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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Not my idea of fun, https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/20...-wetherspoons/
    Mr lung and Wilde I'm sure will disagree.
    If referring to my old man's quest I'll have to check his stats next time I speak to him. He's well up in the 900's from memory not sure who would win a battle of not doing shut ones that add to the total she has. Fair play to her though in carrying on post husbands death. My dad hasn't any intentions of doing Ireland ones though so will have a lower total I suspect if she's done these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Not my idea of fun, https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/20...-wetherspoons/
    Mr lung and Wilde I'm sure will disagree.
    Wetherpsoons have a publicity machine (aka Eddie Gershon) dedicated to the few people that court publicity for going around all their pubs. There are loads of people doing it who don't want publicity including myself (unless there was a photo opportunity to smack the mullet in the gob while he was ranting about the EU).
    The geezer that does his own list on the web has been to over a 1000 but isn't recognised by their publicity machine. I don't really care about closed ones but I estimate I've been to over 50 but less than 100. Closures are continuing and I reckon they currently have over 850 outlets (including the airports) but less than 900. I'll be attempting a proper count at the end of the year.
    I will be including all of Ireland but not until it's clear whether the three up for sale in the North are actually going and if the suspected new one in Dublin materialises.

    As for current ones in England I have a real problem with the new one at Bexhill as the appalling Southern Railway seem to have suspended cheap advance tickets. There's no way I'm going to the South Coast at full fare, I hate it!

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    How Britain fell for Wetherspoon's

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...r-wetherspoons

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post

    Some interesting points there, as I mentioned elsewhere it's more like 900 open outlets (including the airports) now rather than 1,000 and there are still some open ones up for sale. They'll have opened something like 10 or 12 this year by the time it ends. Even if the on-going closures stop there is still going to be the odd one where a whole area gets redeveloped, where they are gazumped (this one) or where the Landlord wants an unaffordable rent (TFL in the case of this one). Given those figures it will take then many years to get back to 1,000 pubs let alone 1,200.

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    I'd love to know what and where was the round of drinks he bought in Soho.

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    A GUARDIAN reader is trying to condemn Wetherspoon pubs without saying they are common.

    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/s...20170807133588
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    8/10 [some were lucky guesses, honest]
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    Also 6/10

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    8 for me, I got the lager price wrong and the gin one. I did try a gin in the Drum when they were knocking out the Adnam's one cheap because it wouldn't sell.
    It said with the result that the traditional breakfast is £2.99. It's £3.30 in most outlets and usually dearer in City Centres, Hotels or tourist traps (eg seaside resorts). Of course in Scotland you get a Scottish breakfast which is different to the traditional one in England and Wales.
    I discussed elsewhere the total number of open outlets they currently have.

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