Mason Moore & Vaughan Moore | 9 February 2022
NATIONAL PUB chain JD Wetherspoon are ‘still keen’ to find a suitable new premises in Hinckley.
Hinckley has been without a ‘Spoons since September 2019, when their former pub, The Baron of Hinckley, closed under their ownership two years and four months ago.
It re-opened shortly after the closure, under the ownership of independent Elmesthorpe-based pub chain and brewery, the Elmesthorpe Brewery Company.
In June last year, JD Wetherspoon owner and founder, Tim Martin confirmed to the Free Press that they were looking to make a comeback to the town once again.
Since then, eight months has passed in total, and town centre visitors have been left wondering how the cut-price drinks chain were progressing with their plans to return.
However, today (9 February), a spokesperson for the chain has finally given an update – and confirmed that they are “still keen” to come back to Hinckley.
Wetherspoon spokesperson, Eddie Gershon, said: “Wetherspoon is still keen to find a site in Hinckley, and we are still looking”.
Whilst Spoons remain on the hunt for a new site, there are a few Wetherspoons sites in close proximity to the area which patrons can pay a visit to.
These are The Felix Holt, in the nearby town of Nuneaton – and, their two Leicester city centre sites – The Corn Exchange, and The High Cross.