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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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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (2 reviews)
“mixed grill” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Indian, British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Unit 2M Croft Road | The Sky Dome, Coventry CV1 3AZ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you would like a beef burger WITHOUT a hole in then give this place a miss. Had two burgers cooked for me both with a big hole in and was told by the cook thats how they come!?! Know its cheap but this real...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Avoid meeting in the City Centre - on the outskirts of the city, plenty of parking, good food at this clean and tidy pub

Thank spencerstephen27
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We visited today, wanted a meal to take away, no take away cartons, so no meal. Had a couple of drinks, then went to use Ladies loo. Dirty, No locks on doors, cracked sinks.. Not a good impression at all. Always thought Wetherspoons prided themselves...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Always the hub for a Hockey event at The Skydome next door. Even when full you get fast service with basic but tasty food and the endless coffee mug. Have always found the staff polite and helpful, the food and drink good and the toilets...More

Thank GBFlame36
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This pub is rammed full every play-off weekend, but the service this year on the Saturday lunchtime was appalling. 20 minute wait to be served as only 4 staff working behind bar. We were 4-5 deep at the bar at one stage. Satuday evening and...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Called into The Spongate for breakfast before visiting Ikea, my husband had a large breakfast and I had a traditional and I have to say it was superb, it was all cooked well and hot! Thank you Big Pete for setting me up for a...More

Thank Sue B
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi Sue B, Glad to hear big Pete got you a good breakfast before your day of shopping. Come join us again soon! Thank you for taking the time to review us. Tom

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this Wetherspoon on a trip to Coventry. It is a very building located near to the Ikea. Very friendly staff and really nice bar with spacious layout. It is not a stunning building but it is a recommended Wetherspoon/bar to visit if you are...More

Thank northants90
TheSponGate-Coventry, General Manager at The Spon Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Hi Northants90 Firstly thank you for taking the time to write a review on us....we love the feedback! glad you had a good experience with us and that the staff were friendly towards you also. Hope to see you back soon! Tom

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Had a good meal here served with a big smile. Order taken with lots of chat at the bar and all 4 meals arrived 13 minutes later by a happy waitress. Comfort of the place was good and we had a relaxed time here.

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

Hi MrsBsTravels, Thank you for your review. we are glad that you had a good experience with us and hope to see you back here soon. Many thanks Tom

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I came here yesterday. The girl behind the bar spoke so quietly that I could barely hear her and she didn't seem to know what she was doing. We first ordered Fish & Chips and Chicken Skewers, only to be told that neither of those...More

Thank ClarehTM
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It is what it is and we were hungry after going to the cinema. Cheap and cheerful does what it says on the tin. If there was more competition in the area we probably wouldn't have gone in but it was okay.

Thank andycreeduk
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Trevor C
Is it easy to park nearby?
22 May 2017|
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Response from northants90 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend the Ikea directly opposite.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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