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The Bridge House (JD Wetherspoon), Belfast

35-43 Bedford Street
Belfast
BT2 7EJ
Phone: 02890727890
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J D Wetherspoon

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Bridge House (JD Wetherspoon)

A good sized Wetherspoon’s pub on the periphery of the central area, it’s relatively uninteresting compared to many of their outlets and has little in the way of any character. That said, it was full to capacity on both of our visits over the weekend, with no tables free on either occasion.

Internally it’s divided in to two areas, with a larger area to the left and a smaller one to the right. Some sort of wooden laminate was on the central walkway and around the bar counter, with the usual JDW carpet elsewhere. Cream plasterwork was on the walls, with dark wood panelling down below. A few random, and colourful pieces of artwork livened up what would otherwise have been a very bland room. The only feature of any note was an unusual copper sculpture in the middle of the room, although what this represented was not clear. Seating was a mixture of the usual tables and chairs that seemed very tightly packed in, along with some copper coloured Chesterfield style bench seating to one aside.

There was at least a decent selection of beers on tap which seems rather unusual in Belfast, and on this occasion consisted of Ruby Abbott, Ruddle’s Best, Arkell’s 3B, Titanic’s Another Pint in the Wall, Adnam’s Cashmere IPA, Castle Rock’s Heart of Glass and Robinson’s Cascade IPA. Ciders meanwhile were Magners, Strongbow, Strongbow Dark Fruit and Thatcher’s Gold, the latter being a welcome respite from the dross available from other pubs in the vicinity and went down a treat.

On 22nd October 2019 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Bridge House (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a large Wetherspoons pub on the fringes of the City Centre, located in an area that seems to house a few ‘drinking barn’ style establishments. The pub is split into two distinct sections, the largest of which is to the left, where the servery can be found running along the rear wall. This is a carpeted room with tables and chairs through the centre, high tables and stools opposite the bar and banquette booths along the left hand wall. Modern art prints on the walls help add some much needed splashes of colour to an otherwise featureless room and there is a large, abstract stone sculpture which has been plonked in the middle of the room with no apparent explanation forthcoming. The bar has a long counter with a faux art deco counter front and plain mirrored bar back. The counter has been split two-thirds of the way along by a huge pillar which has some nice old pictures of the city hung on it. A central walkway leads from the entrance to the bar and this space has a few more high tables and stools through it. You need to cross this walkway to access the right hand side of the pub, which has been set up like a cosier lounge bar. The area is partitioned from the main bar area by some sections of wall and offers plenty more seating options, more modern art prints, some TV screens showing muted news coverage and a centrally positioned fireplace, making it quite a pleasant spot to settle down in.
Belfast doesn’t seem to be a city of ale drinkers, but they have found a way to support seven hand pumps, three of which had ‘Spoons regular ales on whilst the other four were pouring guest beers. I tried a pint of the Wickwar A Christmas tale for £2.39 and it was in reasonable condition – maybe a little tired and suffering a touch from a lack of through pull.
There wasn’t all that much here to distinguish this place from your average city centre Wetherspoons branch, but the comfortable lounge area was at least a nice place from which to enjoy a few drinks. With ale options rather limited across the city, this place should be on any itinerary, even if it’s just for a quick pint.

On 24th January 2019 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about The Bridge House (JD Wetherspoon)

Belfast's JDW is a fairly typical busy city centre Spoons which I visited on a few occasions. It seems to have been the result of merging two different buildings with the bar area in the left hand one. I failed to visit the upstairs bar. Fixtures and fittings are all fairly typical. It seemed to attract people of all ages although I didn't get to visit it in daytime apart from a breakfast. The reason there are no "Old Soaks" (see below) in at 09:30 is probably the Ulster licensing laws making Beer O 'Clock 11:30 rather than any temperance! Ulster is even worse than Scotland in that respect.
On my first evening visit there was just the JDW Trio Of Doom with one of them doubled while the other four hand pumps had Brains SA, Maxim Double Maxim, Titanic Nautical Mild and Nottingham Rock Mild. In England and Wales this wouldn't be regarded as a good choice but in Ulster it certainly is. I tried the Nautical Mild (£2.59) which was in good nick.
One thing that really struck me about this one was how well it was run. All the staff I noticed seemed to be on the ball, knowing exactly what they were doing and doing it well. It's GBG 2018 listed.

On 1st May 2018 - rating: 8
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 October 2013 by ROB Camra
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 06 December 2013 by ROB Camra
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  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 22 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 28 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 28 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 December 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 28 April 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 22 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 22 October 2013 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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