Hanham Wetherspoon pub has closed - but not for long

-Credit: (Image: Dan Regan/BristolLive)
-Credit: (Image: Dan Regan/BristolLive)

A Wetherspoon pub in Hanham has closed its doors, but will be reopening under new ownership soon. The Jolly Sailor has been sold off to a different pub operator after two years on the market and its last day of service under the Wetherspoons brand took place on Sunday, June 30.

While locals will be without their beloved boozer for now, Wetherspoon spokesperson Eddie Gershon says that "Wetherspoon has exchanged on the property and completion is set for July 5", meaning they may not have too long to wait until they can step back inside for a drink.

The pub on the High Street has also offered its current staff the choice of jobs with the new owners, or to relocate to another Wetherspoon pub in the region.

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It comes after Wetherspoon announced that a number of its pubs, including this one in Hanham, would close in 2022 because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ever-rising costs of food and energy bills. In April, BristolLive reported that the pub was still seemingly on the market.

Despite this, The Jolly Sailor has long been described 'one of the best' in the city, so its customers will no doubt be counting down the days until its reopening. BristolLive has contacted Wetherspoon for more information about the pub's new owners and the exact reopening date.