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The Gavel, Blackpool Central, Blackpool

235-237 Lytham Road
Blackpool
FY1 6ET
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peter ashworth left this review about The Auctioneer (JD Wetherspoon)

Now no longer a Wetherspoons although the service is just the same

On 20th May 2016 - no rating submitted
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Al Bundy left this review about The Auctioneer (JD Wetherspoon)

Just like the others have said its a standard Wetherspoons but its not one to be avoided. Like all Wethers sometimes the choice of beers they have can make it good or bad on the day. It wasn't too bad on my visit.

On 20th October 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Auctioneer

This is a fairly standard Wetherspoons pub close to Blackpool South station and handy for Bloomfield Road stadium and South Pier. The pub opened back in 1999, making it Wetherspoons' first outlet on the Fylde peninsula. I'm not sure what the premises used to be (perhaps an auction house judging by the name?) but it has the feel of a typical 'Spoons shop conversion. You enter into a large single room set up with a modern, almost Lloyds Bar feel to it. The bar runs down the left hand wall, with ample seating opposite and in the front windows, pastel shaded walls and patterned carpeting throughout most of the room. There is an unusual raised fireplace on the right hand side with a stack of firewood surrounding it and some comfy looking sofas in front. The seating throughout is generally pretty smart and comfortable and the place seemed nice and clean when visiting both late on a Saturday night and early for breakfast. The room opens out a lot more once you get past the servery and there are ordered rows of standard and banquette seats all the way to the rear where doors lead out to a garden of sorts with a few benches. décor is fairly non existent, with a few old photos dotted around the room and some of the usual history boards, with most visual distraction coming from TV screens which were showing Match of the Day and the Football League Show on the Saturday night and BBC News 24 on Monday morning. The pub was fairly quiet on both my visits, but the customers that were in seemed respectable enough, although I did pass up a drink here prior to a game at Blackpool's nearby ground, favouring the quieter Dog and Partridge instead.
Twelve handpulls in two banks of six can be found on the bar counter, offering four Spoons regulars, seven guest ales and one real cider with none of those annoying 'Coming Soon' clips. I tried a pint of George Wright Calypso which I thought was pretty good. The bar staff seemed like a friendly enough bunch and had some good banter with a bunch of burly hungover blokes who rocked up for their collective fry-ups on Monday morning.
This really is about as formulaic as Wetherspoons pubs go, but in areas where finding decent beer is difficult, a bland 'Spoons can be a godsend. If you find yourself down this end of town in need of a drink or some cheap grub, this place would be the predictable, but ultimately best, choice.

On 24th March 2014 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Pub SignMan
Blackpool South, 0.16 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, 1.04 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Blackpool North, 2 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Gavel, Blackpool
21st Jul 2018, 23:47
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21st Jul 2018, 23:47
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 24 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 9 p.m. - last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 24 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 24 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 24 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 24 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 24 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 24 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: May 11th 2016
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