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The Quarter Jack (JD Wetherspoon), Wells

Pub added by Blackthorn _
18 Priory Road
Wells
BA5 1SY
Phone: 01749836930
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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about The Quarter Jack (JD Wetherspoon)

The Quarter Jack is just over three years old now. It consists of a T shaped room with the wide part at the front and the main area where the bar is on the right being long and narrow and the paed patio with the sedtions of tunelling as shelters on the left. I noticed the food clubs here were a bit expensive but the other food prices looked about average. It was doing a reasonable trade on my Thursday afternoon visit
The bar has two sets of five hand pumps which had three available soon, the JDW Trio Of Doom doubled up leaving a solitary Everard's Ascalon as the only ale option worth bothering with and it's a beer that was supposed to commemorate St George's Day the previous Sunday! I went for a cider instead, Sam's Cheddar Valley (£2.40) which was a proper orange cloudy Somerset cider that resembled a pint of tomato soup without the red food colouring.
This seemed like it could be a decent Spoons but the solitary viable ale option makes it a joke for me and a complete waste of time. I certainly wouldn't return.

On 28th April 2017 - rating: 3
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Quarter Jack (JD Wetherspoon)

A new Wetherspoon’s opening in a building that was originally part of the bus depot but has been empty for some years, this has been in the planning for a considerable time having met with much opposition from locals NIMBY’s who want to see Wells remain a sleepy backwater rather than progressing in to the 21st Century. Much of the opposition seemed ill informed, including the neighbours of my in-laws who were vehemently opposed, despite having never set foot in a ‘Spoons.

It consists of one single L-shape room with a long bar counter on the right, although there is also a small snug off to the left with a glass partition. Décor wise it follows the recent JDW formula, with a slightly more contemporary look than some of the company’s older outlets. The central area has a pale parquet wood floor with trestle style tables and black leather chairs. Elsewhere the flooring is a mixture of carpet and tiling, whilst the paintwork is mostly battleship grey. There is also some exposed brickwork and quite a lot of dark slatted wood panelling on the walls as well as a number of pictures of the local area and notices regarding the local history including details of an old river that runs under the pub and the clock on the nearby cathedral from which the pub takes it’s name. An unusual feature was the “cellar” at the rear of the pub which was a sectioned off room with glass walls providing a clear view of the stillage.

Food wise, the menu offered the usual extensive range and my Pulled Pork Burger with Barbeque Sauce, Fries and Coleslaw was tasty enough and very good value I thought at £6.89 including a pint. It’s early days yet as this was the first Saturday of opening, but overall I was quite impressed. Staff seemed friendly and on the ball and this is a welcome addition to the local pub scene. The only downside was the temperature which could definitely have been a few degrees warmer. It’s seemed odd to have the air conditioning on, but not the heating, in the middle of January. Hopefully these are just teething problems.

Beers on tap were the usual Abbott Ale, Ruddles Best and Old Speckled Hen. These were joined by Bishop’s Finger and RCH Pitchfork. London Pride was apparently coming soon. Ciders were Strongbow, Stowford Press and Thatcher’s Gold.

On 27th January 2014 - rating: 7
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about The Quarter Jack (JD Wetherspoon)

Further to Blackthorn's addition of this soon opening Weatherspoons I thought I'd do my own reccie only to find staff training day so without a ticket was allowed in and handed two free drinks and a meal voucher, best start ever to a visit. Pub is large open plan L shape building with the bar to the right as you enter. Numerous high tables down the centre with normal tables looking out onto the outdoor area. 10 handpumps in two sets of 5 serving the same at present but this may change once it's actually open.

The garden itself is an interesting place with some hanging chairs and seating booths made from large concrete pipes.

On 18th January 2014 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Castle Cary, 11.2 miles, 3 hr 36 min walk (show)
Bruton, 13.22 miles, 4 hr 15 min walk (show)
Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea, 16.01 miles, 5 hr 9 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 19 January 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : Yes - pay and display - last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 27 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 27 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 November 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 27 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
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