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The Angel (JD Wetherspoon), Basingstoke Central, Basingstoke

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Unit R6, Lower Ground,Festival Place
Basingstoke
RG21 7BB
Phone: 01256854800
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Lloyds No. 1 (J D Wetherspoon)

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Quinno _ left this review about The Angel (JD Wetherspoon)

Now called the Angel. Not much seating inside on my early Friday afternoon revisit, in fact there were no tables at all – Timbo must be coining it in. There’s a large plate glass window wall at one side whilst the other walls are cladded in a mid-brown plastic-wood combo that wouldn't have looked out of place in a mid 70's executive office. The multi-coloured square lights behind the bar quite were nice, made the place feel like a disco. 10 pumps with four proper guest ales; my Nottingham Dreadnought had that Spoons ‘long pour’ feel to it (NBSS 2). Plenty of staff on which I was impressed by, at one point I counted 7 behind the bar – a JDW record? Better than last time, but not exactly a stand-out.

February 2009
Small, new(ish), shiny glass-and-steel Wetherspoons construct serving the cinema area. The drinks range was pretty good and my Mauldons Black Adder was fine but a word of warning - they serve beer in plastic cups...even on a quiet Monday night in crazy Basingstoke! If Mondays require beer to be served in plastic, Saturdays must be a riot. On the plastic cups issue alone, I couldn't recommend this place as a beer venue but it's probably pleasant for coffee and lunch in the afternoon because of the glass frontage. Rated 4

On 16th December 2019 - rating: 5
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Aqualung . left this review about The Angel (JD Wetherspoon)

According to the JDW directory this is still a Lloyds and has the tell tale Landscape printed menus rather than the normal JDW Portrait format. It is also listed in the JDW directory as Lloyds No. 1 bar rather than the Angel and according to the JDW web site closes at 23:00 every night of the week. Whether this is a standard JDW or a Lloyds is a mystery. I got here just before midday on a Friday and there were certainly no plastic glasses, just a load of mainly older locals and family groups who had come in for something to eat.
As noted below it's modern and is part of a cinema complex. It's smaller inside than it looks from the outside consisting of a roughly rectangular room with a mix of synthetic tiles and carpets. Their are some weird looking modern chandeliers, some idiotic abstract paintings on the walls and the ridiculous exposed ventilation ducts that some clown thought was a good design feature. There are only a handful of tall tables at the right side of the bar.
It was much busier than their other town outlet.
The bar has a 3-4-3 formation of hand pumps but the sets of three were both taken up with GK IPA & Abbot and Doom Bore. This left only four worthwhile options, Moorhouse Pride of Pendle, Dark Star Hophead, Longdog Lamplight Porter and Loddon's Ferryman's Gold. I went for the Gold (£2.49) which was slightly hazy but perfectly drinkable.
I didn't think this place was a disaster but isn't one of their better outlets. Is it a JDW or a Lloyds? I don't have the faintest idea!

On 18th January 2016 - rating: 5
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Moby Duck left this review about The Angel (JD Wetherspoon)

A Characterless modern Wetherspoons, 10 handpumps with a rather poor range of beer available, 6 pumps were taken up with an uninspiring trio of Greene King IPA and Abbott along with Doombar, the central four pumps consisted of supposedly Christmas themed beers,Exmoor Xmas,Titanic 8 Bells, Upham Winters Tale along with the beer I chose which had nothing discernibly festive about it apart from the santa attached to the pump clip,Driftwood Pale Ale , a perfectly drinkable beer but not really punching it's 5.0% weight. This place has done nothing to make me warm towards this chains pubs in anyway.

On 25th December 2015 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Basingstoke, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Bramley (Hants), 5.42 miles, 1 hr 44 min walk (show)
Hook, 6.18 miles, 1 hr 59 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Angel (JD Wetherspoon), Basingstoke
16th Dec 2019, 23:11
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14th Dec 2019, 16:32
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 9 p.m. - last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
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  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
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  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 December 2019 by Quinno _
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