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WETHERSPOON'S is shutting a "fabulous" boozer following a string of closures.

The Percy Shaw in Halifax, Yorkshire, is set to welcome in punters for the final time on January 7 next year.

It comes after the boozer was put up for sale in September 2022 – one of dozens earmarked for closure.

A spokesperson for Wetherspoons, which runs over 800 pubs in the UK, said: "We thank our loyal staff and customers for their dedication to the pub over the years."

They added that staff from the branch have been offered jobs at other Wetherspoons pubs in the region.

It comes after a number of Wetherspoons boozers have closed their doors to customers in the last few months.

The Butler's Bell in Stafford and The Millers Well in East Ham have closed their doors, calling last orders in late October.

While the General Sir Redvers Buller in Crediton, Devon, closed on October 8.

Meanwhile, the Jolly Sailor in Hanham, Bristol, went "under offer" just last month.

And The Coronet in London pulled down its shutters for the final time on December 10.

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Wetherspoons – which has 827 pubs across the UK – warned last September that 32 pubs were being put up for sale.

In September, The Sun revealed the chain had put 11 more up for sale.

This is the full list of pubs currently up for sale:

  • The Pontlottyn, Abertillery
  • The Ivor Davies, Cardiff
  • Spa Lane Vaults, Chesterfield
  • The Gate House, Doncaster
  • The Market Cross, Holywell
  • The Regent, Kirkby in Ashfield
  • The Mockbeggar Hall, Moreton
  • The Hain Line, St Ives
  • The Sir Norman Rae, Shipley
  • The Sir Daniel Arms, Swindon
  • The White Hart, Todmorden
  • Lord Arthur Lee, Fareham
  • The Plough and Harrow, London
  • Resolution, Middlesbrough
  • Sennockian, Sevenoaks

Meanwhile, five Spoon's boozers are currently under offer, which means the buyer has presented an offer being considered by the seller.

It doesn't mean that the sale is guaranteed though, and the pub could be taken off the market.

If a pub is sold, that doesn't mean it's closing either and it may carry on running under new ownership.

A full list of pubs under offer is as follows:

  • Wrong ‘Un, Bexleyheath
  • The Percy Shaw, Halifax
  • The Alfred Herring, Palmers Green
  • The Cross Keys, Peebles
  • Asparagus, Battersea

Meanwhile, these are the 41 pubs that have already shut their doors for good:

  • The John Masefield, New Ferry
  • Angel, Islington
  • The Silkstone Inn, Barnsley
  • The Billiard Hall, West Bromwich
  • Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis, Southampton
  • The Colombia Press, Watford
  • The Malthouse, Willenhall
  • The John Masefield, New Ferry
  • Thomas Leaper, Derby
  • Cliftonville, Hove
  • Tollgate, Harringay
  • Last Post, Loughton
  • Harvest Moon, Orpington
  • Alexander Bain, Wick
  • Chapel an Gansblydhen, Bodmin
  • Moon on the Square, Basildon
  • Coal Orchard, Taunton
  • Running Horse, Airside Doncaster Airport
  • Wild Rose, Bootle
  • Edmund Halley, Lee Green
  • The Willow Grove, Southport
  • Postal Order, Worcester
  • North and South Wales Bank, Wrexham
  • The Sir John Stirling Maxwell, Glasgow
  • The Knight's Templar, London
  • Christopher Creeke, Bournemouth
  • The Water House, Durham
  • The Widow Frost, Mansfield
  • The Worlds Inn, Romford
  • Hudson Bay, Forest Gate
  • The Saltoun Inn, Fraserburgh
  • The Bankers Draft, Eltham, London
  • The Sir John Arderne, Newark
  • The Capitol, Forest Hill
  • Moon and Bell, Loughborough
  • Nightjar, Ferndown
  • General Sir Redvers Buller, Crediton
  • The Rising Sun, Redditch
  • The Butler's Bell, Stafford
  • Millers Well, East Ham
  • The Coronet, London

It comes as a number of UK pubs close across the UK amid a turbulent economic backdrop.

Inflation remains stubbornly high, meaning households have less expendable cash to burn, particularly in the run up to Christmas.

Increased wage and energy costs are piling pressure on consumers and businesses too.

Retailers on the high street have been hit hard too.

Cath Kidston, Paperchase, M&Co and popular discounter Wilko have all crashed into administration this year.

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