Time called on Wetherspoon's plan to open first pub in Lake District
Last updated at 10:07, Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Plans for the Lake District’s first Wetherspoon pub have been abandoned at the 11th hour.
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the public house prices for a pint of beer in keswick were getting beyond a joke, a weatherspoons pub is much needed, when weatherspoons does arrive in keswick it would not surprise me if some of the public houses dropped their prices, i for one hope hope it takes a lot of custom away from the greedy publicans.
Looking at the articles about Keswick Wetherspoons on the WEB it is difficult to know what if anything is happening. We have been going to Keswick for years but because the beer prices have escalated beyond a joke we now take our own beer with us now as I object to being taken for a ride. This is a great pity as there are some really nice pubs like the Gun and Dog. We have just had a few days down London and even at the capital there is a much better choice and price of beer in the nice Sam Smiths, Wetherspoons and other independent pubs when compared with Keswick. I hope this much awaited development takes place to bring a much needed fair retailing in these austere times.
We used to visit Keswick regularly, but it is now so expensive to go in a pub there - London prices, so we don't bother. When Wetherspoons come to town, other pubs close, which might give the local publicans a kick up the behind.