Update on Newcastle Wetherspoon pubs as chain announces major closure risks
The future of The Five Swans, The Keel Row, The Quayside and The Mile Castle has been confirmed.
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All four JD Wetherspoon pubs in the Newcastle city centre will survive major cuts being made by the pub chain.
A total of 32 Wetherspoon sites have been put up for sale as the group, founded by Tim Martin, looks to cut costs amidst the rise in the cost of living.
The chain has labelled the news a "commercial decision" as the cost of staff wages and repair works climb - the group had previously reported it could face losses of £30 million.
Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: "On occasion Wetherspoon does put some of its pubs up for sale. This is a commercial decision. We understand that customers and staff will be disappointed with it."
In the Newcastle city centre, The Five Swans, The Keel Row, The Quayside and The Mile Castle will also survive cuts and continue to trade.
It's largely good news for the North East, with all venues in Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Gateshead not being put up for sale.
The majority of pubs being put on the market are in London, but there are two in the North East that are for sale.
One is Water House in Durham and the other is Resolution in Middlesbrough.
The full list of Wetherspoon pubs being put for sale are:
- 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
- Middlesborough – 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