Wetherspoon to open 44 more pubs next week

Wetherspoon has announced it will open a further 44 pubs in England with outside space for guests on Monday 26 April.

The company has already been trading from 394 of its pubs in England since 12 April.

The new pub openings include venues in Guildford, Ilkeston, Lincoln, Morecambe, Camborne, Driffield, Nottingham and Reading, as well as London.

On the same day (26 April) Wetherspoon will also open 60 of its pubs in Scotland and 32 in Wales.

Three Wetherspoon pubs in Northern Ireland will open on Friday 30 April, resulting in 533 of the company’s 871 pubs being open.

“We are looking forward to opening the extra pubs in England as well as those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland," says Wetherspoon chief executive John Hutson.

“We look forward to welcoming our customers and staff back to our pubs.”

From 26 April all Wetherspoon pubs (including those that opened on 12 April) will also be extending their opening hours for an extra hour each day, with venues in England opening from 9am to 10pm (Sunday to Thursday inclusive) and 9am to 11pm (Friday and Saturday), though some have restrictions on closing times and in those cases will close earlier.

Venues will offer a slightly reduced food menu, to include breakfast, burgers, pizza, deli deals, fish and chips and other British classics. Food in pubs in England will be available from 9am to 9pm seven days a week.

Customers will be able to order and pay through the Wetherspoon app, however, Wetherspoon staff will be able to take orders and payment at the table from those who don’t have the app.

The Wetherspoon pubs will not be operating a booking system.

Customers will be able to enter the pub to gain access to the outside area and also to use the toilet.

Test and trace will be in operation and hand sanitisers will be available.

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