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The Whalebone (JD Wetherspoon), Downham Market

58-64 Bridge Street
Downham Market
PE38 9DJ
Phone: 01366387720
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Aqualung . left this review about The Whalebone (JD Wetherspoon)

This is currently the newest Spoons having opened on the 20th March. Looking at it from the street there seems to be little change from the White Hart other than a new pub sign consisting of a model of a sailing ship.
As you enter it soon becomes apparent that big changes have been made with the original pub area forming smaller areas at the front and what is presumably a large new extension at the back forming the bar area and kitchen. This is an open plan area with a few booths, the bar on the right and the kitchen at the rear. There is the usual mix of high and low seating and a large skylight adds to the light coming through glass doors on the left and rear which lead to an extensive patio area. There was an almost total absence of any Daytime Brigade but quite a few young children with one or both parents.
There are two sets of six hand pumps which had the IPA version of the JDW Trio Of Doom doubled, a cider, Woodforde's Wherry, Bath Prophecy, Adnam's Lighthouse, Oakham Citra and Lancaster Red. During an extended stay I tried four of these (all £2.29) and apart from a slight haze on two where it was the first poured they were in good nick. A lot of new JDWs have higher prices than average but that's not the case here including the food.
All in all I thought this was a pretty good Spoons.

On 22nd April 2018 - rating: 8
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hondo . left this review about The White Hart Coaching Inn

J D Wetherspoons has been granted a licence to open a new pub. The pub giant will be spending £1.7 million on transforming the White Hart, in Bridge Street.

On 5th February 2016 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2824 recommendations about 2766 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Andy Ven
Downham Market, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Watlington, 5.95 miles, 1 hr 54 min walk (show)
Littleport, 11.64 miles, 3 hr 44 min walk (show)
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1st Jun 2018, 22:17
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1st Jun 2018, 22:17
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 April 2018 by Aqualung .
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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 20 April 2018 by Aqualung .
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  • Function Room : No last updated 20 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 20 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 20 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 February 2018 by Aqualung .
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