PUB chain Wetherspoons is to open 18 new pubs as part of a £145million investment plan.
The project will create an estimated 2,000 jobs across its chain of boozers.
As well as opening new pubs, Wetherspoons will also use the funds to upgrade existing branches.
This includes “significant extensions” to 57 of its booozers.
Wetherspoons founder and chairman Tim Martin said: “Our immediate investment will provide work for architects, contractors and builders as well as result in 2,000 new jobs for staff in our pubs.
“We are geared up to start on the first projects within a few months.
“However, the investment is conditional on the UK opening back up again on a long-term basis, with no further lockdowns or the constant changing of rules.”
Here are where the new pubs will open:
- Kings Norton (Birmingham)
- Newport Pagnell
- Shawlands (Glasgow)
- Bishopston (Bristol)
- Crystal Palace
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