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The Winter Seam (Lloyds No 1), Glasshoughton, Castleford

Xscape Yorkshire, Colorado Way
Castleford
WF10 4TA
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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about The Winter Seam (Lloyds No 1)

This is a Spoons set in a hideous modern leisure complex which was originally a colliery and coking works. As noted below it's just a square box with some tables and chairs on the paved outside front area.
It was quiet on my Tuesday afternoon visit.
Although What Pub claim it's a former Lloyds they may have got that wrong. On the right side of the box is the Lloyds Disaster Area with light rigging, glitter ball and idiot booth. The original external Lloyds branding is no longer there.
Although there are twelve hand pumps the beer choice was pathetic. There were two on each bank of pumps unused, the JDW Trio Of Doom doubled up and Hobgoblin Gold doubled. I went for the Black Dragon cider (£2.79). Overall W Yorks Spoons are reasonably good but this is one of the exceptions. It's a complete waste of time.

On 2nd October 2017 - rating: 3
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Winter Seam (JD Wetherspoon)

Modern Lloyds No 1 bar located at the corner of the massive Xscape entertainment complex nearest Glasshoughton railway station. Large windows, a high ceiling (except near the counter) and light-ish decor all help give an airy feel. Also has a fair amount of exterior seating too. Two banks of six handpumps, but quite a bit of doubling-up so I counted six different real ales (including Naylor's Handlebar, £2.19) and two ciders.

On 26th November 2016 - rating: 6
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aleand hearty left this review about The Winter Seam (JD Wetherspoon)

A large, open plan, Lloyd’s Bar on the outer edge of the huge Xscape leisure complex. Unfortunately, no amount of layered false ceilings and partitions can disguise its hangar-like, boxy feel. There’s a central boothed area that affords some intimacy, otherwise it’s several rows of exposed high tables to the right of the entrance and a large space, with a canteen like feel, to the left. To the immediate left, on entering, is a designated family area.

The bar runs the entire length of the back wall and is largely dominated by the usual T-bar beers. There are also six hand pumps. Beers available on my visit were Ruddles Best (on two pumps), Abbott Ale and White Horse ‘Wayland Smithy. One pump was dispensing Weston’s ‘Marcle Hill’ cider, (exclusive to JDW) and the sixth was not in use. Always keen to try new beers I opted for the White Horse, at a very reasonable £1.45. Unfortunately, it was far too cold making a mockery of the Cask Marque accreditation. However, the young barmaid that served me was friendly and welcoming.

Calling on a Sunday afternoon the atmosphere seemed subdued rather than chilled. I suspect the intrusively loud music from the video jukebox / music channel did little to help. For those seeking alternatives to gawping at flat screen monitors, there was a bank of fruit machines to the left of the bar and a quiz machine near the door. The clientele was pretty mixed, but perhaps dominated by middle-aged shoppers, from the outlet centre over the way.

When visiting leisure complexes like Xscape, one expects the atmosphere in restaurants and bars to be surreally artificial, but that combined with a blander than usual JDW meant I found the experience at The Winter Seam particularly depressing. I’m pretty certain I won’t be darkening its doors again.

On 22nd February 2010 - rating: 4
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Glasshoughton, 0.11 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Castleford, 1.56 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Pontefract Tanshelf, 1.86 miles, 35 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No - Leisure complex parking - last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 30 September 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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