Full list of Wetherspoons pubs closing by end of 2024 revealed | UK News


JD Wetherspoons says it hopes to operate 1,000 pubs in the future (Picture: Bloomberg Finance LP)

Get your last orders in while you can because your local Wetherspoons might be closing down for good.

JD Wetherspoons, which operated more than 950 pubs a decade ago, says it plans to shut 61 pubs down by the end of the year.

The company shuttered 41 pubs last year.

This is despite the pub chain reporting earlier this year a near-eightfold rise in pre-tax profits of £36million and a 7.7% increase in like-for-like sales.

Spoons has so far confirmed it has held or surrendered the lease on 26 pubs, from London to Liverpool.

Many more are listed as up for grabs on the estate agency Savills, though others have quietly closed their doors or changed hands.

Spa Lane Vaults, Chesterfield, is one of dozens of pubs up for sale (Picture: Google Maps)

Tim Martin, the chair of JD Wetherspoons, has said that while profits are on the up they haven’t reached what they were before the pandemic.

Wetherspoons has long been known for its cut-price beer and food, with the pub chain refusing to increase the cost of its £5.75 breakfast anytime soon.

While dozens of Wetherspoons are shutting, Martin told The Guardian in March that the chain hopes to open new branches as inflation finally eases.

‘Consumers are cautious but are willing to spend and most people have jobs if they want one,’ Martin told the newspaper.

‘People are happy to go out for a pint if you keep the price competitive. It’s not like buying a sofa.’

About 71% of Wetherspoons are now freehold – meaning the company owns the land outright – compared to 41% in 2010.

The Market Cross in Holywell could be closed by the end of the year as well (Picture: Google Maps)
As is the Sir Norman Rae, Shipley (Picture: Google Maps)
The Sir Daniel Arms in Swindon may also be closed by the end of the year (Picture: Google Maps)

Martin said the company is eyeing 130 towns and cities to open new pubs over the next 10 years.

Recently opened pubs include the Captain Flinders near Euston, London, and the Scribbling Mill in the White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds. The Lion and Unicorn opened at Waterloo station in early April.

The goal, the company said in its financial report in March, is to open 1,000 pubs.

The report said: ‘In spite of a reduction in the overall number of pubs, sales have continued to increase – total sales are now about one-third higher than in 2015, when the number of pubs peaked, and sales per pub have increased by about 50% since then.’

Until then, however, dozens of Wetherspoons have served last orders for, well, the last time this year.



Which Wetherspoons have closed and which ones might shut too?

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
  • Lord Arthur Lee, Fareham
  • The Plough and Harrow, London
  • Resolution, Middlesbrough
  • Sennockian, Sevenoaks

Under offer

  • Asparagus – Battersea
  • The Saltoun Inn – Fraserburgh
  • The Percy Shaw – Halifax
  • The Alfred Herring – Palmers Green
  • Wrong ‘Un – Bexleyheath

Alreadyclosed

  • 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
  • The Capitol, Forest Hill
  • Moon and Bell, Loughborough
  • Nightjar, Ferndown
  • General Sir Redvers Buller, Crediton
  • The Rising Sun, Redditch
  • The Butler’s Bell, Stafford
  • Millers Well, East Ham
  • The Coronet, London

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