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Ivy House (JD Wetherspoon), Alton

Pub added by Aqualung .
Drayman Way
GU34 1SS

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J D Wetherspoon

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E TA left this review about Ivy House (JD Wetherspoon)

Well described below, this is a modern, airy JDW. Since Aqualung's review, the Kylites have found the pub, though, and it was far from a relaxing experience. Additionally, the food we had was not well served, taking a long time to arrive and was almost cold. The burritos had very little meat in – perhaps they were keeping it Under Wraps. The drink selection was ok though – Ruddles, Two Horses, Fortyniner, Two Brewers's Irish Red and Burton Porter complemented by a fair selection of bottled beers and four boxed ciders. A pity, as Quinno's review makes the potential clear, but it's let down by the humanoids.

On 2nd April 2017 - rating: 5
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Aqualung . left this review about Ivy House (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a new JDW from Spring 2015 that attracted 349 people to sign a petition on against it opening. On my Thursday morning visit there was no sign of the riotous drunkenness that some of the 349 were predicting, in fact I didn't even see any signs of a daytime brigade. As mentioned below it's a long room with a modern interior and several different areas. As the weather was nice I elected to take my pint outside to the large paved patio by the car park.
Available on the twelve hand pumps were 4 ciders, the two GK beers, Hop Art Red Cap and five festival ales. I went for the Wadworth brewed Bibock (£2.45 festival / standard guest price) which was hazy but OK apart from that.
It's a better than average Spoons but more expensive than many as you would expect of a new one in the South.

On 4th April 2016 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Ivy House (JD Wetherspoon)

Modern Spoons (opened 2015) in a strange conversion, from an old GII listed town house at the front through to a converted office building via a glazed atrium. This means that it’s a truly multi-roomed place over several levels, with a different character in each though wood, green and cream shades predominate. Clean, tidy and upmarket inside, with a light and airy feel all over (unlike many a JDW) as well as a nice courtyard patio. 12 pumps but a lot of doubling-up, the true guests were all local - Surrey Hills Greensands IPA (fair shape, maybe a little flat), Triple FFF Moondance and Weltons Red Fire Monkey. Barman had just started the shift and seemed keen on his beer. Ate here and the food came out in double-quick time and in better order than normal. Overall, this was one of the most pleasant Spoons I’ve been into for a long time and it’s an ideal base camp before setting off to explore the other pubs in this nice little market town.

On 23rd February 2016 - rating: 7
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Moby Duck left this review about Ivy House (JD Wetherspoon)

Newly opened,In fact building work was still going on with some scaffolding still on part of the outside,half of the pub is housed in an older building (not sure if it was a former pub or not, I don't recall one there in the past) with some character and the other half a quite modern newly built add on, with both together it makes for a fairly large establishment.The interior is modern with white walls and ceiling and mid Brown wood paneling and beams. The bar is situated on the higher, newer end and down a few steps into the older bit are several seating areas.12 pumps on the bar with a reasonably decent range but they didn't appear to be from the current beer festival.I only stayed for one drink here, Triple fff Citra Sonic which was a little on the flat side. Not bad as Spoons go but not a place I personally would make a bee line for in the future.

On 26th March 2015 - rating: 6
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