Original article from Kent Live
Wetherspoons has announced that its pub opening hours will be extended from next week.
The national pub chain will see pub-goer's drinking time being elongated for an extra hour.
From April 26 Wetherspoons will not only be changing its opening hours, but it will also be opening more pubs.
A further 44 pubs in England will be open for business from April 26, adding to the 394 which opened last week on April 12.
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Wetherspoon chief executive John Hutson said: "We are looking forward to opening the extra pubs in England as well as those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
"We look forward to welcoming our customers and staff back to our pubs.”
Wetherspoon pubs, including those that opened on April 12, will be extending their opening times for an extra hour each day.
Customers will be able to enter the pubs to gain access to the outside area and also to use toilets.
The new pub openings include those in Guildford, Ilkeston, Lincoln, Morecambe, Camborne, Driffield, Nottingham and Reading, and London.
Wetherspoon will also go ahead with opening 60 of its pubs in Scotland and 32 in Wales next week and three pubs in Northern Ireland on April 30.
It will result in 533 of the company’s 871 pubs being open.
Spoons pubs open in Kent for outside drinks
- Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge
- Leading Light, Faversham
- County Hotel, Ashford
- Society Rooms, Maidstone
- Golden Lion, Rochester
- Saxon Shore, Herne Bay
- Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate
- Peter Cushing, Whitstable
- Sir Norman Wisdom, Deal
- Thomas Waghorn, Chatham
- Belle and Lion, Sheerness
- Golden Hope, Sittingbourne
- Harvest Moon, Orpington
- Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood
- Richmal Crompton, Bromley
- Furze Wren, Bexleyheath
- Flying Boat, Dartford
- Greyhound, Bromley
Kent Spoons pubs closed
- Muggleton Inn, Maidstone
- Opera House, Tunbridge Wells
- Sennockian, Sevenoaks
- Samuel Peto, Folkestone
- Thomas Ingoldsby Canterbury;
- Eight Bells, Dover
- West Gate Inn, Canterbury
- Mechanical Elephant, Margate
- Railway, Rainham
- Bankers Draft, Eltham
- Wrong 'Un, Bexleyheath
- Robert Pocock, Gravesend
- Tailor's Chalk, Sidcup