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The Spread Eagle, Pontefract

Estcourt Road
Darrington
Postal town: Pontefract
WF8 3AP
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Andy Ven left this review about The Spread Eagle

A pub of two halves. Four rooms of varying size set around a central bar. There are two rooms making up the bar area, with oak beams and stone walls. The room at the rear and to the side (which looks like it may have been an extension to the original building)are more plain and set aside in the daytime for dining (our visit was on a Sunday lunchtime). There is a nice big new car park to the side as well.

On handpull there was Northumberland Lunatick and Full Steam Ahead (nice, dark amber ale) and Black Sheep (which was also fine). A large collection of handpull badges stuck on the beams indicates an ever changing offering of real ale.

Food was fairly basic and the service would have benefitted from a bit more training/ experience/ etiquette. If you don't expect too much you won't be disappointed. If I wanted to grab a quick Sunday lunch, because I couldn't be bothered to cook, it would be OK. If I wanted to take some friends somewhere nice to eat I might be a bit more choosy.

As a place to drink during the evening I would happily sit and have several pints. GBG 2010 entry.

On 1st September 2010 - rating: 7
[User has posted 244 recommendations about 240 pubs]


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James Joines left this review about The Spread Eagle

This pub has a suprising interior with plenty of characture. A fine choice of Real Ales with 4 usually available. Good value food brings in mach trade (on my Saturday lunch time visit large numbers of dinners) with two area set aside for food.
Large car park at the side entrance located in Philips Lane.
This is a wonderful pub in the centre of the village app. 1 mile form the A1.
##GBG 2008 listed ##

On 19th January 2008 - rating: 10
[User has posted 841 recommendations about 835 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alexander Kapp
Pontefract Baghill, 2.21 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Pontefract Monkhill, 2.53 miles, 48 min walk (show)
Knottingley, 3.42 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Spread Eagle, Darrington
1st Sep 2010, 18:13
Review submitted by Andy Ven
 
31st Aug 2010, 00:33
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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 19 January 2008 by Moby Duck
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 January 2008 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 January 2008 by Moby Duck
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