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Great Harry

Wetherspoon pub near Woolwich Arsenal station. Burnt out in the 2011 riots, re-opened in 2012.

Location

7–9 Wellington Street
SE18 6PQ Woolwich
UK
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Tap East

A brewpub on the edge of the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre. Opposite Stratford International rail station and near Stratford International DLR station. There is no piped music in the daytime but noise pollution can flow in from the shopping centre.

Location

7 International Square Montfichet Road
E20 1EE Westfield Stratford City
UK
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J.J. Moon's

A Wetherspoon pub near Tooting Broadway station.

Location

56a High Street
SW17 0RN Tooting
UK
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Hamilton Hall

A Weatherspoon pub. Named after Lord Claud Hamilton, chairman of the Great Eastern Railway Company (1893–1923) which originally built Liverpool Street station. The pub is the former ballroom of the old Great Eastern Hotel.

Location

Street-level Concourse Liverpool Street Station
EC2M 7PY City of London
UK
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Richmal Crompton

A modern Wetherspoon across the road from Bromley South station.

Location

23 Westmoreland Place
BR1 1DS Bromley
UK
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Moon under Water

All the usual Wetherspoon stuff and close to Balham station.

Location

194 Balham High Road
SW12 9BP Balham
UK
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Crown, Willington, Beds - where staff listen to what customers want

Wonderful prompt, friendly service with friendly staff. Food and drink of excellent quality, and especially appreciated was the absence of piped music. The landlady has listened to her customers and taken notice when they said they didn't like it.

They have specific themed musical events and discos where people come because they have chosen listen to music, but it is not forced upon them at all times.

Location

17 Station Road
MK44 3QH Willington
UK
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Bright Star, Peter's Green - a lovely quiet village pub

We have known this pub for years, and it is now the best it has ever been. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere and always a warm welcome from Nick, Kate and the staff. Lovely surroundings and walks nearby. Good beer and excellent food.

Also appreciated is the lack of loud background music. Sometimes there is a very, very faint sound as if someone has a radio on in the kitchen, but it is so soft it does not impinge and most of the time we don't hear it at all.

You can actually relax and have a conversation - the atmosphere is always positive. We are regulars.

Location

Kimpton Road Peter's Green
LU2 9QP Nr Luton
UK
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THE CROSS KEYS GUSTARD WOOD HERTS

Situated in a quiet rural location, expect basic fare beautifully prepared and cooked.
The service is excellent.
Management say there is never any music except at Christmas and special party occasions.

Location

BALLSLOUGH HILL GUSTARD WOOD
AL4 8LA WHEATHAMPSTEAD
UK
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Flying Boat

A Wetherspoon outlet with real ale, cider and pub grub. The building was originally a car showroom.

Location

36-42 Spital Street
DA1 2DT Dartford, Kent
UK
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