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The Market Tavern, Liverpool

6-10 Newtown Gardens
Kirkby
Postal town: Liverpool
L32 8RR
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J D Wetherspoon

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

The Gold Balance is part of a desolate and run down shopping precinct in an area of Merseyside that was only developed substantially after World War II.
It was presumably built as a shop and is a roughly square room with typical fixtures and fittings and a tiny patio at the rear. The glazed front doors do let some light in and provide a stunning view where the JDW Nicotine Guard Of Honour leads the eye to the Poundland shop across the precinct.
I arrived before midday so it wasn't all that busy. The four hand pumps had two unused leaving just Marston's Old Empire and the International Banks's Sleeping Giant IPA. I went for the Old Empire (£1.85) which nicely washed down the scrambled egg on toast.
It's hard to find anything positive to say about this one. The all female staff were pleasant enough even though I couldn't understand a word they were saying. There were no low ABV cask options (including the one that had gone off) which would be bad news for some. One of the staff was sorting out more beer offerings while I was there.
Although I didn't mind this Spoons the poor beer choice is a deal breaker for me.

On 11th September 2017 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2144 recommendations about 2139 pubs]


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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Gold Balance (JD Wetherspoon)

Typical shopping precinct 'spoons, with a 'L'-shaped bar and little of interest decor-wise. Only has four handpumps, and one of these was off, so the very meagre choice was Wainwright, Everard's Yakima and Kelham Island Thunder Road (normally just £1.85, but £1.79 on a Monday).

On 9th April 2016 - rating: 6
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Al Bundy left this review about The Gold Balance (JD Wetherspoon)

A popular Wethers by the look of it. A single bland room with the bar to your right as you enter. Only 5 handpumps though what was a refreshing change was that none of them were Ruddles, Abbott or Doom Bore.

On 20th January 2016 - rating: 5
[User has posted 3367 recommendations about 3283 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Kirkby, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Fazakerley, 2.7 miles, 52 min walk (show)
Maghull, 3.18 miles, 1 hr 1 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Market Tavern, Kirkby
5th Jun 2019, 10:31
Request to mark pub as open by Jon B approved
 
5th Jun 2019, 07:26
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Jon B, with included notes: reopened and called ‘Market Tavern’

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No - Tiny rear patio. - last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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