You can be as sniffy as you like about Wetherspoons, but when it comes to toilets, the only smell in a JDW is the sweet smell of success. The company was once again a big winner in the annual "Loo of the Year Awards."
So as you "enjoy" 99p pints of horrible Greene King IPA, you can rest easy that your comfort break experience will be a good one and if you really wish to cock a snook at the company, you can just slip in under the wire for a quick pee or a luxurious number two. Okay you will most likely have to negotiate an improbably large number of stairs, up or down, to your lavatorial nirvana and according to some, risk tripping over comatose drunks and dead dogs, but you won't have to have a drink. They are far too cavernous and understaffed to even notice you.
And it'll make a change from McDonalds when suddenly caught short!
A bit of a CV. Tandleman is a veteran beer lover, local CAMRA Chairman and activist, beer writer, beer reviewer and pursuer of all things good in beer. He lives in the North West of England and London. Despite his CAMRA membership, he does not limit himself to cask conditioned beer, though he believes that cask conditioning, when done correctly and appropriately, brings a quality to beer that is hard to equal by any other kind of presentation. He is a strong supporter of Northern methods of beer dispense and avidly detests poorly presented beer and dislikes pasteurisation. He regularly visits Germany, has conducted corporate British and German beer tastings for CAMRA at the Great British Beer Festival where he has worked for years on Biere Sans Frontieres and was Deputy Organiser at CAMRA's very successful National Winter Ales Festival in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and at the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival from 2013 to date. He admires good brewers wherever they are and has travelled extensively in pursuit of good beer to drink. He also judges beer at both the International Beer Challenge and the World Beer Awards.
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