Hastings Wetherspoons rated one of worst in Sussex by TripAdvisor users.

The John Logie Baird pub, Hastings 3/4/09
The John Logie Baird pub, Hastings 3/4/09

Local consumers have rated the Hastings Wetherspoons as one of the worst in Sussex,

The John Logie Baird came third from bottom in a league table of the pub chain’s outlets in Sussex according to TripAdvisor ratings.

By contrast, the recently opened Picture Playhouse in Bexhill, was rated best in the county.

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The John Logie Baird, in Havelock Road, has an overall rating of 3.5 out of five, but it’s not a favourite among customers. One simply said “Do not go in Hastings Wetherspoons”, with another customer stating “Not a very pleasant experience”.

Only a Wetherspoons in Brighton and the Spoons at Gatwick Airport were rated below Hastings.

The debate was joined by Hastings groups on social media last night with one woman commenting: “It’s terrible! Full of drinkers, even first thing in the morning. The food is awful with no care or thought taken.”

Another poster commented: “I don’t mind Spoons but our Hastings one is a complete dump.”

Wetherspoon owner Tim Martin’s decision not to stock EU drinks such as Champagne also came under fire with one man commenting: “Now I hear they are banning European drinks - really the last straw.”

But not everyone was critical - one poster said: “It keeps the prices low. You will find many pubs and restaurants serving worse and charging the earth.”

Another commented: “You get what you pay for.”

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