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The Maidenhead Inn (JD Wetherspoon), Basingstoke Central, Basingstoke

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17 Winchester Street
Basingstoke
RG21 7ED

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J D Wetherspoon

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Moby Duck left this review about The Maidenhead Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

Canteen style spoons with a unremarkable beer lineup, I wouldn't bother again.

On 8th October 2016 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Maidenhead Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

More seating areas than initially appears in this 'spoons in the old 'Top of the Town', and relatively light and modern (if anonymous) furniture and decor help avoid a gloomy feel. Fair selection of real ales from six of ten handpumps, ranging from Ruddle's, Abbot and Doom Bar to the more interesting Jaipur, Exmoor Beast and Loddon Forbury Lion IPA (£2.65).

On 31st January 2016 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about The Maidenhead Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

This Spoons is situated off the Southern end of a huge shopping mall that extends from just South of Basingstoke Station to a short distance from Winchester Street.
It looks like a small place from the outside but is larger inside and split between three different levels. The bar is on the middle level and the front and back levels have just low tables and chairs. It looked like there was a patio at the rear.
It's all very modern but the furnishings are possibly better than average.
It wasn't overly busy on my Friday morning visit.
The bar has two sets of five hand pumps but the choice wasn't that great for a GBG listed Spoons. There was Ruddles then Abbot, Doom Bore and Exmoor Gold were doubled up. This left just three beers worth considering which were all local, Loddon Bamboozle & Forbury Lion and Longdog Lamplight Porter. I went for the Longdog Porter (£2.65) which was in excellent nick.
I thought this was a decent Spoons and it's a shame that the doubling up of beers let it down.

On 18th January 2016 - rating: 6
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dave stray left this review about The Maidenhead Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

Reasonable Wetherspoons with a pretty relaxing atmosphere. Not much in the way of entertainment but made up for with pleasant service and good prices. TV always seems to be showing news but turned down with subtitles.

On 7th June 2013 - no rating submitted
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Maidenhead Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

Modern looking Wetherspoons, well lit with pine tables and chairs so slightly different from the usual, but no better for it.

Its all a bit too light, bright and uncomfortable.

There is a small cellar area with Sky TV & some padded benches and sofas which does add to the pub, but its all nothing spectacular.

The beer is very warm

On 25th June 2012 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about The Maidenhead Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

A very tarted-up JDW, looks like something from an IKEA ad - a long way from the faux-Victoriana of most of their outlets. Very small as well compared to other ‘Spoons. The layout of the pub isn't too good; it's essentially one long corridor most of the way along and gets quite cramped because too many chairs and tables have been levered into place – not comfy. The lighting’s also very dim, I could've fallen asleep in the downstairs area a few times. There is also a heated patio through the back doors. Beer-wise, the range available is usually fairly good and the quality is usually pretty decent. Worth a visit when quiet if you like your ale but I wouldn't want to spend too long in here. Better than the offering (bakers) next door though.

On 16th May 2012 - rating: 6
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dave stray left this review about The Maidenhead Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a reasonable wetherspoons, if anything the seating space felt a little limited but this is fine in general.

On 26th July 2010 - rating: 5
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Old Boots left this review about The Maidenhead Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

Not bad as Spoons go, several distinct areas, family friendly and dining at the front, standup drinking in the long, thin, brighter bar area and more intimate and darker seating/eating areas at the back, both raised and subterranean, There is also a heated patio through the back doors. Decent and usually drinkable range, including one from York Brewery last time I was in, and two local brewers as well as the usual Greene King stuff. Interesting bottles, the Polish beers looked fairly popular. Staff are often, but not always, a cut above the usual standard too.

On 12th November 2009 - no rating submitted
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