Wetherspoons reveals exact date popular boozer will close its doors after putting more branches up for sale | The Sun

WETHERSPOONS has revealed the exact date that a popular boozer will close.

The Moon and Bell in Loughborough is set to close its doors to punters for good within days.

Wetherspoons has told The Sun that the boozer will shut on Sunday, October 1.

The pub giant is also shutting Nightjar in Ferndown within days after it didn't renew its lease for the building.

The pub will stop serving pints for good on Sunday, September 24.

The Sun revealed yesterday that Wetherspoons has put a further 11 pubs up for sale only a year after it marketed 32 of its boozers.

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Branches in Chesterfield, Doncaster and Cardiff are among those that have been put up for sale in the latest round of closures.

While many fans will be gutted to learn that more Spoons sites are set to disappear from the high street, new branches have been popping up across the country.

A spokesman for the chain said: "Wetherspoon is continuing to invest in its business and has recently reopened The Square Peg in
Birmingham and The Lord Palmerston in Southsea, after major refurbishment, costing approximately £1.5 million.

"The company is also currently redeveloping and extending pubs in Wakefield, central Cardiff and central Glasgow at a total cost of approximately £8 million.

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"The company is also proceeding with plans for a number of new pubs and hotels as well as major upgrades to existing pubs involving a total investment of around £100 million."

Below is the full list of 11 new Wetherspoons pubs that have been put up for sale:

  • The Pontlottyn, Abertillery
  • The Ivor Davies, Cardiff
  • Spa Lane Vaults, Chesterfield
  • The Gate House, Doncaster
  • The Market Cross, Holywell
  • The Regent, Kirkby in Ashfield
  • The Mockbeggar Hall, Moreton
  • The Hain Line, St Ives
  • The Sir Norman Rae, Shipley
  • The Sir Daniel Arms, Swindon
  • The White Hart, Todmorden

The pubs are mainly freehold – meaning the properties are owned outright by Wetherspoons – and one is leasehold.

Each boozer will remain open until a sale is completed.

Which Wetherspoons branches have already closed?

Wetherspoons has already closed 33 of its pubs since they went up for sale.

Many pub chains and retailers, has been hit hard by rising costs brought on by high inflation.

Wetherspoons' boss Tim Martin also said far more people now drink in their homes rather than in pubs.


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Here's a full list of Wetherspoons branches that have been sold and closed in recent months:

  • The John Masefield, New Ferry
  • Angel, Islington
  • The Silkstone Inn, Barnsley
  • The Billiard Hall, West Bromwich
  • Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis, Southampton
  • The Colombia Press, Watford
  • The Malthouse, Willenhall
  • The John Masefield, New Ferry
  • Thomas Leaper, Derby
  • Cliftonville, Hove
  • Tollgate, Harringay
  • Last Post, Loughton
  • Harvest Moon, Orpington
  • Alexander Bain, Wick
  • Chapel an Gansblydhen, Bodmin
  • Moon on the Square, Basildon
  • Coal Orchard, Taunton
  • Running Horse, Airside Doncaster Airport
  • Wild Rose, Bootle
  • Edmund Halley, Lee Green
  • The Willow Grove, Southport
  • Postal Order, Worcester
  • North and South Wales Bank, Wrexham
  • The Sir John Stirling Maxwell, Glasgow
  • The Knight's Templar, London
  • Christopher Creeke, Bournemouth
  • The Water House, Durham
  • The Widow Frost, Mansfield
  • The Worlds Inn, Romford
  • Hudson Bay, Forest Gate
  • The Saltoun Inn, Fraserburgh
  • The Bankers Draft, Eltham, London
  • The Sir John Arderne, Newark

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