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The Dragon Inn (JD Wetherspoon), Birmingham Central, Birmingham

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The Arcadian, 70 Hurst Street
B5 4TD
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Dragon Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

Not the best Spoons in the world, it has to be said. There is a bit of a bizarre layout with two separate bars despite the fact that the place is pretty much open plan. There was a set of hand pulls at each bar but these were duplicates, including Doom Bar, Ruddles, Oakham JHB and another guest that I can't remember.

It was particularly busy on Sunday evening and there was a group of 9 of us but we managed to pounce on a table when one cleared so we could all sit together. We ordered food and some of the options weren't available due to a problem with the grill (so basically beefburgers were out) and we got a rather funny look of the barman when we tried to order pizza off the kids' menu and he said rather sarcastically "this is Wetherspoons mate, we don't do pizza" - I pointed it out to him on the menu and he explained they use the same menus nationally and some pubs may have a pizza oven but they don't. I didn't much care for his attitude though.

Nobody seemed to be in any kind of rush to clear dirty plates or glasses off the tables and they were stacked up all over the place.

Overall a dark gloomy Spoons with service to match. Its one saving grace is that there is no upstairs area so the toilets are on the ground floor.

On 14th November 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 331 recommendations about 313 pubs]

Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Dragon Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

Distinctly unremarkable 'spoons comprising a large, irregular 'L'-shaped space with various different seating areas and a few patio tables out front. Dimly lit, with two separate bar counters. Ten handpumps in total, but always has lots of duplicates and mostly usual Greene King IPA / Abbot / Doom Bar suspects, with Truman's Swift and Woodforde's Red Admiral being the most interesting things on offer on my latest visit. Always a disappointment, but I get drawn back occasionally as somewhere to eat if arriving late to stop overnight in one of the nearby hotels.

On 7th July 2018 - rating: 5
[User has posted 5293 recommendations about 5293 pubs]

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Delboy 20 left this review about The Dragon Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

Not the greatest spoons. My pint of Golden Newt tasted like there was one living in it and had to be returned. The Double Maxim was also off so only IPA and Abbotts to choose from - I chose neither. Thank god for the range of craft beers - the Devils Backbone saved the day! The food was decent though - perhaps I just called at a bad time for beer.

On 11th April 2018 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Andy Ven
Birmingham New Street, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Birmingham Moor Street, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Birmingham Snow Hill, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Dragon Inn (JD Wetherspoon), Birmingham
14th Nov 2018, 21:10
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
7th Jul 2018, 10:09

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • 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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