38-39 St. Andrews Street
Telephone(01223) 366459
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Opening times: 8am-Midnight Mon-Wed; 8am-1am Thu; 8am-3am Fri & Sat; 8am-Midnight Sun
Regular beers: Adnams Ghost Ship, Greene King IPA, Greene King Abbot, Sharp's Doom Bar

When it opened in 2000 Wetherspoon's reckon this to be the biggest pub in the UK and it's certainly a whopper, occupying two floors of the former Regal cinema (the Picturehouse Cinema occupies the rest of the building). Although essentially a barn of a place, there are a few more intimate areas on the edges. There is also an outdoor area to the rear. A DJ ups the atmosphere from 10pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. Excellent value beer and food but it can get hugely busy in the evening when service can become an issue. As well as its 4 regular ales it also offers 8 to 10 guest ales. It is no longer Britain's biggest pub. The Moon under Water, Manchester (opened Jan 2014) and the Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate (opened Aug 2017), both also Wetherspoon's pubs, are larger.