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The Malcolm Uphill (JD Wetherspoon), Caerphilly

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87/91 Cardiff Road
Caerphilly
CF83 1FQ
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Malcolm Uphill (JD Wetherspoon)

After a curry on the outskirts of the town, we rounded off our visit to Caerphilly with a visit to the town centre branch of Wetherspoon's which is conveniently located close to the bus and train stations and the main shopping area.

As usual, it was busy and we went to the bar to see what they had to offer. We were very quickly approached to ensure we had completed Covid formalities and requested to take a seat, which we duly did.

I was after a pint and wanted to use a CAMRA 50p off voucher. Attempting to order via the app was therefore not an option. Instead, there was a piece of paper on the table with green on one side and red on the other to indicate whether or not you required service. Not a bad idea during times of Plague and probably copied from Brazilian restaurants. Unfortunately, despite plenty of staff and much waving of the green side of the slip by my drinking partner, service was on the slow side.

Greene King Abbot, Ruddles Best & Sharp's Doom Bar are the regular ales. The guest beer was Summerskills Westward Ho! and the real cider was Thistly Cross Whisky Cask.

This place is certainly quite spacious. Toilets are upstairs, therefore allowing more space for drinking and dining. As the previous reviewer states, the 3 booths to one side are quite novel. All around, there are also pictures of the local motor cycling hero after which the pub is named.

Not the worst Wetherspoon's I've been in, but the lack of beer choice and the slow service didn't do it many favours.

On 15th July 2021 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Malcolm Uphill (JD Wetherspoon)

As a pub this is slightly above the average Spoons, with a nice comfortable feel to the interior which is divided between two distinct areas. I especially liked the 'coal mine' booths for novelty value. The beer range was a bit disappointing, with just two guests alongside the usual suspects and ciders, although condition seemed good.

On 12th February 2020 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Malcolm Uphill (JD Wetherspoon)

The Malcolm Uphill is set just opposite Caerphilly Rail Station and appears to be two separate buildings. Inside it's an L shaped room with typical fixtures and fittings. When I arrived one of the managers was telling off a couple of brats for rampaging up and down the bar. She should have saved it for the chavvy parents who were sitting in an area at the back completely unaware of the havoc their offspring were causing.
Although there are ten hand pumps the beer choice was poor with two ciders, the JDW Trio Of Doom doubled up, Green Jack Lurcher Stout and Exmoor Gold Export. I went for the Exmoor beer which was in good nick.
Caerphilly is rather larger and with the Castle more touristy than other South Wales towns so you would think they could do a bit better on the beer front here.

On 25th November 2016 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Caerphilly, 0.14 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Aber, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Energlyn & Churchill Park, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Malcolm Uphill (JD Wetherspoon), Caerphilly
15th Jul 2021, 21:44
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
12th Feb 2020, 19:12
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No - Patio - last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 23 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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