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Wetherspoons adds more pubs to its updated list of those at risk of being closed down

Rhiannon Ingle

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Wetherspoons adds more pubs to its updated list of those at risk of being closed down

Ah, Wetherspoons. Home to a fry-up that will only set you back a few quid, some of the cheapest pints going on the circuit and the infamous Blue Lagoon cocktail pitcher - it's clear the pub chain has well and truly cemented itself in British culture.

However, when Spoons first announced that a whole load of its pubs across the UK were set to close, it's no surprise many were left wondering if their local was going to receive the axing treatment next.

And now, in its latest update, JD Wetherspoon has added two more boozers to its updated list of those at risk of being closed down.



The pub chain announced plans to shut a number of its sites as part of a massive estate overhaul.

The chain announced back 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.

And, just last month, the pub group also announced it was set to close the doors on another 22 pubs even though 29 sites had already been shut down his year alone.

Full list of pubs below


At the time, JD Wetherspoon said it was a 'misinterpretation' to suggest the move to sell some of its pubs was down to difficult trading conditions.

An official update stated: "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."

Is your local boozer on there? Credit: Robert Alexander/Getty Images
Is your local boozer on there? Credit: Robert Alexander/Getty Images

Chairman Tim Martin said last month: "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."


Since then, Wetherspoons has confirmed that two more of its sites have now closed or are about to be closed in the next few weeks ahead.

The two pubs in question include The Saltoun Inn based in Fraserburgh, Scotland, which shut its doors to punters just over the weekend (30 July) alongside The Bankers Draft in Eltham, London.

The latter lock-in is set to be officially closed further toward the end of this month (20 August).

The list has been updated. Credit: Pexels
The list has been updated. Credit: Pexels

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
  9. The Sir John Arderne, Newark

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
  29. The Saltoun Inn, Fraserburgh

A spokesperson for the pub chain told LADbible last month: "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."

LADbible has reached out to a representative at JD Wetherspoon for further comment.

Featured Image Credit: Robert Alexander/Graeme Robertson/Getty Images

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

Rhiannon Ingle
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