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Pub Of The Month - November 2021 with Thuck Phat on the Pub Forum

The Sir Daniel Arms (Lloyds No 1), Swindon

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Fleet Street
Swindon
SN1 1RQ
Phone: 01793509270

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Lloyds No. 1 (J D Wetherspoon)

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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Sir Daniel Arms (Lloyds No 1)

I agree with the previous reviewer that this is a rather disappointing Wetherspoon's, the worst of the 4 (I believe there are now only 3 left) I have visited in Swindon.

Situated on a street corner, there are a handful of tables outside on the street. Indoors is spread over two levels, with the upstairs room seemingly open on this visit. Toilets are upstairs (30 steps!) too.

We sat on a table on the dancefloor underneath a glitterball, but there was no sign of any dancing on our Saturday morning visit. We managed to order through table service, but the real ale choice was fairly uninspiring and the ale itself was of questionable quality. The usual Greene King Abbot & Ruddles Best were on, alongside Sharp's Doom Bar, Portobello Star, Redemption Urban Dusk & Coach House Cheshire Oaks. Real cider is no more.

On 14th June 2021 - rating: 5
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Sir Daniel Arms (Lloyds No1)

A very disappointing Spoon's, in a strikingly large modern building but it does not feel like it inside, which is rather enclosed and gloomy. It is never good to be greeted by uncleared tables and then find a large queue at the bar. It is worse to find a boring selection of ales (IPA, Abbot, Doom Bar and Black Sheep) with only the latter on and in barely drinkable form. There is by the way an upstairs area which looked at though it might have an outside, but this was all shut off. A strong and unfavourable contrast to the other Wetherspoon's in the town or the Yates down the road.

On 28th June 2018 - rating: 3
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Aqualung . left this review about The Sir Daniel Arms (Lloyds No1)

This is a full blown Lloyds which was converted from a nightclub in 2007. Inside it's a smallish room with lighting rig and an upstairs that I didn't visit. Although the decor is fairly modern it has fairly typical furnishings.
The beer choice was poor with only four available from the six hand pumps. These were GK IPA & Abbot, Doom Bore and JW Lees Kaleidoscope. I had the Abbot (£2.49) which was in good nick.
I thought this was a poor Spoons as are many Lloyds outlets.

On 12th May 2016 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Sir Daniel Arms (JD Wetherspoon)

Lloyds No. 1 bar set in a modern building with a reasonably smart interior. Also has an additional seating area upstairs and some tables and chairs outside on the pavement. Quietish background music. Six beers on handpump, with the usual suspects plus several interesting guest ales (e.g the seasonal Wickwar Autumnale, great value at £1.79).

On 6th November 2010 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Sir Daniel Arms (Lloyds No1)

Modern purpose-built Wetherspoons, situated over two floors with a striking exterior. Range and quality of the ales was average for a JDW. The interior is quite plush and it would make for a good summer pub as the outside balconies looked tidy.

On 25th August 2010 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Sir Daniel Arms (Lloyds No1)

This Wetherspoons looks a bit different outside than most of their pubs.
Inside its the usuall 6 or 7 real ales.
Theres also some tables and chairs at the side of the pub which is unusuall for a Wetherspoons.

On 29th July 2010 - rating: 7
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an_ ecumenical_matter left this review about The Sir Daniel Arms (Lloyds No1)

Reasonable service and good ales,though not a great selection for a McSpoons. As to be expected the Scottish ales for "Burns Weekend" were unavailable.

23 November 2007
Had a very enjoyable session of Ramsbury Flint Knapper here a few months ago. Far better the "Cave" (Savoy) and the "Airport waiting lounge" (Groves)!!! Was organised for opening with the help of the manager from the Commercial Rooms Bristol,which is well worth a visit nowadays.

On 23rd January 2010 - rating: 5
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john mcgraw left this review about The Sir Daniel Arms (JD Wetherspoon)

Large Wetherspoon's on 2 levels.Only a couple of guest ales on tap.

On 5th October 2009 - rating: 6
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