If you are planning a ‘staycation’ this summer, with day trips to the coast, Wetherspoon’s pubs can offer an excellent and affordable option for hungry holiday-makers.
The great British seaside and coastal resorts provide a fantastic family destination, in the warmer weather, and a local Wetherspoon pub is never too far away.
All conveniently located, in numerous bustling seaside towns, many within walking distance of the beach, they offer the usual warm Wetherspoon welcome, when you are away from home.
THE ANGEL HOTEL
1 NEW QUAY ROAD, WHITBY, NORTH YORKSHIRE,YO21 1DH
The pub and hotel is situated on the harbour side (pictured above), close to the swing bridge over the River Esk and just a short walk from the main beach. It is the perfect place from which to explore the traditional maritime town of Whitby, one of the true delights of the Yorkshire coast.
11–19 GOVER LANE, NEWQUAY, CORNWALL, TR7 1ER
The pub takes its name from the Cribbar reef, stretching out under the sea from nearby Towan Head. It is situated just a couple of hundred metres from the sandy beach and is at the heart of Newquay’s famous surfing scene.
7 GLODDAETH STREET, LLANDUDNO, CONWY, LL30 2DD
This converted palatial 1920s cinema is just a short walk from the main North Shore Beach, overlooking Llandudno Bay, as well as the town’s elegant promenade, with pastel-coloured hotels and authentic seafront architecture, largely unchanged for over a century.
THE ALBERT AND THE LION
BANK HEY STREET, BLACKPOOL, LANCASHIRE, FY1 4RU
Located on the promenade, near the famous Blackpool Tower and across the road to the beach, this large and centrally positioned pub is an ideal watering hole on a day trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach – Britain’s ‘most visited tourist attraction’.
THE FORTY FOOT
THE PAVILION CENTRE, MARINE ROAD, DÚN LAOGHAIRE, DUBLIN
Enjoy a drink and take in the wonderful sea view from the balcony terrace at this pub, overlooking the harbour and marina. It is named after the famous ‘Forty Foot’ bathing inlet, located under a mile along the rock-strewn coast at Sandycove.
THE ADMIRAL COLLINGWOOD
WILDER ROAD, ILFRACOMBE, DEVON, EX34 9AP
This new-build pub, on the Ilfracombe seafront, has a very unusual design, the inspiration for which was based on the movement of the sea. A large first-floor roof terrace, surrounded by glass balustrade, takes advantage of the spectacular views over the sea.
SIR ALEC ROSE
32–33 THE BOARDWALK, PORT SOLENT, PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE, PO6 4TP
Located directly on the waterfront, in the tranquil setting of Port Solent, Portsmouth’s premier waterside leisure destination, this pub has an outside terrace, with tables for dining, offering views of the boats and yachts in the marina.
We'll be looking at another batch of coastal pubs in the next edition of the Wetherspoon News, so keep an eye out when the magazine lands in your local pub!