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Mixed feelings, a nice pint of Guinness on paddys day, but I'm not sure why so many of my fellow patrons thought that a wetherspoons makes an ideal after school club. Depressing numbers of kids in school uniform in there with parents chugging a few pints.
TommyRogers1979 - 25 Mar 2016 22:12
A very rare visit to Battersea brought me into contact with this spoons.

I fancied a cheap pint so walked in but then spun on a sixpence and walked out. I'm sure pub was fine but the clientele in here were just a little bit too obnoxious and a few people were just a little bit too leathered for 4pm in the afternoon.

Decided to pay a bit more and walk down to The Falcon.

I will try it again the next time I'm in Battersea which considering is about once every 10 years it may be sometime.

No rating here as you can't really judge a pub based in such a brief experience.
BeerGutt - 31 Oct 2015 13:35
Generally a decent pub for a social drink. Only down side is the bar manager Helen. She's Very arrogant to customers , thinks her authority is a reason to be disrespectful
Mike1991 - 27 Jul 2015 15:21
We visited early on aSaturday evening. The pub was clean and orderly, andfar better than many JDWs at a similar hour. We made strikingly good use of the Real ale festival, using the taster selection of three beers for the price of a pint. All were in good condition.

the pub was still orderly and not overcrowded when we passed it again just before 10pm. We would suggest that the place is much better than some of the recent reviewswould indicate.
artieleblanc - 25 Mar 2012 17:18
only ONE guest on and lots of "coming soons" service was quick though and my pint of grainstore was fine(£2.45)the place was busy but quite relaxing too,6/10
fat_beer_badger - 31 Dec 2011 17:58
I agree with the last poster, visited on the way home from theatre last night and was surprised how orderly and what a pleasant atmosphere there was for 11pm on a Saturday night. There are much much worse Wetherspoons in much more well to do areas so they are definitely doing something right.
yummummy - 31 Jul 2011 12:41
Not as bad as ppl say.

Food and beer are both to normal JDW standards.
tallsam - 25 Jun 2011 16:22
Well, it was nice while it lasted...
rickw_biscuit - 2 Apr 2011 09:55
Made it!

Like the decor. Better than the last place.

And the 5 double Sailor Jerry's for 5 quid offer between 11 and 11:30am on weekdays is a great attraction. I love being rewarded for what I normally do anyway.
Golgo13 - 31 Mar 2011 23:14
Even by the usual standards of Wetherspoons, this place is grim. Already at 6pm, loads of people were hammered and I get the impression that a few of them would live here if it didn't shut. Quite a few ale pumps although the Sambrooks stuff wasn't available and the Batemans went off when I finally got served (they could do with more bar staff too). It serves its purpose but one to avoid unless you wanted to get drunk cheaply and don't care what the pub is like.
DuchyBoy - 18 Mar 2011 08:42
I like it. It's cheap and it stays open 'til midnight. Good ales which seem to be well kept and the food is not poisonous- I hope.There's a clientele which is roughish or else bewildered but I've never seen any rumpuses myself- although I understand that it has been known to kick off in there and I can well believe it. . I like a place that makes no excuses for the fact that alcohol is an intoxicant and a soothing panacea for life's pressures and not something sexy and beguiling. Also that food is often fuel and not something which you want to have to sell your children in order to afford. Wetherspoons I love you.
JeremyBendthem - 7 Feb 2011 19:32
Also, the staff are very nice and pleasant and hard working (and pleasant looking and not alcoholic.
julian0605 - 7 Dec 2010 19:55
I am actually very fond of this pub, my neighbours dog actually posted the previous comment. Despite the fact that the regular clientele are all dour faced long time alcoholics who appear to lost hope in life, the food and the drinks are very good value, and the pub lacks pretension as is welcoming. The alcohlism must be an unfortunate side effect of the level of poverty and associated social problems in some of the surrounding Battersea council estates.
julian0605 - 7 Dec 2010 19:50
This pub oozes sex appeal and star quality. Delicious drinks and sophisticated food are served by top notch staff. The clientele are classy and sexy, this would be a good place to find a would be lover.

