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Work to turn former Mercury office into Wetherspoon’s begins

Work begins on the Wetherspoon's pub in the old Rutland and Stamford Mercury office in Sheep Market, Stamford

Work begins on the Wetherspoon's pub in the old Rutland and Stamford Mercury office in Sheep Market, Stamford

Work has begun on the new JD Wetherspoon pub in Stamford.

The chain was granted permission to turn the former Rutland and Stamford Mercury office in Sheep Market, Stamford, into a pub in June last year.

The Mercury moved out of the office in November but work to transform the office into a pub was held up while issues with the opening times were resolved.

Wetherspoon chief executive John Hutson said: “We are pleased to have started building work on our new pub in Stamford.

“We believe that the pub will be a great asset to the town and that the investment by Wetherspoon will act as a catalyst for other companies to invest in the area.”

If all goes to plan the pub should open on May 27. Once work is complete, people will be able to enjoy the new pub from 8am to midnight Sunday to Thursday and 8am to 1am Fridays and Saturdays.

The new pub’s name has not yet been revealed.

 

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