Wetherspoons to make major change at 800 pubs within days – and it’s good news for customers | The Sun

WETHERSPOONS is making a major change across its more than 800 pubs within days – and punters will be thrilled.

One of the UK's biggest pub chains is slashing the price of food and drink on Thursday, September 14.

Customers will get a 7.5% discount for tax equality day, to mark a permanent VAT reduction in the hospitality industry.

Prices are being reduced on all food and beverages in English, Welsh and Northern Ireland boozers.

Punters in Scotland will only be able to get the reduction on food and non-alcoholic drinks.

That means a customer spending £10 on food and drink will pay £9.25 instead, while someone forking out £20 will pay £18.50.

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Bear in mind, prices at Wetherspoons pubs vary across the UK, so you won't always get the same reduction.

For example, a bottle of Corona beer costs £3.95 at The Moon and Stars in Penge, South East London, meaning you'd pay just £3.65 on Thursday.

But the same drink sets you back £3.51 at the Earl of Dalkeith in Kettering normally, meaning you'd pay in £3.24 on Thursday.

If you want to find your nearest Wetherspoons pub you can use the locator tool on its website.

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You just have to type in your location or postcode and it will bring up your nearest boozer. You can type in the name of the pub as well.

It comes as Wetherspoons closes a number of its branches, with 32 put up for sale last September.

The chain recently confirmed it had closed 29 of them. This is the full list of 32 pubs put up for sale:

  • Barnsley – Silkstone Inn
  • Beaconsfield – Hope & Champion
  • Bexleyheath – Wrong ‘Un
  • Bournemouth – Christopher Creeke
  • Cheltenham – Bank House
  • Durham – Water House
  • Halifax – Percy Shaw
  • Hanham – Jolly Sailor
  • Harrow – Moon on the Hill
  • Hove – Cliftonville Inn
  • London Battersea – Asparagus
  • London East Ham – Miller's Well
  • London Eltham – Bankers Draft
  • London Forest Gate – Hudson Bay
  • London Forest Hill – Capitol
  • London Hornsey – Toll Gate
  • London Holborn – Penderel's Oak
  • London Islington – Angel
  • London Palmers Green – Alfred Herring
  • Loughborough – Moon & Bell
  • Loughton – Last Post
  • Mansfield – Widow Frost
  • Middlesbrough – Resolution
  • Purley – Foxley Hatch
  • Redditch – Rising Sun
  • Sevenoaks – Sennockian
  • Southampton – Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis
  • Stafford – Butler's Bell
  • Watford – Colombia Press
  • West Bromwich – Billiard Hall
  • Willenhall – Malthouse
  • Wirral – John Masefield

The Widow Frost in Mansfield is closing within days while more than half a dozen of the chain's pubs closed in 2022, including the Running Horse in Doncaster Airport and The Willow Grove in Southport.

The Cliftonville in Hove and Sir John Maxwell in Glasgow closed in March.

Wetherspoons also recently axed plans to open half a dozen new pubs across the UK.

The chain purchased the sites with a view to opening new branches, but ditched the plans and instead put the sites up for sale.

Spoons, like plenty of retailers, has been hit hard by inflation which means consumers have less expendable cash.

Tim Martin, the chain's boss, also previously said more people drink in their homes rather than pubs now.


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