Wetherspoons is flogging 32 of its pubs across the UK as the firm is facing loses of up to £30million.

The "commercial decision" comes amid rocketing energy, food and labour costs.

Some 14 of the pubs going up for sale had already been confirmed since the start of this financial year.

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Commercial property specialists CBRE and Savills have now been brought in to put the boozers on the market.

The locations span the length and breadth of the UK, but London is the most impacted region with nine pubs set to be sold in the capital.

The moves comes after Wetherspoons staff were granted a pay boost of more than £10 an hour for the first time earlier this year.

Wetherspoons spokesman Eddie Gershon said in a statement: "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. The pubs will continue to operate as Wetherspoon outlets until they are sold."

CBRE senior director Toby Hall said: "The excellent mix of locations in this portfolio is rarely seen in the market.

“With more than half of the portfolio located in London and the south-east and other strong locations in the south-west, Midlands and the north of England we believe the pubs represent an excellent opportunity for existing pub operators and new entrants."

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin warned of several major changes in May this year in light of rising labour, food and energy costs.

One consequence was price increases with punters forced to shell out 10p more for their pints. Those in London have to pay an extra 20p.

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Full list of Wetherspoons pubs set to be sold

  • 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
  • Middlesbrough – 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


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