JD Wetherspoon to reopen 44 more pubs in England: The full list

Saleha Riaz
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'The Toll Gate' a Weatherspoon Free House sign in north London. Pubs have been closed in the UK since March following the outbreak of COVID-19 and predicted to reopen on 22 June. (Photo by Dinendra Haria / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
'The Toll Gate' a Weatherspoon Free House sign in north London. Photo: Dinendra Haria / SOPA Images/Sipa USA

JD Wetherspoon (JDW.L) is set to reopen another 44 pubs with outdoor areas in England on 26 April, as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

Pubs re-opening next week include locations in London, Guildford, Ilkeston, Lincoln, Morecambe, Camborne, Driffield, Nottingham and Reading. Many will be extending their opening timings for an extra hour each day to make up for lost time.

Wetherspoon will also reopen 60 pubs in Scotland and 32 in Wales on 26 April, while three venues in Northern Ireland will open their doors again from 30 April.

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In total, 533 of the company's 871 pubs across the country will be open by the end of the month. The pub chain opened 394 of its locations on 12 April — the date set by the UK government for the reopening of non-essential retail and outdoor operations for hospitality venues.

“We look forward to welcoming our customers and staff back to our pubs," chief executive John Hutson said.

Full list of pubs reopening in England:

MUW, Leicester Square

Last Post, Southend

Wetherspoons, Milton Keynes

Richard John, Blackler

Reginald Mitchell, Hanley

Grey Friar, Preston

Three Magnets, Letchworth

Thomas Sheraton, Stockton

Skylark, Croydon

William Jameson, Sunderland

Red Lion, Skegness

Rising Sun, Redditch

Rodboro Buildings, Guildford

Friar Penketh, Warrington

Holland Tringham, Streatham

Swan Inn, Weymouth

Hope Tap, Reading

Gate Clock, Greenwich

Lord John, Stroud

Paramount, Manchester

Observatory, Ilkeston

Mockbeggar, Hall

Rockingham Arms, Elephant & Castle

Mail Rooms, Ross On Wye

Rupert Brooke, Rugby

Columbia Press, Watford

Goodmans Field, London

Plough, Hammersmith

Ivy Wall, Spalding

Fall Well, Liverpool

Square Sail, Lincoln

Amber Rooms, Loughborough

Eric Bartholomew, Morecambe

Clairville, Wallasey

Old Market Hall, Mexborough

John Francis Basset, Camborne

Benjamin Fawcett, Driffield

Man in the Wall, Wimborne

Butter Cross, Bingham

Trent Bridge Inn, West Bridgford

High Main, Byker

Six Gold Marlets, Burgess Hill

Lady Chatterley, Eastwood

Hope & Champion, Beaconsfield

Pubs will be open from 9am to 10pm from Sunday to Thursday and 9am to 11pm on Friday and Saturday, although some may have to close earlier due to restrictions. They will offer a slightly reduced menu that includes breakfast, burgers, pizza, deli deals and fish and chips. 

The pubs will not be operating a booking system and 'test and trace' will be in operation.

Pubs have been badly hit by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, with lockdowns forcing locations to close for big chunks of 2020. 

Almost three quarters of UK pubs and restaurants were expecting to shut permanently in 2021, an industry poll indicated in November.

Earlier this year, Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said the pub industry is “on its knees” and needed to reopen to save jobs. He said Wetherspoon alone pays about £10 of tax for every pound of profit it makes.

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