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The Assembly Rooms (JD Wetherspoon), Epsom Town, Epsom

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147-153 High Street
Epsom
KT19 8EH
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J D Wetherspoon

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Assembly Rooms (JD Wetherspoon)

Located on Epsom’s High Street, next to the market square, and occupying a grand 17th Century building that harks back to the town’s boom years as a spa resort, this is now a large branch of the Wetherspoons chain. The pub has a single large room which is laid out in three distinct areas thanks to long sections of partitioning wall that run left to right through the centre of the room. The front part of the pub has a sizeable central section which has mostly been filled with high tales and stools on exposed floorboards with plain walls and large windows along the front of the building. A few decent looking booths run along the right-hand wall where various old photos and muted TV screens provide a bit of visual distraction. Meanwhile, to the left there is a carpeted area with standard and tub chair seating under plain mirrors, ‘Spoons information boards and another TV screen. Moving further back, a narrow, quarry stone floored middle section has minimal seating and seems to act more as a thoroughfare through an otherwise fairly densely furnished room, whilst the servery is in the rear third of the room with a typical dark wood counter and matching mirrored bar back. For all the building’s history and impressive appearance on approach, there’s not all that much by way of ‘wow’ factor inside, although my other half reliably informs me that the ladies’ toilets are fairly spectacular.
I counted ten hand pulls with a split of four ‘Spoons regulars and six guest ales, which isn’t a bad ratio, although the pint of White Horse Wayland Smithy I tried was fairly tired, so maybe they’re over-extending themselves a little with such a range. We also ate here and found things a bit sloppy and below-par, although the service was at least prompt and friendly.
This is a nice enough branch of Wetherspoons which feels a bit disappointing due to the failure to fully capitalise on the great building they’ve inherited. However, it does still far outrank all those bog-standard, shop converted ‘Spoons you can find the length and breadth of the country and, assuming the beer quality was a blip, makes for a good option when out and about in Epsom town centre.

On 30th January 2020 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about The Assembly Rooms (JD Wetherspoon)

Spendid looking Wetherspoons and nice internal lay out.Beer fest on and the 3 I tried were very good from Roosters,Fort,and Westerham.Only 6 pence dearer than Auqalung paid 4 years ago.One of the best Mcspoons I have been in.

On 21st October 2017 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Assembly Rooms (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a far nicer building than the typical Spoons shop conversion as noted before. Having said that it still has the Spoons curse of the upstairs toilets accessed by a narrow staircase!

On my relatively early doors visit today it was surprisingly busy, presumably due to the market area outside.

It's a tad expensive for a Spoons (£2.49 for a "Standard" guest). Presumably this reflects the affluent profile of the area.

There was something of an Adnam's festival today which left a restricted choice but the White Horse Wayland Smithy was in excellent condition.

On 14th June 2013 - rating: 8
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Latest updates View all updates for The Assembly Rooms (JD Wetherspoon), Epsom
30th Jan 2020, 19:44
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
23rd Aug 2018, 15:55
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 January 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 January 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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