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Victors, Sunderland Central, Sunderland

Low Row
Phone: 01915689910
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Rob Hunter left this review about Victors

I have been in before when it was a Wetherspoons, and subsequently when it changed ownership. However I recently paid a visit which was the first since its change of name, and apparently has also had a refurb. The basic layout is pretty much the same though.

Four hand pulls for cask ale at the bar, at the time of my visit last month one of these was unclipped, another was clipped but turned round, leaving Double Maxim and Sonnet 43 Abolition. The Abolition was £1.25 for a half, so very reasonable.

Being January, they did a half price food deal if you sign up for a loyalty card, meaning I got a steak at a bargain price that was too good to pass up.

Friendly service. There are better real ale pubs nearby but I'm glad to have visited.

On 20th February 2019 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Lambton Worm (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a rambling Spoons set in the ground floor of a modern building. Unusually, especially as it isn't a Lloyds it has BT & Sky Sports but luckily nothing was going on when I was here. I came here on an evening when it was still light but overcast and the interior lighting was terrible, it really was unacceptably gloomy. I don't suppose they'll do anything about it as this is one of the new ones on the third list of closures announced in May 2016.
The bar has three sets of three hand pumps which after a lot of effort in the darkness I discovered had two available soon, the JDW Trio of Doom, Big Lamp Lamplight & Keelman Brown, Sonnet 43 Impressment APA and Ringwood Fortyniner. I went for the Impressment APA which was excellent value at £1.99 and in good nick. The poor lighting and the Sport channels let this one down for me.

On 5th June 2016 - rating: 4
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Lambton Worm (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a large, modern Wetherspoons bar in the heart of the city, looking very much like one of their Lloyd's bars, although I saw no signage to this effect. You enter into a vast carpeted main room with floor to ceiling windows along two sides doing their best to brighten a surprisingly dingy interior. Rows of high tables and stools run through the centre of the room with some nice curved banquette booths backing onto the raised family seating area behind. This upper space also offers a selection of compact booths, each with a mirror inside, as well as some standard seating options. The servery runs along the rear wall and has a large and rather unexpected sculpture of the eponymous worm opposite. I was unfamiliar with the Lambton Worm, but the usual 'Spoons info boards are there to explain that it is a part of local folklore, forming a story/song about a local lad who skipped church to fish in the Wear, where he caught a worm which then wrecked havoc on the local community. A final run of seating can be found down a passage that runs past the right hand end of the bar and it is back here that you can read the full 'Song of Lambton Worm'. TV screens were showing a live non-league football fixture which no-one seemed to be watching and there were a few modern art prints on the walls as well as a set of bookshelves in a rear corner.
I counted eight handpulls which offered three 'Spoons regulars and three guests, with a cider also available and a final pump left unused. I tried an international brew called Stone Amber Ale, which was very nice and served to me by a very friendly and helpful barman.
I hoped this place might be a bit more interesting than the average Wetherspoons, but I found it fairly non-descript and were it not for the worm statue I suspect I'd have trouble distinguishing it from other modern 'Spoons of this type. I thought the beer quality and service were the plus points here, but Sunderland is blessed with many far more interesting pubs that deserve your attention ahead of this generic experience.

On 14th March 2016 - rating: 6
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20th Feb 2019, 12:40
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
22nd Jan 2019, 23:26
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  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 31 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 26 June 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 14 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 June 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : No last updated 31 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 31 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 26 June 2015 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 June 2015 by Quinno _
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