During a recent shopping trip to the Merry Hill Centre in Dudley I popped into the
Abraham Darby, owned by Wetherspoon, for a quick drink and a snack to eat.
I opted for the Vegetarian Panini which was supposed to be Mature Cheddar Cheese
and Tomato Club and which was priced at £ 4.09.
When it arrived, together with a bit of side salad and when I had my first bite out
of it and couldn’t taste any cheese or tomato I opened it up to have a closer look
What a surprise!
The tomato was a slice not thicker than 2 milimeters and the Mature Cheddar Cheese
must have been brushed on whilst it was melted as there was no sign of it; it just
looked like a buttered piece of bread with a red circle in the middle.
It was the most skimpy and meagre Panini I ever had and most certainly not worth
£ 4.09, a Pound would have been too much.
I realise that times are hard at the moment and pubs are suffering in line with the
retail trade but this Panini was an insult and I most certainly will never have another
bite to eat in any of the Wetherspoon pubs if that’s the best they can offer and
I would urge all the visitors to this website to do likewise.
This meal was simply a rip-off. Go elsewhere if you want value for money or have
a look at it before you eat it and send it back and ask for your money back
Grilled paninis each £4.09
Mature Cheddar Cheese and Tomato Club
Just a reminder of the claim
Wetherspoon make about their food
Wetherspoon helped to transform the pub world in the 1980s by introducing food served
Since then, Wetherspoon has steadily built a reputation for great food, so much so
that it is recognised today as much for its food as for its great drinks quality
This is just a picture to remind you what a Cheddar Cheese & Tomato Panini should
( You won't find one like this in Wetherspoon )
The recent Food Hygiene Inspection by Dudley Council found the standard of food to
be poor as per the rating below
Scores on the Doors - Food Hygiene Inspections - Details
Trading Name / Address: The Abraham Darby, Times Square Avenue, Merry
Hill Centre, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5
Type of Premises: Pub/Club
Rating Description: Poor, Improvements required.
Hygiene & Safety Compliance: Standards being maintained or improved
Cleanliness and Standard of Facility: More effort required
Confidence in Management: Satisfactory
Date of inspection: 09/04/2008