Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 18 June 2021
TIM MARTIN, the Founder and Chairman of Wetherspoons, has revealed that after two years’ of being without a “Spoons” in town, the pub chain are on the hunt for a new suitable premises in Hinckley ‘before too long’.
Back in December 2018, the Leicester Mercury interviewed the pub chain boss following the news that The Baron on Regent Street would subsequently close down, following its sale which would go ahead the next year in September 2019.
In that interview, Mr. Martin made the pledge that the town of Hinckley would once again be home to another Wetherspoons if they hadn’t got another pub there ‘within two or three years’.
In full, he stated that “drinkers of Hinckley can approach me if they haven’t got another pub there within two or three years”.
However, time has been ticking away over the past two years and six months, and they have shown no signs of acquiring a new premises, until now.
Tim Martin issues update after two years
The Free Press contacted Tim Martin to see if he still had any plans to find a new premises in the town like he had mentioned, and he confirmed that he did.
Mr. Martin explained: “Hinckley is on our list, and we hope to find a suitable premises before too long.
“Acquisitions slowed up in the last 18 months, but we are now on the road again looking for sites.”
Nearby ‘Spoons’ to visit in the meantime
The nearest town centre Wetherspoons near Hinckley is Nuneaton’s Felix Holt in the town centre on Stratford Street.
Leicester city centre boasts two Wetherspoons pubs – The Corn Exchange and The Highcross.