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Wetherspoon To Open Extra Pubs With Extended Opening Hours From Monday

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Wetherspoon To Open Extra Pubs With Extended Opening Hours From Monday

Wetherspoon will open more of its pubs across the country next week and will close an hour later as the easing of the lockdown continues - now that's what we call a happy hour!

The company is expanding its phased rollout, after opening 394 of its pubs in England on Monday, April 12.

The new openings include those in Guildford, Ilkeston, Lincoln, Morecambe, Camborne, Driffield, Nottingham and Reading, as well as London.

It will result in 533 of the company's 871 pubs being open.

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From Monday, April 26, all pubs, including those that opened on April 12, will also be extending their opening hours for an extra hour each day.

It's part of Wetherspoons 'Tax Equality Day' campaign. Credit: JD Wetherspoon
It's part of Wetherspoons 'Tax Equality Day' campaign. Credit: JD Wetherspoon

The pubs in England will be open from 9am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday, and 9am to 11pm Friday and Saturday, although some have restrictions on closing times and in those cases will close earlier.

They will offer a slightly reduced menu, including breakfast, burgers, pizza, deli deals, fish and chips and British classics.

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Food in pubs in England will be available from 9am to 9pm seven days a week.

Customers will be able to order and pay through the Wetherspoon app, however, staff will be able to take orders and payment at the table from those who don't have a smartphone.

The chain's pubs will not be operating a booking system, a statement confirmed.

Customers will be able to enter the pub to gain access to the outside area and also to use the toilet.

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Test and trace will be in operation and hand sanitisers will be available.

Wetherspoon chief executive John Hutson said: "We are looking forward to opening the extra pubs in England as well as those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

"We look forward to welcoming our customers and staff back to our pubs."

Under the PM's plans, all legal limits on social contact could be lifted by June 21 if strict conditions are met.

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From May 17, two households might be allowed to mix in homes, while the rule of six could apply in places like pubs.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told MPs the plan aimed to be "cautious but irreversible" and at every stage, decisions would be led by "data not dates".

44 Wetherspoon pubs reopening in England

  1. MUW Leicester Square London
  2. Last Post Southend
  3. Wetherspoons, Milton Keynes
  4. Richard John Blackler
  5. Reginald Mitchell Hanley
  6. Grey Friar Preston
  7. Three Magnets Letchwort
  8. Thomas Sheraton Stockton
  9. Skylark Croydon
  10. William Jameson Sunderland
  11. Red Lion Skegness
  12. Rising Sun, Redditch
  13. Rodboro Buildings Guildford
  14. Friar Penketh Warrington
  15. Holland Tringham Streatham England
  16. Swan Inn, Weymouth England
  17. Hope Tap Reading
  18. Gate Clock Greenwich
  19. Lord John, Stroud
  20. Paramount Manchester
  21. Observatory Ilkeston
  22. Mockbeggar Hall
  23. Mail Rooms, Ross On Wye
  24. Rockingham Arms Elephant & Castle
  25. Rupert Brooke, Rugby
  26. Columbia Press Watford
  27. Goodmans Field London
  28. Plough Hammersmith
  29. Ivy Wall Spalding
  30. Fall Well Liverpool
  31. Square Sail Lincoln
  32. Amber Rooms Loughborough
  33. Eric Bartholomew Morecambe
  34. Clairville Wallasey
  35. Old Market Hall Mexborough
  36. John Francis Basset, Camborne
  37. Benjamin Fawcett Driffield
  38. Man in the Wall, Wimborne
  39. Butter Cross Bingham
  40. Trent Bridge Inn West Bridgford
  41. High Main Byker
  42. Six Gold Marlets Burgess Hill
  43. Lady Chatterley Eastwood
  44. Hope & Champion Beaconsfield
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30 pubs opening in Wales

  1. Yr Hen Orsaf, Aberystwyth
  2. Black Bull Inn, Bangor
  3. Tafarn Y Porth, Caernarfon
  4. Gold Cape, Mold
  5. Castle Hotel, Ruthin
  6. Central Hotel, Shotton
  7. Black Boy, Newtown
  8. King's Head, Monmouth
  9. Y Dic Penderyn, Merthyr Tydfil
  10. Sirhowy, Blackwood
  11. Olympia, Tredegar
  12. John Fielding, Cwmbran
  13. Bellhanger, Chepstow
  14. George Hotel, Brecon
  15. Godfrey Morgan, Newport
  16. Ernest Willows, Cardiff
  17. Gatekeeper, Cardiff
  18. Central Bar, Cardiff
  19. Tumble Inn, Pontypridd
  20. Yr Ieuan Ap Iago, Aberdare
  21. Great Western, Cardiff
  22. Sir Samuel Romilly, Barry
  23. Aneurin Bevan, Cardiff
  24. Mount Stuart, Cardiff
  25. Potters Wheel, Swansea
  26. Bank Statement, Swansea
  27. William Owen, Haverfordwest
  28. Red Lion Inn, Swansea
  29. Mardy Inn, Swansea
  30. Sawyer's Arms, Maesteg

Branches reopening in Northern Ireland

  1. Northern Ireland - The Bridge House (Belfast)
  2. The Spirit Merchant (Newtownards)
  3. The Central Bar (Carrickfergus

Topics: lockdown, JD Wetherspoon, Pubs

Robert Mann
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