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The White House (JD Wetherspoon), Scraptoft, Leicester

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375 Scraptoft Lane
Leicester
LE7 9SE
Phone: 01162411000
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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about The White House (JD Wetherspoon)

This is an extraordinary Spoons set in a huge stone built mansion with extensive grounds that include a front car park, a large side patio and a rear garden that actually has real grass.
Inside it's a huge open plan room that is divided up into various areas. It's a task in itself finding the bar which is at the rear left of the building. A banner at the front of the building advertises a Sunday Carvery which if it exists is very unusual especially after the ditching of the Sunday "Roasts" for the Sunday Brunch. Furnishings are better than average but food prices are generally higher. There seemed to be a few people in on a Thursday morning for breakfasts and no sign at all of any daytime brigade but the place is so vast there could have been an enclave hidden away somewhere.
The grandiose surroundings were completely let down by a really rubbish selection from the ten hand pumps on the bar. This consisted of a Well's beer available soon, the JDW Trio Of Doom & Marston's One Is 90 doubled up and Adnam's Broadside. The choice was so dismally poor I went for the keg Banks's Devils Backbone which at £2.99 wasn't that much dearer than the £2.55 standard guest ale price.
I don't know Leicester well and had never even heard of Scraptoft but the Ordnance Survey map reveals it's right on the Eastern edge of Leicester which makes you wonder if a place this size is viable. It's a great place to come for something to eat but if you're after anything other than boring rubbish on the Real Ale front then forget it.

On 29th June 2016 - rating: 4
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ericonabike ericonabike left this review about The White House (JD Wetherspoon)

A famous local landmark, that until its recent £1m renovation had become decidedly 'tired'. Now sympathetically restored, with usual Wetherspoons open-plan design. Decent garden and helpful staff - one agreed to wheel my bicycle away out of sight as I'd forgotten to bring a lock. Beers were well kept, as usual, all other aspects were Wetherspoons-standard. A welcome restoration of a pub that otherwise looked destined for closure.

On 20th April 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 25 recommendations about 25 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by William Purnell
Leicester, 4.14 miles, 1 hr 19 min walk (show)
Syston, 4.76 miles, 1 hr 31 min walk (show)
South Wigston, 7.38 miles, 2 hr 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The White House (JD Wetherspoon), Leicester
4th Jan 2017, 18:15
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4th Jan 2017, 18:15
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 04 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 24 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 24 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 February 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
Opening Hours
Sunday8am - 11pm
Monday8am - 11pm
Tuesday8am - 11pm
Wednesday8am - 11pm
Thursday8am - 11pm
Friday8am - Midnight
Saturday8am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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