Neverspoons: The UK's Independent Pub Finder | Travel Recommendation
Independent pubs and bars are something that the UK does well, but as much as we all love them, recessions and tough times tend to hit smaller businesses and venues much harder than they do large corporations.
Inspired by all of the controversy and public disappointment surrounding the Wetherspoons chain recently, and the desire to keep small businesses afloat during the imminent recession, web developer Shane Jones has created 'Neverspoons', an app that promotes local and independent pubs instead of the big chains throughout the whole of the UK & Ireland. The app finds the nearest Wetherspoons branch to you, and suggests alternative pints nearby.
The red pins represent the local Wetherspoons location, and your alternative suggestions are displayed in green. You can click each pin for addresses and directions, it's so easy to use and the concept is something that I absolutely love. Independent venues have a solid place in my heart, especially here in Manchester where our local life is built around the existence of smaller pubs and bars.
The app is available for download in both the App Store and Google Play, you can get more details from their website here.
This is a relatively new project, and so if you want to support the development of the app there are a few things you can do, click the links for more info:
I hope you love this project as much as I do, I'm so excited to see how it develops as I've got a good feeling that it's going to be huge. See you in the next one, Meg x