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The Sovereign of the Seas (JD Wetherspoon), Orpington

Queensway
Petts Wood
Postal town: Orpington
BR5 1DG
Phone: 01689891606
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Sovereign of the Seas (JD Wetherspoon)

A good sized Spoons on entrance that tapers into a narrower back lounge area. The colour scheme is easy on the eye with mustard coloured painted walls predominantly, and some red painted areas here and there. The service was disappointingly slow on our visit, as one member of staff fussed around a customer at the coffee machine trying to get their second free cup, whilst another member of staff cleared the tables. Nine handpumps in use with two Ruddles, a Doombar and one GK IPA. The five guest beers were Truman's Tail Feather, Brewster's Hop A Doodle Do, Elland White Prussian, Adnam's Mosaic and Thornbridge Jaipur. We went for the Brewster's, which was an exceptionally good pint.

On 16th January 2018 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Sovereign of the Seas (JD Wetherspoon)

Located along the main retail street through the centre of Petts Wood, this is a typical South East London shop converted Wetherspoons pub. Presumably the pub occupies two retail units, as a row of pillars and supporting walls run through the centre of the room from front to back, suggesting previous partitioning. The servery is midway down the left hand wall and has an L-shaped counter and mirrored bar back. A small seating area to the left in front of the bar merges into a densely furnished front section which is nice and bright thanks to large front windows with pleasant blue glass inserts. High tables and stools can be found in the centre of the room opposite the bar whilst to the right there is a series of banquette booths with really odd, shallow seats making it quite precarious to perch on them. Partitioning walls further back screen a rear seating space with some nice private booths, old fashioned bookcases and access to a rear patio garden which looked a little forlorn. The pub has been decorated with mustard coloured panels, some of which have a nice filigree pattern, as well as the usual 'Spoons local interest boards. Plain mirrors and minimalist modern art prints round things out and there were several TV screens showing the usual muted rolling news channels.
There were a couple of regular 'Spoons ales doubled up on the bar and some of those 'Coming Soon' labels, but encouragingly there were also five guest ales and a real cider to choose from. I ended up with a pint of Westerham Spirit of Kent which was served up by an uninterested barman and seemed to be in pretty good shape.
This is a fairly by-the-numbers Wetherspoons that, over time, I'll struggle to distinguish from countless other branches in this part of the world. Despite this, there were enough positives to go on, with the rear part of the pub being the best spot where I could imagine settling down to enjoy some of the guest ales. Whilst lacking the 'wow' factor, the pub does nicely round out Petts Wood's modest pub scene and forms part of a satisfying three pub mini-crawl.

On 28th September 2016 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Sovereign of the Seas (JD Wetherspoon)

Unremarkable 'spoons, with a dull interior but a reasonable selection of festival beers and usual suspects from 12 handpumps (e.g. Liberation American Brown Ale at £2.60 on my latest visit). Front and rear patio seating areas.

On 26th October 2014 - rating: 6
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Petts Wood, 0.16 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Orpington, 1.47 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Chislehurst, 1.56 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Sovereign of the Seas (JD Wetherspoon), Petts Wood
16th Jan 2018, 19:37
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray
 
13th Jan 2018, 19:07
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

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