Actually, no.

The clientele at the Asparagus are all hardened alcoholics whose lives have degenerated to the extent that they spend they their time wallowing in an alcohol induced haze of self pity and helplessness at this dreary and non-descript delapidated Wetherspoons pub.

Aesthectically are only one step above looking like they have just walked out of the local homeless hostel... they have puffy deformed red faces, odd fitting clothes and a dour aged 'given up hope years ago' look on their faces.
julian0605 - 7 Dec 2010 19:37
Visited this pub, as I was staying at the nearby Travelodge. It tends to confirm my view of the majority of Wetherspoons pubs that I've visited - they lack a distinctive identity, probably because they are part of a chain and this one was no exception. On the plus side, the beer was decent and the food was cheap. It wasn't fantastic food, but it was by no means bad and as a visitor looking for somewhere to eat and drink, it fitted the bill. It was quite busy between six and seven with a good number of diners, but quickly emptied after seven and got a bit soulless. Not really a place to linger, but fine to pop into for a drink and a bite to eat.
CWchipsupper - 31 Aug 2010 16:14
With half an hour to kill at CJ I thought I would wander along and see what sort of wasteland this place is. Standard Spoons beers plus a couple of Triple fff and Ringwood. Dazed and Confused tasted ok. Certainly some interesting characters around and as it is 11am no bad behaviour. Not the greatest but ok.
GuideDogSaint - 14 Aug 2010 11:14
Despite a change of manager, and staff constantly leaving and new ones coming, the clients are still the same. Brain-rotted alcoholics, hooligans, chavs and assorted low-life. Recently watched a 50 year old man who worked there get punched in the nose for (politely) telling a table of kids to stop being aggressive to other customers; the governor (Besim Sokolaj) yelled at his staff member and told him to mind his own business and not get involved with customers. Every once in a while you will see a decent person or party of people who just want a drink, eat, and quiet time, but the "got nothing to loose" scum will always dominate this hole.
TheCampaign - 27 May 2010 00:33
Quite a distance from Clapham Junction itself, round the back and keep going, with not a bad ale range but not huge, better than some Wetherspoons for a start. The area doesn't have that many pubs that do real ale to start with. Consider the midnight horror of the Prince's Head just up the road, with its branding that looks like a bargain-basement foodstore.

rainlight - 13 Feb 2010 16:32
full of chavs and pensioners!!! not very classy
GVF - 22 Jul 2009 16:02
cracking little boozer this!! great ale on sale here. usual wetherspoons stuff plus a couple of guests all under £2!! BARGIN!!
paddy_seed - 16 Feb 2009 18:02
Exceptional value for money...which we tend to take for granted in JDW. Relaxed atmosphere with plenty of lively conversations to be overheard. IPA & guest ales well served.
southfields - 9 Feb 2009 11:13
WOW!! The regulars are inteligent, witty and friendly people and the bar staff seem to really enjoy what their doing and their so hard working. I love this pub!!
kelenstavis - 2 Jan 2009 15:58
This pub has been under a lovely new manager for about a year now i think and it has really changed. It used to be a bit of a rough spot and i didnt go in there despite living just behind it but now i'm happy to go in for a drink after work or at the weekends. The staff are now generally very friendly, the pub is very clean, the food is good and the garden means you can enjoy a cold beer out in the sun.

