cathach wrote:Why are the pints there dirty? Plus what kind of pub has only four whiskies?
Shrek wrote:Wetherspoons in Leith is fine, you get a good pint and at the price, like you say, of £1.29 for a pint of Deuchars IPA (as well as £1.55 for guest ales, normally 4-6 available) is simply great value - why go elsewhere and pay double, or indeed treble, the price?
Admittedly, the one up town on George St, probably the one you're talking about, serves a poorer pint in not so-clean glasses, at peak times, but being the busiest pub in Edinburgh (and probably the busiest in Scotland) it's all about margins. Consumer value is key to the brand.
Anyway, I think that Penderyn is a pretty good dram these days and the reason why it's the no 1 selling malt in the Wetherspoons chain just now is that it is being heavily pushed/promoted at the expense of the regular Glenlivets/fiddichs, which every whisky-drinker knows (and remember the vast majority of Wetherspoons are in England/Wales).
Try it, I was very pleasantly surprised, much less feinty than when I tried it a few years back and at £2, or whatever, a dram, well .....
Caledonia wrote:I can get a much better choice of ales at a number of other pubs having to spend £1 more a pint maybe isnt so bad for a better choice, a better atmosphere and actually a good pint
ClubSmed wrote:Caledonia wrote:I can get a much better choice of ales at a number of other pubs having to spend £1 more a pint maybe isnt so bad for a better choice, a better atmosphere and actually a good pint
You are speaking from the point of view of someone in a large city though. There are a few places where Wetherspoons exist and are the only real ale pub in the town. Given a choice of a Wetherspoons with real ale or a pub/ club/ bar with nothing but keg beers I would pick JD's every time.
Though as you say, if you have the opportunity of a real ale pub with a good range within a short distance then it would win over JD's
I also like the fact that you can go into a Wetherspoons and be able to talk as there is not load music played.