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The Up Steps Inn (JD Wetherspoon), Oldham

17-23 High Street
Oldham
OL1 3AJ
Phone: 01616275001

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J D Wetherspoon

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Rob Hunter left this review about The Up Steps Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

Visited yesterday. Two banks of six hand pulls at the bar. At the time of my visits banks were exact duplicates; I am sure on previous visits there were a few duplicated and a few more that were different on each bank. Serving yesterday - Hobgoblin (£2.29), Vulcan Blue Steel Golden Ale by Pleasantry (£2.29), Jaipur by Thornbridge (£3.05), Blonde Witch by Moorhouses (£2.49), Abbot Ale (£1.95) and Ruddles (£1.85). No sign of any Doom Bar!

Aqualung has summed the place up perfectly - it is an "old school" Spoons in terms of signage, furniture and décor. It was busy on Thursday at around 2pm, a mix of customers in, quite noisy.

Unusually for a Spoons, service was quick, with two people serving.

I used to prefer the vibe in the Squire Knott but the Up Steps Inn always had the better real ale selection. The Squire Knott was sold off towards the back end of last year and is no longer a Spoons, however.

Pleasant pint in good nick, can't complain.

On 15th June 2018 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Up Steps Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a smaller old school Spoons that consists of a narrow room which tapers at the end and a small bar counter at the front to the left. I completely failed to spot the upstairs area.
There were 12 hand pumps which had the JDW Trio Of Doom with Doom Bore & Ruddles doubled, Moorhouse Blond Witch, three ciders, Thornbridge Jaipur, Acorn Ultra IPA and Ossett Big Red. I went for the Ultra IPA (£2.49) which was in good nick.
This was the better of the two Oldham Spoons and is GBG 2017 listed.

On 24th July 2017 - rating: 7
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Al Bundy left this review about The Up Steps Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

A Wethers-by-the-book. Totally average.

On 12th August 2015 - rating: 6
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ROB Camra left this review about The Up Steps Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

Veru busy on my Friday late afternoon visit. A good selection of guest ales on the bar and the 2 I had were in very good nick. The service was decent as well. Earns an extra point this time.

14/04/2013
Improved again since my last visit. Service was quick and efficient and the numpty level in the pub was quite low. I had a pint of Bateman's Mocha which wasn't to my taste, but it was kept well enough. Keep this up guys and I may have to up my rating.

20/05/2011
Smaller than average JDW with the main area downstairs and a small upstairs area. The main room has a raised area to the right which is the family area. Downstairs was very busy when I called on a late Friday afternoon. Two banks of handpumps on the bar, the guest beers are on the second bank. I had a pint of George Wright Brewery Cat which was a good pint, served quickly despite the pub being full. I hadn't been in here for over 3 years as the last visit was a disaster, with a long wait for service followed by crap beer. It's been turned around a quite bit since then. It's still not a great JDW, but it's great compared to many of the pubs in Oldham.

On 1st May 2014 - rating: 7
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peter ashworth left this review about The Up Steps Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

Visited one afternoon and after the customary 5 minute wait for service sampled a pint of the Old Bear Brewery's Old Bear Estivator, which i think must be an acquired taste as i only drank about a third of it.

On 24th February 2011 - rating: 4
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