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The Bluecoat (JD Wetherspoon), Rotherham Central, Rotherham

The Crofts
Rotherham
S60 2DJ
Phone: 01709539500
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J D Wetherspoon

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Bluecoat (JD Wetherspoon)

Just for a change, an atypical 'Spoon's! Tucked away in the backstreets in an historic building, there is one medium-sized room on entry which actually feels like a pub. You have to venture further in to find the larger, more typically Wetherspoon areas downstairs and upstairs, while there is also a fair-sized patio at the back. Most notably, it has an excellent range of ales, with 9 pretty interesting guests and just Abbot from the usuals. We could happily have stayed here and worked through the pumps.

On 13th November 2018 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Bluecoat (JD Wetherspoon)

This school conversion does rather look like an original pub. You enter into the bar area which is a smallish rectangular room with a further area on the left down some steps that I didn't venture into.
The bar has ten hand pumps which had a full compliment of the JDW Trio Of Doom, Fuggle Bunny Russian Rare-Bit, Kelham Island Pale Rider, Milestone Luck Of The Irish, Stancill Blonde, Hambleton Cherry Blonde, Hobgoblin and Saltaire Hazelnut Porter. I went for the Pale Rider which was in very good nick.
I thought this was a good Spoons. It's GBG 2017 listed.

On 22nd February 2017 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Bluecoat (JD Wetherspoon)

This Wetherspoons pub is housed in a former school building, which has inadvertently given it far more of a pub feel than you get from the usual shop-conversions associated with this chain. You enter directly into the main bar area with the servery, comprising a wood and brick counter and standard mirrored bar back, opposite the front door. The pub is broken up a fair bit to the front thanks to various pillars and sections of wall, which mean that it's possible to bag a few tables that offer a degree of privacy. To the right is a small seating section with TV screens showing Sky News, whilst over to the left, behind some of the aforementioned pillars, a decent seating area emerges with standard tables and chairs in front of windows that give a good view across the valley outside. The building extends to the rear here, with steps leading down to a large lower level seating area with a few padded bench booths and lots of neatly arranged rows of standard tables and chairs. Stairs also lead up to a smaller, but similar seating area with modern wallpaper and a slightly cosier feel to it. A final flight of stairs brings you to a couple of sofas serving a single table, close to the toilet doors. The usual 'Spoons history boards can be found dotted around the place, including some for slightly more contemporary subjects such as local sports stars Fred Trueman and David Seaman. Warmer weather might induce you to take advantage of the limited pavement seating out the front of the pub, but no-one dared brave this in the January chill.
The pub is generally regarded as the best of the town's three Wetherspoons for ale choice and this seemed to be evidenced by all ten handpulls being in use on this visit. There was a choice between three 'Spoons regulars and seven guest ales, almost all of which were from Yorkshire micros such as Partners and Chantry. I tried the Phoenix Hopsack which sadly was not in a particularly state and perhaps should, upon reflection, have been returned to the bar.
I was a little let down by the quality of my pint, although the pub's regular appearance in the Good Beer Guide suggests I may have been unlucky on this occasion. It's clearly worth a visit for the ale range, but I was generally underwhelmed and would probably slightly favour the nearby Corn Law Rhymer if forced to pick my favourite Rotherham 'Spoons.

On 1st February 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Rotherham Central, 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Meadowhall, 3.3 miles, 1 hr 3 min walk (show)
Darnall, 5.14 miles, 1 hr 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bluecoat (JD Wetherspoon), Rotherham
14th Nov 2018, 17:32
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14th Nov 2018, 16:40
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday - last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by ROB Camra
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