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The Union Rooms (Lloyds No 1 Bar), Plymouth Central, Plymouth

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19 Union Street
Plymouth
PL1 2SU
Phone: 01752254520
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J D Wetherspoon

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E TA left this review about The Union Rooms (Lloyds No 1 Bar)

My experience of this un-pub was not dissimilar to Aqualung‘s, below, and I did wonder whether I’d wandered into Popworld by mistake. The large glass fronted corner building was once a car showroom. On arrival there was a gang of smokers around the exterior, contributing to the dog-end-and-chewing-gum flooring. Once past the bouncers there is a lower floor with dining tables, then up a central staircase is the main bar area. We sat down at a high table and were told to move as that was going to be a dance floor shortly. There appeared to be 4 ales and a cider on, but the loud crowds through which we had to fight to get to the bar obscured the pump clips, so I could only see Screecher cider and Exmoor Fox. I had a pint of the latter which was in poor condition, unusually for a JDW. The barman (sorry, ‘team leader’) who served us was a humourless thug, while the incompetent waitress who brought the pizza I ordered managed to drop it on the table, then asked why I needed the fork I had requested; apparently people here eat everything with their fingers. I wonder how that works out on Curry Night. The worst ‘Spoons I’ve visited for a while.

On 13th August 2019 - rating: 4
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Aqualung . left this review about The Union Rooms (Lloyds No 1 Bar)

Sadly the only truly central Plymouth JDW is a Lloyds and unlike most that still survive they haven't tried to disguise it by removing the external branding. I got here at around 22:00 on a Wednesday night to find bouncers on the door and some rubbish music blasting out. Nearly all the vocalists sounded like Daleks or some other alien beings. The place was busy with students or other young folk.
I didn't get to see all the beers on from the ten hand pumps but I did see one unused, the IPA version of the JDW Trio Of Doom, Dartmoor Jail Ale, Brains SA, Bays Top Sail, Wells Youngs Special and two I couldn't see. I gave up on the cask and ordered three tins of Uprising Treason IPA for a fiver and a pint glass. The pint glass was plastic and soaking wet, pathetic. I assume the normal glass washer would melt the plastic.
It gets an extra point for having a Locale beer other than the boring Jail Ale.
The best thing about this place is that the lights on much of the external lettering don't work so in the dark you could possibly (if you were lucky enough) completely miss it.

On 13th November 2017 - rating: 2
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Gill Smith left this review about The Union Rooms (JD Wetherspoon)

Large Wetherspoons with all the usual features. Does have a better beer choice than most though, and a raised area has beer served from casks, Cotleigh brewery being the favoured beer. We had Summerskills Guzzale and Blackawton Headstrong. Condition was not the best though.

On 19th July 2010 - rating: 5
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13th Aug 2019, 07:17
Review submitted by E TA
 
13th Nov 2017, 22:25
Review submitted by Aqualung .

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 9 p.m. - last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 12 November 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 12 November 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 November 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Monday - last updated 12 November 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 February 2015 by ROB Camra
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