Wetherspoon pub looks set to open in Bourne this year
Bourne’s long-awaited Wetherspoon is still brewing, despite it being a year since the project gained planning permission.
South Kesteven District Council backed the scheme last February, which promises 60 jobs in a £1.5m investment.
However, work has yet to start at its North Street site, which once contained the Jenny May and JH Wand shops.
This week, Wetherspoon’s spokesman Eddie Gershon said the company, which already operates pubs in Stamford and Oakham, was still pushing ahead with its plans.
Tenders for the development work had gone out, but he could not give any start date for the work or an opening date for the pub. He added that “hopefully” it will be open this year.
The customer area of the pub will all be on the ground floor with a staff area on a newly created first floor. Local history artwork and locally commissioned sculptures will be displayed around the pub and a fireplace will be built as a focal point. An outdoor area will also be created for smokers.