Wetherspoon's is selling off a load of pubs across the UK


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Bad news, lovers of cheap pints and questionable breakfasts - a bunch of Spoons could be in danger of closing.

JD Wetherspoon has announced that it's selling off 33 pubs across the UK, on top of 12 pubs already put on sale in 2015. That's a total of 45 Spoons that will be taken over by another company, or may even cease to exist at all - eek!

The sales are mainly taking place daan saarf - 23 of the 45 pubs are in London or the south of England. Which is great, because if there's one place that has an overabundance of cheap drinks, it's London.

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A spokesperson for estate agents CBRE and Savills said: "The portfolio represents an extremely rare opportunity to acquire high-volume managed houses in established locations that have a high proportion of food sales.

"They should appeal to existing operators looking to expand, to new entrants looking for a major platform which can be used to build a successful managed house estate and to investors keen to gain further representation in the sector."

So at least, by the looks of things, they will continue to be pubs, but what's the point in going to a Wetherspoon's if it's not a Wetherspoon's? We're not there for the decor or the atmosphere, we want cheap booze and cooked breakfasts served until 10pm.

Source: Simon Haytack

Here's the full list of pubs being sold off - is your local at risk?

1. Banbury, Fleur-de-lis
2. Bathgate, James Young
3. Berwick-upon-Tweed, Leaping Salmon
4. Birmingham, Soloman Cutler
5. Bootle, Merton Inn
6. Boscombe, Sir Percy Florence Shelley
7. Bradford, Sir Titus Salt
8. Cheadle Hulme, Kings Hall
9. Dagenham, Lord Denman
10. Dartford, Paper Moon
11. Didsbury, Milson Rhodes
12. Ellesmere Port, Thomas Telford
13. Forest Hill, Capitol
14. Fulham, Oyster Rooms
15. Hammersmith, Plough and Harrow

16. High Wycombe, William Robert Loosley
17. Hull, William Wilberforce
18. Ipswich, Golden Lion
19. Islington, Glassworks
20. Lichfield, Gatehouse
21. Lincoln, Forum
22. Maidenhead, Greyhound
23. Mansfield, Stag and Pheasant
24. Milton Keynes, David Garrick
25. Mitcham, White Lion of Mortimer
26. Newbury, Diamond Tap
27. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Union Rooms
28. Newport Gwent, Tom Toya Lewis
29. Newquay, Cribbar

30. North Finchley, Tally Ho
31. Nuneaton, Felix Holt
32. Putney, Railway
33. Reading, Monks Retreat
34. Rugby, Lawrence Sheriff
35. Sittingbourne, Summoner
36. Stirling, Proposed pub & hotel site
37. Sunderland, Lambton Worm
38. Swindon, Groves Company Inn
39. Tamworth, Silk Kite
40. Torquay, London Inn
41. Trowbridge, Sir Isaac Pitman
42. Walsall, Imperial
43. Walton-on-Thames, Regent
44. West Kirby, Dee Hotel
45. Worthing, Sir Timothy Shelley