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The Velvet Coaster (JD Wetherspoon), South Shore, Blackpool

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501-507 New South Promenade
Blackpool
FY4 1BA
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J D Wetherspoon

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

Looks like a new-build 'spoons but apparently a converted amusement arcade, located between the Pleasure Beach and South Pier. Two bars, with the main one at ground-floor level and a smaller one (with a seasonal terrace) up a flight of steps and plenty of patio tables out front Perhaps most notable for the tubular hanging light features and the two wood-fired decorative heaters in the cavernous area by the main entrance. Reasonable selection of real ales from the various handpumps on the two counters, and unusually all the guest beers seemed to be about 5.0% (including the Bank Top Palomino Rising, £2.29).

On 2nd December 2018 - rating: 6
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Delboy 20 left this review about The Velvet Coaster (JD Wetherspoon)

Large Spoons in a prominent position near the pleasure beach. Absolutely heaving on my visit - We had planned to grab some food but we struggled to find a seat so I had a pint and gave up. There looked a decent choice of beers but it was hard to tell! It felt like drinking in a modern shopping centre with the glass lift in constant use - mainly by kids.

On 4th April 2018 - no rating submitted
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Aqualung . left this review about The Velvet Coaster (JD Wetherspoon)

The latest JDW offering for Blackpool is a large place with two floors and a roof garden that I assume was closed on a January evening. It was virtually empty on my Thursday visit, even though the other two outlets had some trade. It has a cut down menu with no Mexican Monday or Sunday Brunch and is expensive for a JDW. The Steak Club is a whopping £9.99 and the other three £8.99.
I didn't check the upstairs bar but the choice over the twelve pumps downstairs was pathetic with three available soon, the JDW Trio Of Doom doubled up, Everard's Red Ale, Lytham Fetler's Ale and Cairngorm Wild Cat. I went for the Red Ale (£2.55) which was completely rank and was replaced with the Wild Cat (£2.55) which seemed OK. The standard guest ale price here is just £1.99 so the premium guest price tag is steep in comparison.
I thought this place was pretty poor but is probably even worse on a summer weekend. I'll leave it for the knotted handkerchief brigade.

On 30th January 2017 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Colin Walker
Blackpool South, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Squires Gate, 1.51 miles, 29 min walk (show)
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11th Dec 2018, 15:24
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11th Dec 2018, 15:24
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Terrace - last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
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  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 December 2015 by ROB Camra
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