Latest update on Wetherspoons closing down – is a pub near you one of 25 at risk? | The Sun

WETHERSPOON fans may soon have to find a new local as yet more sites are at risk of closing for good.

Punters could lose as many as 25 Wetherspoon drinking spots as more locations shut their doors.

The latest branch set to shut its doors is the The Nightjar in Ferndown, Dorset.

A spokesman for the pub chain confirmed to The Sun that Spoons has decided not to renew its lease and the venue will be handed back to the landlord.

The pub is set to close in September, though a final date is yet to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, The John Masefield in New Ferry, The Silkstone Inn in Barnsley and Angel in Islington, London, have closed their doors in recent weeks.


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But it's good news for pub goers in Harrow, as The Moon on the Hill has been taken off the market.

It means the pub will stay open and continue running as a Wetherspoon, when previously it had been earmarked for closure.

Wetherspoons initially announced plans to shut 32 pubs back in September last year, then revealed seven more closures a month later

Now the total number of venues that have closed – or are set to – has jumped by 12.

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The pubs which have already closed were smaller and older, or have a second Wetherspoon fairly close by, the company said in a trading update in May.

In better news, there have been three new Wetherspoon pubs opened over the past year.

Here is the full list of 15 Wetherspoons pubs that are currently under offer and at risk of closure:

  • The Alfred Herring, Palmers Green
  • Silkstone Inn, Barnsley
  • The Cross Keys, Peebles
  • The Saltoun Inn, Fraserburgh
  • General Sir Redvers Buller, Crediton
  • The Butlers Bell, Stafford
  • The Percy Shaw, Halifax
  • Foxley Hatch, Purley
  • Asparagus, Battersea
  • Millers Well, East Ham
  • Hudson Bay, Forest Gate
  • Capitol, Forest Hill
  • The Bankers Draft, Eltham
  • The Widow Frost, Mansfield
  • Coronet, London

Plus, The Nightjar in Ferndown, Dorset, will not have its lease renewed in September.

But the venues on the market could still remain open if a sale doesn't complete – like The Moon on the Hill in Harrow.

The Bank House, Cheltenham, also came off the market and will continue as a Wetherspoons.

The following nine pubs are currently up for sale and at risk of shutting food good – but for now they are open as usual:

  • Wrong ‘Un, Bexleyheath
  • Jolly Sailor, Hanham
  • Resolution, Middlesbrough
  • The Rising Sun, Redditch
  • Sennockian, Sevenoaks
  • Lord Arthur Lee, Fareham
  • Plough & Harrow, Hammersmith
  • Moon on the Hill, Harrow
  • The Sir John Arderne, Newark

While the 27 pubs below have already shut their doors for good.

  • 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, Turnpike Lane
  • 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

Wetherspoons, like many other pub chains and retailers, has been hit hard by rising costs brought on by high inflation.

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The company's boss, Tim Martin, also said far more people now drink in their homes rather than in pubs.

Venues have also hiked beer and grub prices by up to 7.5%, The Sun exclusively revealed in February 2023.

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