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“Last time we'll eat at Wetherspoons”

The Thomas Ingoldsby - J D Wetherspoon
Ranked #139 of 381 Restaurants in Canterbury
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Our last trip for sunday lunch at a Wetherspoons (in the summer in Faversham) was marred by a loud drunken woman screaming obscenties whilst playing a fruit machine nearby who then served our mediocre meals (absolutely true)! We decided to try again at the Thomas Inglesby with our two children and three of us ordered roast beef. It was busy and the waitress was obviously harrassed and when our food arrived the plates were almost tossed onto the table. We noticed that apart from peas and roast potatoes there were no other vegetables on the plate and called the waitress over who told us that they were sorry but there was no fresh veg left and then walked off! When the chips on my son's meal arrived they were cold so I went to the bar to complain. The manager came to our table a few minutes later and apologised and asked what he could do about it and it was agreed that my son's meal be replaced and refunds given for two of the roasts. When the waitress collected our plates they were snatched up in an unfriendly manner.

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3  Thank Corefire
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Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

Run of the mill Wetherspoons pub, no point mentioning the food its the same whatever wetherspoons your in anywhere in the country, cheap drinks as usual, toilets allways clean and tidy, friendly staff and a nice atmosphere and 2 minuets from the High Street and Cathedral, But avoid at all cost in the evening at weekends, bouncers on the door should give you a clue and food served untill 11pm Ha, you wont get a table with all the bright young things that descend upon the place in there droves, all in all well worth a visit in daylight when the kiddies are all at college

Thank garyD1965
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

And by that I mean it's a typical wetherspoons, they are always big attractive buildings that are always busy with a fantastic atmosphere. The alcohol is always cheap, the food is so so but it's best for people watching, you could sit for hours and watch the different assortment of people who walk through their doors. I love it .

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Thank Johnandandi
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

In the summer the tables out the front are populated with customers attracted by the low prices and the long opening times, and the language can be a little 'ripe', along with the odd scuffle.
It's not the most inviting scene. Once inside it's better - busy with work parties and groups of students. It's large (a former furniture store) with standard Wetherspoon decor. Not the place to come for coziness, atmosphere or character. Service was of the disinterested but not quite rude level, and rather slow, although to be fair they were busy. The curry was edible and no worse than something out of a supermarket chiller cabinet, and for a similar cost. Food was warm if not exactly hot. Not the cleanest place, but there didn't seem to be enough staff on to ensure the tables were cleaned between arrivals. Beer selection was good, but that was the only real positive of the visit. Not awful and it was an okay place to meet up with a couple of ex-colleagues, but not somewhere I'd inflict on close friends.

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1  Thank Man_about_Kent
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

I found myself in Canterbury looking for a meal late at night, and ended up at the Thomas Ingoldsby.
This certainly wasn't my first visit and won't be my last.
Although the food is the standard Wetherspoons affair, for the price, you can't complain. It's not going win awards, even though the Thai Green Curry being offered on the weekly curry night was perfectly pleasant.

As ever, there are a good selection of Real Ales and other drinks available at the bar, for less money that you'd usually find yourself paying in Canterbury.

Service tonight was not as friendly as it can sometimes be, but it depends on what staff you have on and what sort of night they've had! The clientele vary from student sports clubs, to old men looking for a quiet drink, to morons with something to prove, but that's town centre drinking for you!

If you're after some food late at night (they now serve food until 11pm) then you can do a lot worse and pay a lot more in Canterbury.

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Thank Jack V
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