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The Admiral Byng (JD Wetherspoon), Potters Bar Town, Potters Bar

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186-192 Darkes Lane
Potters Bar
EN6 1AF
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J D Wetherspoon

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Admiral Byng (JD Wetherspoon)

Potters Bar is not well served with decent real ale pubs ,so this is probably your best bet.A non descript building ,the interior is open plan and rectangular ,although there is a raised side section to the right .The large plate glass windows at the front give it a cafe feel,while the bar runs along the rear wall.The loos are downstairs.
There are two banks of 6 handpumps but Doom Bar,GK Abbott and Ruddles Bitter were all doubled up on my trip.There were two International festival ales,a real cider and further guests of Castle Rock Winter Melody,Kansas Avenue Wise Donkey and Kelham Island Pale Rider (NBSS 4).A decent range,no "available soon " malarky and so deserving of its 2020 GBG listing.
Functional ,not very exciting but a relative oasis from an ale drinkers point of view.

On 2nd December 2019 - rating: 7
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Alesonly . left this review about The Admiral Byng (JD Wetherspoon)

Glad to say this spoons has got much better since my last review there seems to be much a better selection of guest ales on offer now days and they are much better kept must have got a new cellar man may be they poached the one from the New Crown. This spoons has always been good for food and remains so. The only bad thing in here is sometimes you get a lot or crowds coming in together for food and there is never enough staff serving at busy times to cope with them as they all seem to pay and order separately so you can end up waiting ages just to get served a decent Ale but apart from that its a reasonably good pub for a spoons even if a little out the way.

On 28th March 2015 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about The Admiral Byng (JD Wetherspoon)

I came to this pub today with some trepidation given the unfavourable reviews.

I arrived at 10:30am and got served immediately with a FULL pint of Cottage Broad Gauge which wasn’t in great condition but wasn’t rank.

This beer is not on the current Spoons guest ale list so is either bought in separately or is left over from the Spoons Festival which ended over two weeks ago and I suspect the latter to be the case.

The office block of which it is a part is completely hideous, as can be seen from the picture. This is the first time I have ever stopped in Potter Bar and to be honest it’s a totally uninspiring and dull place so this Spoons is all they deserve.

The best part of this visit was the 313 bus ride which goes through a few miles of wonderful rolling countryside with distant views of Docklands, the City and that ludicrous spire at London Bridge.

It wasn’t a complete disaster so I’ll give it 5.

On 18th April 2012 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by michael thompson
Potters Bar, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Brookmans Park, 2.14 miles, 41 min walk (show)
Hadley Wood, 2.87 miles, 55 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Admiral Byng (JD Wetherspoon), Potters Bar
2nd Dec 2019, 14:20
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
28th Mar 2015, 11:50
Review submitted by Alesonly . amended by Alesonly .

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 29 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 29 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 29 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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