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Spencer's on the Square, Retford

Pub added by James Joines
20 The Square
DN22 6DQ

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Will Larter left this review about Spencer's on the Square

The modern conversion of this lovely old building to create a bar in execrable taste left me struggling for anything nice to say about it. I suppose I have to applaud the fact that there are three hand pumps on the ghastly monstrosity of a bar counter, though I was not overwhelmed with a choice of Fullers London Pride, Kelham Island Pale Rider and Pheasantry Dragonfly. My drinking companion on the occasion of my visit is a big fan of London Pride, so I had to settle down for a half rather than obey my first instinct which was to turn around and walk out.

The server had trouble getting the over-lively beer into the glasses, and the round came to just short of £6 (for a pint and a half) which is over the top for Retford, just two more reasons for not coming back. The decor, the atmosphere - more coffee and cake than beer being dispensed - and the shockingly tasteless chandeliers are among the other many reasons why I cannot see myself ever darkening the doors of Spencers again.

Date of visit: 22nd March 2016

On 17th June 2016 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about Broadstone

The Broadstone is a large pub this is on Retfords market place.
Once inside there is one very large room that goes back quite a long way,the bar is to the left at the front of the pub this area has got a few seats with tables the rear area is set aside for people dancing in the evening.
The whole look of this pub is pretty poor in my opinion and it is more of a youngers persons pub,there were no real ales on the bar and the only bitter option was Tetley smooth crap this drink was cold and pretty crap.
If you like real ale and a proper pub then this one is best avoided.

Pub visited 2/6/2012

On 2nd June 2012 - rating: 4
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