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The Imperial (JD Wetherspoon), Walsall

Darwall Street

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Delboy 20 left this review about The Imperial (JD Wetherspoon)

The building is still to let and has been for a couple of years now. This was a decent spoons and I preferred it to the other one.

On 16th December 2018 - no rating submitted
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Aqualung . left this review about The Imperial (JD Wetherspoon)

This is another cinema conversion. It's a fairly typical layout with the old foyer as you enter and some steps down to the lower level where the bar is. There is another smaller area above the bar. I was here on a Saturday morning when it wasn't too busy and found that the Black Country accents were reverberating around, a bit like joining several Noddy Holders in an echo chamber. The furnishings are typical JDW.
The bar has two sets of five hand pumps but there was no doubling up and only one Xmas beer "available soon". There were the two usual GK beers, Doom Bore, Sadler's Mellow Yellow, Sherlock Bones & Cheeky Elf, Abbot Reserve, Moorhouse Winter Looms and a beer of unknown origin called Davenport's Pale Ale.
I went for the Mellow Yellow which was in excellent condition.
I thought both Walsall Spoons were pretty good, the other one is a bit more up market than this one.

On 23rd December 2015 - rating: 8
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Imperial (JD Wetherspoon)

For me its the typical souless cinema/theatre Wetherspoons barn conversion.

Little atmosphere given the high ceiling its all very cold and unfriendly. Busy bar with some staff at the end just standing around talking. I mean, even if they wern't on duty or meant to be working the bar you wouldn't stand behind it ignoring folk.

For me, all that is wrong with Wetherspoons (except maybe there were no winos or fag smokers blocking the entrance).

On 7th December 2011 - rating: 3
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Imperial (JD Wetherspoon)

Very imposing building, but not one of 'spoons best theatre conversions as the area nearest the door is very dark, and then you get a rather sudden drop down at the bar end. Otherwise it is much the usual offering, with cheap food and a reasonable selection of real ale with five guest beers in addition to the usual suspects from the eight handpumps. My pint of Elgoods Black Dog was fine and didn't cost any more than Ruddles with the 'curry night' deal so I was happy enough.

On 5th June 2010 - rating: 6
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Gill Smith left this review about The Imperial (JD Wetherspoon)

We have been here before but left due to lack of ale choice, but managed to find 5 guests on this time as the Walsall beer festival was on round the corner, so plenty of real ale drinkers were in town. I enjoyed Orkney Red Macgregor and Titanic Iron Curtain.

What really impressed me here was that the Lees beer I wanted went off, and they whipped the pumpclip straight off. The beer on the next pump as available soon was put on. They were clearing the done line and getting the next beer ready so they could keep 5 guests on.

What a refreshing change.

On 29th March 2010 - rating: 7
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Imperial (JD Wetherspoon)

A fantastic, mainly brick exterior, to what was of course the Imperial Theatre. There is a beer/dining patio at the back.

The interior is open plan and sympathetic to the history of the building. On three levels, you can walk up to a dining gallery from the main dining area, or down to the bar. The decor is in green, white and a clay colour, with wood panel. The place is quite ornate. There are TVs and information on the history of Walsall and some of its people, like Sister Dora. The service is typical Spoons - not enough people and the clientele the usual mix of penshioners after a cheaper meal, down to the complete drunk.

Beer; usual tap stuff with Banks's MILD and Bitter. Pedigree, Abbot and Ruddles are on handpull, with four or five changing guests, the quality of which is up and down.

Go in early for some functional food, get out early for better beer. The building is nice, the people let it down

On 26th September 2009 - no rating submitted
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john mcgraw left this review about The Imperial

Wetherspoons on two levels,Not a very good range of guest beers and all in all not a very good pub. Very noisy

On 22nd June 2007 - rating: 4
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