Correction - Daily Mail
An article dated the 2 July, in the publication Daily Mail Online, was headlined:
"Wetherspoons Is Getting Rid Of 15 Pubs When The Chain Reopens For Business On Super Saturday."
This headline and other statements in the article were untrue.
The fifteen pubs in question were put on the market over a year ago, in April 2019.
Five of the pubs were sold and now belong to third parties.
Eight of the pubs were withdrawn from the market and are no longer for sale.
Two of the pubs are still on the market.
The article also contained the statement that:
".... the branches … were put up for sale last April but the chain has now confirmed they will stay on the market - but still open on Saturday."
No one from Wetherspoon authorised to speak to the Daily Mail, or with any knowledge of the company, made that statement.
The Daily Mail article remained online for approximately two days, but has now been removed.
NOTES TO EDITORS
1. J D Wetherspoon owns and operates pubs throughout the UK and Ireland. The company aims to provide customers with good-quality food and drink, served by well-trained and friendly staff, at reasonable prices. The pubs are individually designed and the company aims to maintain them in excellent condition.
2. Visit our website www.jdwetherspoon.com.
3. The annual report and financial statements 2019 has been published on the company's website on 13 September 2019.
4. The current financial year comprises 52 trading weeks to 26 July 2020.
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