Wetherspoons Set To Stop Letting Customers Charge Their Phones

Is there any pub crawl in the country that wouldn't cross a 'spoons' at some point?

The problem is, we can often find ourselves spending half our days there. The booze is cheap, a good selection too, and their food ain't half bad either.

And by spending numerous hours in the same watering hole, outside the comfort of your own home, your phone can, ultimately, run down.

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Up until now, Wetherspoons has been plug socket aplenty. On pillars, in booths, and even behind their bars, they've been happy to let you charge your phone for free.

However, with wasted electricity going on charging your phone, and the threat of legal action when phones get broken, the pub chain now looks to put a stop to it.

A Wetherspoons spokesman told Metro: "The bar itself is busy and we do not want people's phones there.

"We also do not want the hassle of phones being handed over the bar for charging.

"If people wish to charge their phone in the pub, then that would be up to the discretion of the manager."

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The logical answer to this would be simply to make sure that your phone is fully charged before leaving the house, or be social and get off your phone.

You'd have to feel sorry for people like Mags Thompson though. The woman has made it her life's mission to visit every Wetherspoon pub in the country.

How will she be able to keep everyone informed about her latest trip. She's on 1,012 so far (with only 900 currently open across the UK).

It's only a minor setback in the world of Wetherspoons though, as the pub chain continues to domination the British boozer scene.

The chain recently revealed an 11,000-square-foot 'super pub' in Ramsgate, Kent - in a former pavilion.

The pub's manager, Chris Whitbourn, told Kent Live: "The pub will be one of the largest, if not the largest in the UK, with a customer area of almost 11,000 square foot, plus a ground floor and first floor terrace."

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Surely there'll be a cheeky plug socket hidden to charge your phone in there somewhere.

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