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The Society Room (Lloyds No 1), Glasgow Central, Glasgow

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
151 West George Street
Glasgow
G2 2JJ
Phone: 01412297560

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Lloyds No. 1 (J D Wetherspoon)

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Aqualung . left this review about The Society Room (Lloyds No 1)

I steered clear of this one on Friday night as it's a Lloyds and turned up early on Saturday morning for a breakfast, returning later for a beer as the fruitcake Scottish government think it's wrong to drink beer with a breakfast. It's been well described below and was almost empty for breakfast but had quite a few in later.
The six hand pumps had a reasonable choice with Doom Bore, Skye Gold, Daleside Monkey Wrench, Drygate Pale Duke & Seven Peaks Mosaic IPA and Edinburgh Industrial Pale. I went for the Mosaic IPA (£2.09) which was excellent.
Considering this is a Lloyds I thought it was reasonably OK.

On 9th November 2016 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Society Room (Lloyds No 1)

Large open plan modern styled wetherspoons(lloyds). 6 real ale taps.

On 15th July 2013 - no rating submitted
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Roger Button left this review about The Society Room (Lloyds No 1)

Modern glass fronted Wetherspoons (actually a Lloyds No 1 bar) in what was the heart of the financial district. The building was previously the Star Life Assurance Society, hence the pub name.

The modern interior has low ceilings and a vast floorspace broken up by a few chubnky pillars but it felt quite dingy and claustrophobic, particularly towards the rear where nautarl light fails to penetrate. There was quite a bit of open floorspace at the front and around the bar area suggesting that the place is magnet for large groups of vertical drinkers although it was relatively calm and peaceful on my early Sunday evening visit. At the rear is a groovy dance floor with overhead panel lights and touches of neon that wouldn’t look out of place in a 70’s disco movie.

Beerwise, there were 6 hand pumps with a reasonable selection as far as Lloyds 1 bars go and better than some of the other Wetherspoons in town – Greene King Abbott, Caledonian Deuchars, Shepherd Neame Bishop Finger, Moorhouse Blonde Wirtch, Jennings Snecklifter and Strathaven Aleberry.

Overall it won’t be anyone’s favourite Wetherspoons in town but it certainly isn’t the worst either.

On 10th February 2012 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Society Room (JD Wetherspoon)

Modern bar with a fully glazed frontage. One large room with a long counter along one side (underneath which there is an illuminated strip which changes colour from time to time). Piped music, but not intrusive. Six handpumps, but offering a more adventurous range than most Lloyds No 1 Bars (e.g. Strathaven Timorous Beastie, in fine form and very well priced at £1.85). The interest in real beer is highlighted by the 'Ale Board' near the door, showing all the barrels conditioning in the cellar, and its GBG 2012 entry. Overall, rather better than I was expecting.

On 28th January 2012 - rating: 7
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E TA left this review about The Society Room (JD Wetherspoon)

A Lloyds No 1 pub in a former insurance company's buildings, the Society Room is straight out of the JDW mouldwith nothing special to make it stand out from other pubs in the chain. That said, it was clean and tidy, and the clientele was civilised, mostly a mix of office workers, late shoppers and a few lads in the early stages of a night out. Only three ales on - I had a pint of Caledonian Flying Scotsman which was in very good condition but, if I were to be picky, just a little on the cool side. I'm not convinced it merits its GBG entry when compared to some of the other local pubs, but it is civilised and worth including on a crawl. Probably a good place for a quick lunch, too.

On 12th January 2012 - rating: 6
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William Purnell left this review about The Society Room (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a Lloyds No1 Bar in the Wetherspoon stable.

On 16th October 2009 - no rating submitted
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