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Assembly Rooms

Address: 21 Poplar Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3AD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 35965) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Solihull (0.5 miles), Widney Manor (1.4 miles), Hampton-in-arden (1.9 miles)

Chain: Lloyds

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My mate prefers this `spoons to the White Swan around the corner. Popped in one midweek afternoon, pretty quiet, no bruisers on the door, no stag/hen parties, no dress restrictions, no banging tunes....I was most disappointed! Apart from the weekend madness it`s a pretty bog standard JWD, the ales was up to scratch, old blokes saving a few quid on the grog and passing shoppers having a cheap nosh.
Blastbeat - 29 Feb 2012 16:45
According to the local Solihull Drinker, this pub will not appear in the next Good Beer Guide due to there being very little real ale choice. Sadly I was not even allowed the chance to try the pub, being promptly refused entry to the pub as I was wearing trainers! Since when have Wetherspoons pubs have restricted entry on the basis of footwear. I was offered no explanation as to this policy by the jobsworth on the door. Is this a permanent discriminatory policy or just for a Saturday evening? The noise emanating from inside suggests that this is more of a nightclub than a pub. With no real ale, loud music, surly bouncers and outrageous dress codes, are Wetherspoons succumbing to the binge drinking trade found in most English town centres. The clientele hanging around certainly seemed to indicate they are. 0/10 from me, as a pub that doesn't allow you to have a beerintheevening on the basis of your footwear is not worthy of any credit. Shame on you Wetherspoons.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Mar 2011 20:11
Second visit in recent times, first visit was okay. This visit very poor and reflects the previous comment. Large bar area but was told to queue around the corner like being in Greggs!!! Two bar tarts on duty who were not at all interested in leaving the sanctuary behind their tills. As said by the previous poster pubs are not for queuing why have such a large expanse of bar if no bar stools or service are provided? Multiple pump clips on display however very few beers were on. Once it was discovered that a beer was not on no attempt was made to turn the pump clip around presumably so that the next poor sap could try and order it. Note to the manager real ale drinkers are not daft we are not amazed by your extensive range of ales IF only one or two of them are on. I'd rather visit a pub with half its clips showing than plan my session only to be scuppered by availability. Pub was filthy not one table didn't have glasses, plates or coffee mugs left by previous customers. Even at quiet periods the two bar maids didn't stray from their tills to help clear the place. Eventually a helpfull chap had the sense to return dirties to the kitchen after dropping off food, no attempt was made to wipe tables down. Woefully understaffed did nobody think it might get busy during the sales? Needs to improve drastically and start using the whole bar area!!
FloridaM - 2 Jan 2011 03:23
I moved back to this part of the world in September 2009. On the run up to Christmas 2009 and for a few months beyond the beer was excellent here but from late spring and summer it had gone right down hill. I rarely get a pint that is not vinegar on the first attempt and when I return it there is no attempt made to check the beer, take it off until it has been checked, nothing; the beer remains for sale with pump clip on display. The service is also poor. Staff seem to congregate at one end of the bar and are too lazy to move away from the till by the coffee machine where food orders are taken. When people waiting for beer ask for service, usually after seeing several people served before them, they are rudely informed that the "queue is here mate". This is actually a problem at few Wetherspoons establishments I have visited so let me reiterate this well known quirk of British culture. In Britain we queue in shops and at bus stops but not at the bar. The pub bar is designed so that the bar staff move to the customer and not the other way round but then you know this, you're just being lazy and rude.
Billycheer - 3 Oct 2010 18:03
Hi i am the manager of the assembly rooms, i have read your comments and like to thank you for your comments, we did have issues when we first took over the site, as the building is very old and we are limited what we could change regards space & layout downstairs.
All pubs take time to find there feet, and we were no exception, but we have truely sorted this out now, we have been awarded Solihull Most improved real ale pub for 2009 & have been voted into the Good Beer Guide 2010 - so our Ales are the best around, if you pop in you will currently see we have the best range in the town.
All feed back is good feed back.
Thanks hope to see you all down at the assembly rooms and enjoying yourself.

j.sullivan - 28 Oct 2009 18:58

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