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Submitted on Monday, 4th December 2017
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The Grand Electric Hall (JD Wetherspoon) in Spennymoor

I just couldn't work out on my visit what the original use of this building would have been as it doesn't look much like an old cinema from the outside.
Inside it consists of a large rectangular bar area on the right with smaller areas down some steps and up some steps to the left. The overall look is modern and a bit garish, especially the staircase leading to the upper area. There is a patio at the front. It was rather quiet on my Wednesday afternoon visit.
There are ten hand pumps which had one unused, a cider, the JDW Trio Of Doom with Ruddles doubled up, Shepherd Neame Redpoint Disco Macaw & Spitfire, Hobgoblin Gold and Sonnet 43 Raven. I went for the International Disco Macaw (£1.99) which was in good nick. It's not one of the better Spoons but not that bad.
Reviewed by Aqualung .

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