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The Brass Balance (JD Wetherspoon), Birkenhead Central, Birkenhead

39-47 Argyle Street
Birkenhead
CH41 6AB
Phone: 01516508950
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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about The Brass Balance (JD Wetherspoon)

This appears to take up the ground floor of an old factory. Inside it's a modern looking square room with a curved bar to the right. It was alarmingly quiet on my Saturday afternoon visit. I always look at the price of the Steak Club to gauge how well a JDW is doing and this one at £5.99 is rock bottom.
The bar has two sets of five hand pumps with the first having one unused as it lacked a handle, Titanic Nine Tenths Below, Coach House Farriers, Banks's Alpha 5 IPA and Dunscar Best. The second had Abbot and duplicates of the four other beers.
I went for the Titanic beer which tasted like it was going sour. If that was the case it's a stunning achievement for a 5.9% ABV beer and means it's probably been on for well over a week rather than the recommended three days.
This one certainly seems to divide opinions. I have to admit I found it pretty poor.

On 4th July 2016 - rating: 3
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ROB Camra left this review about The Brass Balance (JD Wetherspoon)

One of the most badly managed JDWs I've ever been in. Contrary to the reviews below the staff showed a complete lack of interest in the fact that people were waiting to be served. Once one bloke decided to finish chatting and came over to serve us he managed to forget to bring over Ms CAMRA's drink and charged us the wrong price. We watched the rest of the staff after sitting down, most appeared to be totally useless, the one exception being the guy who was delivering food and collecting glasses. He was working up a sweat whilst the other 3 were lounging around. All the guest beer clips were turned round and the only 3 ales available were Ruddles, Doom Bar & Abbott. To be fair my Doom Bar was in good nick though. Not very good at all.

On 18th February 2016 - rating: 2
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Al Bundy left this review about The Brass Balance (JD Wetherspoon)

A strange Wetherspoons in that the service is reasonably good.

On 24th January 2015 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Birkenhead Central, 0.32 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Birkenhead Hamilton Square, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Conway Park, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Brass Balance (JD Wetherspoon), Birkenhead
26th Mar 2019, 13:46
Pub map correction submitted by Aqualung . approved
 
4th Jan 2017, 22:34
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No - Patio - last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 03 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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