Wetherspoons making change at 788 pubs next week - but 20 miss out

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Pub giant Wetherspoons has unveiled big plans for 788 of its pubs nationwide beginning next week. Football aficionados are due to be pleased, whilst those seeking tranquillity with their pint might be slightly dismayed, as Euros 2024 games are set to be aired across the broad selection of the chain's drinking establishments.

The football tournament commences on June 14th, with England playing their opening match against Serbia on Sunday, 16th June. However, 20 of Wetherspoons pubs, which currently do not have screens, won't be broadcasting the matches taking place in Germany.

They are at the following venues:

  • The Crown, Berkhamsted

  • The Albert and The Lion, Blackpool

  • The Turls Green, Bradford

  • The Commercial Rooms, Bristol

  • The Corn Exchange, Bury St Edmunds

  • The Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury

  • The Counting House, Glasgow

  • Star Light, Hounslow

  • The Acorn Inn, Lichfield

  • The Barrel Vault, St Pancras International station, London

  • Wetherspoons, Victoria station, London

  • Wetherspoons, Manchester

  • The Watchman, New Malden

  • The Britannia Inn, Plymouth

  • The Kingfisher, Poynton

  • The Lord of the Isles, Renfrew

  • The Sussex, Rhyl

  • The Railway Inn, Rushden

  • The Castle Hotel, Ruthin

  • The Weeping Ash, St Neots

  • The Man in the Wall, Wimborne

In a prior statement, company representatives said: "Football fans can enjoy the Euro 2024 tournament live at Wetherspoon. Wetherspoon's pubs will be showing all of the fixtures throughout June and July. So wherever your local is, you won't miss out on the action."

Scotland, too, will begin their campaign against the hosts Germany on June 14th, reports the Daily Star. Sir Tim Martin, the owner of the chain, has recently been debunking misconceptions surrounding how his pubs maintain their affordable pricing.

Speaking to The Sun, he divulged: "There's no real secret, we sell a lot of beer. We've got bigger pubs than average and we've got very long-term relationships with our beer suppliers, so they know that we're not buying it for three months or six months. Our longest contract now has got 17 years to go."

Tim suggests that he has adopted a business model that was initiated by US retail behemoth Walmart. This framework involves offering deals like 'three for two'. "Our average sales per pub are probably far more than double most pubs," divulged Martin.