A HIGH street Wetherspoon pub in Flintshire has been placed up for sale.

The Market Cross, on Holywell High Street, is among a further 11 to have been placed on the market by the chain.

This brings the total number of Wetherspoons pubs up for sale to 27 - although ten are under offer. 

A JD Wetherspoon spokesperson said: "We can confirm that The Market Cross pub in Holywell has been put on the market by Wetherspoon.

“This is a commercial decision taken by the company. We appreciate that customers and staff will be disappointed with the news.

“The pub will remain open pending its sale.”

Boss Tim Martin has said customers are opting to stay at home and drink cheap supermarket beer instead of going out to their local pubs. 

Previously, Mr Martin spoke about how pubs had struggled to recover after strict lockdown measures. 


He said: "The aftermath of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions have been far more difficult than anyone thought. That is the picture for the whole pub and restaurant industry.

"People thought that after lockdown there would be a boom in people suffering from cabin fever but, instead, it has almost been the opposite situation as people have got in the habit of staying in.

"That's the big thing that means sales are down on 2019. Things are improving now but it's slow."

In September last year, the chain announced it would be closing 32 of its pubs, branding it a 'commercial' decision.