Wetherspoons announces new closures – full list

Wetherspoons is a beloved pub chain and British staple. However, the chain is currently facing closures across the UK, with 19 pubs up for grabs and another 20 already closed for good.

Pub company Wetherspoons is a favourite for those who want a cheap pint, cheap food and friendly atmosphere. 

However, it has announced that 19 of its pubs are now on offer to be sold.

In September 2022, Wetherspoons – or as it is affectionately known, Spoons – announced that it would be selling 32 of its pubs. This was due to an inability to match its pre-pandemic performance.

A further seven pub sites got the chop in November 2022, making the total 39. However, the pubs currently on offer could remain open if a sale is not made.

In January 2023, Wetherspoons revealed that sales had increased at the end of 2022 but were still struggling to compete with their pre-Covid levels.

Like-for-like sales rose by 18 percent in the final quarter of 2022 across Wetherspoons’ 844 pubs but were still two percent below 2019 levels, as reported by the Daily Mail.

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Full list of pubs under offer

Wrong ‘Un, Bexleyheath 

Jolly Sailor, Hanham 

The Moon and Bell, Loughborough 

The Widow Frost, Mansfield 

Resolution, Middlesbrough 

The Rising Sun, Redditch 

Sennockian, Sevenoaks 

Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis, Southampton 

Lord Arthur Lee, Fareham 

Plough & Harrow, Hammersmith 

Coronet, Holloway, London 

Colombia Press, Watford

The World’s Inn, Romford

Last Post, Loughton

Christopher Creeke, Bournemouth

The Alfred Herring, Palmers Green 

Silkstone Inn, Barnsley 

The John Masefield, New Ferry 

The Cross Keys, Peebles 

The Saltoun Inn, Fraserburgh 

The General Sir Redvers Buller, Crediton 

The Bank House, Cheltenham 

The Butlers Bell, Stafford 

The Percy Shaw, Halifax 

Foxley Hatch, Purley 

Asparagus, Battersea 

Millers Well, East Ham 

Hudson Bay, Forest Gate 

Angel, Islington 

The Billiard Hall, West Bromwich 

Capitol, Forest Hill 

The Bankers Draft, Eltham 

Moon on the Hill, Harrow 

The Bank House, Cheltenham

Full list of pubs that have already closed

The Worlds Inn, Romford 

The Colombia Press, Watford 

The Malthouse, Willenhall 

Thomas Leaper, Derby 

The Cliftonville, Hove 

The Tollgate, Turnpike Lane 

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

Speaking about the closures and potential closures, chairman Tim Martin explained that the aftermath of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions were “far more difficult than anyone thought”. 

He asserted that this has affected the whole pub and restaurant industry, citing the nation’s new fondness of the night in.

“People thought that after lockdown there would be a boom in people suffering from cabin fever but, instead, it has almost been the opposite situation as people have got in the habit of staying in.”

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