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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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A frequent visitor to the Gate! Staff and Food good! A nicely cooked wetherspoons steak is always good value! It was very cold inside the place on account of the front doors not closing properly and lack of heating.It was the same on a recent visit to the City Arms in Earlsdon,do Wetherspoons have a policy of saving costs through... More 

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Thank AndyA104
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi AndyA1014, Glad your a frequent visitor to The Spon gate, There is no policy on heating throughout Wetherspoons but we will always turn it up if your feeling cold. Few of our tables are removed every Friday and Saturday after 2030 because of our night time operation as a Lloyds bar. I hope this helps, Kind regards Tom More 

Lewes, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food (we went in on a Thursday for their amazing Curry Club deal) and quick, friendly service although the place was pretty empty when we arrived. Typical Wetherspoons clean, tidy, excellent value but more for groups or quiet working over a pub lunch

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Thank southlondonmac
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi Southlondonmac, Glad you enjoyed the food and your visit and we kept it nice and tidy for you.... Hope to see you soon... Kind regards Tom More 

Inner Mongolia, China
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to this place a few times a week,It's your basic spoons pub but they often have a good guest cider,the foods always decent and comes out quick and the staff are friendly. Oh yeah,toilets are spotless,easily the best Wetherspoons pub in town.

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Thank Krissy L
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi Krissy L, Great to hear we are your favorite Wetherspoons in town! We aim to keep our toilets tip top and glad you find our staff friendly. Hope to see you soon, Kind regards Tom More 

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

6pm and the pub is not packed but it's four deep at the bar and five minutes of queuing and I overhear the group to my left say they've been waiting 20 minutes. When they are served the group to my right leave in disgust. They should have been next. That cleared the way for me but I still have... More 

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Thank KHiggins75
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi KHiggins75, Thank you for your review, we do apologies for the experience on this occasion and can assure we always strive to deliver great service at the bar to our customers. We obviously were below par on this occasion, please visit us again soon to let us show you this. Kind regards Tom More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived by accident as new to Coventry, parked and found Spoons at same time, very grateful. enjoyed breakfast and endless coffee, such a good idea, love it, thank you

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Thank Mary H
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi Mary H, Really happy you enjoyed your visit and also our unlimited coffee offer! Please come back and visit us soon. Kind regards Tom More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 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
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi Jaka1991, Thank you for you great review! We do enjoy all kinds of feedback but good reviews really are appreciated. Kind regards Tom More 

Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 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
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi Flashsam7267, Firstly we would like to thank you for your review and we do apologies for the dirty glass on this occasion, this is not to our usual standard! We do hope you will pop back and see us soon and let us show you our high standards throughout. Kind regards Tom More 

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
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi Janeyex19, Well we are glad you are impressed with the friendly staff and the value for money. good that we are so close to the ice rink for you and hope to see you soon. Kind regards Tom More 

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
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi Kags022016, Glad you enjoyed the gourmet burgers and our breakfast, we do like to also offer a great value meal and hope to see you back here soon. Kind regards Tom More 

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
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this review

Hi John, Sorry for the late response... Glad you have visited us many times and hope to see you back here soon. Kind regards 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$17
Cuisine
Mexican, Indian, British, Bar, Pub
Meals
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, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, 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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