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The Layton Rakes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« on: July 15, 2012, 09:47:58 PM »




We visited the Layton Raikes, a Wetherspoon establishment..  :thumbup1:

We really enjoy eating and drinking in a Wetherspoon as you know what you are getting, and they are superb value..

So the Layton Raikes, we arrived at Lunchtime and noticed the Sunday lunch meal list, its called a Sunday Club.. :tongue_smilie:

Lots of options to choose from, of course you do have other food options from the menu..including meat free products and Britains Number One dish..CURRY.. :w00t:



We opted for the traditional Roast Beef dinner.. :tongue_smilie:

Louise gave her order to the bar, and returned with our drinks..



The service is very good and you are made to feel very welcome..
The restaurant area is very clean with attentive staff, its a very relaxed atmosphere with no music drowning out conversation..I noticed that there was televisions on the walls, but sound was turned off and subtitles in operation..

There was a little back ground music but it was subtle enough to create an inviting atmosphere, very nice indeed..

The food arrived in very good time, it looked very delicious.. :tongue_smilie:



It tasted superb, meat very tender and nicely cooked..the vegetables cooked to perfection and the Yorkshire pudding..hmm Yummy.. :tongue_smilie:



For an extra charge you can have an additional Yorkshire  pudding   and mash.. :tongue_smilie:

Kids portions are 3.99.. :thumbup1:

After the meal we squeezed down a Sundae  :thumbup1:



I had a little peep around the place, its actually on 3 levels..

I was very impressed with the roof top garden area..Will eat up here next time..



Complete with views..



Just to recap..a very good place to eat and drink here in Blackpool, Children are very welcome..
Friendly and welcoming staff, very clean restaurant..
Good value for money and decent portions of well prepared and presented food.. :thumbup1:

I score this a Live In Blackpool 9 out of 10.. :thumbup:

I would of given it a 10 if the gravy boat was bigger, not sure if you could of asked for more gravy though.. :thumbup1:

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Re: The Layton Raikes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 10:20:57 PM »
Do Wetherspoons need a lesson in spelling?

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Re: The Layton Raikes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 10:24:16 PM »
Do Wetherspoons need a lesson in spelling?

Why do you say that..?
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Re: The Layton Raikes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 11:30:33 PM »
Their sign says Layton RAKES... you say RAIKES.  ?

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Re: The Layton Raikes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012, 11:32:41 PM »
Their sign says Layton RAKES... you say RAIKES.  ?

Oh well, they need spelling lessons..Good observation.. :thumbup1:
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Re: The Layton Raikes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2012, 11:40:17 PM »
Their sign says Layton RAKES... you say RAIKES.  ?

Oh well, they need spelling lessons..Good observation.. :thumbup1:

I've always thought that RAIKES was the correct spelling, perhaps it can be spelt two ways? does anybody know?

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Re: The Layton Rakes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2012, 11:56:57 PM »
Your correct Shimmer.. :thumbup1:

It has always been Raikes..
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Re: The Layton Rakes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2012, 11:22:42 AM »
Good review Peter, I'll be checking out that establishment amongst others on the 4th August  :tongue_smilie:

I presume the assistants wouldn't bring your food up to level 3 surely?
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Re: The Layton Rakes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2012, 12:11:07 PM »
From this website :

http://www.northwestcaterer.co.uk/2011/11/17/historic-name-for-resorts-latest-pub/
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Recorded in the Domesday Book, the village of Layton was connected to the sea by Layton Rakes, later Raikes, which is now Church Street.

The word Rake is a Scandinavian word, meaning a path. It was at the seaward end of Layton Rakes, known as Lane Ends, close to the site of the new pub, that the resort later developed.

So the quote above says you are all correct !!



My Top Tip for Wetherspoons in Blackpool is :

The Auctioneer on Lytham Road , it is cheaper for food and beer and the food is, IMHO, a little bit better than the Layton Rakes -- well the Mixed Grill is, some of the other stuff is pre-prepared and the same at all Wetherspoons, in the same area.

( Little known fact that all Wetherspoons menus are the same, but have different prices on them depending on where the pub is, including the Sunday Club, The Curry Club and the Steak Club )
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Re: The Layton Rakes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2012, 02:05:34 PM »
Just a note on the gravy - yes you can ask for more. I certainly have at more than one Wetherspoon's around the country!!

I likes my gravy I does!!!  :tongue_smilie:


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Re: The Layton Rakes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2012, 11:26:10 AM »
Just a note on the gravy - yes you can ask for more. I certainly have at more than one Wetherspoon's around the country!!

I likes my gravy I does!!!  :tongue_smilie:

 :thumbup: Definitely a Northern thing.
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Re: The Layton Rakes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2012, 03:49:05 PM »
Hi

You are correct in saying all of the Witherspoons menus are the same, we eat in one when we go to London its right outside Baker St underground and i can never remember the name of the place but the menu looks like yours but the prices to be fair to witherspoons are about the same in the London one however the drinks are possibly more expensave in London.

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Re: The Layton Rakes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2012, 04:14:51 PM »
Hi

You are correct in saying all of the Witherspoons menus are the same, we eat in one when we go to London its right outside Baker St underground and i can never remember the name of the place but the menu looks like yours but the prices to be fair to witherspoons are about the same in the London one however the drinks are possibly more expensave in London.

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Wetherspoons in Elstree/Borehamwood inside the M25 is the same price as Wetherspoons on Lytham Road, therefore it is CHEAPER than the two Wetherspoons in Blackpool Town Centre for both food and beer.

The other Wetherspoons in London, that I have been to at Liverpool Street Station, Whitehall and West India Dock at Docklands, all have different prices. There used to be a cheap one in Soho, but that has now shut down.



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Re: The Layton Rakes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2012, 06:59:47 PM »
Baker St Wetherspoons is my favourite place to eat out of all of them.. Always try and get to eat there when we visit London.. Visited last year.. :thumbup1:
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Re: The Layton Rakes (Wetherspoon) Blackpool
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2012, 08:24:02 PM »
Hi

You are correct in saying all of the Witherspoons menus are the same, we eat in one when we go to London its right outside Baker St underground and i can never remember the name of the place but the menu looks like yours but the prices to be fair to witherspoons are about the same in the London one however the drinks are possibly more expensave in London.

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Cliff C

Wetherspoons in Elstree/Borehamwood inside the M25 is the same price as Wetherspoons on Lytham Road, therefore it is CHEAPER than the two Wetherspoons in Blackpool Town Centre for both food and beer.

The other Wetherspoons in London, that I have been to at Liverpool Street Station, Whitehall and West India Dock at Docklands, all have different prices. There used to be a cheap one in Soho, but that has now shut down.

That Wetherspoons at Liverpool Street has to be one of the dearest of the lot, i remember paying £3.30 for a Fosters back in 2010.
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