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The Angel (JD Wetherspoon)

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Unit R6, Lower Ground,Festival Place
Basingstoke
RG21 7BB
Phone: 01256854800
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Lloyds No. 1 (J D Wetherspoon)

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Aqualung . left this review about The Angel (JD Wetherspoon)

According to the JDW directory this is still a Lloyds and has the tell tale Landscape printed menus rather than the normal JDW Portrait format. It is also listed in the JDW directory as Lloyds No. 1 bar rather than the Angel and according to the JDW web site closes at 23:00 every night of the week. Whether this is a standard JDW or a Lloyds is a mystery. I got here just before midday on a Friday and there were certainly no plastic glasses, just a load of mainly older locals and family groups who had come in for something to eat.
As noted below it's modern and is part of a cinema complex. It's smaller inside than it looks from the outside consisting of a roughly rectangular room with a mix of synthetic tiles and carpets. Their are some weird looking modern chandeliers, some idiotic abstract paintings on the walls and the ridiculous exposed ventilation ducts that some clown thought was a good design feature. There are only a handful of tall tables at the right side of the bar.
It was much busier than their other town outlet.
The bar has a 3-4-3 formation of hand pumps but the sets of three were both taken up with GK IPA & Abbot and Doom Bore. This left only four worthwhile options, Moorhouse Pride of Pendle, Dark Star Hophead, Longdog Lamplight Porter and Loddon's Ferryman's Gold. I went for the Gold (£2.49) which was slightly hazy but perfectly drinkable.
I didn't think this place was a disaster but isn't one of their better outlets. Is it a JDW or a Lloyds? I don't have the faintest idea!

On 18th January 2016 - rating: 5
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moby duck left this review about The Angel (JD Wetherspoon)

A Characterless modern Wetherspoons, 10 handpumps with a rather poor range of beer available, 6 pumps were taken up with an uninspiring trio of Greene King IPA and Abbott along with Doombar, the central four pumps consisted of supposedly Christmas themed beers,Exmoor Xmas,Titanic 8 Bells, Upham Winters Tale along with the beer I chose which had nothing discernibly festive about it apart from the santa attached to the pump clip,Driftwood Pale Ale , a perfectly drinkable beer but not really punching it's 5.0% weight. This place has done nothing to make me warm towards this chains pubs in anyway.

On 25th December 2015 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Lloyds No.1 Bar

Anonymous modern bar in the busy entertainment quarter of Basingstoke. Ten handpumps, offering a better-than-average range for a Lloyds No 1 (mostly priced at £2.25). Thankfully, there seems to have been a relaxation in the previous plastic glasses rule, so perhaps it is more civilised than it once was.

On 27th January 2013 - rating: 5
[User has posted 4026 recommendations about 4026 pubs]


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24th Jan 2016, 17:00
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24th Jan 2016, 17:00
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 50p per pint Wednesdays only - last updated 26 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 January 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 January 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 15 January 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
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