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Full list of Wetherspoon pubs at risk of closing down has been released

Full list of Wetherspoon pubs at risk of closing down has been released

After closing 28 sites this year, the pub chain is set to shut 22 more

More than 20 Wetherspoon pubs across the UK are set to close.

In a move that will shatter the hearts of many punters across the country, the pub chain has announced plans to shut a number of its sites as part of a massive estate overhaul.

The chain announced in September 2022 that it was selling 32 of its pubs after a ‘commercial decision’ as business struggled due to the higher food and energy costs across the UK.

More Wetherspoon pubs are set to close.
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Complete list of pubs affected down below

However, JD Wetherspoon has denied that the closure of the 22 pubs this year is part of a ‘money-raising exercise’ amid difficult trading conditions. It insists ‘almost all’ of its sales are in areas where it owns another pub nearby.

It in its latest update, JD Wetherspoon said it was a ‘misinterpretation’ to suggest the move to sell some of its pubs was down to difficult trading conditions.

“In fact, the disposals have raised relatively modest amounts (although every little helps) and almost all are related to circumstances … where there is another Wetherspoon pub nearby,” it said.

Wetherspoon recorded another double-figure increase in sales and said it was being supported by easing energy costs.

In comparison to 2018-2019, sales in the fourth quarter are 11 percent higher so far and profits for the year ending 30 July are expected to meet market expectations.

28 Wetherspoon pubs have been closed already.
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Chairman Tim Martin said: “As a result of a continued improvement in sales and a slightly reduced expectation for cost increases, for example energy costs, the company anticipates an improved outcome for the next financial year, and anticipates an outcome for the first half of 2023-24 approximately in line with the second half of 2022-23.”

Here's a list of the pubs said to be under offer:

  1. Asparagus - Battersea
  2. General Sir Redvers Buller - Crediton
  3. Millers Well - East Ham
  4. The Bankers Draft - Eltham
  5. Hudson Bay - Forest Gate
  6. Capitol - Forest Hill
  7. The Saltoun Inn - Fraserburgh
  8. The Percy Shaw - Halifax
  9. Coronet - Holloway
  10. The Alfred Herring - Palmers Green
  11. The Cross Keys - Peebles
  12. Foxley Hatch - Purley
  13. The Butlers Bell - Stafford
  14. The Widow Frost - Mansfield

The pubs said to be 'available' for sale:

  1. Lord Arthur Lee - Fareham
  2. Plough & Harrow - Hammersmith
  3. Jolly Sailor - Hanham
  4. World's Inn - Romford
  5. Sennockian - Sevenoaks
  6. Former Tusk Nightclub & Waverly Tea Rooms - Watford
  7. Wrong ‘Un - Bexleyheath
  8. Moon on the Hill, Harrow

The pubs that have been sold:

  1. The John Masefield, New Ferry
  2. Angel, Islington
  3. The Silkstone Inn, Barnsley
  4. The Billiard Hall, West Bromwich
  5. Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis, Southampton
  6. The Colombia Press, Watford
  7. The Malthouse, Willenhall
  8. The John Masefield, New Ferry
  9. Thomas Leaper, Derby
  10. Cliftonville, Hove
  11. Tollgate, Harringay
  12. Last Post, Loughton
  13. Harvest Moon, Orpington
  14. Alexander Bain, Wick
  15. Chapel an Gansblydhen, Bodmin
  16. Moon on the Square, Basildon
  17. Coal Orchard, Taunton
  18. Running Horse, Airside Doncaster Airport
  19. Wild Rose, Bootle
  20. Edmund Halley, Lee Green
  21. The Willow Grove, Southport
  22. Postal Order, Worcester
  23. North and South Wales Bank, Wrexham
  24. The Sir John Stirling Maxwell, Glasgow
  25. The Knight's Templar, London
  26. Christopher Creeke, Bournemouth
  27. The Water House, Durham
  28. The Worlds Inn, Romford

A spokesperson for Wetherspoon told LADbible: "Wetherspoon put pubs up for sale around 9 months ago and the 22 are those which have not yet been sold and continue to operate as Wetherspoon pubs."

Featured Image Credit: JD Wetherspoon / PxHere

Topics: Food And Drink, News, UK News, Wetherspoons