hats off to the new management and his staff.
susanator - 27 May 2008 15:07
The pub infrastructuree is good and the food when the full staff complement is in attendance is good but this is uncommon. Very rowdy / criminal influences make this a high risk your handbag!!
A good venue soured by its clients!!
JMCC - 2 May 2008 22:01
this pub needs working on big time and i mean big its been taken over by new managment now but there are changes happening but slowly which is a bit of a shame still only thing they need to do is get the place referbed a bit and kick out the rest of the idiots that still seem to be there but i can understand that the new managment cant bar them cuase thay havnt done anything idioticly in front of them yet

bar staff are very friendly indeed espeacilly that barmaid charlotte who always went out her way to give me and my family the best customer service i have recieved. its a shame that a couple of the staff left espeacilly john he was and always will be the best barman ever but yeah keep up the good work and work hard that place will start bringing in a nicer crowd but new management aswell keep up the good work but changes can be a bit faster

also i had a delicouse curry on thursday and will definitly be going back
lamp - 6 Aug 2007 21:42
First pub I visited when I shifted to Battersea. never went back, dark smelly and inpersonal. Staff could not recommend a good beer!
mooloomitch - 29 Jun 2007 15:35
Typical one-floor ‘Spoons. Stained glass, leaded windows give a rather plain pub some redeeming features. Two largescreen TVs don’t intrude and the guest beer was good. Not so good was a 25 minute wait for my food to arrive.
Alerover - 22 Feb 2007 20:30
Had a quick lunch with my lady here recently, had an adequate sausage baguette.
Admired the way the barstaff despaired at me having a soft drink (I was being good, I had to go back to work after). At least they were friendly! The rest of the population was a little surly.
anonymous - 31 Aug 2006 15:43
Visited on a saturday lunch time . Was clean and full of normal people . Excellent quality Courage Best at £1.40 a pint and Sky Sports in background.
CFC1000 - 6 Aug 2006 14:37
the last time i went here a dog ran over and did a wee all over my bag. the fact that i wasn't entirely surprised says it all.
gennie - 9 Jun 2006 16:30
Horrible, horrible, horrible - have been in here once or twice over the past three or so years and not had too bad an experience (always bearing in minds its a Wetherspoons) but went in here recently and its seems to have let itself go even from the low Wetherspoons standards. Had the most horrible nachos imaginable, I think my pint was off and the other customers seemed to be far more drunk than Ive ever seen them before.
anonymous - 26 Jul 2005 17:01
This is an awful place, full of old soaks from the minute the door opens in the morning until it shuts at the end of the day. The place seems to attract a particularly unpleasant type, agressive and violent, there are periodic drug raids by the police. To be avoided at all cost if you are looking for a quiet and pleasant place for a drink.
anonymous - 18 Apr 2005 09:35
My other half and I used to work here and it was a lovely little pub very personal, every one knew everyone and we all knew what the majority were drinking, maybe the wetherspoons logo atracts an older clientelle but I can tell you the manager there is a great guy and has run that pub for at least three years, he turned it around and by the looks of some of the comments on here it certainly seems like they are talking about the nasty little pub across the road that i wouldnt even let my dog walk in. Some of us wetherspoon managers have morals and standards, so stop beating us all down, maybe the minority spoil it for the majority have you ever thought of that?
SAH - 3 Mar 2004 18:08
Not my place but my Dad loved it, for the cheap Guiness and very cheap food. Has it place in the world.
David - 9 Jan 2004 08:05
Not a great place to hangout unless you are an old drunk which is a bit harsh!
It attracts an oldish crowd looking for a quiet, smoky and cheap booze.
anonymous - 9 Dec 2003 18:44
Has all the usual values associated with Wetherspoon pubs (cheap beer and food, no music or TV, etc) and the bar staff work hard, but are often overwhelmed by people waiting to get served. Not helped by a landlady who spends her time drinking with cronies. Customers consist of geezers, spivs and assorted low life.
andrew1961 - 7 Dec 2003 13:54
A cheap pub which is, sadly, mainly frequented by dodgy old drunks. Not to be recommended unless desperate for a cheap meal or drink..
Rose - 23 Jul 2003 15:10
Wetherspoons. Need I say more? Although, say what u like, the surf & turf is consistently good.
robin - 9 Jul 2003 13:01

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