The funny Wetherspoon reviews of its London pubs left by Americans on TripAdvisor

Love it or loathe it, there is no escaping the budget pub and restaurant (and sometimes even hotel) Wetherspoons is a British institution.

While some people refuse to step in on the spot because of the opinions of boss Tim Martin, their local Wetherspoons pub is for others a central pillar of their community where people chat, laugh and support each other.

What everyone can be sure of though is that most people will not complain about the price of a round of drinks or the price of a full English breakfast.

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As much as we love our American cousins ​​on the other side of the pond, there are some clear and distinct differences between our cultures.

What works in the homes of the brave may not necessarily work here and vice versa – that’s what makes the world such an interesting place.

CEO for JD Wetherspoons, Tim Martin
Founder of JD Wetherspoons, Tim Martin

Many Americans love to explore the UK for a holiday, and while they are here, like most tourists, they enjoy eating out, but what happens when the restaurant they come across turns out to be a Wetherspoons.

Well MyLondon traveled through TripAdvisor to find some of the best reviews of Wetherspoons in London by our friends who visited from the USA.

Not surprisingly, they are fun, but also quite inspiring and heartwarming.

The person is missing their club sandwich

“We came in for a Friday night dinner, not too late. I went to the bar to order food as it is pub usual, the bartender said they were ‘out of club sandwiches.’ Not sure how it is. happens unless they were out of one ingredient.

“I looked at the menu and ordered my son a bacon cheeseburger, well done. The bartender said, ‘They only do it one way – medium.’ So … they could not leave it on the grill a little longer?”

A barmaid pulls a pint of Guinness inside the Moon Under Water pub run by JD Wetherspoons Plc, in London, UK, on ​​Monday 17 May 2021.
If you need a cheap drink, you can always count on Wetherspoons

Missing a Sunday roast

“The website indicated that Sunday Roast was available, but when we staggered through the rain after arriving from the US, we found out it was NOT true,” said one customer.

“The hamburger was relatively tasteless, the fries soaked, the staff poor. The best thing was the name of the establishment and the brews on the platter. Sweet pub, but not what was advertised.”

Not a fan of football

Another said, “You find a table, if you can, and squat down and write down your table number, and go and order food and drink at the bar. We had a company of about fifteen, and this system worked quite well at the front. of our cruise.

“Later, after our cruise, not so much, for the World Cup was underway and one could not even get close to entering the place. The English LOVE their football!

“But a good experience overall. Americans need to learn to follow the flow when they travel and not be so excited about expectations.”

Wetherspoons is known for its cheap pints
Wetherspoons is known for its cheap pints

‘Posh and trendy’

One said: “This is a wonderful place! The food is delicious, the drinks cold and the staff friendly! It is classy and trendy and so well maintained. We were there for breakfast and the staff shone brass on doors and railings..

“Every waiter / waitress went out of their way to take care of the one they were waiting for. The manager was there both times we were and were at work, helping the staff and making sure people were taken care of.

“USA needs The Crosse Keys”

The ketchup hunter

“Good chili dog and chips. The service was excellent but was not very fast. Had to chase my own ketchup (is this just an American issue?).”

Wetherspoons' tippers are some of the most loyal drinkers
Wetherspoons’ tippers are some of the most loyal drinkers

A ‘vanilla’ experience

“Wetherspoons is about as vanilla as a pub can be. When I showed up on a Saturday night, I was not surprised to find the place full. It was almost impossible to find a table, and when we found one, it was dirty. .

“We have never seen a single person clean tables anywhere in the establishment during the almost 2 hours we were there. I would suggest getting the Wetherspoons app and using it to order.

“As an American, I was too polite at the bar and people just jumped up in front of me, so it took a while to get an order placed. Prices are very good for London, but don’t expect five star food or service.”

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Bar confusion

“It took us a minute to figure out how to order, as Americans we are used to servers coming to the table. When we were first told to order at the bar, everything went well. Friendly people even in a hurry period.

“Great place to eat a good meal with lots of beer on tap. This is a casual pub about a block south of Tower Bridge. We went on a Monday afternoon / evening around 7pm and it was quiet, mostly couples ate. The drinks were good, the food menu was interesting.

“A fusion of everything. There’s ‘British chili con carne’ on the menu. Steak and kidney pie faces burritos, curry and naan.

“No sushi, but a wide variety of burgers, most of an American theme (ie Tennessee Burger).”

The British Appleee’s

“We ate here, our first night is London as it was across the street from our apartment. A comparable restaurant in America would be TGIFridays or Applebee’s. The bar staff were quick to take our order and the food did not arrive long after.

“The food was good, but compared to other places we ate, it was not the best. It was quite crowded when we ate there and we walked past several other times during our stay and it always seemed busy. good sign for any restaurant.Advice.

“We arrived and waited a moment to be seated, then we sat down. Waited to be served, then we went to the bar. It was obviously the right thing to do. Luckily I wrote down the number on the table before I ordered. Or you can use their app. “

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