Wetherspoons to cut food and drink prices in January as hundreds of pubs remain open

WETHERSPOONS is cutting food and soft drink prices in January as 125 of its pubs remain open across England.

Pubs, alongside restaurants and cafes, have been forced to shut for dine-in in Tier 3 and Tier 4 areas across England following the coronavirus crisis.

Tier 4 measures were introduced for various areas on December 20 and 26 respectively, with the first formal review to take place on December 30.

Wetherspoons pubs in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales currently remain closed.

Meanwhile, pubs in Tier 2 areas in England are still open for business for dine-in customers, but they must serve a substantial meal with any booze.

If you live in a Tier 2 area, which includes Bath, Devon and Dorset, you'll be able to enjoy the Wetherspoons discounts from January 4 until January 31.

The pub chain told The Sun prices will be reduced by around 10%, although keep in mind they may vary depending on where you live.

The range of meals on offer will include breakfast, paninis and wraps, burgers, and 21 small dishes and desserts.

Wetherspoons hasn't confirmed the current prices, but a traditional breakfast will set you back £2.99 at the pub chain come January.

Fast food fans will also be able to get a pizza or a burger with a soft drink for £3.99, or you can get it with an alcoholic drink for £5.29.

How to find the cheapest Wetherspoon prices

PRICES for the pub chain vary massively – we know, we did the research.

But there is some good news for fans of the boozer.

Download the Wetherspoon app to your phone and check prices at your locals before setting off.

That way you're always guaranteed to find the cheapest menu.

The app is available for both iPhone and Android users.

In August, a pizza or burger meal cost £5.49 and £4.99 respectively at Wetherspoons, while a traditional breakfast set you back £3.49.

Wetherspoons operations director Martin Geoghegan, said: "Department stores and shops hold their sales in January, so it is the perfect time to have a sale in the pub too.

"The range of meals and drinks is aimed at suiting a wide variety of tastes.

"Customers will be able to enjoy great food and drink at value for money prices in a safe and welcoming environment."

Wetherspoon has around 900 pubs in the UK. You can check its website to find your nearest open boozer.

In September, Wetherspoons cut prices by 7.5% for one day only.

The annual price drop was part of the pub chain's "Tax Equality Day" campaign to highlight a tax burden on the hospitality industry.

It came as a new report suggested that supermarket alcohol prices should be hiked to help save British pubs.

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