New Wetherspoon openings as food service times are extended

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon will be opening a new pub next week, in conjunction with an announcement that it will be changing the hours in which it serves hot food.

A new £1.4 million branch of Wetherspoon will be opening in Royston, Hertfordshire, next week at The Manor House on Melbourn Street. The Mayor of Royston, Bob Smith, will be there at the official launch on Tuesday (November 5th).

The firm, which took over the derelict Grade II listed building after the Manor House Social Club no longer used it, has spent £1.4 million in renovating the venue. It is hoped that the opening will create up to 50 new hospitality jobs in the town.  

According to the Royston Crow, manager Scott Jones said: “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and we are confident that it will be a great addition to Royston’s community.”

This opening comes at the same time when four Wetherspoon branches in Doncaster extended their food-serving times until 23.00 GMT throughout the week. The Gate House, Old Angel in Donny, The Old Market Hall in Mexborough and The Red Lion added new items to their autumn menu, while also launching Chicken Club on Wednesdays, where customers can enjoy a choice of five different chicken dishes. These are: peri-peri roast half chicken, peri-peri chicken breast and pepper skewers, peri-peri boneless chicken breast, southern-fried chicken strips and buffalo wings.

The Gate House manager Paul Sanderson explained to the Doncaster Free Press: “I’m sure our customers will enjoy the new meals and welcome the extended food-serving times.”

The pub giant is aiming to launch 30 new sites in 2013. This will bring the company's portfolio to 900 venues across the UK.

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