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WETHERSPOON will close another pub after dozens of boozers shut their doors for good.

The pub giant will close The Coronet in Holloway Road, London after finding a buyer for the venue.

The pub had been on the market for almost a year but Wetherspoon confirmed that the boozer will now shut for good later this year.

The chain said that all affected staff would be offered roles at alternative roles at other pubs.

The Moon on The Hill in Loughborough, Leicestershire, is set to close before the end of the year, but an exact date is yet to be confirmed.

Plus, The Six Chimneys in Wakefield will shut to punters on Monday, September 18 to undergo redevelopment.

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It comes after the chain – which has 827 pubs across the UK – warned last September that 32 pubs were being put up for sale.

The pub located in Kirkgate will reopen to customers in mid-February 2024.

The move will create 40 new jobs and will add an additional 4,000 square feet to the venue.

Wetherspoon chief executive, John Hutson, said: "The project to redevelop The Six Chimneys highlights our commitment to the pub's customers and staff as well as to Wakefield itself.

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"The pub has proven extremely popular since first opening in 1999 and the development will create an outstanding pub which will serve the community for years to come."

However, Wetherspoon has plans to open pubs in new locations.

The budget boozer will open "The Star Light" in Heathrow's Terminal 4 in the place of the former site of Carluccio's at the start of October.

"We are looking forward to opening The Star Light,” John Hutson, Wetherspoon chief executive, said. 

"We have operated units at Heathrow Airport since 1991 and are proud of our association with one of the world’s largest airports."

Which Wetherspoons branches have already closed?

Wetherspoons has already closed 31 of its pubs since they went up for sale.

Wetherspoons, like many other pub chains and retailers, has been hit hard by rising costs brought on by high inflation.

Wetherspoons' boss Tim Martin also said far more people now drink in their homes rather than in pubs.

Pubs have been knocked by rising costs as inflation sends prices soaring and less demand among cash-strapped punters.

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Here's a full list of Wetherspoons branches that have been sold and closed in recent months:

  • The John Masefield, New Ferry
  • Angel, Islington
  • The Silkstone Inn, Barnsley
  • The Billiard Hall, West Bromwich
  • Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis, Southampton
  • The Bankers Draft, Eltham
  • The Colombia Press, Watford
  • The Malthouse, Willenhall
  • The John Masefield, New Ferry
  • Thomas Leaper, Derby
  • Cliftonville, Hove
  • Tollgate, Harringay
  • Last Post, Loughton
  • Harvest Moon, Orpington
  • Alexander Bain, Wick
  • Chapel an Gansblydhen, Bodmin
  • Moon on the Square, Basildon
  • Coal Orchard, Taunton
  • Running Horse, Airside Doncaster Airport
  • Wild Rose, Bootle
  • Edmund Halley, Lee Green
  • The Willow Grove, Southport
  • Postal Order, Worcester
  • North and South Wales Bank, Wrexham
  • The Sir John Arderne, Newark
  • The Sir John Stirling Maxwell, Glasgow
  • The Knight's Templar, London
  • Christopher Creeke, Bournemouth
  • The Water House, Durham
  • The Worlds Inn, Romford
  • The Saltoun Inn, Fraserburgh

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