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The Perkin Warbeck (JD Wetherspoon), Taunton Central, Taunton

23 East Street
Phone: 01823335830

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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about Perkin Warbeck (JD Wetherspoon)

The innocuous looking frontage to this one hides a massive Spoons inside, possibly the largest one on a single floor that I've seen. It goes back several hundred yards with the bar roughly in the middle to the left. It's narrow, low ceilinged and rather gloomy but there is a conservatory at the rear where there is another small bar on the left. It was doing quite a fair trade on my Thursday early afternoon visit with shoppers families and others. The small bar at the rear has been turned into a "cider bar" with the four hand pumps just having cider. The main bar has two banks of six hand pumps which had the JDW Trio Of Doom, Great Western Exhibitionist, Exmoor XPA, Butcombe Mendip Spring, Marston's One Is 90, Wood's Shropshire Lad, Bath Barnsey, Daleside Old Legover, Dartmoor Jail Ale and the JDW / Everard's Defender. I went for the XPA (£2.35) which was in very good nick. I thought this was a reasonably good Spoons and certainly preferred it to the Coal Orchard. The JDW directory claims that this is a Lloyds but I could see absolutely no evidence of that.

On 22nd June 2016 - rating: 7
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E TA left this review about Perkin Warbeck (JD Wetherspoon)

A fairly standard ‘Spoons in an old furniture shop in what used to be Taunton’s main shopping street. The shop is huge – not wide, but it runs back a very long way. It is carpeted, decorated according to the normal ‘Spoons drab standard and has a great many tables, chairs and sofas from which to choose. The clientele are the usual ‘Spoon fodder, and on this occasion we counted no fewer than 17 mothers with pushchairs/prams, plus one breastfeeding as she walked in. The staff were fairly inefficient, the girl who served us was almost innumerate – unable to work out the value of the coinage we had given her. There appeared to be six ales on, but with so many randomly placed ‘coming soon’ signs it was hard to tell, and we couldn’t risk asking the staff to count to more than six (the number of fingers on one hand). The Bath Ales’s Cobblestone was in very good condition and served at a decent temperature, so it wasn’t all bad. I’d be happy to come back for a pint and I would include in a crawl but wouldn’t pretend to like it.

On 15th June 2015 - rating: 5
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hondo . left this review about Perkin Warbeck (JD Wetherspoon)

Very large 2 bar 2 entrance Wetherspoons. Double figure real ales.

On 1st March 2012 - no rating submitted
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BobOs . left this review about Perkin Warbeck (JD Wetherspoon)

Not particularly good - even for a 'spoons! The place needs a bit of a clean, if not a major recoration. Some of the staff could do with a bit of waking up and some extra customer care training. The normal decent selection of well-kept ales and microwaved frozen pre-packed food of the chain. Well below average.

On 13th July 2011 - rating: 2
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Paris Hilton left this review about Perkin Warbeck (JD Wetherspoon)

Not the best Wetherspoons in the land; not even the best Wetherspoons in Taunton. Usual problems I'm afraid. Tables piled high with used meals due to lack of staff and only 2 unenthusiastic and untrained bar staff serving in busy times leading to the usual 10-15 minute waiting time. 12 handpumps although half of these are usually 'available soon'.

On 15th January 2011 - rating: 2
[User has posted 78 recommendations about 62 pubs]

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elizabeth mcgraw left this review about Perkin Warbeck

Ever feel like a good long walk before a pint? well here is the answer..go into the Perkin Warbeck from the rear entrance and walk to the bar 1/4 mile later you will get a pint at least they have a good selection of ales and being a Wetherspoon's the prices are not bad

On 15th December 2006 - rating: 6
[User has posted 252 recommendations about 249 pubs]