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Unit 2M Croft Road | The Sky Dome, Coventry CV1 3AZ, England
+44 24 7662 7300
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just wanted to say how suprised I was with the food we had from the Spon gate. Being a big pub chain you don't expect much from these types of restaurants but we were pleasantly suprised. Food was cheap yet very tasty. We had the sirloin steak. Would defiantly return again.

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Thank Jaka1991
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a quick lunch whilst at an event at the ice arena next door. Service was very slow. There was only one person working behind the bar. The glass that came with my J20 was really dirty. Sometimes you get glasses which dishwasher marks but this was different. We used paper to rub the inside of the glass... More 

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Thank flashsam7267
Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visit this pub every week before ice skating lessons and I am always impressed with the friendly staff, efficient service and good value for money food. We never have a great deal of time so really appreciate the speed of the service and have never had a bad meal. The place is always clean and I look forward to... More 

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Thank Janeyex19
Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Good value for money.Food was okay gourmet burgers are fantastic!!mixed grill i did not like.Breakfast is fantastic and coffee lovely.Lunch and evening meals have specials for example curry nite..a curry and free drink for around £6..great if purse strings are a little tight and need a nice meal.i recommend this place but not for young children as do have drinkers... More 

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Thank kags022016
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Have eaten and drank here many times over the past few years, Good selection of real ales, and spacious place with lots of tables and chairs, and alcoves for groups of 6 etc, The usual standard Wetherspoons food menu, and good value and the food has been good. Can be very busy mid-day and again early evening and with a... More 

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Thank JohnHWBirmingham
Inverness, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

After a long drive it was good to be able to walk in, get a table on a Friday night and order 'beer and burger' type food for 3 people for £20 or so. It's a welcome bonus if it all tastes good too, and it did - the staff were friendly and the pub ambience not too bad considering... More 

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Thank Alex J
Coventry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Me and 3 friends visited last weekend. Had a really good night. The only downside to this pub/club at night is the bar service. We waited around 15 mins to get served even though we were right at the bar. The music was great and the atmospher was intense. There was a bit of trouble with some younger lads outside... More 

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Thank Jack_Kerby
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

After shopping in Ikea, Coventry, we popped across the car park to The Spon Gate. Again the food could not be faulted. Two salmon,baked potato with salad and one mixed grill, a pint of bitter and a bottle of wine. All well presented and delicious. Would we go back? You bet ya.

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Thank Colin A
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I went to this place last Saturday night to have some beers with my college from work, everything was fines until I got ouside to smoke, when I went to the door again the guy in the door told me in a very RUDE WAY, it is closed, at that moment a girl arrived and the guy let her got... More 

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1 Thank Juan C
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Come here quite a lot with my daughter always good food and pleasant staff. Always a lot of older men in there drinking but never had any problems. It's also a good place for a night out with friends, hardly any trouble and if there is the door staff are there within seconds.

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Thank Suzysu3
Thomas C, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi Suzysu3, Thank you for taking the time to review us, Glad that you visit often and that we are getting it right for you. Hope to see you again soon! Tom More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18
Cuisine
Mexican, Indian, British, Bar, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 2M Croft Road | The Sky Dome, Coventry CV1 3AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7662 7300
Description
JD Wetherspoon opened The Spon Gate in July 2010. It's name derives from one of the gates to the walled medieval city. Part of the city's SkyDome Leisure Complex it offers the perfect place to enjoy a meal throughout the day and a few drinks when visiting the ODEON cinema or after a bout of shopping at nearby IKEA. We pride ourselves on our food service, cleanliness and atmosphere we provide at any point during the day or night. Part of the Lloyds No.1 Brand, music is played in the evening and there is a live DJ Friday and Saturday meaning The Spon Gate provides a relaxed great value drinking and dining option while of an evening it transforms into one of the city's late night hot spots and a great place to party the night away till 3am at weekends!

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