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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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Delboy 20 left this review about Goldengrove (JD Wetherspoon)

Busy Spoon's with a large outdoor area out the back. We had a quick Burger and a pint deal here which was fine.

On 15th June 2022 - no rating submitted
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Goldengrove (JD Wetherspoon)

A small Wetherspoon's pub on a busy junction and with bouncers on the door for my Sunday morning visit. West Ham were playing at home later that day. So, the pub was busy.

It had been my intention to have a breakfast and a pint here and I'd already pre-selected my table when I patiently waited to be served, as staff tried to deal with foreign football tourists who didn't understand that they had to not only order their drinks at the bar, but take them away with them too.

By the time I got served, my pre-selected table had been occupied. With the absence of any real cider and no black pudding (shock horror), the pub only managed to take £1 off me for a half of the Branscombe Summa This, before I cut my losses and headed elsewhere.

The usual Wetherspoon's beers - Greene King Abbot, Ruddles Best & Sharp's Doom Bar were all available. Three other guests were Titanic Plum Porter, Purple Moose Whakahari & Sambrook's Wandle.

The interior is much smaller than most Wetherspoon's, with the bar and one corner being on a slightly higher level than the majority of the seating. There were high tables for upright drinking adjacent to the bar and there is a good sized outdoor drinking area at the rear.

On 1st March 2022 - rating: 5
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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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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)
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15th Jun 2022, 19:40
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15th Jun 2022, 19:14
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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