Many of JD Wetherspoon’s pubs are often set in interesting and historic buildings that have been transformed in a way that retains their unique character.
Old post offices, cinemas, banks and ballrooms often lay empty for years before Tim Martin and his Wetherspoon team came along and saved them from destruction, instead restoring them to preserve their architectural glory.
Tim Martin wrote on the Wetherspoon website: ‘We take immense pride in the restoration and refurbishment of wonderful buildings into Wetherspoon pubs. We feel that it is right to celebrate the history of the buildings.’
With news that the company has decided to sell off 32 of its pubs in England, punters will hope that anyone taking on one of the sites will continue the company’s legacy.
Of course, some of Wetherspoon’s most iconic buildings are listed and enjoy protection from drastic changes.
This includes the Capitol in Forest Hill, south east London, which is among those listed for sale by the company.