Run and operated by J D Wetherspoons, this is a typical Wetherspoons outlet. It has 3 floors with a couple more little rooms which are good for a more intimate dining experience, however it makes the place into a bit of a maze!
The food is typical Wetherspoons fare, and while it is a particualrly good example of their food, it's nothing special and the menu offers nothing out of the ordinary. They have a large range of different beers, with varying guest beers. They also have a good range of different spirits and alcopops.
Conveniently situated in the middle of North Road, it's cheap and cheerful, an ideal place for staring a night out before heading to Studio nighclub across the road.
Another Wetherspoons pub, where I had a good experience. This branch is far bigger than the one in nearby Sunderland. I've no complaints about the staff, service, range of beers, food etc. as it was all good and there was also a very good atmosphere in the pub!
Great beer. Cask Marque. £1.75 a pint.
Typical grot levels for Wetherspoons but less scary alchy people than others. Handy for a quick pint. Probably scary on a Fri night.