User name:



Sign in with Facebook

Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW

Chat about:
20 questions with AlanH on the Pub Forum

The Flying Standard (JD Wetherspoon), Coventry Central, Coventry

2-10 Trinity Street
Phone: 02476555723

Return to pub summary

Pub Type

J D Wetherspoon

Reviews (Current Rating Average: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Delboy 20 left this review about The Flying Standard (JD Wetherspoon)

Nice looking Spoons which was extremely busy when we called. We managed to grab a table and had a quick brunch. For some reason I didn't note the beers but whatever I had was fine!

On 15th January 2020 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 1049 recommendations about 1010 pubs]

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

Aqualung . left this review about The Flying Standard (JD Wetherspoon)

This Spoons dates back to late 1999 and is set on the two lower floors of an old looking black and white timber framed building in the centre of Coventry. Inside it seemed fairly small for a Spoons with a long narrow room where the main bar is situated, a small sunken room by the windows to the left and a raised dining room to the right. The upstairs bar is small and with just four hand pumps that are duplicates of downstairs. There is a pleasant looking roof patio attached to it. It was busy but not hopelessly so on my Thursday lunchtime visit.
The bar has two sets of six hand pumps but the beer range wasn't that brilliant. The two GK beers, Doom Bore, Burton Bridge Porter and cider were all doubled up. This left just two other options, Hawkshead Cumbrian 5 Hop and Byatt's Urban Red. I went for the 5 Hop (£2.35) which was in excellent condition.
While this is a decent Spoons I thought the beer selection was well below par for a city centre outlet which is a shame. It might be that they were running the choice down prior to the Autumn Beer Festival.

On 14th October 2015 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2145 recommendations about 2143 pubs]

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

Pub SignMan left this review about Flying Standard (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a large and surprisingly smart Wetherspoons pub on Trinity Square, close to the city’s cathedral. The impressive oak framed building stands on the site of a pub that was demolished in 1930 called the Spotted Dog and there was a degree of controversy over the decision to not retain this name when Wetherspoons opened their venture in 1999. Instead it takes its name from one of the cars produced by the local Standard Motor Company who ceased production back in the 1960’s. Prior to being a Wetherspoons, the building, which was only built in 1939, had been a jewelers and chemists.
The pub today is a nice multi level affair with the bar in the left hand half of the pub and a dining area in a nicely paneled room to the right of the entrance. The various levels, which see the servery on the highest rear level and the seating spread across various other sections leading down to the large front windows, help to break up what might otherwise have been an uninteresting, barn-like room. The place has been carpeted throughout following a refurbishment in 2010 and the seating comprises a range of well upholstered chairs, making for a comfortable experience. A few pictures detailing Coventry’s car manufacturing past have been dotted around the place and provide some interesting viewing. A sign pointed the way to a second bar upstairs, but I didn’t have time to visit and a few hardy souls were enjoying an early pint in the fenced off pavement seating area at the front.
I think there were twelve hand pumps with three or four regular ‘Spoons ales, a couple of coming soon clips and a healthy choice of five or six guests. I plumped for the Blindmans Icarus, which was in good condition and served by a polite, if somewhat disinterested, barmaid.
It looks like the staff really care about their pub, which isn’t always the case in Wetherspoons houses, but the interior was spotless and it looked like the refurb was done a couple of weeks ago rather than a couple of years ago. An enjoyable Wetherspoons visit and a pub I’d happily recommend.

On 18th October 2012 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2425 recommendations about 2425 pubs]

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

Quinno _ left this review about Flying Standard (JD Wetherspoon)

A JDW situated in a wonderfully facaded building, making it look a bit posher than usual (indeed, it has a ‘diner's only’ area!). The interior has a split level layout and has recently been tastefully refurbished, I could smell the furniture showroom whiff quite clearly above the usual other inherent Spoons smells. Disappointingly, a large number of ales over the two banks of handpulls were ‘coming soon’, despite it being mid-afternoon. I also found the service rather slow and sloppy. My (eventual) pint of RCH Fiery Liz was fine though. File under ‘pop in and take a look’.

On 24th November 2011 - rating: 5
[User has posted 3969 recommendations about 3957 pubs]

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Flying Standard (JD Wetherspoon)

Quite good for a city-centre 'spoons, with a decent range of festival real ales on the 12 handpumps (including a very nice pint of Kalamazoo Black Silk, £2.10). Large building with a traditional facade and a split level layout featuring some nice window seats for watching the world go by. Separate dining room and further seating upstairs in another bar (with four unused handpumps). (NB - Review dates from October 2011.)

On 17th November 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6000 recommendations about 6000 pubs]

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

Roy Collins left this review about Flying Standard (JD Wetherspoon)

Multi level, well decorated interior with many pictures and descriptions of Coventry's long history.Usual mixture of clientele for a Wetherspoons city centre pub. Usually has a good selection of real ales, including local breweries, which are well kept.

On 17th November 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 124 recommendations about 121 pubs]

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

john mcgraw left this review about Flying Standard (JD Wetherspoon)

Massive Wetherspoon's in the city centre.On my visit there were plenty of real ales on and all that I tried were in good form.Gets very busy.

On 27th June 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2043 recommendations about 2024 pubs]