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More Wetherspoon pubs are closing their doors for good, while others are still up for sale, the company has confirmed. The pubs are dotted around the UK.
Wetherspoon has announced that a further eight pubs have been sold, in addition to the three that were reported to have been sold before Christmas.
At least two of the pubs have already closed for good – one in Lewisham, South London, and one in Worcester.
It is not yet known when the other pubs that have been sold will shut their doors permanently.
The pub chain has confirmed 35 pubs are still for sale, having not been bought yet.
These pubs will remain open and trading under the Wetherspoon brand until they are sold.
Several pubs in London are set to be sold, including in popular drinking hotspots, such as in Battersea and Islington.
As for elsewhere in England, pubs in Southampton and Middlesborough are also up for sale.
In Scotland, a pub in Edinburgh is on the market, while a pub in Wick has been sold.
A pub in Wrexham has been sold, but no other pubs in Wales are on sale as of yet.
Pubs have struggled over the last few months due to inflation sending prices soaring.
Wetherspoon saw sales drop 1.1 percent in the five weeks up to and including November 6, 2022, compared with pre-pandemic trading in 2019.
Last year, Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin said the company was “cautiously optimistic”, despite the pressures facing the hospitality sector.
He said he previously set out “various threats to the hospitality industry and these continue to apply”.
“Those caveats aside, in the absence of further lockdowns or restrictions, the company remains cautiously optimistic about future prospects,” the Wetherspoon chairman said.
The chain announced last year that it would be selling nearly 40 of its pubs due to the combined impact of the pandemic and soaring prices.
Wetherspoon was established in 1979, first opening its doors in North London.
Full list of Wetherspoon pubs closing for good:
Harvest Moon, Orpington
Alexander Bain, Wick
Chapel an Gansblydhen, Bodmin
Moon on the Square, Basildon
Coal Orchard, Taunton
Running Horse, Airside Doncaster Airport
Wild Rose, Bootle
Edmund Halley, Lee Green
The Willow Grove, Southport
Postal Order, Worcester
North and South Wales Bank, Wrexham
Full list of Wetherspoon pubs still for sale:
The Butlers Bell, Stafford
Worlds Inn, Romford
Silkstone Inn, Barnsley
Wrong ‘Un, Bexleyheath
The Percy Shaw, Halifax
Jolly Sailor, Hanham
The Alfred Herring, Palmers Green
The Moon and Bell, Loughborough
The Widow Frost, Mansfield
Foxley Hatch, Purley
The Rising Sun, Redditch
Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis, Southampton
The Colombia Press, Watford
The Malthouse, Willenhall
The John Masefield, New Ferry
The Crosse Keys, Peebles
Lord Arthur Lee, Fareham
The Saltoun Inn, Fraserburgh
General Sir Redvers Buller, Crediton
Plough and Harrow, Hammersmith
Thomas Leaper, Derby
Tollgate, Turnpike Lane
Millers Well, East Ham
Hudson Bay, Forest Gate
The Billiard Hall, West Bromwich
Capitol, Forest Hill
The Bankers Draft, Eltham
Moon on the Hill, Harrow
The Bank House, Cheltenham
Last Post, Loughton
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