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The Full House (JD Wetherspoon), Hemel Hempstead Town, Hemel Hempstead

128 Marlowes
Hemel Hempstead
HP1 1EZ
Phone: 01442265512
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J D Wetherspoon

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Full House (JD Wetherspoon)

Quite a large Spoons as expected after being converted from a Cinema. The interior was very industrial looking with steelwork wrapped columns and the front of the bar cladded in a metallic looking bronze finish. The top of the walls in the main bar area had the plaster hacked away to expose the red brick underneath. Seventeen pumps on our visit with most of them doubled up. We went for the Tring Clumper and Adnam's Ghost Ship, both of which were in good shape and only £2 a pint. The service was good, but the atmosphere in here on our Friday afternoon visit was very tense, as there was a group of about 30 young traveller lads making a disturbance in the place. So we didn't stay around too long.

On 4th November 2019 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about The Full House (JD Wetherspoon)

This was an Odeon Cinema, probably one of the last ones to be built as it was started in 1959. Before becoming a Spoons in Summer 1998 it had become a bingo hall.
As would be expected with a cinema conversion it is a huge space inside with a bar taking up the lower area below where the big screen would have been.
This bar had 18 pumps which I didn't have time to note down as I was in a hurry to get back to London before the worst of the rush hour kicked in. I do remember there being a reasonable selection of ales. I went for a Locale beer Haresfoot Lock Keeper (£2.05) which was in excellent nick. This was the cheapest Spoons of the day and rather more typical of the London ones I'm used to. I would think it would be well worth a look at beer festival time. It's a shame that the centre of Hemel Hempstead is so far from the station.

On 5th October 2014 - rating: 6
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Clive Thompson left this review about The Full House (JD Wetherspoon)

Small entrance that opens out into a large drinlking area with the bar and a few more tables down a few steps. There is a small raised 'library' area to the left as you enter with bookshelves and a quieter atmosphere. Large mural of what is perhaps supposed to be some sort of Roman/Greek vista behind the bar. The 'beer garden' is a paved smokers area with a few tables cordoned off from the main road by a low wall and some pot plants. Decent range of ales and ciders.

On 30th May 2011 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tim Upton-O'Good
Hemel Hempstead, 1.5 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Apsley, 1.82 miles, 35 min walk (show)
Kings Langley, 4.3 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Full House (JD Wetherspoon), Hemel Hempstead
4th Nov 2019, 12:11
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray
 
5th Oct 2014, 10:51
Review submitted by Aqualung .

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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