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Friar Penketh, Warrington - pub details

Friar Penketh
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Address: 4 Barbauld Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 1EX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 10572) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Warrington Bank Quay (0.4 miles), Warrington Central (0.4 miles), Padgate (2.2 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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> Current user rating: 6.1/10 (rated by 17 users)
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The Friar Penketh appears to be the nearest decent real ale pub near to Warrington Bank Quay station. So it was my first stopping point in the town on Saturday morning. It's a Wetherspoon's built on the site of an old friary. There is a glass window on the floor near the entrance where you can see some of its remains. The pub itself is split over two levels. I passed the upstairs bar on the way to the toilets and could see it had one or two different ales from downstairs. But there didn't appear to be anyone serving and I'd imagine these were just old pumpclips that had not been removed. Downstairs, there appeared to be confusion around where the pumpclips actually were. Eventually the range was revealed to be Greene King Abbot, Ruddles Best, Sharp's Doom Bar, Phoenix Wobbly Bob, Peerless Red Rocks, Shepherd Neame Night At the Village, Caledonian Talisman, Longman American Pale Ale & Rudgate Ruby Mild. They also had Broadoak Perry in a box in the fridge. The pub appears to be in the centre of Warrington's nightlife and I did return to the area much later in the evening. But at this time of the day, people were enjoying Wetherspoon's breakfasts. A fair number of odd groups were entering. A decent enough choice. But I did prefer their other branch in the town.
blue_scrumpy - 2 Apr 2018 10:57
3 banks of 5 pumps. A couple of strong ones including Wobbly Bob. However I had Aegir by Milestone (5.2%) at £2.39 for the pint. Would go again.
RealAleRobUK - 22 Jun 2017 17:34
The service was superb, very clear quality if real ale (Peerless) a big issue. Upstairs craft bar a bit disappointing, but a top Spoons.
mtaylor40 - 27 Dec 2014 20:17
One of the more downmarket Wetherspoons. Full of lager-swillers. However, they are about to open a real-ale bar upstairs called "Crafty Friar".
Martinsh - 23 Aug 2014 23:24
Above average Wetherspoons based upon good staff and a better range of less common beers than many. Otherwise you've seen one.........
Arctium_lappa - 25 Feb 2013 23:30

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