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The Barking Dog (JD Wetherspoon), Barking

61 Station Parade
Barking
IG11 8TU
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J D Wetherspoon

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Barking Dog (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a real old-fashioned Wetherspoons pub conveniently located right outside Barking station. You enter to a familiarly decorated room with a large seating area to the front and the servery to the rear left with the bar counter turning 90 degrees and running further towards the back of the room. The pub has been carpeted throughout and has lots of regular tables and chairs through the main body of the room and a line of nice banquette booths along the right-hand wall, plus one or two more to the left. Each booth is separated from the next by a nice partitioning screen with an etched glass pane bearing the Wetherspoons logo set into a dark wood frame with attractive art-deco lamps on top. The servery has the usual polished stone counter top which matches a couple of pillars that break the counter a couple of times along its length, whilst the bar back is a typical dark wood and mirror set-up, much of which was obscured by an impressive amount of tinsel. The room extends a long way to the rear down the right-hand side, but once you’ve past the end point of the servery, the only seating available comes in the form of basic tables and chairs. The walls throughout have been decorated with old pictures, ‘Spoons information boards and a large model dog, which is mounted on a central pillar, whilst further visual distraction comes in the form of multiple video screen slot machines.
There were twelve handpulls along the bar, all in action and dispensing four ‘Spoons regular ales and eight guest beers. I tried the Oakham Below Zero which was a nice enough drop in good condition, but I was certainly made to wait for it as the lone barman spent forever trying to pour two pints of Stella, using no fewer than eight glasses to decant a single pint of beer! I also grabbed some food here – the usual cheap and cheerless fayre – and when it arrived, I popped off in search of some condiments only to return and find a feral looking local staring longingly at my plate – I swear if I’d been gone a little longer, he would’ve started tucking in!
If you’ve ever been to an older branch of Wetherspoons, you’ll know exactly what to expect here – it’s identikit stuff from the décor to the ale range and the eccentric customers – with little to make it stand out in the memory. Would I pop in again the next time I find myself in Barking – more than likely. Would I schlep out here just to visit this place again – most definitely not.

On 3rd April 2020 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Barking Dog (JD Wetherspoon)

A rather shabby looking exterior, under an office block next to the station, but inside is quite bright and airy thanks to windows the whole length of the fairly long bar. Otherwise a fairly typical 'Spoons'. Beer range included a couple of local ales in quite drinkable condition.

On 30th July 2018 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Barking Dog (JD Wetherspoon)

By the numbers spoons does what it says on the tin

On 16th August 2014 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Malden man
Barking, 0.06 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Ilford, 1.68 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Woodgrange Park, 2.4 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Barking Dog (JD Wetherspoon), Barking
3rd Apr 2020, 17:34
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
30th Jul 2018, 17:17
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - April & Oct - last updated 31 December 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Beer Garden : No - Pavement tables only - last updated 30 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 August 2014 by hondo .
  • Darts : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 August 2014 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 August 2014 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 31 December 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 31 December 2013 by john mcgraw
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 August 2014 by hondo .
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