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The Bobbing John (JD Wetherspoon), Alloa Town, Alloa

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46 Drysdale Street
Alloa
FK10 1JL
Phone: 01259222590
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Reviews of The Bobbing John (JD Wetherspoon) (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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

Named in memory of the Patons and Baldwins cotton mills, this is a modern 'spoons housed in the quite grand former Alloa Co-operative Society building dating from 1895. Relatively light inside due to the enlarged front windows, and there is also a raised patio beer garden at the rear. Very disappointing selection from the 12 handpumps: just Doom Bar, Deuchars IPA, Abbot and two from Harviestoun - Schiehallion and Bitter & Twisted (£1.69) available from the first bank. Unusually, the second bank had six 'clips' on to advertise events, Facebook and TripAdvisor. Mind you, I suspect that there is very little real ale elsewhere in town...

On 15th October 2016 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about The Bobbing John (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a fairly typical shop conversion consisting of a rectangular room with a glass frontage so it isn't too dark.
The bar has two banks of six hand pumps which on my visit had six devoted to festival ciders and the rest had Kelburn Cart Noir & Cart Blanche, the Scots JDW Trio Of Doom and Black Wolf Rok IPA. I went for the Rok IPA & the Cart Blanche both at the very pleasing price of £1.69 a pint and both in good nick. Given that JDWs charging under £2.00 for a standard guest are rare after the three price increases over the last year this one was a real result especially as at 5.0% ABV the Cart Blanche would be charged as a premium guest in most places. I noticed that the food prices here are not as cheap as the beer.
I thought this was a decent Spoons and not just because of the cheap prices.

On 19th July 2016 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by David Myles
Alloa, 0.2 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Stirling, 7.73 miles, 2 hr 29 min walk (show)
Larbert, 11.31 miles, 3 hr 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bobbing John (JD Wetherspoon), Alloa
14th Sep 2018, 20:08
Picture submitted by Colin Walker approved
 
14th Sep 2018, 20:08
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 19 February 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 8 p.m. - last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 September 2015 by ROB Camra
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