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Moon in the Square (JD Wetherspoon), Bournemouth Central, Bournemouth

8 Exeter Road
Bournemouth
BH2 5AQ
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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about Moon in the Square (JD Wetherspoon)

This is one of the few remaining Spoons I've been to before but haven't reviewed here. It opened in 1994 and I came here a few years later on a Saturday night but all I can remember was it being hopelessly rammed and having bouncers on the door.
On an October Thursday afternoon it had plenty of trade. It's been well described below but I completely missed the upstairs bar.
Downstairs the ten hand pumps had two unused, the JDW Trio Of Doom, London Pride and four festival ales. I went for the Tring Warrior Queen (£2.69) which was in good nick but on the expensive side for a JDW. The food clubs were also dearer here and with the Steak Club at £9.99 the most expensive I've noticed.
It's a typical old school town centre Spoons and not one of their better ones.

On 25th October 2016 - rating: 4
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E TA left this review about Moon in the Square (JD Wetherspoon)

This former department store consists of several levels of flooring and a small outside seating terrace overlooking the park, the raised area at the rear being a bit quieter than the other areas, possibly due to the unusually large percentage of clientele using walking sticks and crutches who are unable or unwilling to climb that far. There is an interesting stained glass ceiling at the back, but otherwise it is of little architectural merit. The standard mute TV screens and gaming machines are dotted around, the WiFi works intermittently depending on where you’re sitting. A tribe of unruly children seemed to dominate the space, some playing football between the tables, others simply coming in to use the toilets. The staff here were better than in many JDWs, friendly and professional, and in one case, even smiling. There were only 5 ales on – I had Lymehouse ‘Stonecutter’, a light beer in very good condition. It’s not bad for a pub of this type in a busy town centre, somewhere decent to while away the time while the wife terrorises the nearby shops.

On 6th August 2015 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Moon in the Square (JD Wetherspoon)

Bright and cheery (recently refurbed?) JDW with a large acreage over two levels (it’s former department store). Interior was noticeably bright for a Spoons. Décor items of note were the nice downlights at the bar and moon motifs in the woodwork. Downside was the fairly staid guest ale range (only three of genuine interest…did I miss more upstairs?). My choice, Elgoods Bitter, was fair if a bit watery. Not bad, though I suspect it’s horrific on a Friday and Saturday when the stag and hen crown descend.

On 25th November 2014 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alex Halliday
Bournemouth, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Branksome, 2.08 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Pokesdown, 2.96 miles, 57 min walk (show)
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13th Jan 2020, 10:00
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13th Jan 2020, 09:36
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW 50p vouchers only - last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 May 2015 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
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