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The Sir Nigel Gresley (JD Wetherspoon), Swadlincote

Market Street
Swadlincote
DE11 0AD
Phone: 01283227560
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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about The Sir Nigel Gresley (JD Wetherspoon)

This one is named after the famous steam loco engineer who lived in the area as a boy and was responsible for the record breaking big beasts that used to thrash up and down the East Coast Main Line.
A Wetherspoon outlet is usually only as good as the current manager and team so I'm guessing from the previous review that this one has changed managers. I was surprised to learn from What Pub that it was formerly a Bass owned pub called the Granville Arms. This may be because I approached it from the bus station where the first you see of it is the conservatory like extension that looks more like a former shop.
Inside it's an open plan L shaped area with the shop like conservatory over to the left. There was a fair sized daytime brigade contingent in on my Thursday afternoon visit but they were cheerful enough.
The bar has two sets of five hand pumps which had the two GK beers and Pedigree doubled up, Everard's Red Ale, Milestone Fletcher's Ale, a cider and Arundel Winter Knights. I went for the Milestone beer (£2.45) which was a lot better than other offerings I've had in the past from this brewer and was in excellent nick.
This one is GBG 2017 listed so it's a shame that the beer choice is limited by three boring beers being doubled up but overall it seemed OK. At least there was no Doom Bore.

On 8th January 2017 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Sir Nigel Gresley (JD Wetherspoon)

I don't usually go into Wetherspoons unless there's no other pub option nearby, but having tried the Paramount and the Bear, and having observed that the Foresters and the Angel have no real ale, I decided to have a swift half here before catching my bus to Ashby. This is a very busy pub, but the ale range was disappointingly unadventurous. Abbot, Ruddles, Pedigree, Old Speckled Hen, Hobgoblin occupying eight out of the nine hand pumps, the ninth having Slaters "The Craic", which I presume was a special for St Patricks Day, as it had a greenish tinge to it. However, it was clearly not yet ready, being distinctly fizzy and moreover being almost devoid of taste. I left regretting more than before that I had missed an earlier bus.

On 17th March 2013 - rating: 3
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Burton-on-Trent, 5.17 miles, 1 hr 39 min walk (show)
Willington, 7.06 miles, 2 hr 16 min walk (show)
Tutbury & Hatton, 10.12 miles, 3 hr 15 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No - Front Patio - last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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