“ Address: 271 Fleet Road / Fleet / Hampshire GU51 3QW / United Kingdom / Tel: 08721 077 077 „
The Emporium is a pub located in the town centre of Fleet, Hampshire. This town is easily accessible off the M3 junction 4a and is neighboured by Yately, Aldershot and Farnborough. This pub is smack bang in the middle of the high street, on the corner of the high street and a side road. It is also opposite Jaxx Nightclub.
The Emporium is quite a "trendy" pub, and also has recently had a refurbishment, making it much more stylish than it was before, although not a huge lot was actually made any different. There are many tables and chairs on the downstairs level, and a few seats and tables upstairs. The toilets are also located upstairs, but there is no disabled access to these toilets, nor is there a disabled toilet for those who can not get up the stairs. There is a beer garden which plenty of benches, and a small car park, which is pay and display, but you can claim the price back at the bar when buying drinks.
The decor in the pub is quite nice, very modern with a contemporary touch to it. There is a lot of wooden tables, the bar is wooden and there are wooden effect items scattered around the place. There is a DJ on friday and saturday nights, with a small dancefloor for anyone wishing to dance, and on these nights the pub is open until 2am. There are also a few fruit machines in here, and an ITbox too.
The prices of drinks are quite high, but not the highest in Fleet. There is quite a large selection of drinks, and there is also a rather good selection of food too, but this is also quite expensive. The food is ordered at the bar, but is all bought to your table, and the food I have had here was actually quite nice, but not quite worth the price you are charged for it. The staff in this pub all tend to be miserable, with the occasional staff member who will actually smile and chat to you when they serve you.
This pub can get very busy on thursday, friday and saturday nights, and is more a pub for the teenagers and twenty somethings on these nights. When the pub is very busy, chances are you will get asked for ID before you are allowed entry. During the day it is a total mix of people, although I have never really seen it busy during the day. It is usually quite clean in the pub, and food and drinks are cleared up quickly by staff, who even though they are miserable, do their job quickly, even when the place is packed.
For a good, but expensive and loud night out, The Emporium is a pretty decent pub, but I am only giving it a 3 out of 5 due to high prices and miserable staff, and no disabled toilet access.