Wetherspoons could lose more than 25 pubs this month in widespread closures

The famously cheap pub chain could exit British high streets on mass in November as part of plans to shake up the business.

Wetherspoons currently has 27 pubs up for sale – 17 of which are still available, while 10 are under offer.

All are at risk of closing, some just a few years after opening their doors to punters.

It comes after widespread closures elsewhere in the retail and hospitality sector, with the likes of Patty & Bun and Byron Burgers closing sites just weeks ago.

Wetherspoons alone has closed 34 pubs in the last 18 months.

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The 17 Wetherspoons currently up for sale and at risk of closing include:

  • 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
  • Jolly Sailor, Hanham
  • Resolution, Middlesbrough
  • The Rising Sun, Redditch
  • Sennockian, Sevenoaks
  • Lord Arthur Lee, Fareham
  • Plough & Harrow, Hammersmith

JD Wetherspoons also has the following sites under offer:

  • The Butlers Bell, Stafford
  • Wrong ‘Un, Bexleyheath
  • The Percy Shaw, Halifax
  • The Alfred Herring, Palmers Green
  • Foxley Hatch, Purley
  • The Cross Keys, Peebles
  • General Sir Redvers Buller, Crediton
  • Asparagus, Battersea
  • Millers Well, East Ham
  • Coronet, London

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Widespread closures in the UK have warranted mixed reactions from the public, particularly in Ireland where the pub chain will soon cease to exist outside of Dublin.

One pub fan wrote on X, formerly Twitter: “Wetherspoons in Cork is closing down this is the worst day of my life what do you mean I can’t pay six euros for double vodkas everywhere else.”

Another posted: “Wetherspoons closing in Cork is like Christmas for me. I was part of their first batch of staff in 2015 and it was one of the worst places I have ever worked. The evil has been defeated.”

But fans in England seemed more upset about the news with one person writing: “Just found out from my mum that Forest Hill Wetherspoons is closing today – another establishment from my childhood firmly thrown into the bin.”

The beloved budget pub chain isn’t the only non-retail brand reducing its brick-and-mortar portfolio this winter.

Entertainment giant Cineworld is closing a popular branch in Hengrove Leisure Park, South Bristol this month to free up land for a housing estate.

It marks the end of the last standing cinema in the area, which will close its doors for good on November 26, alongside the Trident Retail Park Cineworld in Runcorn on the very same day.

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