Wetherspoons CLOSING: Is your local pub set to shut? Check the full list here
Wetherspoons are closing 16 outlets, putting them up for sale across the UK.
The full list includes pubs in Warrington, Cheshire, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, and Burnley, Lancashire.
The pubs are open to having bids placed on them and will continue running as usual.
If they are sold it is likely the outlets will change names, menus and prices – ceasing to run under the Wetherspoons brand.
Wetherspoons CLOSING: Is your local set to shut? Check the full list here
Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “Wetherspoon has almost 900 pubs across the UK and ROI.
“On occasion, having reviewed its pub estate, it puts some pubs up for sale.
“This is a commercial decision. All of the pubs will remain trading as Wetherspoon pubs until/unless they are sold.”
Is my local Wetherspoon pub or bar closing? FULL LIST
Chapel an Gansblydhen, Bodmin, Cornwall (Lloyds)
Brun Lea, Burnley, Lancashire (Lloyds)
Vulcan, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire
Time Piece, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Bourtree, Hawick, Scottish Borders
Last Plantagenet, Leicester, East Midlands
Queens Hotel, Newport, Wales
Isaac Merritt, Paignton, Devon
The Cross Keys, Peebles, Scottish Borders
St George’s Hall, Redfield, Bristol
Pennsylvanian, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Rhinoceros, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Butler’s Bell, Stafford, Staffordshire
Friar Penketh, Warrington, Cheshire
Dee Hotel, West Kirkby, Merseyside
Alexander Bain, Wick, Caithness
The comapny recently blamed a fall in profits on increasing staff wages.
Tim Martin, the founder and chairman of Wetherspoons, has been a vocal Brexit campaigner, and recenlty called Theresa May a “loser”. He told Express.co.uk: “It’s not a very nice way to put it but I think she is a loser.
“She campaigned for Remain and she lost that, she called the election and she lost her majority and now, with all this customs union talk, it looks like she’s chucked that one in as well.
“We need a Gary Lineker, somebody who can put the ball in the back of the net and she isn’t it.
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“I have to say I like Boris – he’s twice been elected Mayor of London, which is a Labour city.
“He also ran the Spectator, so he’s at least done something outside of politics.”
However, it seems Wetherspoons is now one of the latest British high street casualties, of which there have been many.
Waitrose is closing a number of stores, putting 400 jobs at risk.
The chain is closing supermarkets in Torquay, Teignmouth, Blaby in Leicestershire, Barry in Vale of Glamorgan and Ashbourne in Derbyshire.
Experts have also urged Britons to spend Debenhams gift vouchers soon amid fears the company may close.
Martin Lane, Managing Editor of money.co.uk told Express.co.uk: “Debenhams has truly got their work cut out for them to rejuvenate the brand and shake its fading image.
“This new profit warning continues to raise a big question mark over its future – the brand isn’t as meaningful to the great British public as it once was.
“They need to be looking at what consumers want and investing in things like a super slick mobile user experience if they stand a chance of competing in a difficult market.”
There has been a slump is sales for the high street brand, profits sliding six per cent in the 26 weeks to 2 March.
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