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The Penny Black (JD Wetherspoon), Northwich

110 Witton Street
Northwich
CW9 5AB

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Aqualung . left this review about The Penny Black (JD Wetherspoon)

This Spoons is unusual as initially it looks like an old coaching inn but as noted below that's a mirage as it's a former post office dating fron 1914. Inside the truth dawns since apart from the sorting office beams being wooden instead of iron it has the same old layout as all the other JDW former post offices. The low ceilinged front section includes a room off to the right then behind this is the barn like former sorting office with the bar on the right.
This doesn't stop it being a good Spoons as it had the best beer choice I've seen for some time with one available soon, the JDW Trio Of Doom with Abbot doubled, Abbot Reserve, Orkney Red Macgregor, Moorhouse First Cut & Pendle Witches Brew, Slater's Top Totty, Beartown Kodak Gold and Dunscar Black IPA. I went for the Abbot Reserve (£2.09) which was in good nick.
Despite the sorting office barn I thought this was a good Spoons.

On 20th September 2017 - rating: 7
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Al Bundy left this review about The Penny Black (JD Wetherspoon)

An impressive looking Wethers from the outside. Inside is fairly standard Wethers and it is quite nice. Its mainly open plan with various areas to sit. 12 handpumps on the bar and a quite decent selection on this visit.

On 16th January 2017 - rating: 7
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peter ashworth left this review about The Penny Black (JD Wetherspoon)

Former purpose built Post Office and Grade 2 listed building that is situated on the main pedestrianised shopping street.The pub has a very attractive facade and a bright and large open planned interior.There was a good varied range of cask beers on show,one of which, the Moorhouse's Black Panther prooved to be a was a winner.It made a pleasant change to have three friendly and efficient bar persons on hand who were doing a fine job.This year the pub was voted by CAMRA to be the best in North Cheshire, after finishing runner up in 2011.Definitely one of the better JDW pubs and is worth a visit

On 20th June 2012 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Penny Black (JD Wetherspoon)

Very imposing four-storey mock-Tudor exterior which was built as recently as 1914. Inside, the high ceilings of the main bar area give a bit of a barn-like feel, but there some side seating areas that are slightly more to human scale. Better still, if the weather permits, is the sizable side patio and rear beer garden which offers a good amount of outdoor seating. 12 handpumps offering an excellent range of less usual ales, including a fine Lymestone Foundation Stone (£1.99) as well as the usual suspects. Overall, pretty good for a 'spoons.

On 1st March 2012 - rating: 7
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Richard Brown left this review about The Penny Black (JD Wetherspoon)

Some great ever changing real ales. Sadly, no lovely lager as this is a contradiction of terms.

On 27th May 2010 - rating: 6
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john mcgraw left this review about The Penny Black (JD Wetherspoon)

Ex post office which is now a large Wetherspoon's with a single bar and several small drinking areas.Nice outside drinking area.Very good selection of real ales.

On 6th May 2010 - no rating submitted
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Malden man left this review about The Penny Black (JD Wetherspoon)




I'd say this is one of the biggest Wetherspoons barns I've been in especially with the very high ceiling, but having stuck my head into the few adjoining pubs a better option. Formerly the town's main post sorting office, hence the name. Decent range of local and micro brews but served very cold, hence removing much of the taste. A sign over the bar states "All draught beers served between 1-3C" I've noted this in other 'Spoons, but usually referring to lagers. I can only assume the locals like it that way.

On 31st January 2009 - rating: 5
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Dale Miles left this review about The Penny Black

this very large pub was the old post office hence the name the penny black, a wetherspoons style pub great value beer lovely lager, serves food daily.

On 10th May 2008 - rating: 6
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