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The Spon Gate

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Mexican, Indian, British, Bar, Pub
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Unit 2M Croft Road | The Sky Dome, Coventry CV1 3AZ, England
+44 24 7662 7300
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09:00 - 23:00
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is what it is and we were hungry after going to the cinema. Cheap and cheerful does what it says on the tin. If there was more competition in the area we probably wouldn't have gone in but it was okay.

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Thank andycreeduk
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good place to visit on the Spon Street trail. All guest beers are £1.99 at the moment and good quality. Can get busy and sometimes at luchtimes when ice hockey games are on at the Sky Dome.

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Thank Andy C
Coventry, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us visited this friendly city venue on a bitterly cold February afternoon for some food and drink. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming although the bad weather meant there weren't many customers about! My lamb shank was great, the meat was tender, veggies tasty, mash good and gravy thick and rich. There were no complaints about the burgers,... More 

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Thank Gailew
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350 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to the spoon gate for some cocktails on an February afternoon and overall the drinks were cheap and the interior was nice. One thing to note is that we were on during the England Rugby game and there was a big projector screen but the pub was quite noisy.

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Thank JXXXR
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi JXXXR, We do love Our cocktails at The Spon Gate, always a winner with us. Sorry about the noise when the rugby was on....We do like our rugby here, hopefully see you back soon. Thank you, Tom More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday night where it was heaving at some stages. Typical spoons quality, some of the chairs looked like they had a hard life but would return.

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Thank D1spm
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi D1SPM, Glad you had a good visit, look forward to you returning back soon. Thank you, Tom More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A frequent visitor to the Gate! Staff and Food good! A nicely cooked wetherspoons steak is always good value! It was very cold inside the place on account of the front doors not closing properly and lack of heating.It was the same on a recent visit to the City Arms in Earlsdon,do Wetherspoons have a policy of saving costs through... More 

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Thank AndyA104
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi AndyA1014, Glad your a frequent visitor to The Spon gate, There is no policy on heating throughout Wetherspoons but we will always turn it up if your feeling cold. Few of our tables are removed every Friday and Saturday after 2030 because of our night time operation as a Lloyds bar. I hope this helps, Kind regards Tom More 

Lewes, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Good food (we went in on a Thursday for their amazing Curry Club deal) and quick, friendly service although the place was pretty empty when we arrived. Typical Wetherspoons clean, tidy, excellent value but more for groups or quiet working over a pub lunch

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Thank southlondonmac
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi Southlondonmac, Glad you enjoyed the food and your visit and we kept it nice and tidy for you.... Hope to see you soon... Kind regards Tom More 

Inner Mongolia, China
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I go to this place a few times a week,It's your basic spoons pub but they often have a good guest cider,the foods always decent and comes out quick and the staff are friendly. Oh yeah,toilets are spotless,easily the best Wetherspoons pub in town.

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Thank Krissy L
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi Krissy L, Great to hear we are your favorite Wetherspoons in town! We aim to keep our toilets tip top and glad you find our staff friendly. Hope to see you soon, Kind regards Tom More 

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

6pm and the pub is not packed but it's four deep at the bar and five minutes of queuing and I overhear the group to my left say they've been waiting 20 minutes. When they are served the group to my right leave in disgust. They should have been next. That cleared the way for me but I still have... More 

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Thank KMHGS75
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi KHiggins75, Thank you for your review, we do apologies for the experience on this occasion and can assure we always strive to deliver great service at the bar to our customers. We obviously were below par on this occasion, please visit us again soon to let us show you this. Kind regards Tom More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Arrived by accident as new to Coventry, parked and found Spoons at same time, very grateful. enjoyed breakfast and endless coffee, such a good idea, love it, thank you

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Thank Mary H
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi Mary H, Really happy you enjoyed your visit and also our unlimited coffee offer! Please come back and visit us soon. Kind regards Tom More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17
Cuisine
Mexican, Indian, British, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 2M Croft Road | The Sky Dome, Coventry CV1 3AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7662 7300
Description
JD Wetherspoon opened The Spon Gate in July 2010. It's name derives from one of the gates to the walled medieval city. Part of the city's SkyDome Leisure Complex it offers the perfect place to enjoy a meal throughout the day and a few drinks when visiting the ODEON cinema or after a bout of shopping at nearby IKEA. We pride ourselves on our food service, cleanliness and atmosphere we provide at any point during the day or night. Part of the Lloyds No.1 Brand, music is played in the evening and there is a live DJ Friday and Saturday meaning The Spon Gate provides a relaxed great value drinking and dining option while of an evening it transforms into one of the city's late night hot spots and a great place to party the night away till 3am at weekends!

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