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The London & Rye (JD Wetherspoon), Catford, SE6

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
109 Rushey Green
Phone: 02086975028

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J D Wetherspoon

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Phil Wong left this review about The London & Rye (JD Wetherspoon)

Catford Spoons is a good wetherspoons. Much better then Lewisham spoons. Lewisham spoons is depressing but Catford spoons is a cheerful place. I go in depressed and come out with a smile on my face. Beer is descent,guinness is descent as well.

We had a bit of beef in there in June but its all blown over now and we are enjoying supping in there now. It has WiFi it doesn't obviously have sky TV but if you want to watch the match go to the goose if you want some food and a few pints go to spoons.

The toilets are the best toilets in SE6 FACT.

On 5th February 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The London & Rye (JD Wetherspoon)

Set on the main road through Catford, once a key coaching thoroughfare between London and Rye in Kent – hence the name – this is a pretty standard shop conversion-style Wetherspoons pub of the sort you are spoilt for choice with across South London. The rather charmless interior comprises a rectangular room, carpeted for the most part, but with a rather pointless quarry stone floored section in the rear right corner. The servery runs down the left hand wall and has a vaguely art-deco style counter and a rather bland bar back. Lots of standard tables and chairs fill the majority of the room, with the odd high table or drinking ledge dotted around the perimeter, each supplemented with high stools. Two sets of pillars run through the pub, breaking sight lines to a degree, although a padded bench seating area in the rear right corner offers little in the way of privacy thanks to some angled mirrors suspended above the benches, which allow punters to covertly watch whoever is sat there from above. The room extends a little to the rear, past the end of the bar, where you can find a couple more tables that are ideal should you wish to be seated outside the toilets. The room has been decorated with a lot of plain mirrors, ‘Spoons info boards and a useful ale board which lists what is available and what beers will be coming soon. A TV screen next to the bar was showing muted coverage of the afternoon’s Formula One Grand Prix.
I counted four guest ales and three ‘Spoons regulars on the hand pump, plus a real cider and two unclipped pumps. I tried a pint of Banks’ Black Diamond, which was pretty good and served by one of the efficient and friendly bar team.
I couldn’t really muster a lot of enthusiasm for this place and felt it was one in a long line of drab South London Wetherspoons which become difficult to differentiate from one another. The beer and service were the two big bonuses, but for decent atmosphere and interesting interior, you’re better off looking elsewhere.

On 1st July 2015 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The London & Rye (JD Wetherspoon)

Unexceptional 'spoons, with a larger-than-you-might-expect interior featuring standard furniture / decor but the low ceiling above the majority of the rectangular bar area gives a slightly oppressive feel (unless you get one of the tables by the front windows). Decent-sized patio seating area at the front, overlooking the modest green spaces of Rushey Green. Just five of ten handpumps operational (with one reversed clip and four annoyingly interesting 'available soon's), with the Westerham single hop Palisade (£2.35) being the pick of a fairly meagre bunch.

On 7th June 2015 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The London & Rye (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a fairly typical 'spoons conversion. They did have several decent ales on though, including Celtic Experience Dark Age (£2.35 a pint), a decent enough 4% mild. If you were just dumped in here somehow you would know instantly you were in a 'spoons. You've got the usual handful of tall tables/tall stools near the front, with loads of normal tables and chairs crammed in behind them.

There's nothing special going for or against this one. It's a run-of-the-mill 'spoons. There's nothing paticularly wrong with that of course.

On 25th April 2015 - rating: 5
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Aqualung . left this review about The London & Rye (JD Wetherspoon)

If this was meant to be Wetherspoon's contribution to the new millennium (it was opened in 2000) then it wasn't a very exciting one. It's a converted DIY store, square in shape and with a low ceiling throughout. It's furnished with the typical Spoons tables and chairs. There were ten pumps, four taken with the usual GK beers, an Old Rosie and 5 festival beers. I went for the Titanic Cappuccino (£2.15) which was in very good nick.

On 1st November 2013 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The London & Rye (JD Wetherspoon)

The London and Rye is small for a Wetherspoons and has a long open plan interior that is slightly broken up by the numerous thin supporting columns. The bar is on the left hand wall and I counted ten hand pumps that were drawing five usual Spoon’s ales and four guests alongside Old Rosie cider. The usual standard draught is available and cheap food is served with various meal deal options.
There is a plasma screen on the rear wall that was showing muted rolling news and there is no Sky Sports, although the upcoming European Championship football was advertised as this is aired on terrestrial television.
Out the front there is some seating that faces the busy main road and this is where the majority of the other punters were gathered on the recent sunny Friday afternoon I visited.

I found the staff to be friendly, but this isn’t the greatest JDW that I have visited which is probably more to do with the area than the efforts of the management.

On 7th June 2012 - rating: 5
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john mcgraw left this review about The London & Rye (JD Wetherspoon)

A run of the mill small Wetherspoon's pub with not much in the way of guest beers. Can get very busy.

On 3rd March 2009 - rating: 6
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