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The Guildhall & Linen Exchange (JD Wetherspoon), Dunfermline

Pub added by john mcgraw
79-83 High Street
Dunfermline
KY12 7DR

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J D Wetherspoon

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Guildhall & Linen Exchange (JD Wetherspoon)

Landmark building, the spire of which can be seen for miles around, converted well into a 'spoons on the ground floor and linked hotel above. Features a slightly split-level, 'U'-shaped arrangement of seating / dining areas, with the far end away from the bar being the most characterful. Also has a few outside tables by the entrances. Only five of eight handpumps in operation, but several interesting beers available including the Cairngorm Black Gold (excellent, and just £2.19).

On 18th February 2018 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Guildhall & Linen Exchange (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a JDW hotel as well as a pub. The bar area is split level with the bar counter on the lower level. I thought the interior was rather garish for such an old building.
The bar has eight hand pumps which had one unused, Deuchars IPA, Abbot, Edinbrew 85 Shilling, Sharps Atlantic, Burton Bridge Battle Brew, Conwy Rampart and Titanic Steerage. I went for the Battle Brew (£2.19) which was so good I had another as the "free" drink with the chicken club.
I thought this was a good Spoons and is GBG 2017 listed.

On 21st August 2017 - rating: 7
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peter ashworth left this review about The Guildhall & Linen Exchange (JD Wetherspoon)

The foundation stone was laid in 1807 but they soon found themselves in financial difficulties and the 42 metre spire was added in 1811 paid for by public donations.It was originally what it says on the tin a Guildhall and Linen Exchange and in later life has been a Sheriffs court,police station and finally a job centre.
Cannot add much to the 2 previous reviews and agree the place is small with very few features with furnishings set out like that of a café bar.
There was a few cask beers on that I was not familiar with and in all fairness the friendly barmaid let me sample 3 small glasses of beer before I made my choice.

On 24th November 2016 - no rating submitted
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Quinno _ left this review about The Guildhall & Linen Exchange (JD Wetherspoon)

Another impressive Spoons building, though there’s little left of historical interest within. Despite the size of the building it's quite small inside, a single room effectively divided in two lengthways by a wall. Presumably quite a recent opening as the interior décor is a bit more wacky than the standard template - glazed gold brick bar back, powder puff blue, Scandinavian wood slatting and pre-Raphelite repro paintings on ceiling. Eight pumps all clipped. Only two stagers so a good range of guests with a Scottish slant, my Black Wolf Florida Black was in good nick. Unusually quiet for a Sunday afternoon, I thought. Still, this was a decent Spoons and I enjoyed my 40 minutes leeching off the free wifi.

On 25th June 2016 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Guildhall and Linen Exchange (JD Wetherspoon)

Occupying a prominent corner of the town centre, this landmark building has been tastefully converted to use as a pub and hotel. Even on a quiet and very cold evening there were a few drinkers dotted about the large ground floor. The bar is on the left, and featured the usual 'Spoons beer offering, of which only one was from a Scottish brewery: Inveralmond. Other "guests" at the time of my visit were from Upham, Dark Star and Roosters.

Date of visit: 6th March 2016

On 17th June 2016 - rating: 6
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john mcgraw left this review about The Guildhall and Linen Exchange (JD Wetherspoon)

Opens 10th July

On 2nd July 2012 - no rating submitted
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