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The Green Ginger (JD Wetherspoon), Torquay Central, Torquay

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Winter Garden, Fleet Walk
Torquay
TQ2 5DZ
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Lloyds No. 1 (J D Wetherspoon)

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

Modern 'spoons (mostly) housed in a distinctive rotunda at first-floor level above a Revolution bar, with a side extension and patio terrace connecting with the footbridge over the main seafront road. Rather gloomy inside away from the peripheral windows, and nothing much of interest in any part. The usual trio of Ruddles, Doom Bar and Abbot were available on both of the counters, but there are another four handpumps on the main bar offering Wild Blonde from South Hams (£2.15) as the only local cask ale plus three other less-usual beers from the likes of Banks & Taylor, Mauldon's and Coach House.

On 8th June 2019 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about The Green Ginger (Lloyds No 1)

This is an enormous JDW set in the thick of it on the Torquay seafront.
Having sold the London Inn to Stonegate it appears that this is no longer a Lloyds. I saw no Lloyds branding, the pub picture on the JDW web site shows Wetherspoon branding and there was no sign of any light rig, glitter ball or idiot booth inside.
It's been well described below but the interior has all the Lloyds trademarks, a modern interior plus an unfinished looking ceiling with exposed aircon stuff. It was doing a roaring trade on a sunny May Saturday afternoon.
The main bar has seven hand pumps and the smaller rear one three which were just duplicates. Beers available were the JDW Trio Of Doom, Black Tor Down Draught, Hanlon's Yellow Hammer & Port Stout and Bays Crocodale. I went for the Port Stout which was excellent.
Neither this place nor Torquay really appeals to me but it seemed OK.

On 22nd May 2017 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Green Ginger (Lloyds No 1)

A cavernous Lloyds No 1 branded JDW in a circular building with an attractive curved dome (underneath is a small shopping arcade). On a sweltering hot day the aircon in here was up to max, nice and cool and a blessed relief. Enter to the main bar area with another separate bar to the rear and elevated side patio which is quite tidy and affords a decent view of proceedings on the street. Modern interior as you’d expect, quite plush and nicely done. The large amount of glass means that it doesn’t suffer unduly from the usual JDW curse of Hobbit darkness. Point of note was an unusual inlaid glass case by the entrance lobby containing some spirit bottle miniatures and another further in containing some posh crockery. Good amount of ales at the bar, my Bay Rhino was in good shape though service was decidedly dopey. As a venue I preferred this to the other Spoons over the way but I guess it’s more a nightclub here after 8pm. Previously one of the defunct Bar Med chain.

On 27th July 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Ale Monster
Torquay, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Torre, 1.35 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Paignton, 3.26 miles, 1 hr 2 min walk (show)
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8th Jun 2019, 09:37
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
2nd Jun 2019, 17:25
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
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  • Pinball : No last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 July 2014 by Quinno _
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