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The Edmund Tylney (Leatherhead)

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Address: 0-34 High Street / Leatherhead / Surrey / KT22 8AW / England

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      09.09.2009 16:06
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      A Spoons is a Spoons

      The Edmund Tylney in Leatherhead is a pub I have visited a couple of times, mainly to meet up with old friends as a central meeting point. It is situated on Leatherhead High Street, where parking is free in the evenings. During the day the high street is pedestrianised, so if visiting during the day, it is advisable to use the nearby Swan Shopping Centre car park.

      The pub itself is part of the JD Wetherspoon chain, so in terms of drinks and prices is fairly standardised. However, this is beneficial to those seeking a cheap drink as Wetherspoons is known for its low prices, and this pub is no different. They also serve food, with the usual offerings available throughout the day, from breakfast until the evening. Having only eaten there once for lunch, I can only passingly comment that the food was pretty good and fairly priced.

      The staff here are mainly students, and while not willing to bend over backwards, are helpful and pleasant enough. The decor is 'oldy-worldy' as another reviewer proclaimed, with lots of dark stained wood for effect. There is plenty of seating and in the evenings the pub feels quite cosy. I've never been in there when it's packed and that includes a weekend night so I'm not sure it ever gets too busy; as in I have never had to queue more than 2 minutes for a drink!

      The toilet facilities are upstairs and other features of note include many plasma TV screens on the wall, constantly showing Sky Sports News, although this pub is no good for live football on Sky or now ESPN; they clearly don't have a subscription. There are also a couple of fruit machines and an itbox.

      Overall, this pub is okay, decent enough but nothing special, as after all it is a 'Spoons.' I would rather open my wallet a little wider and head down to the Penny Black, which is 5 minutes walk at most away, and although more expensive, is a bit more welcoming and even shows the football!

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