Author Topic: Wetherspoons POI  (Read 10568 times)

Re: Wetherspoons POI
« Reply #50 on: December 23, 2019, 09:11:05 am »
If you're using a smartphone, you might as well use the Wetherspoon app which has an offline map and lets you order without any pesky human interaction.

(In theory you could order before you arrive, but you'd need to guess a table number)
My call for help (answered by Ben) came when they did move this to smartphones rather than allowing you to download a file. But smartphones aren't the be all and end all. I use mine minimally and wouldn't dream of putting it on my handlebars. Much prefer the Etrex20 and 20x  for all sorts of reasons.

Re: Wetherspoons POI
« Reply #51 on: December 23, 2019, 09:12:53 am »
Tell you what - don't go to Wetherspoons. It's shit.
Fear you have misread the thread. There's more than one. I suspect you have been in very few. And that may be a serious overstatement.

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Re: Wetherspoons POI
« Reply #52 on: December 23, 2019, 09:26:00 am »
Tell you what - don't go to Wetherspoons. It's shit.

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Re: Wetherspoons POI
« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2019, 09:46:45 am »
Can confirm Ben T's nifty thing still working AOK as it includes The Railway in Rainham, Kent, only pretty recently opened.

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Re: Wetherspoons POI
« Reply #54 on: December 23, 2019, 08:23:36 pm »
I've only just come across this thread and it inspired me to have a look at how Spoons POIs could be displayed in Oruxmaps. I did a offline waypoint search in Oruxmaps for "Wetherspoons" then hit the button that creates an overlay, nifty

That seems to be missing a few, even though they are mapped in OSM. Try searching for "Wetherspoon" instead.
The company name/brand is JD Wetherspoon, so that's what should be tagged with.

Re: Wetherspoons POI
« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2019, 11:08:47 pm »
That seems to be missing a few, even though they are mapped in OSM. Try searching for "Wetherspoon" instead.
The company name/brand is JD Wetherspoon, so that's what should be tagged with.
Thanks for that, the original overlay was indeed missing some and searching on "Wetherspoon" as you suggested fixes this.  Preference in pubs aside, the offline searching of the andromap POI database in Oruxmaps to create map overlays appears to be a very useful option.  The results obtained by searching say "drinking water" or "toilets" bringing in equally useful results.
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Re: Wetherspoons POI
« Reply #56 on: December 23, 2019, 11:19:02 pm »
Tell you what - don't go to Wetherspoons. It's shit.

This Unit hereby endorses this product, service or sentiment, and gammon pinup Tim "Horst Würzel" Martin can take his pro-Brexit propaganda and ["Redacted after taking legal advice" – Ed.].

In pub terms, sure, but nevertheless Weatherpoons is:
a) cheap
b) warm
c) has loos
d) open at morning o'clock
e) often conveniently close to a railway station
f) has a handy app

It's best thought of as a step up from the Scottish Restaurant for the weary traveller or cyclist in need of refuelling, rather than a destination in itself.

It's also:
g) a good place to put those "Bollocks to Brexit" stickers to use
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Re: Wetherspoons POI
« Reply #57 on: December 23, 2019, 11:35:49 pm »
You forget the main reason for going, which is that it produces predictable hot food in a tiny amount of time - often worryingly so - which makes it suitable for full value audaxers who prefer to get their value on the bike.

c) has loos

Even better, it has loos that invariably involve an adventure up a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.

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d) open at morning o'clock

And still serves food in the evening in the kind of small towns where everything else closes at sensible o'clock.

Re: Wetherspoons POI
« Reply #58 on: December 24, 2019, 12:03:44 am »
And still serves food in the evening in the kind of small towns where everything else closes at sensible o'clock.
So true!  I recall one Monday a couple of years ago, early evening, in the not so small town town of Wolverhampton where I entered 4 pubs in turn with promises of food on their billboards, only to be told that their kitchens had closed early.  So 4 pints later and with more luck than judgement I found myself in Spoons at 10pm with steak and chips and a pint, for under a tenner.   
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Re: Wetherspoons POI
« Reply #59 on: December 24, 2019, 05:54:34 am »
Glad it all worked out bolt- pity you didn't manage to find it earlier, pretty much always excellent beer, often local. My local london one definitely a destination.
Yes, wolverhampton not as busy as one might think - got off a train a while ago around midnight for a long long night ride northwards - all deserted, seemed like a small market town.