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The Moon & Bell (JD Wetherspoon), Loughborough Town, Loughborough

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6 Wards End
LE11 3HA

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J D Wetherspoon

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Moon & Bell (JD Wetherspoon)

The Moon & Bell is a Wetherspoons that looked pretty grotty from the outside.
Once inside it was not much better.
There is a smallish oblong shaped room which runs to the rear,the bar is on the left side,the room is carpeted,there are a few tall tables and chairs to the front and normal tables and chairs elsewhere,the rear area is up steps.
I noted seven real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Dark Star Hop Head,which went down well,the other real ales noted were Purity GoldBanks's Park Life,Harvistoune Schellion,Thornbridge Jaipur and Spoons regulars Doom Bar and GK Abbot.
I did not take to this Wetherspoons at all.
A shame they had one real ale on above 4.5% ABV as i prefer to drink beers below that ABV.

Pub visited 1/7/2017

On 22nd October 2017 - rating: 6
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custodian 42 left this review about The Moon & Bell (JD Wetherspoon)

Worst ever selection of real ales I've seen in a Spoons. Nothing above 4.5% ABV. Mind you, there was a marquee in the back with 30 real ales and several of them above 5%, so not all bad.

On 26th March 2017 - rating: 5
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Moon & Bell (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a moderately sized one room pub, set in the Grade II Atherstone House. The main bar was situated down the left hand side and the rear of the pub had a raised seating area, which seemed popular. Also a splendid patio garden, which looks over a park. There was a marquee in position on this visit, which had something to do with their beer festivals they have a few times a year.
The décor was cream painted woodwork, a French blue and burgundy painted walls. Beer wise, they had two banks of six, so I went for Wolf Brewery Spring Ale, which was superb. The staff here were friendly and the service good.

On 7th April 2016 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Moon & Bell (JD Wetherspoon)

This Spoons is a converted Tax Office that opened in 1999. Inside it's a fairly typical medium sized one with the usual assortment of tables and chairs. Unusually there is a garden area at the rear that I didn't investigate. For some reason there is an annoying small ramp that runs down the centre of the room ideally situated to trip people up. As in the other Spoons there was no obvious sign of their daytime brigade but a good mix of people eating and drinking. There were two banks of six handpumps which ignoring the 2 GK beers doubled up, Doom Bore and Pedigree were serving Milestone Crusader and Black Pearl, Grainstore Triple B, Banks's Botanic Beer, Nottingham Rock Mild and Bateman's Yella Belly. I went for the Nottingham Mild (£2.35) which was outstanding and when I returned later to eat tried the Banks's Botanical (£2.35) which was well kept but dull.
It's a reasonable Spoons that could be improved immediately by serving better Locale beers than Milestone, but on the plus side they claim to ALWAYS sell a mild.

On 22nd September 2014 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Moon & Bell (JD Wetherspoon)

Not quite as large as it appears from the front, with a slightly cramped bar supplemented by a smaller raised area and a decent-sized patio beer garden. Good selection of real ales from the 12 handpumps, offering guest ales from smaller breweries (such as Grainstore Ten Fifty at £2.10) in addition to the usual Ruddles, etc. Well staffed, and GBG 2010 listed according to the banners outside.

On 17th September 2010 - rating: 6
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