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The Reeds Arms (JD Wetherspoon), Burnham-On-Sea

1 Pier Street
Phone: 01278764060

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Aqualung . left this review about The Reeds Arms (JD Wetherspoon)

This is an old Victorian seafront hotel, although not currently used as one by JDW. As noted below it's a rambling place inside with the bar in front of the Pier Street entrance. On a blustery and showery early Saturday afternoon the front patio overlooking the seafront was deserted but it was busy inside with what looked like holiday makers or day-trippers.
The bar has two sets of five hand pumps which had one available soon, the JDW Trio Of Doom with Ruddles doubled up, Butcombe Bitter, the International Banks's Sleeping Giant IPA, Hobgoblin, RCH Pitchfork and Great Western Tangerine. I went for the Tangerine which was not that clear and served as a short measure.
I wasn't overly impressed with this place but it may be better at a quieter time.

On 11th September 2017 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Reeds Arms (JD Wetherspoon)

Extended seafront establishment, previously the Queens Hotel, now a bit of a maze of partly opened-out rooms with varying ceiling heights. Standard furniture but surprisingly little decor (apart from the slightly unusual leatherwork inset into the wood-panelling found on certain walls. Fair selection of real ales from the two banks of five handpumps, with a couple of local ones including Quantock Ale (normally £2.19, although just £1.85 with a Monday meal offer, which initially appeared hazy but then largely cleared).

On 15th April 2017 - rating: 6
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Richard Arwkrite left this review about The Reeds Arms (JD Wetherspoon)

Large public carpark across the road and being situated on the flat promenade means access for wheelchair user is very good. All the usual JDW fixtures are here,good beer,cheaper meals and slow service.Burnham being surrounded by holiday caravan parks is full of families which no doubt will find theselves here at sometime.

On 27th September 2009 - no rating submitted
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Roger Button left this review about The Reeds Arms (JD Wetherspoon)

This extensive Wetherspoons dates from the mid 19th century and was the Queens Hotel before reverting back to its original name when ‘Spoons took over. Named after George Reed, a prominent citizen and benefactor of the town who, among other things, built the ramp on the beach opposite from where the lifeboats were launched. Lifeboat displays seem to be a recurring theme throughout the pub which is divided into several rooms, each with its own bit of character (or lack of depending on your Wetherspoons viewpoint). The rooms to the front of the pub as well as the small outside front terrace commands good sea views whislt the central areas are of a more sombre and claustrophobic nature. I counted at least 3 silent plasma screens with the usual Sky News/Sky Sport News set up. 10 handpumps but many were doubled up with the standard ‘Spoons ales with just 2 for guest beers (albeit decent ones). A decent enough place with a bit more character than your normal Wetherspoons but my visit was for a March late Saturday morning journey breaking liquid breakfast. Once the caravaners and holiday camp brigade arrive in town for the summer…

On 26th March 2009 - rating: 6
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graham dunbavan left this review about Queens Hotel

Now called the Reed's Arms and is a Wetherspoon's outlet. Always seams under staffed when I have visited it.

On 18th March 2007 - rating: 6
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