sections leading down to the large front windows, help to break up what might otherwise have been an uninteresting, barn-like room. The place has been carpeted throughout following a refurbishment in 2010 and the seating comprises a range of well upholstered chairs, making for a comfortable experience. A few pictures detailing Coventry’s car manufacturing past have been dotted around the place and provide some interesting viewing. A sign pointed the way to a second bar upstairs, but I didn’t have time to visit and a few hardy souls were enjoying an early pint in the fenced off pavement seating area at the front.
I think there were twelve hand pumps with three or four regular ‘Spoons ales, a couple of coming soon clips and a healthy choice of five or six guests. I plumped for the Blindmans Icarus, which was in good condition and served by a polite, if somewhat disinterested, barmaid.
It looks like the staff really care about their pub, which isn’t always the case in Wetherspoons houses, but the interior was spotless and it looked like the refurb was done a couple of weeks ago rather than a couple of years ago. An enjoyable Wetherspoons visit and a pub I’d happily recommend.

On 18th October 2012 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Flying Standard (JD Wetherspoon)

A JDW situated in a wonderfully facaded building, making it look a bit posher than usual (indeed, it has a ‘diner's only’ area!). The interior has a split level layout and has recently been tastefully refurbished, I could smell the furniture showroom whiff quite clearly above the usual other inherent Spoons smells. Disappointingly, a large number of ales over the two banks of handpulls were ‘coming soon’, despite it being mid-afternoon. I also found the service rather slow and sloppy. My (eventual) pint of RCH Fiery Liz was fine though. File under ‘pop in and take a look’.

On 24th November 2011 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Flying Standard (JD Wetherspoon)

Quite good for a city-centre 'spoons, with a decent range of festival real ales on the 12 handpumps (including a very nice pint of Kalamazoo Black Silk, £2.10). Large building with a traditional facade and a split level layout featuring some nice window seats for watching the world go by. Separate dining room and further seating upstairs in another bar (with four unused handpumps). (NB - Review dates from October 2011.)

On 17th November 2011 - rating: 7
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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Last inspected: October 28th 2014
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