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The Miles Thompson (JD Wetherspoon), Kendal

Allhallows Lane
Kendal
LA9 4JH
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J D Wetherspoon

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Miles Thompson (JD Wetherspoon)

This is an unusual, split level branch of Wetherspoons with a very shallow but wide interior across two rooms. You enter into the lower left-hand bar area with the servery along the back wall in a mostly bare boarded space. High tables and stools run along the front wall and through a slightly opened out area to the right, under some exposed stonework walls. The servery has a smart, and very long, counter with nice curved ends and a pillar midway down, fronting a comparatively basic bar back. The room feels a bit drab overall and was all but empty when I arrived on a Sunday afternoon apart from the few folk who were still ordering at the bar. Steps to the right take you up to a much nicer lounge type space, with rows of standard tables and chairs plus some nice banquette booths along the back wall, separated by wooden slat screens with a few decorative pane inserts. The room has a high gabled ceiling with some impressive exposed beams and a grand stone fireplace on the end wall, falling a little short of a baronial hall vibe, but looking pretty good nonetheless. A separate seating area can be found down some steps to the rear, but I didn't manage to explore this part of the pub. Most people were sat in the top room, although this must be one of the quietest 'Spoons I've ever been to - something that became a bit of a recurring theme during my week in the North West.
The handpulls were dispensing the three regular 'Spoons ales along with four guests and one more that was marked as 'coming soon'. I tried the Moorhouse Blonde Witch at a bargain £2.66 a for a decent pint, poured by a patient barmaid who served me whilst having to listen to another customer tell her how rubbish Wetherspoons pubs are!
A real pub of two halves for me, with the bar area feeling generic and unappealing, whilst the upper lounge was grand and comfortable - somewhere I can easily imagine settling for a pint even if it's still a bit too large and impersonal to feel cosy. I was happy enough here and it's probably worth adding to any crawl around town.

Date of visit - 14th January 2024

On 25th March 2024 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Miles Thompson (JD Wetherspoon)

Elongated 'spoons in an impressive row of buildings with a tall chimney at one end. The split-level arrangement of seating / dining areas is a bit awkward, with a narrow flight of stairs between the bar area and the higher level. Reasonable selection from the two banks of five handpumps, although the two clipped for ciders - including the Raspberry Ripple from Snail Bank (don't ask, £2.15) - were served from boxes in the fridge.

On 1st October 2020 - rating: 7
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Miles Thompson (JD Wetherspoon)

this is a fairly nice Spoons down a side street, pleasant friendly staff and decent selection of beer. sadly it is also a barn and for some reason I couldn't get comfortable here. it feels like drinking in the cafe of a National Trust attraction. it's one of your better options in Kendal though.

On 7th August 2018 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Kendal, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Oxenholme Lake District, 2.09 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Burneside (Cumbria), 2.45 miles, 47 min walk (show)
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25th Mar 2024, 22:22
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
16th Feb 2023, 13:56
Review submitted by ROB Camra

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