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The Friar Penketh (JD Wetherspoon), Warrington Central, Warrington

4 Barbauld Street
Friars Gate
Warrington
WA1 1EX
Phone: 01925237320
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J D Wetherspoon

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Rob Hunter left this review about The Friar Penketh (JD Wetherspoon)

Just a small correction to my previous review, I was back earlier in the week and noticed there are in fact three banks of five hand pulls, making 15 in total. Abbot and Ruddles were duplicated and there were four real ciders on the pumps too. The ciders were more expensive than the guest ales for some reason - ranging from £2.69 to £3.19 a pint - so not outrageously expensive but dear for Spoons standard compared to the ales.

On 26th July 2019 - no rating submitted
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Friar Penketh (JD Wetherspoon)

Visited yesterday (Tuesday) around 5:30pm or so. This feels a bit more "old school" Spoons to me than the nearby Looking Glass and felt more like the "barn" that people often describe Wetherspoon pubs as.

Two banks of five hand pulls at the bar, one offering the usual three (albeit one unavailable) plus Wainwright and Wobbly Bob. The other bank had the guests including two by Peerless, two by Wily Fox (including Karma Citra), and Phoenix Arizona.

My Oatmeal Stout by Peerless was nice enough and was priced at £1.89 a pint or 95p for a half.

The Friar Penketh seems a bit less studenty than the Looking Glass, at least at the time of my visit, with more of the after work drinking crowd and single old men. It also felt a bit grubbier with sticky tables and piles of uncollected glasses. Can't knock the beer selection or the prices though.

On my way to the gents (upstairs, naturally) I noticed there was another bar upstairs. This had the Spoons trio and Wainwright on.

I didn't take to this pub as much as the other Spoons in Warrington, but the beer selection in here seemed better on the day, so all in all they're probably about even.

On 5th June 2019 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Friar Penketh (JD Wetherspoon)

This is set in a modern building on a corner in what seems to be Warrington's club land. I only looked at the downstairs part which is a roughly rectangular room without much depth. The bar takes up most of the far wall. It was nowhere near as busy as the Looking Glass.
The ten hand pumps downstairs had four unused, Ruddles, Doom Bore, Titanic Captain Smith, Hobgoblin Gold, Maxim Maximus and Butcombe Rare Breed. I went for the Captain Smith which was excellent.
Despite the average beer choice I thought this one was OK.

On 17th April 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jim Newell
Warrington Bank Quay, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Warrington Central, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Padgate, 2.33 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Friar Penketh (JD Wetherspoon), Warrington
26th Jul 2019, 14:11
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
 
5th Jun 2019, 12:28
Review submitted by Rob Hunter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Patio - last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 February 2015 by ROB Camra
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