Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby PH » 14 Jun 2018, 4:55pm

Sweep wrote:
They open for breakfast at 8am.


As posted above, many at 7am - for example the Square Peg just the other side of New St station in Birmingham. Though you won't get your beer any earlier...

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby PH » 14 Jun 2018, 4:57pm

Sweep wrote:Must admit I was a bit p'ed off when they stopped providing a gpx file on their web page - useful for garmin. Luckily a boffin a know provided a handy means of extracting a gpx from their other provided data - they expect everyone to use a smartphone these days but I prefer the garmin.

Others have stepped in:
http://www.railuk.info/maps/spoonsmap.php
https://cyclespoons.herokuapp.com/

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby mjr » 14 Jun 2018, 5:05pm

PH wrote:Others have stepped in:
http://www.railuk.info/maps/spoonsmap.php

As well as being obsessed with Trowbridge, that one doesn't show recent assimilations and still shows pubs that were shut or sold years ago.
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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby PH » 14 Jun 2018, 5:21pm

mjr wrote:
PH wrote:Others have stepped in:
http://www.railuk.info/maps/spoonsmap.php

As well as being obsessed with Trowbridge, that one doesn't show recent assimilations and still shows pubs that were shut or sold years ago.

Does your zoom not work?
I thought you'd be please that an app was sending people to none existent 'spoons :lol:
You don't really need to know where they are to boycott them, or are you planning on standing outside with a placard?

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Jun 2018, 8:00pm

Are other pubs, places to eat available?
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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby Sweep » 14 Jun 2018, 8:23pm

PH wrote:
Sweep wrote:
They open for breakfast at 8am.


As posted above, many at 7am - for example the Square Peg just the other side of New St station in Birmingham. Though you won't get your beer any earlier...

Thanks ph. Read ahead too quickly.nice to know.
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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby Sweep » 14 Jun 2018, 8:27pm

mjr wrote:
Sweep wrote:Will leave you to enjoy a thread you find more conducive as despite your "crap pubs exclamation mark" jibe it is very clear to me that you have never actually been in that pub. As I understand it it has only just opened.

That's a misunderstanding: it has only just reopened but it was The White Hart from around 1800 until 2015, but the new owner insists recent history like the name must be obliterated in favour of legends from the 1700s - much as he wants for UK politics!

Not a misunderstanding, as i understand it. I understand that it has only just opened as a spoons. Or crap pub as you insust on calling them. I did know that it had been a pub before, in fact that is part of its attraction for me. So seems to me that they have saved a pub?
Can I ask what your opinion was of the other pub?
Why did it close?
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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby Sweep » 14 Jun 2018, 8:29pm

PH wrote:
Sweep wrote:Must admit I was a bit p'ed off when they stopped providing a gpx file on their web page - useful for garmin. Luckily a boffin a know provided a handy means of extracting a gpx from their other provided data - they expect everyone to use a smartphone these days but I prefer the garmin.

Others have stepped in:
http://www.railuk.info/maps/spoonsmap.php
https://cyclespoons.herokuapp.com/

Can you get a gpx from those though?
They are just online things aren't they?
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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby irc » 14 Jun 2018, 8:42pm

Just me or is it always Remainers who jump onto threads shouting about boycotting establishments based on the referendum. Not aware of any time a Brexit supporter suggested boycotting something because it was a Remainers place. Are they bad losers?


As for the question - I'm a fan of the Spoons. Good beer and Ok food for not much cash. I regularly use them when out riding locally.

For anyone cycling through Glasgow I'll nominate the Esquire House on the A82 Great Western road. An easy route going west towards loch Lomond. Big glass windows vat the front to watch the bike while eating and drinking.

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby matt_twam_asi » 14 Jun 2018, 9:46pm

irc wrote:Just me or is it always Remainers who jump onto threads shouting about boycotting establishments based on the referendum. Not aware of any time a Brexit supporter suggested boycotting something because it was a Remainers place. Are they bad losers?


It's easy to find examples.

On topic, the Lynd Creche in Horsham has nearby bike racks plus outside seating in a nice(ish) pedestrianised space, though I wouldn't wish to subject any of the fine folk here to the experience of actually going into the place.

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby pwa » 15 Jun 2018, 8:49am

One problem I have with chains is that as a vegetarian I limit myself to a small part of the menu, and if I end up looking at that same menu too often I find myself thinking "Oh well. looks like it has to be the veggie lasagne again". So I can't imagine wanting to do Wetherspoons more than once a week.

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby Ben@Forest » 15 Jun 2018, 11:20am

pwa wrote:One problem I have with chains is that as a vegetarian I limit myself to a small part of the menu, and if I end up looking at that same menu too often I find myself thinking "Oh well. looks like it has to be the veggie lasagne again". So I can't imagine wanting to do Wetherspoons more than once a week.


They do a veggie breakfast - and according to Somerset Maugham 'If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts a day'.

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby PH » 15 Jun 2018, 12:50pm

Sweep wrote:
PH wrote:
Sweep wrote:Must admit I was a bit p'ed off when they stopped providing a gpx file on their web page - useful for garmin. Luckily a boffin a know provided a handy means of extracting a gpx from their other provided data - they expect everyone to use a smartphone these days but I prefer the garmin.

Others have stepped in:
http://www.railuk.info/maps/spoonsmap.php
https://cyclespoons.herokuapp.com/

Can you get a gpx from those though?
They are just online things aren't they?

the cyclespoons one links to strava and I think you can load it to a GPS from there, though it isn't something I've tried.
If you just want a POI file to load to a Garmin there's several available, here's the first one google found;
https://www.gps-data-team.com/poi/unite ... ns-UK.html

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby mjr » 15 Jun 2018, 1:47pm

irc wrote:Just me or is it always Remainers who jump onto threads shouting about boycotting establishments based on the referendum. Not aware of any time a Brexit supporter suggested boycotting something because it was a Remainers place. Are they bad losers?

Huh? Where in this thread is a remainer doing that?

Anyway, it's not so much a boycott as its owner having told us not to use them:
Paulatic wrote:I distinctly recall Tim Martin telling remain voters not to cross his threshold. I wouldn’t like to upset him.

I stopped going in them before that, anyway.

The accusation is doubly ironic as Brexit supporter Tim Martin has just this week announced Wetherspoon's boycott of EU products! Bad winner?
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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby Sweep » 15 Jun 2018, 3:17pm

Thanks for the link above PH - will check out when on better keyboard. Of course the litmus test will be whether it includes the Whalebone, for it's new. Looks like a potentially interesting source of other POIs as well.
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