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David Prothero, Neath - pub details

David Prothero

Address: 7 Windsor Road, Neath, West Glamorgan, SA11 1LS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 10784) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Skewen (1.8 miles), Neath (1.9 miles), Briton Ferry (1.9 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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> Current user rating: 6.1/10 (rated by 7 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Tunnel Tavern, Neath (0.1 miles), Market Tavern, Neath (0.1 miles), Merlins, Neath (0.2 miles), St Ives Inn, Neath (0.2 miles), Borough Arms, Neath (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

user reviews of David Prothero, Neath

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The David Protheroe was my first stop on a tour of Neath's pubs yesterday. It's a Wetherspoon's pub opposite the railway station on the town's main street. Yesterday morning it was fairly busy with a mixture of people/families having breakfast/lunch and early drinkers. I was doing both. It was the old police station and there are a number of hidden corners, but as usual with Wetherspoon's pubs, there is little character. Toilets are upstairs. Service was quick. Ales were Greene King Abbot, Ruddles Best, Sharps Doom Bar, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Tomos Watkin OSB & Pecker Wrecker, Rhymney Golden Ale & Brains SA. Ciders left over from the recent festival were Tempted Elderflower & Snails Bank Rhubarb. I moved on from here to the Oasis Bar at Neath Sports Centre and to the newly re-opened Highlander. Neither are listed on the site, but are not worth adding.
blue_scrumpy - 15 Apr 2018 11:51
I felt sure I had already submitted a scathing report on this pub – but it seems to have disappeared ! Anyway, I’ve now been to it again, and stand by everything I said before – so here goes.

This is the worst kind of Wetherspoons. The bar staff seem to regard their job as being part of a lager-pulling production line (having as many as three on the go at once). A pump advertises Brains SA (“special price”), but on my first visit I was told “we’re not serving that today” ! On my second visit I had a very nice pint of Bullmastiff Special Reserve instead.

The furniture seems to be cluttered all over the place. There are some “comfy sofas”, some small pale wooden chairs and tables (that appear to be straight out of a kindergarten), and some settees and stools that have very high backs indeed. Some seats it is not possible to sit in, because they would obscure everyone’s view of the big screen TVs.

Although the building is on a corner, down one side the only windows are about 8ft off the ground, and very small and wide. To me the whole impression is that you are visiting an aquarium !

I will politely describe the clientele as “mixed” – though I will say that, on my visits at least, they were well behaved.

Ugh – 3/10

Martinsh - 6 Oct 2010 22:46
Bizarre layout, mish mash of tables and chairs. Bar man friendly enough and offered a taster of the ales. No Welsh beers on which was a disappointment and the pint I had was just OK (Holden's). Not too bad then, but really worth making the effort to get yourself down to the Borough Arms, a 10 minute walk away.
Dandillus - 29 Apr 2010 09:04
Ideally located opp Neath Railway Station,far better than P Talbot Spoons and a million times better than "Big Cam" next door, decent beer,nice pub n quick service, 8/10
fat_beer_badger - 8 Jan 2009 20:36
Cheap but cheerful. You can get to know the regular Neath bums on a weekday afternoon. Often looks like a bomb hit it.
welshlager - 18 Mar 2007 20:03

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