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Full list of Wetherspoons pubs for sale across the UK – is your establishment in danger of being closed?

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WETHERSPOONS has put 39 of its pubs up for sale after two closed their shutters for good.

In September 2022, the bar chain announced that it had 32 drunkards for sale.

In November it announced that a further seven would be up for sale.

The pub chain has already closed The Edmund Halley in Lewisham, London and The Postal Order in Worcester.

The Willow Grove in Southport is also scheduled to close early this year, by April at the latest.

Although the 39 pubs have been put up for sale, that doesn’t mean they will definitely close.

They remain open as Wetherspoons pubs until purchased.

Of the pubs for sale, 11 are in London while others are based in major cities such as Southampton and Derby.

Pubs have been hit by a cocktail of cost increases as inflation has pushed up prices and demand from the tight on the budget has fallen amid the cost of living crisis.

The pub chain saw like-for-like sales decline 1.1% in the five weeks ended November 6, 2022 compared to pre-pandemic trade in 2019.

But in the same month, Wetherspoons chairman Tim Martin said the firm remained “cautiously optimistic”.

He said he previously “set out various threats to the hospitality industry and these continue to apply”.

“Aside from these caveats, in the absence of further lockdowns or restrictions, the company remains cautiously optimistic about the future prospects,” he said.

Here is a full list of the 39 pubs currently for sale:

It is estimated that Wetherspoons employs up to 43,000 people across the UK.

Its website says it operates almost 900 pubs in cities across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The chain opened its first branch in 1979.

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