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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

Resolution, Middlesbrough

Foxley Hatch, Purley

The Rising Sun, Redditch

Sennockian, Sevenoaks

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

Cliftonville, Hove

Tollgate, Turnpike Lane

Asparagus, Battersea

Millers Well, East Ham

Hudson Bay, Forest Gate

Angel, Islington

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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