I really don’t have much to say on the subject of Yates. This is just another soulless, West Street-based booze hole. Another chain pub specialising in cheap wine, cheap beer, lethal cheap cocktails and cheap food, every time I’ve been to this place it’s been packed with incredibly drunk and rather unpleasant people. I just feel sorry for the staff, who are actually very nice.
Even though I’m generally not a fan of chain pubs, you’d be far better heading to the Wetherspoons across the road or The Font around the corner if you’re after a cheap night. True, you cannot fault Yates’ mass appeal or pricing and there are people that really enjoy this type of place, but I’m most definitely not one of them.