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The Spon Gate

Unit 2M Croft Road | The Sky Dome, Coventry CV1 3AZ, England
+44 24 7662 7300
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (2 reviews)
“sirloin steak” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Indian, British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
Unit 2M Croft Road | The Sky Dome, Coventry CV1 3AZ, England
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my daughter there for breakfast at 11 am. There were many people, even at that time in the morning, drunk, loud, and speaking with awful language. I know its a pub, but it really does not need to be filled at all hours of...More

Thank Dean P
TheSponGate-Coventry, Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Dean, Thank you for your review, We do apologise for your experience. We do offer services to many different types of clientele so we do have a large range of people visit on a daily basis. We hope that this experience does not put...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

James and Danny who worked behind the bar were diamonds. Nice and friendly. Able to help us with anything we needed. Both deserve a pay rise and a break. Made my experience 10/10 would recommend to a friend and will certainly return for 2019 play...More

Thank Isla O
TheSponGate-Coventry, Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Isla O, We will be sure to pass on the comments to our hard working team! Nothing is better than hearing the team are making you guys feel welcome and making you enjoy your experience. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Witherspoon pub used to be a regular port of call, when I worked in Coventry, but I hadn't visited for several years. I was pleased it had kept the same bustle and atmosphere I was on my way to watch the all-conquering Coventry Rugby...More

Thank billraf2017
TheSponGate-Coventry, Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi billraf2017, Many thanks for the brilliant review!! Great to hear the feedback and will relay this to the team. Come back and see us soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here having been to a concert at the Sky Dome the night before. Breakfast was very reasonably priced apart from the beans being Luke warm all the food was well cooked. Really liked the idea that the coffee was a refillable cup. For...More

Thank alangreen1
TheSponGate-Coventry, Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi alangreen1, Thank you for the great review, I’m really glad you enjoyed your visit to our pub! My apologies about the beans... next time just mention it to a member of staff and they’ll get that sorted for you straight away. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Normally I’m a regular customer and never made any complaints until now! Burgers were awful had to leave most of our food!. Had about 8 Chips which were hard! Customer service was bad when normally they would’ve asked you if everything was ok. Toilets had...More

Thank Abbi R
TheSponGate-Coventry, Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Abbi R, I am sorry abbi for the bad experience, we hope that you come back in soon and we can show you that the experience you had was not a norm. Many thanks for the review

Reviewed 7 February 2018

had 1 hour until the movie at Odeon started so wanted to grab something to eat. did not expect the prices are so good, as well as the food (Halloumi cheese was delicious, as well as the chicken burger!!). will definitely go back

Thank Monica G
TheSponGate-Coventry, Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Monica G, Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 29 December 2017

I loved the friendly atmosphere, and the food was decent as well. Don't forget to use the free refill option on coffee!

Thank Réka B
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hi Reka B, Thank you for the kind review! Never forget the refill coffee ;) ...... That's what its there for! Hope to see you back in again soon. Many Thanks, Tom.

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Cold! Waiting an hour for a pizza, when it finally arrived it was stone cold. Not stone baked. First time I was here I was very impressed. This time I won’t be coming back. Gutted.More

Thank Davee123_13
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hi Davee123_13 Firstly I would like to apologies for the experience you had! We strive to get it right like your previous visit every time but unfortunately we did not do this for you on this occasion. Although the review was a negative one we...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Came up from London to pick up my brother from university and came here for breakfast. Excellent choice and great prices. Had a vegetarian breakfast and brother had a salmon bagel. Would definitely come back for dinner or lunch in the future.

Thank sarah c
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hi Sarah C, Thank you for your review, feedback is always brill for us to hear good or back so we know how we are doing. Hope you come back next time your in Coventry. Thanks Again, Tom

Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Great service - very friendly bar staff. Can’t argue with the price either. Very reasonable Would have been ‘5’ but the Christmas tree was already up.

Thank Gshaneg
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hi Gshaneg, Thank you for the review!! Glad we got it right barring the Christmas tree.... Hope to see you again soon. Tom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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