One of the UK's biggest pub chains has announced the closure of more of it's beloved drinking spots adding to a growing list of Wetherspoons closing their doors.
The update sees a whopping further 19 closing it's doors as the chain continues to feel the strain caused by the cost of living crisis.
It had been reported on 6 November 2022 that sales had fallen by 1.1 per cent compared to trading before the pandemic.
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They join a list of 35 others in Tim Martin's portfolio already put on the market.
The latest move to close a number of their premises comes after the price of alcohol has risen significantly in recent months across the country.
Wetherspoons announced price hikes of seven and a half per cent on their food and drink in an attempt to try and ease the shortfall in profits, meaning their edible offerings will cost an extra 75p whilst beverages will go up by 29p.
Wetherspoon's spokesperson Eddie Gherson told the Daily Star earlier this week that: “Most businesses in the hospitality industry have had to deal with big price increases in the past year or two.
“We have tried to keep our prices competitive, bearing in mind that customers have suffered from inflation too. The 7.5% increase is less than the rate of inflation.”
Full list of pubs closing from February
- Airside Doncaster Airport – Running Horse
- Basildon – Moon on the Square
- Bodmin – Chapel an Gansblydhen
- Bootle – Wild Rose
- Lee Green – Edmund Halley
- Orpington – Harvest Moon
- Taunton – Coal Orchard
- Wick – Alexander Bain
- Worcester – Postal Order
- Wrexham – North and South Wales Bank
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