Blackpool Wetherspoons with 'surprisingly glamorous toilets' named one of best in UK

A Wetherspoons pub in Blackpool is ranked among the best in the UK.

The popular pub chain has more than 800 venues across the UK - including many across Lancashire. Run by Tim Martin, it was established in 1979 often converts closed buildings such as cinemas and banks into pubs offering affordable food and drink.

Many people will have a favourite Wetherspoons venue. Research conducted by Q.R. Code Generator analysed a list from the Wetherspoons website of 869 pubs and hotels across the UK to establish which are the best rated, using the average of excellent reviews on Google.


The Velvet Coaster in Blackpool is ranked ninth on the list with a rating of 55.07 per cent. This beachfront Wetherspoons is located across from South Pier and close to Pleasure Beach and the Sandcastle Waterpark.

The pub has three floors and includes outside sheltered seating on each of these floors. The Velvet Coaster has the most Google Reviews out of the top ten, with 10,528 reviews, out of those there’s 5,798 rated five-star.

Among those praising the The Velvet Coaster on Google reviews was Jason Price, who said of his visit two months ago: "Good friendly service, great beer in a gigantic pub with a surprisingly glamorous toilets."

tmbtechy added: "OMG Best place ever. First of all, food was sick! Had American Burger with Chips and it was amazing. Next is probably the best experience. I found a place empty! Even though its now busy what a find! Last of all views were amazing, shame its raining. Definitely would recommend this place."

Raymond Baker wrote: "Smartest, swhishest Wetherspoons I have ever visited quite unique real fires with seating all around, glass lift."

Sam Fitzgerald commented: "Absolutely lovely great service and the staff are friendly and polite" while PA Plunkett said: "One of the nicest spoons we’ve ever been too. Had some drinks on the balcony and watched the sunset, never ordered food but I’m sure it would’ve been good as usual."

The Bishop Blaize in Greater Manchester topped the national list, receiving the best reviews from the public. It had a rating of 60.34% excellent reviews.

In second place is the Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate, Kent, which scored a 58.48% excellent review rating. The Caley Picture House in Edinburgh comes in third place, with an excellent score of 57.83%.