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Chiltern Taps, High Wycombe

123 Oxford Road
High Wycombe
HP11 2DN

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The William Robert Loosley (Lloyds No.1)

Appears fairly small for a shop-conversion 'spoons, albeit with a little more seating in several different areas than initially obvious. However, there is also a second bar upstairs of equal size and some metal tables out on the front patio. Usual dark wood furniture inside, although the decor is a bit more modern than some. Just five handpumps on the main counter, with Doom Bar, two 'international' brews and Abbot (all a bit stronger than I was looking for) and the local-ish Vale Wychert (£2.35).

On 15th October 2016 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about The William Robert Loosley (Lloyds No.1)

This is one of the 20 leasehold Spoons earmarked for closure but I have yet to see or hear of any sign of them shutting down.
Although it was previously a Hogshead pub I would be surprised if it was originally built as one.
Inside it's a smallish room with the bar at the rear and a raised area off to the left. There is an upstairs area that I didn't bother to visit. The whole place seemed rather dark and gloomy and wasn't that busy on my Friday lunchtime visit.
The ale selection on the downstairs bar was pretty poor consisting of GK IPA, Abbot & Ruddles, Windsor & Eton Windsor Knot and Loddon Hullabaloo. I went for the Windsor Knot (£2.30) which was reasonably OK but hazy and somewhat cold.
This is one doomed Spoons that I won't miss as I found the nearby Falcon to be a lot better. They've chosen the correct one to close.

On 20th September 2015 - rating: 3
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Quinno _ left this review about The William Robert Loosley (JD Wetherspoon)

A fairly small JDW (I didn't notice TV screens or the usual other Lloyds No.1 trappings) located over two floors in a fairly nondescript building. Our 10:30am visit found the place to be stupidly understaffed (long queues, grubby tables) and one of the three front-of-house staff struggled to understand the concept of me wanting a beer with my breakfast. On entering there were only four ales to be seen (two Loddon, Pride, and GK Ruddles) alongside a real cider, though a subsequent foray upstairs irritatingly found a number of extras in the unopened bar there. The Ferrymans from downstairs was in decent shape if a tad cold. Better decorated than its sister pub the Falcon but it isn’t exactly one of Spoons better offerings based on this visit. It could be, mind.

On 22nd March 2012 - rating: 4
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Pub SignMan left this review about The William Robert Loosley (JD Wetherspoon)

This former Hogshead pub, located opposite the Eden Shopping Centre and close to High Wycombe bus station, is now a rather smart Lloyds No 1 outlet. The interior is deceptively small thanks to various pillars and the shape of the room, all of which breaks up what would otherwise be a decent sized open space. There's a good deal of seating in this part of the pub, especially near the windows punters were able to listen to soul music playing quietly in the background whilst watching promotional material shown on a loop on various TV screens. The servery is at the rear of the room and to the left of it is a raised area furnished with some sofas and armchairs, which has been decorated with ornate mirrors and modern art prints on the walls and a brick fireplace with some nice upholstered comfy chairs in front of it.
There are five handpumps on the bar which were dispensing London Pride, Ruddles and two guests plus a cider. I tried a pint of the Loddon Bamboozle (£2.20), which was served at a hand-cripplingly cold temperature. The staff were very nice though and I grabbed a bite to eat which arrived with the usual Wetherspoons efficiency.
A decent enough place to spend a bit of time, but they really need to sort out their cellar temperatures, as it took me an age to get my pint to a drinkable state. The pub is GBG listed though, which suggests I may have been unlucky, although I did find excessively cold beer to be an issue in all three pubs I visited in High Wycombe, so perhaps it's how the locals like it.

On 25th November 2011 - rating: 6
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The William Robert Loosley (JD Wetherspoon)

Nicely laid out & decorated Wetherspoons near large shops on busy road & just off the town centre. Quite small downstairs for a Wetherspoons and better than their standard layouts. An ok pub

On 13th November 2011 - rating: 6
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