JD Wetherspoon to open 900th site

By Lewis Brown

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Wetherspoon London Lancashire Poulton
JD Wetherspoon, the managed operator, has bought a pub in the area of London where chairman Tim Martin opened his first Wetherspoons pub in 1979 and at the same time announced it will open its 900th site next week in Lancashire.

The Poulton Elk will replace the former Edge bar on Hardhorn Road, Poulton when it opens on 17 December, after a £1.37m investment.

The company has bought the Village pub in Muswell Hill Broadway and is to spend £1.5m re-opening the outlet by next July. A total of 50 jobs will be created. Martin opened his first Wetherspoon pub in Colney Hatch Lane, Muswell Hill, in 1979.

He said: “I am delighted that we have purchased The Village. I opened my first ever pub in Muswell Hill and have very happy memories of the area. It was the launch pad for Wetherspoon’s success across the UK in the following years.

“I’m looking forward to seeing a Wetherspoon pub in Muswell Hill once again.”

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