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The Wrong 'Un (JD Wetherspoon), Bexleyheath

236 Broadway
Phone: 02082980439

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J D Wetherspoon

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Wrong 'Un (JD Wetherspoon)

Wetherspoons apparently named this former furniture store after a cricketing term, in reference to Bexley’s supposed cricketing heritage, although you have to wonder if it wasn’t also a nod to the sort of custom they thought they might end up attracting. Certainly on my recent visit there was a large group of loud, aggressive, foul-mouthed men causing a disturbance as I arrived, although to my good fortune they left not long after I got served, and the place duly quietened back down again. This is a fairly simple, straight-forward ‘Spoons shop conversion of the sort you’ll find in great abundance around South London. You enter through the front café-style folding doors into a decent seating area with a good mix of standard and high stool seating and a TV screen showing live rugby. The servery appears mid-way down the left hand wall and has a simple dark wood counter and a large plain mirrored bar back. Two rows of standard tables and chairs run opposite with several padded bench booths on the opposite wall, each with a large black and white photo of a local scene on the end wall, and frosted glass partitioning screens. The room narrows to the rear before opening out again to the right where a couple more booths can be found in a cosier part of the pub which had a TV showing Final Score, allowing me the agony of ‘watching’ my team throw away a two goal lead via the vidiprinter.
The pub has eight handpulls – not a great amount for a ‘Spoons and even worse given that three were taken up with ‘Spoons regulars such as Abbot Ale and Ruddles. Thankfully the remaining five were all operational, dispensing guest ales (albeit not very exciting ones), so I tried a pint of the Dark Star Hophead for £2.20. This was a very well kept pint and I was served by a surprisingly friendly barmaid, although the same couldn’t be said for some of her colleagues.
I can’t say I had high hopes for this place, especially given the dubious welcoming committee, but it turned out to be a pretty good visit. The pub is inherently unmemorable but the beer is fine and it would make a good addition to a crawl of the local area.

On 2nd January 2015 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Wrong 'Un (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a typical 'spoons. There are booths ranged along the right hand side, tall tables/tall stools along the left until they give way to the fruit machines and then the bar counter, and loads of normal tables and chairs ranked down the centre of the room. There's a family area down at the back, with more standard furnishings. The name of the pub seems to be a cricket reference, and bowling in particular. Unsurprisingly there are some cricket related prints on the walls.

This one is as good as, and in fact better, than a lot of 'spoons I've visited. You always know what you're going to get in a 'spoons - decent food, decent beer, all at decent prices.

On 17th December 2014 - rating: 5
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Aqualung . left this review about The Wrong 'Un (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a fairly standard shop conversion that does suffer from the cave effect as it gets dark the further away from the front doors you are.

They had a reasonable selection of ales with a couple of Locale ones. I went for the Westerham Spirit of Kent (£2.15) which was reasonable but hazy.

On 9th August 2013 - rating: 7
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Roger Button left this review about The Wrong 'Un (JD Wetherspoon)

Pretty much a stereotypical Wetherspoons housed in a former furniture shop with little in the way of visual appeal but the usual decent range of bargain beers and cheap food.

The interior is quite large and spacious but the low ceilings give it a bit of claustrophobic and despite the largely glass frontage, the natural light starts to disappear at the rear of the pub. There is plenty of seating and along one side opposite the bar are a few intimate booths. The walls contain the usual snippets of local history and therea re a couple of silent flat screens, fruit machines and laso a cash machine.

I have never had any problem with the service although the patrons can be a bit intrusive with their language but on the whole, the Wrong 'Un (which is a cricket term, not a general description of the customer base) does everything you would normally expect of a ‘Spoons without it being overly appealing.

On 5th October 2010 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Wrong 'Un (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a big JDW with eight hand pumps that were supporting at least five guest beers on my visit on a Sunday evening two weeks ago. The usual drinks and food promotions can be found and I was served a nice cheap pint of Guinness by a capable barman.

OK for a Wetherspoons.

On 15th August 2010 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Wrong 'Un (JD Wetherspoon)

Fairly standard 'spoons, but I didn't really like the atmosphere inside this place. Had a fair selection of the real ale festival beers on at a very reasonable £1.69. Unfortunately, the one I chose run out part-way through pouring, but the half-wit behind the bar went to fill the rest of the pint up with my alternative selection and then looked rather puzzled when I asked him to stop and get a fresh glass...

On 11th November 2009 - rating: 5
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Peter Morris left this review about Wrong Un

As it's a Witherspoons I don't need to go into too much detail. The decor is reasonably clean and the cheap guest ales and well priced excellent food make it very popular. When it first opened it was frequented by young chavs, but over the years (and helped by the smoking ban) the pensioners have taken over. Not that their age has improved the language! I never heard Uncle Albert say "During the f'ing war". Fortunately, they start early and leave early which makes for improved ambience during the evening.

Not the greatest pub, but pleasant enough and the quality of food and drink should really mean 2.5 stars.

On 8th November 2007 - rating: 6
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