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Goldengrove (JD Wetherspoon), Stratford, E15

146-148 The Grove
E15
E15 1NS
Phone: 02085190750
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J D Wetherspoon

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Pub SignMan left this review about Goldengrove (JD Wetherspoon)

This large Wetherspoons pub on a prominent crossroads in the heart of Stratford, takes its name from the opening lines of the poem ‘Spring and Fall’ by local poet Gerald Manley Hopkins (“Margaret, are you grieving / Over Goldengrove unleaving?”). On approach, the pub has a very striking mural on the left-hand end of the building, made for the 2012 London Olympics and featuring a number of notable landmarks. You enter directly to the bar area, with the L-shaped servery over on the right-hand side. The bar has a nice dark wood counter broken by a number of large pillars along its length, and a fairly plain, mirrored bar back. There’s a limited amount of seating available in a small space opposite the bar, seemingly popular with the locals and therefore imbued with the feel of an old-fashioned public bar area. Some high tables and stools have been set out in rows through the centre of the room, but the majority of the seating is to be found over to the left, mostly in the form of basic tables and chairs, with a few padded bench booths here and there. More seating is available in the lower, rear part of the pub, which feels extremely cramped despite only having very small tables served by a handful of chairs and the odd banquette. Décor is typical ‘Spoons stuff, including the usual local history boards and various unrelated paintings and photos. A door to the rear leads out to a good sized patio garden furnished with plenty of sturdy benches. I popped in early on a Saturday evening and found the place pretty chaotic, with lots of yelling, staggering customers and a general sense that things could kick off at any minute.
I was just about ready to kick off myself after standing at the bar for about five minutes watching the staff standing around chatting to one another whilst the queues at the bar grew and grew, but someone eventually served me an acceptable pint of Sambrooks Scrumdown, which believe it or not, was the most exciting of the five guest ale options that lined up alongside five ‘Spoons regulars (some double clipped).
I didn’t really enjoy my visit here all that much and felt things probably peaked with the outdoor mural and went sharply downhill from there. The ‘lively’ atmosphere was actually quite enjoyable and the garden looked like a nice spot for the summer, but not much else caught my eye and I’ll give this a swerve next time out.

On 6th April 2020 - rating: 5
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Graham Coombs left this review about Goldengrove (JD Wetherspoon)

Totally typical Wetherspoon's at the east end of the Stratford one way system. Feels smaller inside than it looks but benefits from a garden at the rear,

On 30th July 2018 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Goldengrove (JD Wetherspoon)

This 'spoons looks very attractive from the outside as someone has gone to a fair amount of effort to provide an impressive floral display. But inside it's much like every other 'spoons. There is the usual mix of tall tables/tall stools and standard dark varnished tables and chairs, with as many of them crammed into the pub space as is possible. There's a bit of a garden at the back.

It's perhaps a bit nicer than most 'spoons I've been in, but the usual 'spoons features, good and bad, are all there.

On 8th August 2017 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Maryland, 0.2 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Stratford (London), 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Stratford International, 0.92 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Goldengrove (JD Wetherspoon), E15
6th Apr 2020, 17:41
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
30th Jul 2018, 17:19
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 17 November 2013 by hondo .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 November 2013 by hondo .
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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