Tim Martin’s top Wetherspoons pubs – from bayside boozer to lively Geordie spot
There are around 872 JD Wetherspoon pubs in the UK and Ireland – and everyone has their favourite!
But have you ever wondered which one Tim Martin loves the most?
While the Spoons founder told the Daily Star that it’s near-impossible to pick his top watering hole, there are a few boozers he holds close to his heart.
Martin told us about four of his most beloved spots – from The Corryvreckan that overlooks Scotland’s Oban bay to the historic and atmospheric Quayside in Newcastle.
So how many have you visited? Check out the full list below.
And while we have your attention, don't forget to nominate your favourite pub in our Great British Booze Off competition.
Tim Martin’s top JD Wetherspoon pubs
Tafarn Y Porth, Caernarfon, Wales
This historic pub is situated beside the east gate of Caernarfon Castle.
It’s called Tafarn Y Porth as this is Welsh for Gate Inn.
King Edward I built the walled town beside the castle and the gateway dates back to the Victorian era.
If history isn’t your thing, don’t fret.
Many come to the boozer because of its excellent beer garden with booths, umbrellas and family-sized tables.
It’s one of a few Wetherspoon pubs with an entirely bilingual team too…
The Corryvreckan, Oban, Scotland
The fantastic pub was built on the former Railway Quay site.
This land was reclaimed from the sea when train tracks reached Oban in 1880.
The boozer is named after the Corryvreckan whirlpool, which is located between Jura and Scarba.
Guests love being so close to the water from the comfort of a large and modern pub.
And according to Martin, the ferry to the islands stops almost next to the beer pumps too!
The Quayside, Newcastle, England
This two-floored watering hole takes its name from the Quayside area of Newcastle, along the River Tyne.
It used to be a bustling industrial area but bars and pubs are dotted along the water have a modern feel nowadays.
There are two beer gardens – a quieter one overlooking the river, bridges and city-scape.
Alternatively, guests can enjoy the lively atmosphere in a larger seating area tucked on cobbled streets out back.
The Forty Foot, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
This popular boozer takes its name from the most famous bathing place in Ireland.
The deep-water inlet was originally known as the “Forty Foot Hole” and was a “gentleman’s only” swimming spot for 200 years.
Nowadays, the Forty Foot attracts locals and tourists alike.
It’s located on the south shore of Dublin Bay near the harbour of Dun Laoghaire on the tip of Sandycove Point.
It is a few stops on the train away from central Dublin and pulls in many punters due to its spectacular views.
There's never been a better time to toast the UK's finest drinking establishments, and we want your help to find Blighty's very best in the Daily Star's Great British Booze Off.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be saluting Britain's pubs in a series of articles.
As part of it, we're running a competition to identify the best boozers in 10 categories.
We want YOU to nominate your favourite pubs in the form below in as many categories as you like.
Individual category winners will receive a trophy, special Daily Star front page and £100.
The Britain's Best Pub winner will get a trophy, Daily Star front page and £500 cash prize.
You have until May 31 to get your nominations in.
We'll then shortlist in each category, with voting open from June 7 to 30, and winners announced in the week beginning July 12.
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